UK Nonlinear News, November 2002

Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications

University of Cambridge 18 October 2002

By Jon Dawes

A one-day meeting on pattern formation and applications was held on Friday 18th October in DAMTP, Cambridge. This was the last in a series of four meetings with the general title `Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications' (PANDA). The organisers (Rebecca Hoyle, University of Surrey, Alastair Rucklidge, University of Leeds and Jon Dawes, University of Cambridge) are very grateful to the LMS for funding under a Scheme 3 grant.

There were 27 participants at the meeting, including 11 research students. There were five contributions; as in the previous meetings the morning was devoted to two hour-long pedagogical lectures aimed at research students. These were given by Jon Dawes and Anne Skeldon (University of Surrey) and discussed mode interactions and Faraday waves respectively.

In the afternoon, three shorter talks on current research in pattern formation were given by Paul Matthews (University of Nottingham), Jeff Porter and Edgar Knobloch (both University of Leeds).

More details can be found at

The organisers are hoping to continue these meetings in 2003 and intend to applying to the LMS for a renewal of the Scheme 3 grant. Details of future meetings will be posted on UK Nonlinear News.

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