PANDA (Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications)

Pattern Formation in Experiments

Monday 13th November 2006

Dept of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds

After a brief interlude, we are pleased to announce the resumption of the PANDA meetings on Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications. These meetings combine pedagogical talks with research-level presentations; research students and post-docs are warmly encouraged to attend. There is limited funding available to defray travel expenses.

The first three talks will be in the Reading Room, Level 9, School of Mathematics, and the last talk, which is the Applied Mathematics Seminar, will be in LT16 in the Roger Stevens Building.


Alastair Rucklidge
An introduction to pattern selection in experiments
Anne Juel
The influence of viscosity on the frozen wave instability
Rebecca Hoyle
Pattern formation during the oxidation of CO on Pt{100}: a mesoscopic model
Fritz Busse
Understanding turbulence through sequences of bifurcations

The meeting will begin at 11:00 and will finish with tea at 4:30. Coffee will be available beforehand in the Level 9 Common Room in the School of Mathematics.

If you are planning to come to the meeting, please do let me know.

Please circulate this announcement to anyone who may be interested in coming.

For further details, contact Alastair Rucklidge (A.M.Rucklidge at

The PANDA network is organised by Rebecca Hoyle (Surrey), Jon Dawes (Cambridge), Paul Matthews (Nottingham) and Alastair Rucklidge (Leeds).


The meeting will be held in the School of Mathematics, in the building marked 'X' on the bottom right-hand corner of this map.

For those walking up from the rail station, this map might help. Aim for the bridge on Calverley Street, just beyond the Leeds General Infirmary, above the word 'Tunnel'. This bridge leads to the South Entrance of the University (see yet another map). The School of Mathematics is at the centre of the map.

For those who are driving, there is a parking charge payable at the main entrance. Tell the security guard at the entrance that you are here for a meeting in the Department of Applied Mathematics, and he will direct you to a visitors' car park: the usual parking is the blue P above the words `Inner Ring Road' on the centre-right of this map, and it is easily recongnised by the large number of cherry trees. Unfortunately, the car park can fill up, in which case the security guard will direct you to a nearby multi-storey car park.

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