Traveling fronts in disordered media

Series
PDE Seminar
Time
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 3:05pm for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location
Skiles 255
Speaker
Andrej ZlatoŇ° – University of Chicago
Organizer
Michael Westdickenberg
We study generalized traveling front solutions of reaction-diffusion equations modeling flame propagation in combustible media. Although the case of periodic media has been studied extensively, until very recently little has been known for general disordered media. In this talk we will address questions of existence, uniqueness, and stability of traveling fronts in this framework.