Out-of-equilibrium dynamics for the nonlinear Schroedinger equation: From energy cascades to weak turbulence. - Zaher Hani (Courant Institute)

Event Date: 

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Event Location: 

  • 4607B South Hall

Abstract: Out-of-equilibrium dynamics are a characteristic feature of the long-time behavior of nonlinear dispersive equations on bounded domains. This is partly due to the fact that dispersion does not translate into decay in this setting (in contrast to the case of unbounded domains like $R^d$). In this talk, we will take the cubic nonlinear Schroedinger equation as our model, and discuss some aspects of its out-of-equilibrium dynamics, from energy cascades (i.e. migration of energy from low to high frequencies) to weak turbulence.