Nonlinear dispersive equations are models for nonlinear waves in a wide range of physical contexts. Mathematically they display an interplay between linear dispersion and nonlinear interactions, which can result in a wide range of outcomes from finite time blow-up to scattering. They are linked to many areas of mathematics and physics, ranging from integrable systems and harmonic analysis to fluid dynamics and general relativity. The conference did focus on the analytic aspects and PDE aspects.
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Carlos E. Kenig, Herbert Koch, Daniel Tataru, Nonlinear Waves and Dispersive Equations. Oberwolfach Rep. 10 (2013), no. 3, pp. 2321–2374DOI 10.4171/OWR/2013/41