Danish Ph.D. School in Nonlinear Science

Sponsored by the Danish Research Academy

    Wednesday November 19, 1997, 10.00-17.00
    at Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø
    H. H. Koch Auditorium, Forskingscenter Risø
    Organiser: Jens Juul Rasmussen, Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø
    phone: +(45)46774537


    10.00 Welcome
    10.05 W. Krolikowski, "Interaction of optical spatial solitons"
    10.50 A. V. Mamaev, "Instabilities and patterns in nonlinear optics"
    11.35 Break
    11.45 L. Bergé, "Physical contexts of self-focusing in optics and plasmas. Modulational instability of plane waves. Criteria for soliton stability. Nonlinear self-focusing: towards collapse"
    12.30 Lunch
    13.15 L. Bergé, "Criteria for wave collapse. Analytical approaches for modelling wave collapse. Applications and open problems"
    14.00 Two examples of PhD projects:
    T. L. Larsen, "Phosphorus diffusion in float zone silicon growth"
    P. Lodahl, "Patterns in quadratic optical media"
    14.30 Break
    14.45 P. M. Johansen, "Parametric instabilities in photorefractive nonlinear optics"
    15.15 M. Saffman, "Filamentation instability of atomic waves"
    15.45 J. Juul Rasmussen, "Self-organization and vortex structures"
    16.15 Discussions

    Coffee and tea will be served.
    Lunch can be bought in the Risø cafeteria

    Number of participants: 27