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### Stability of Wave Patterns in Systems of Conservation Laws

**Special Events**

Speaker: | Marta Lewicka, University of Chicago |

Location: | 693 Kerr |

Start time: | Wed, Jan 12 2005, 11:00AM |

Some fundamental laws of physics are stated as "conservation of a quantity X". In one space dimension, a general conservation law can be formulated as the system of partial differential equations u_t + f(u)_x =0. In this talk, I will present an overview of the existence and stability theory of conservation laws, particularly focusing on my work about stability of large waves.