Dynamical Structures near the Solitons of the Supercritical gKDV Equations

CDSNS Colloquium
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Georgia Tech
We classify the local dynamics near the solitons of the supercritical gKDV equations. We prove that there exists a co-dim 1 center-stable (unstable) manifold, such that  if the initial data is not on the center-stable (unstable) manifold then the corresponding forward(backward) flow will get away from the solitons exponentially fast;  There exists a co-dim 2 center manifold, such that if the intial data is not on the center manifold, then the flow will get away from the solitons exponentially fast either in positive time or in negative time. Moreover, we show the orbital stability of the solitons on the center manifold, which also implies the global existence of the solutions on the center manifold and the local uniqueness of the center manifold. Furthermore, applying a theorem of Martel and Merle, we have that the solitons are asymptotically stable on the center manifold in some local sense. This is a joint work with Zhiwu Lin and Chongchun Zeng.