Traveling fronts in disordered media

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 15:05
1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 255
University of Chicago
We study generalized traveling front solutions of reaction-diffusion equations modeling flame propagation in combustible media. Although the case of periodic media has been studied extensively, until very recently little has been known for general disordered media. In this talk we will address questions of existence, uniqueness, and stability of traveling fronts in this framework.