1995
1995 Texas Partial Differential Equations Seminar
Rice University, Houston.

Saturday April 1, 1995. (In order of presentation).
 Goong Chen: Texas A&M Univ.; Chaotic vibrations of the infinite dimensional harmonic oscillator due to a selfexcitation boundary condition.
 Barbara Keyfitz: Univ. of Houston; A free boundary problem arising in conservation laws that change type.
 Hangfei Zhang: Ball State Univ.; Non conservative solutions of a fast diffusion equation.
 Walter Strauss: Brown Univ.; Smoothing of dispersive waves.
 Alfonso Castro: Univ. of North Texas; Semipositone problems with concave nonlinearities.
 Malgorzata Peszynska: Univ. of Texas at Austin; A Model of Flow in Partially Fissured Media.
 Rudiger Landes: Univ. of Oklahoma; Test functions for elliptic systems
 Marianna Shubov: Texas Tech Univ.; Unique controllability of a reduced wave equation: spectral analysis of a class of nonselfadjoint operators.
 Jianxin Zhou: Texas A&M Univ.; Constrained LQR problems in elliptic distributed boundary control systems with point observations.
 Zhonghai Ding: Texas A&M Univ.; Modelling and analysis of the thermoelectric heat transfer problem in shape memory alloy actuators.
 Steve Fulling: Texas A&M Univ.; On lazy and ambitious semiclassical expansions.
 Davin Potts: Texas A&M Univ.; Computational implementation of connectedgraph and largemass expansions of the time evolution propagator.
 Martin Berggren: Rice Univ.; Control of parabolic evolution equations: asymptotic behavior of a moving pointwise controller.
 Clifford Nolan: Rice Univ.; Anomalous reflections in the vicinity of a caustic.

Sunday, April 2, 1995.
 Martin Golubitsky: Univ. of Houston; Spirals in scalar reactiondiffusion equations.
 Elias Deeba: Univ. Houston Downtown; The continuous associated Legendre transform.
 Bob Dorroh: Univ.; A numerical method for an illposed problem.
 Gurcan Bicken: Univ. of Texas at Austin; Numerical simulations of 1d periodic electron plasma oscillations and analysis of quadratic wave interactions.
 Alain Sei: Rice Univ.; Adjointness and consistency of numerical schemes: they don't always go together.
 Lew Lefton: Univ. of New Orleans; A priori error estimates for Galerkin approximations to the porous medium equation.
 Giselle Ruiz Goldstein: Louisiana State Univ.; The Favard class associated with a degenerate nonlinear parabolic problem.
 Mike Sever: Hebrew Univ.; A variational formulation of systems of conservation laws.
 Richard Sanders: Univ. ?; Global existence for multicomponent reaction diffusion systems.
 Changyou Wang: Rice Univ.; Regularity of high dimensional Hsystems.