First and Second Order Semi-strong Interaction in Reaction-Diffusion Systems

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Keller 3-180
Jens Rademacher (Universität Bremen)
We consider the asymptotic interaction laws of pulses and fronts in the so-called semi-strong regime of strongly differing diffusion lengths for reaction-diffusion systems. An asymptotic expansion and matching approach is applied in a model independent unifying framework. In contrast to the universal laws of motion arising in weak interaction, semi-strong interaction comes in different types that we refer to as first and second order. For illustration, we focus on a class of examples that includes the Gray-Scott and Schnakenberg models.
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