Nonlinear Waves in Discrete and Continuum Systems

Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
105 Lawrence Hall, June 17-18, 2022

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List of registered participants

Organizers: Ming Chen and Anna Vainchtein, University of Pittsburgh

The workshop is sponsored by the Mathematics Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

This hybrid workshop will bring together leading experts in various theoretical and applied aspects of nonlinear waves in both discrete and continuum systems. It aims to promote and enhance unifying techniques, exchange and explore ideas, establish new connections, and foster cross-fertilization among different fields of application. The workshop will consist of twelve 50-minute lectures on new research results on a wide range of topics of current interest in nonlinear waves and related phenomena. Some of the lectures will be presented online.


  • Mark Ablowitz (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • Marcelo Disconzi (Vanderbilt University)
  • Michael Herrmann (TU Braunschweig)
  • Alexandru Ionescu (Princeton University)
  • Guillaume James (INRIA-Grenoble)
  • Panayotis Kevrekidis (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
  • Jeremy Marzuola (University of North Carolina)
  • Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster University)
  • Barbara Prinari (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • Samuel Walsh (University of Missouri)
  • Miles Wheeler (University of Bath)
  • J. Douglas Wright (Drexel University)

Venue, workshop program and abstracts:

The workshop will be held in room 105 of David Lawrence Hall on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Workshop program and abstracts


There is no registration fee for the workshop but registration is required for logistical reasons. Only registered online participants will receive the Zoom information for the workshop. In addition, due to the Covid-19 policy at the University of Pittsburgh, in-person participants that are not affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh must be added to the guest list prior to the workshop in order to be able to enter Lawrence Hall. Please register by June 3 using this link. Here is the list of registered participants.

Local information and accommodation:


Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is 20.5 miles away from the University of Pittsburgh (30-45 minutes driving time depending on the time of day). From the airport, you can take a taxi or an uber to campus. Another option is to take the 28X Airport Flyer bus ($2.75 one way)


If you are a speaker, the workshop organizers will be in touch with you about the hotel reservation. All other participants must make their own accommodation arrangements. Hotels near campus include

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh Oakland - University Place

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center

Campus map

Here is a campus map. The workshop will be held in Lawrence Hall, LAWRN on the map (E-3).


If you need to park on campus, please see parking information.

Dining options

There are many restaurants on and around Pitt campus, some of which are marked here. Locals recommend Spice Island Tea House (Asian), Noodles & Company (American/Asian), Hunan Bar (Chinese), The Porch at Schenley (American), Fuel and Fuddle (American).