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Dynamical Systems Seminar - Anthology of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)


Admission requirements

The standard (bachelor) courses in analysis; some basic knowledge of geometry, topology, stochastics and measure theory.


The main theme of this seminar changes every year. This time we will discuss an "Anthology of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)". The lecturers will present a list of famous PDEs to choose from. The specific topics of this seminar will then be determined together with the students -- based on their preferences and their backgrounds. The students will thereby see a large variety of analytic techniques and possibly specific application areas, such as physics, ecology, climate science, etc.

Course objectives

Students will learn to independently study literature on (relatively) modern developments in the broad area of dynamical systems and pattern formation. Students are expected to present (at least one) seminar(s) in which they explain what they have learned to all participants in the seminar.


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Mode of instruction

Attending and presenting seminars, perhaps in combination with a short report/essay on the matrial studied.

Assessment method

The final grade is based on one practical, for which there is no retake. The practical consists of the presentations, the active participation in the seminar, and possibly the report/essay.

Reading list

to be determined


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