Steady-States of the Vlasov-Poisson System

Title: Steady-States of the Vlasov-Poisson System


Speaker Prof. Yi Li Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio  *Joint work with Jürgen Batt, University of Munich, Germany Yuan-Chen Sha, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Date10:00-11:00 am, October 23, 2014


PlaceConference Room A304, Department of Mathematical Sciences


AbstractWe will present our study of the positive solutions of a class of nonlinear differential equations on their maximal intervals of the positive real line R+, in particular, the structure of singular solutions. These solutions are the radial solutions of the semilinear elliptic equation, which T. Matukuma proposed in 1935 for the description of certain stellar globular clusters in a steady state. They correspond to time-independent solutions of the Vlasov-Poisson system.


Profile of speakerAs Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (CoSM), Yi Li serves as the chief administrative and academic officer. The Dean is responsible for maintaining and developing excellence in both graduateand undergraduate programs, providing leadership in faculty recruitment, directing strategic planning processes, promoting diversity, and allocation of the budget.

Yi Li became dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University July 1, 2011. Li comes to Wright State from the University of Iowa (UI), where he served as the mathematics department chair since 2007. During that time, he was also a professor in Informatics and Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences.


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