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Stéphane Lafortune


Address: RSS 332
Office Hours: W 8:00-9:00 am,10:00-11:00 am,12:30-1:30 pm or by appointment; Math 323 add'l office hour R 11:00 am-12:00 pm (with Tea Luu in RSS 310A)
Phone: 843.953.5869
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2000: Université de Montréal and Université Paris VII, Ph.D. in Physics  

1996: Université de Montréal, Masters degree in Physics  

1994: Université de Sherbrooke, Bachelors degree in Physics  (B.S.)

Research Interests

My research interests include nonlinear wave theory and integrable systems. I am par- ticularly interested in the stability of coherent structures in partial differential equations (PDE). I make use of Hamiltonian structures and the Evans function technique to study the stability of solutions to PDEs appearing in the description of elastic materials, flame propagation and other applications. As far as integrable systems are concerned, I am mainly interested in integrability detectors for continuous, discrete, and ultra-discrete equations.


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