Bob Pego

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications

In honor of Bob Pego

May 4th – May 5th, 2024, Carnegie Mellon University.

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers


Conference Poster


All talks are in the Scott Hall, 5201 (Bosch Spark Conference Room). Walking Directions

  • Walk to Forbes Ave and take the road between Hamburg Hall and Robert Mehrabian CIC, and go to the point marked B on this map.

  • Enter through Newell-Simon hall go up one floor (to the 4th floor) and take the bridge to Wean hall, go up one floor (to the 5th floor) and take the 51xx corridor down to the end and enter Scott hall. The conference room is 5201 in Scott Hall.

  • If the Newell-Simon entrance is locked, you can enter Gates Hillman complex, Hammerschlag Hall, Wean Hall, or Scott Hall from one of the entrances marked on this map. Each of these buildings connects to Scott hall, and the connection is described in the above map.

  • Your final destination is the conference room marked with a star on the map.

Sat, May 4

8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome
9:05 – 9:50 AM John Ball Monodromy and nondegeneracy conditions in viscoelasticity
9:50 – 10:35 AM Eugene Wayne Continuum approximations for the $\beta$-FPUT model.
10:35 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 11:45 AM Dave Levermore Global Dynamics for the Kompaneets Equation
11:45 – 12:10 PM José Quintero On the stability of standing waves for a 1D-Benney-Roskes system
12:10 – 12:15 PM Group Photo
12:15 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 2:45 PM Michael I Weinstein Pseudo-magnetism and Landau Levels
2:45 – 3:10 PM Chen-Chih Lai Free boundary problems of PDEs concerning thermal effects on the dynamics of a gas bubble in an incompressible fluid
3:10 – 3:40 PM Break
3:40 – 4:05 PM Katharine Gurski A vector-borne disease model with non-exponentially distributed infection and treatment stages
4:05 – 4:50 PM Jian-Guo Liu Macroscopic Dynamics for Nonequilibrium Biochemical Reactions from a Hamiltonian Perspective
6:30 PM Conference dinner

Sun, May 5

8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 AM Walter Strauss Transverse Instability of Stokes Waves
9:45 – 10:10 AM Ryan Murray Singularity Formation for 2D Scale-Invariant Incompressible Euler Equation
10:10 – 10:35 AM Richard Kollar Self-organization as an absorbing Markov chain
10:35 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 11:45 AM Juan J. L. Velázquez Specificity, sensitivity and speed in a stochastic kinetic proof reading model.
11:45 – 12:30 AM Govind Menon Brownian motion on Riemannian manifolds

Travel information

Hotel Information

  • We have reserved a block of rooms at the Wyndham Pittsburgh, University Center for $209 per night, plus tax (May 3–5). The last day to get this rate is Apr 12, 2024. (Please contact if you need the reservation code.)
  • You may find a cheaper rate at this hotel or a close by hotel. There are many within walking distance, and you can find a list here.
  • We will have breakfast at the conference before the first talk.


Please register for the conference here. (There is no registration fee; this is mainly so we have an approximate head count for breakfast, coffee breaks, and the conference dinner. Your email will also be added to the conference announcement list.)

Organizing Committee

  • Irene Fonseca
  • Gautam Iyer
  • Dejan Slepčev