The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from January 29, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures.

The 2016 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Stochastic Differential Equations and Wave Propagation will precede the NWCS16 conference, July 25 – August 5, 2016 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Please visit for additional information.

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Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
David Ambrose, Drexel University, USA
Annalisa Calini, College of Charleston, USA

Organizing Committee
Silas Alben, University of Michigan, USA
Lee DeVille, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Karl Helfrich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University, USA
Greg Luther, Northrop Grumman, USA
Irina Nenciu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mads Peter Sørensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark



Theoretical aspects of applied mathematical research on nonlinear waves and coherent structures are relevant to subjects as diverse as general relativity, high-energy particle and plasma physics, fluid and solid mechanics, nonlinear electrical circuits, Bose-Einstein condensation, nonlinear optics, random media, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, chemical reactions, and biology. Remarkable agreement between theory and experiments can be claimed in many of these fields.

The goals of the conference are to provide a forum for the development of mathematical methods and tools, to foster cross-fertilization among different fields of application, and most crucially to enable communication between the mathematicians who build the theory and the scientists who use it. The conference program will consist of presentations on subjects ranging from basic mathematical research to concrete applications.


Funding Agencies

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation and DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research for their support of this conference.







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Important Deadlines

January 11, 2016 February 8, 2016:  Minisymposium Proposal Submissions DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Submissions of minisymposia in areas related to neuroscience, biology, and industrial mathematics, as well as on stochastic aspects of nonlinear waves are especially encouraged.
February 8, 2016:  Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts

The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from January 29, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

January 29, 2016: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

July 11, 2016: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

July 11, 2016 EXTENDED July 18, 2016

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