July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 (Montreal/EST time) Zoom meeting
Whitham’s equation of shallow water waves is a non-homogeneous non-local dispersive equation. As in the case of the Stokes wave for the Euler equation, non-smooth traveling waves with greatest height between crest and trough have been shown to exist. In this talk I will discuss uniqueness of solutions to the Whitham equation and show that there exists a unique, even and periodic traveling wave of greatest height, that moreover has a convex profile between consecutive stagnation points, at which there is a cusp. Joint work with Alberto Enciso and Bruno Vergara.