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Tuesday, 19.10.2021, 10:15 (Online Event)
Seminar Nichtlineare Optimierung und Inverse Probleme
Jan Hauffen, Technische Universität Berlin:
Deep unfolding: Learned block regularization with application in photothermal superresolution (online talk)
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You can follow this talk by zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98493865627.

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WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 20.10.2021, 15:15 (Online Event)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Willem van Oosterhout, WIAS Berlin:
Longtime dynamics of a non-autonomous Chafee--Infante equation (online talk)
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In this talk, we study the longtime dynamics of a one-dimensional Chafee--Infante equation, a particular type of reaction-diffusion equation. We start by giving a thorough description of the longtime dynamics of the autonomous equation. Then, we turn to a non-autonomous version of the Chafee--Infante equation, and see which autonomous results can be generalized to the nonautonomous case. To this end, we consider, for example, the notions of a pullback attractor and non-autonomous equilibria, which can be seen as generalizations of the autonomous concepts of a global attractor and equilibrium solutions.

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Berliner Oberseminar “Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 27.10.2021, 11:30 (Online Event)
Seminar Interacting Random Systems
András Tóbiás, TU Berlin:
Virus dynamics in the presence of contact-mediated host dormancy (online talk)
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Abstract: We investigate a stochastic individual-based model for the population dynamics of host-virus systems where the hosts may transition into a dormant state upon contact with virions, thus evading infection. Such a dormancy-based defence mechanism was described in Bautista et al (2015). We first analyse the effect of the dormancy-related model parameters on the probability of invasion of a newly arriving virus into a resident host population. It turns out that the probability of dormancy initiation upon virus contact plays a crucial role, while the lengths of the dormancy periods or the death rate during dormancy are largely irrelevant. Given successful invasion, we then show that the emergence of a persistent virus infection ('epidemic') in the host population corresponds to the existence of a coexistence equilibrium for the deterministic many-particle limit of our model. In this context, all dormancy-related parameters have a significant impact. Indeed, while related systems without recovery of infected individuals and dormancy may exhibit a Hopf bifurcation, giving rise to a variant of the 'paradox of enrichment', we provide simulations and rigorous partial results showing that the inclusion of dormancy and recovery can prevent this loss of stability. Finally, we show that the presence of contact-mediated dormancy enables the host population to maintain higher equilibrium sizes (resp. fitness values) - while still being able to avoid a persistent epidemic - than host populations without this trait, for which high fitness values would imply a high risk for the emergence of a persistent epidemic. This adds a twist to the relevance of 'reproductive trade-offs' usually associated with costly dormancy traits. The subject of this talk is joint work with Jochen Blath.

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Seminar Interacting Random Systems (Online Event)

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WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 27.10.2021, 15:15 (Online Event)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Dr. Matthias Liero, WIAS Berlin:
Electrothermal drift-diffusion models for organic semiconductor devices (online talk)
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Berliner Oberseminar “Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 03.11.2021, 10:00 (Online Event)
Forschungsseminar Mathematische Statistik
Prof. Evgeny Stepanov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russische Föderation:
The story of a fish in a turbulent ocean: How to survive and how to return home
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Can a fish with limited velocity capabilities reach any point in the (possibly unbounded) ocean? In a recent paper by D. Burago, S. Ivanov and A. Novikov, “A survival guide for feeble fish", an affirmative answer has been given under the condition that the fluid velocity field is incompressible, bounded and has vanishing mean drift. This brilliant result extends some known point-to-point global controllability theorems though being substantially non constructive. We will give a fish a different recipe of how to survive in a turbulent ocean, and show how this is related to structural stability of dynamical systems by providing a constructive way to change slightly a divergence free vector field with vanishing mean drift to produce a non dissipative dynamics. This immediately leads to closing lemmas for dynamical systems, in particular to C. Pugh's closing lemma, saying also that the fish can eventually return home. Joint work with Sergey Kryzhevich (St. Petersburg).

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Forschungsseminar Mathematische Statistik

Host
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
WIAS Berlin