Delay Differential Equations in Action

13 May 2010
In the first part of my presentation, I plan to review several applications modelled by delay differential equations (DDEs) starting from familiar examples such as traffic flow problems to physiology and industrial problems. Although delay differential equations have the reputation to be difficult mathematical problems, there is a renewed interest for both old and new problems modelled by DDEs. In the second part of my talk, I’ll emphasize the need of developing asymptotic tools for DDEs in order to guide our numerical simulations and help our physical understanding. I illustrate these ideas by considering the response of optical optoelectronic oscillators that have been studied both experimentally and numerically.
  • Differential Equations and Applications Seminar