# Joel Klipfel

- Inverse Scattering Method
- Nonlinear Dispersive Equations
- Diffeo-Integral Equations
- Analysis

In the early 1980’s, Kodama, Ablowitz and Satsuma, together with Santini, Ablowitz and Fokas, developed the formal inverse scattering theory of the Intermediate Long Wave (ILW) equation and explored its connections with the Benjamin-Ono (BO) and KdV equations. The ILW equation

models the behavior of long internal gravitational waves in stratified fluids of depth $0<\delta <\infty ,\; where$$T$ is a singular operator which dependes on the depth $\delta $. In the limit $\delta \to 0$, the ILW reduces to the Korteweg de Vries (KdV) equation, and in the limit $\delta \to \infty $, the ILW (at least formally) reduces to the Benjamin-Ono (BO) equation.

While the KdV equation is very well understood, a rigorous analysis of inverse scattering for the ILW equation remains to be accomplished. There is currently no rigorous proof that the inverse scattering procedure outlined by Kodama *et al.* solves the ILW, even for small data. My advisor, Peter Perry, our collaborator from the University of Oklahoma, Yilun "Allen" Wu, and I are working to ameliortate this situation.

**Monday: **11am to 12pm in 802 POT

**Wednesday: **2pm to 3pm in the Klein Room in Mathskeller (CB 63)

**Friday: **11am to 12pm in 802 POT