Computational methods for the dynamics of the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations

Speaker:Weizhu Bao (National University of Singapore)
Schedule:Fri., 4:00-5:00 pm, June 16, 2023
Venue:Lecture Hall, Floor 3, Jin Chun Yuan West Bldg.; Zoom Meeting ID: 271 534 5558 Passcode: YMSC


In this talk, I begin wtih the (nonlinear) Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations (NLSE/GPE) for modeling Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), nonlinear optics, quantum physics and chemistry, etc., and review some dynamical properties of NLSE/GPE including conserved quantities, dispersion relation, center-of-mass dynamics, soliton solutions and semiclassical limits. Different numerical methods will be presented including finite difference time domain (FDTD) methods and time-splitting spectral (TSSP) method, and their error estimates and comparison will be discussed. Extensions to NLSE/GPE with an angular momentum rotation term, non-local dipole-dipole interaction, multi-component and logarithmic nonlinearity will be presented. Applications to soliton interactions, collapse and explosion of BEC, quantum transport and quantized vortex interaction will be investigated. Finally, I will report our very recent results of energy regularization methods for NLSE with  logarithmic nonlinearity and improved uniform error bounds on TSSP for the long-time dynamics of NLSE by using the regularization compensation oscillatory (RCO) technique.


Weizhu BAO is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore (NUS). He got his PhD from Tsinghua University in 1995 and afterwards he had postdoc and faculty positions at Tsinghua University, Imperial College, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests include numerical methods for partial differential equations, scientific computing/numerical analysis, analysis and computation for problems from physics, chemistry, biology and engineering sciences. He has made significant contributions in modeling and simulation of Bose-Einstein condensation, solid-state dewetting and geometric PDEs; and in multiscale methods and analysis for highly oscillatory PDEs. He had been on the Editorial Board of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing during 2009--2014 and is currently on the Editorial Board of SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis. He was awarded the Feng Kang Prize in Scientific Computing by the Chinese Computational Mathematics Society in 2013. Weizhu Bao was an invited speaker at the ICM 2014 in Seoul. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Singapore National Academy of Science.