##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Analysis Seminar

## Tau Shean Lim

#### UW-Madison

## Traveling Fronts for Reaction-Diffusion Equations with Ignition Reactions and Levy Diffusion Operators

##### Abstract:

We discuss traveling front solutions $u(t,x) = U(x-ct)$ of reaction-diffusion equations $u_t = Lu + f(u)$ in 1d with ignition reactions $f$ and diffusion operators $L$ generated by symmetric Levy processes $X_t$. Existence and uniqueness of fronts are well-known in the cases of classical diffusion (i.e., when L is the Laplacian) as well as some non-local diffusion operators. We extend these results to general Levy operators, showing that a weak diffusivity in the underlying process - in the sense that the first moment of $X_1$ is finite - gives rise to a unique (up to translation) traveling front. We also prove that our result is sharp, showing that no traveling front exists when the first moment of $X_1$ is infinite.

Host: Andrej Zlatos

### September 29, 2016

### 11:00 AM

### AP&M 7321

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