Monday, August 23, 2010

Peregrine's 'Soliton' observed at last

Peregrine's 'Soliton' observed at last: "The Peregrine 'Soliton', discovered over 25 years ago by the late Howell Peregrine (1938-2007), an internationally renowned Professor of Applied Mathematics formerly based at the University of Bristol, is a localised solution to a complex partial differential equation known as the nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLSE).
The Peregrine solution is of great physical significance because its intense localisation has led it to be proposed as a prototype of ocean rogue waves and also represents a special mathematical limit of a wide class of periodic solutions to the NLSE.�"

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