Organizers of this minisymposium are
The mathematical theory of water waves bases on the study of the two- and three dimensional flow of a perfect fluid bounded above by a free surface subject to the forces of gravity and surface tension. A rigorous theory of the solutions to the governing equations is extremely complex due to the strong nonlinearity of the problem. Over the last decade the further development of the mathematical theory of water waves has attracted new and increasing interest leading to significant new results.
The goal of the minisymposium is to bring together mathematicians working on different aspects of the modern mathematical theory of water waves, to review and discuss the recent progress in this field and to stimulate further research on major open problems. The themes include time-dependent and steady water water waves, global well-posedness theory, qualitative properties of water waves as well as the mathematical justification of reduced models.