Friday, October 17, 20142:00 pmKolchin seminar in Differential AlgebraCUNY Logic WorkshopGC 6417

On transformations in the Painlevé family

Ronnie Nagloo

CUNY Graduate Center

Ronnie Nagloo

The PainlevĂ© equations are nonlinear 2nd order ODE and come in six families P1–P6, where P1 consists of the single equation y′′=6y2+t, and P2–P6 come with some complex parameters. They were discovered strictly for mathematical considerations at the beginning of the 20th century but have arisen in a variety of important physical applications. In this talk I will explain how one can use model theory to answer the question of whether there exist algebraic relations between solutions of different PainlevĂ© equations from the families P1–P6.

Dr. Joel (Ronnie) Nagloo studies model theory and differential algebra. He holds a Ph.D. from Leeds University, completed under the supervision of Anand Pillay and Frank Nijhoff. After an initial postdoctoral position at the CUNY Graduate Center, he is now an Assistant Professor in mathematics at Bronx Community College.