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Publications [#287353] of James H. Nolen

Papers Published

  1. Nolen, J, A central limit theorem for pulled fronts in a random medium, Networks and Heterogeneous Media, vol. 6 no. 2 (2011), pp. 167-194, American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), ISSN 1556-1801 [pdf], [doi]
    (last updated on 2023/03/21)

    We consider solutions to a nonlinear reaction diffusion equation when the reaction term varies randomly with respect to the spatial coordinate. The nonlinearity is the KPP type nonlinearity. For a stationary and ergodic medium, and for certain initial condition, the solution develops a moving front that has a deterministic asymptotic speed in the large time limit. The main result of this article is a central limit theorem for the position of the front, in the supercritical regime, if the medium satisfies a mixing condition. © American Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
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