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Inverse problems for nonlinear hyperbolic equations

  • * Corresponding author: gunther@math.washington.edu

    * Corresponding author: gunther@math.washington.edu 
The first author was partially supported by NSF, a Walker Professorship at UW and a Si-Yuan Professorship at IAS, HKUST
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  • There has been considerable progress in recent years in solving inverse problems for nonlinear hyperbolic equations. One of the striking aspects of these developments is the use of nonlinearity to get new information, which is not possible for the corresponding linear equations. We illustrate this for several examples including Einstein equations and the equations of nonlinear elasticity among others.

    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary:35R30;Secondary:35A27, 35L70.


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