Proceedings of the Conference on Nonlinear Coherent Structures in Physics and Biology,
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, July 95

Solitons and the Korteweg-de Vries Equation: integrable systems 1834-1995

R.K. Bullough ¹, P.J. Caudrey

¹Department of Mathematics, UMIST,
PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK


We show in one A3 sheet and/or more substantially how the soliton, first reported by J.S. Russell in August 1834, has come to occupy, in 1995, a central position in the theory of 2-dimensional quantum gravity.

Conference paper.


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