Stephanos Venakides
Professor of Mathematics
Fields of work: Pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology. Specific areas: Differential equations, integrable systems, acoustic and electromagnetic scattering (especially transmission anomalies and resonances), photonic crystals, exciton polaritons and recently micromagnetics.
Invited as one of the three Abel lecturers in the award of the Abel Prize to Peter Lax, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway, May 2005
http://www.abelprize.no/c57575/seksjon/vis.html?tid=58729Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 3:004:00pm
Current Appointments & Affiliations
 Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1991
Contact Information
 104 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
 Box 90320, Durham, NC 277080320
 ven@math.duke.edu (919) 6602815
 http://www.math.duke.edu/~ven
 Background

Education, Training, & Certifications
 Ph.D., New York University 1982
 M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 1979
 B.S., National Technical University of Athens (Greece) 1969

Duke Appointment History
 Associate Professor with Tenure, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1986  1991
 Director of Graduate Studies, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1987  1989

Academic Positions Outside Duke
 Assistant Professor, Stanford University. 1982  1986
 Research

Selected Grants
 Wavebreaking and Resonant Phenomena awarded by National Science Foundation 2012  2018
 Wavebreaking and Resonant Phenomena awarded by National Science Foundation 2007  2014
 Nonlinear Waves in Uniform and Periodic Media awarded by National Science Foundation 2002  2008
 Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations awarded by National Science Foundation 2006  2007
 Wave Propagation in Linear and Nonlinear Photonic BandGap Materials awarded by Army Research Office 1999  2003
 Propagation of Waves in Optical and Photonic Media awarded by Army Research Office 1996  2000
 (950206) Dispersive Shocks in Continuous and Discrete Media awarded by National Science Foundation 1995  1999
 (970433) Propagation of Waves in Optical and Photonic Media awarded by Army Research Office 1996  1998
 (960451) Propagation of Waves in Optical and Photonic Media awarded by Army Research Office 1996  1997
 (940403) The Generation and Propagation of Dispersive Oscillations in Nonlinear Systems awarded by Army Research Office 1992  1995
 (950304) The Generation of Dispersive Oscillations In Nonlinear Systems awarded by Army Research Office 1992  1995
 (940068) Generation and Propagation of Dispersive Waves in Integrable Systems awarded by National Science Foundation 1991  1994
 (920774) The Generation and Propagation of Dispersive Oscillations in NonLinear Systems awarded by Army Research Office 1992  1993
 (920859) Generation and Propagation of Dispensive Waves in Integrable Systems awarded by National Science Foundation 1991  1993
 (910237) Generations and Propagation of Dispersive Waves in Integrable Systems awarded by National Science Foundation 1991  1992
 (920411) Dispersive Regularization of Shocks awarded by Army Research Office 1991  1992
 (910508) Dispersive Regularization of Shocks awarded by Army Research Office 1991
 (890480) Nonlinear Oscillations/ Completely Integrable Systems awarded by National Science Foundation 1987  1990
 (880164) Nonlinear Oscillations/ Completely Integrable Systems awarded by National Science Foundation 1987  1989
 (870215) Nonlinear Oscillations/ Completely Integrable Systems awarded by National Science Foundation 1987  1988
 Publications & Artistic Works

Selected Publications

Academic Articles
 Aristotelous, AC, Crawford, JM, Edwards, GS, Kiehart, DP, and Venakides, S. "Mathematical models of dorsal closure." Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 137 (September 2018): 111131. (Review) Full Text
 Venakides, S, Komineas, S, and Melcher, C. "Traveling domain walls in chiral ferromagnets(Submitted)." Nonlinearity (June 6, 2018).
 PerezArancibia, C, Shipman, S, Turc, C, and Venakides, S. "DDM solutions of quasiperiodic transmission problems in layered media via robust boundary integral equations at all frequencies(Accepted)." Communications in Computational Physics (May 25, 2018).
 Bruno, OP, Shipman, SP, Turc, C, and Stephanos, V. "Threedimensional quasiperiodic shifted Green function throughout the spectrum, including Wood anomalies." Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences 473, no. 2207 (November 2017): 20170242null. Full Text
 Kiehart, DP, Crawford, JM, Aristotelous, A, Venakides, S, and Edwards, GS. "Cell Sheet Morphogenesis: Dorsal Closure in Drosophila melanogaster as a Model System." Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology 33 (October 2017): 169202. (Review) Full Text
 Bruno, OP, Shipman, SP, Turc, C, and Venakides, S. "Superalgebraically convergent smoothly windowed lattice sums for doubly periodic Green functions in threedimensional space." Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 472, no. 2191 (July 1, 2016). Full Text
 Komineas, S, Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "Lossless polariton solitons." Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 316 (February 15, 2016): 4356. Full Text
 Komineas, S, Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "Continuous and discontinuous dark solitons in polariton condensates." Physical Review B Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 91, no. 13 (April 9, 2015). Full Text
 Belov, S, and Venakides, S. "Longtime limit studies of an obstruction in the gfunction mechanism for semiclassical focusing NLS." (2015). Link to Item
 Belov, S, and Venakides, S. "Smooth parametric dependence of asymptotics of the semiclassical focusing NLS." Analysis and Pde 8, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 257288. Full Text
 Jackson, AD, Huang, D, Gauthier, DJ, and Venakides, S. "Destructive impact of imperfect beam collimation in extraordinary optical transmission." Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision 30, no. 6 (June 2013): 12811290. Full Text
 Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "An exactly solvable model for nonlinear resonant scattering." Nonlinearity 25, no. 9 (September 1, 2012): 24732501. Full Text
 Tovbis, A, and Venakides, S. "Semiclassical limit of the scattering transform for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation." International Mathematics Research Notices 2012, no. 10 (May 21, 2012): 22122271. Full Text
 Tovbis, A, and Venakides, S. "Nonlinear steepest descent asymptotics for semiclassical limit of Integrable systems: Continuation in the parameter space." Communications in Mathematical Physics 295, no. 1 (February 1, 2010): 139160. Full Text
 Layton, AT, Toyama, Y, Yang, GQ, Edwards, GS, Kiehart, DP, and Venakides, S. "Drosophila morphogenesis: tissue force laws and the modeling of dorsal closure." Hfsp Journal 3, no. 6 (December 15, 2009): 441460. Full Text
 Lefew, WR, Venakides, S, and Gauthier, DJ. "Accurate description of optical precursors and their relation to weakfield coherent optical transients." Physical Review a Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 79, no. 6 (June 29, 2009). Full Text
 Tovbis, A, and Venakides, S. "Determinant form of the complex phase function of the steepest descent analysis of RiemannHilbert problems and its application to the focusing nonlinear schrödinger equation." International Mathematics Research Notices 2009, no. 11 (February 1, 2009): 20562080. Full Text
 Tovbis, A, and Venakides, S. "Determinant form of modulation equations for the semiclassical focusing Nonlinear Schr\" odinger equation." (2009). Link to Item
 Ptitsyna, N, Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "Fano resonance of waves in periodic slabs." Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory, Mmet, Conference Proceedings (September 19, 2008): 7378. Full Text
 Tovbis, A, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Semiclassical focusing nonlinear schrödinger equation i: Inverse scattering map and its evolution for radiative initial data." International Mathematics Research Notices 2007 (December 1, 2007). Full Text
 Buckingham, R, and Venakides, S. "Longtime asymptotics of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation shock problem." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 60, no. 9 (September 1, 2007): 13491414. Full Text
 Peralta, XG, Toyama, Y, Hutson, MS, Montague, R, Venakides, S, Kiehart and, DP, and Edwards, GS. "Resiliency, coordination, and synchronization of dorsal closure during Drosophila morphogenesis." Biophysical Journal 92 (April 2007): 25832596. (Academic Article)
 Peralta, XG, Toyama, Y, Hutson, MS, Montague, R, Venakides, S, Kiehart, DP, and Edwards, GS. "Upregulation of forces and morphogenic asymmetries in dorsal closure during Drosophila development." Biophysical Journal 92, no. 7 (April 2007): 25832596. Full Text
 Tovbis, A, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "On the longtime limit of semiclassical (zero dispersion limit) solutions of the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation: Pure radiation case." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 59, no. 10 (October 1, 2006): 13791432. Full Text
 Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "Resonant transmission near nonrobust periodic slab modes." Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 71, no. 2 Pt 2 (February 23, 2005): 026611null. Full Text Open Access Copy
 Tovbis, A, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "On semiclassical (zero dispersion limit) solutions of the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 57, no. 7 (July 1, 2004): 877985. Full Text
 Lipton, RP, Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "Optimization of Resonances in Photonic Crystal Slabs." Proceedings of Spie the International Society for Optical Engineering 5184 (December 1, 2003): 168177.
 Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "Resonance and bound states in photonic crystal slabs." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 64, no. 1 (October 1, 2003): 322342. Full Text
 Hutson, MS, Tokutake, Y, Chang, MS, Bloor, JW, Venakides, S, Kiehart, DP, and Edwards, GS. "Forces for morphogenesis investigated with laser microsurgery and quantitative modeling." Science (New York, N.Y.) 300, no. 5616 (April 2003): 145149. Full Text
 Haider, MA, Shipman, SP, and Venakides, S. "Boundaryintegral calculations of twodimensional electromagnetic scattering in infinite photonic crystal slabs: Channel defects and resonances." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 62, no. 6 (July 1, 2002): 21292148. Full Text
 El, GA, Krylov, AL, and Venakides, S. "Unified approach to KdV modulations." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 54, no. 10 (October 1, 2001): 12431270. Full Text
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, McLaughlin, KR, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "A riemannHilbert approach to asymptotic questions for orthogonal polynomials." Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 133, no. 12 (August 1, 2001): 4763. Full Text
 El, GA, Krylov, AL, Molchanov, SA, and Venakides, S. "Soliton turbulence as a thermodynamic limit of stochastic soliton lattices." Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 152153 (May 15, 2001): 653664. Full Text
 Georgieva, A, Kriecherbauer, T, and Venakides, S. "1:2 resonance mediated second harmonic generation in a 1D nonlinear discrete periodic medium." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 61, no. 5 (January 1, 2001): 18021815. Full Text
 Tovbis, A, and Venakides, S. "The eigenvalue problem for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation: New solvable cases." Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 146, no. 14 (November 15, 2000): 150164. Full Text
 Venakides, S, Haider, MA, and Papanicolaou, V. "Boundary integral calculations of twodimensional electromagnetic scattering by photonic crystal FabryPerot structures." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 60, no. 5 (May 1, 2000): 16861706.
 VENAKIDES, S. "Boundary integral calculations of twodimensional electromagnetic scattering by photonic crystal FabriPeror structures." Siam J. Appl. Math. 60 (2000): 16861706. Full Text
 Beaky, MM, Burk, JB, Everitt, HO, Haider, MA, and Venakides, S. "Twodimensional photonic crystal fabryperot resonators with lossy dielectrics." Ieee Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 47, no. 11 (December 1, 1999): 20852091. Full Text
 Filip, AM, and Venakides, S. "Existence and modulation of traveling waves in particle chains." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 52, no. 6 (June 1, 1999): 693735.
 Cheng, PJ, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Longtime asymptotics for the pure radiation solution of the sine—gordon equation." Communications in Partial Differential Equations 24, no. 78 (January 1999): 11951262. Full Text
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, McLaughlin, KTR, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Uniform asymptotics for polynomials orthogonal with respect to varying exponential weights and applications to universality questions in random matrix theory." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 52, no. 11 (January 1, 1999): 13351425. Full Text
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, Mclaughlin, KTR, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Strong asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials with respect to exponential weights." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 52, no. 12 (January 1, 1999): 14911552. Full Text
 Georgieva, A, Kriecherbauer, T, and Venakides, S. "Wave Propagation and Resonance in a OneDimensional Nonlinear Discrete Periodic Medium." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 60, no. 1 (January 1999): 272294. Full Text
 Deift, P, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "An extension of the steepest descent method for RiemannHilbert problems: the small dispersion limit of the Kortewegde Vries (KdV) equation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95, no. 2 (January 1998): 450454. Full Text
 McDonald, MA, and Venakides, S. "Renormalization of the τfunctions for integrable systems: A model problem." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 51, no. 8 (January 1, 1998): 937966. Full Text
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, McLaughlin, KTR, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Asymptotics for Polynomials Orthogonal with Respect to Varying Exponential Weights." International Mathematics Research Notices , no. 16 (December 1, 1997).
 Deift, P, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "New Results in Small Dispersion KdV by an Extension of the Steepest Descent Method for RiemannHilbert Problems." International Mathematics Research Notices , no. 6 (December 1, 1997): 284299.
 Bonilla, LL, Kindelan, M, Moscoso, M, and Venakides, S. "Periodic generation and propagation of traveling fronts in dc voltage biased semiconductor superlattices." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 57, no. 6 (January 1, 1997): 15881614. Full Text
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, McLaughlin, KTR, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Asymptotics for polynomials orthogonal with respect to varying exponential weights." International Mathematics Research Notices , no. 16 (January 1, 1997): 759782. (Academic Article) Link to Item
 Deift, P, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "New results in small dispersion kdV by an extension of the steepest descent method for RiemannHilbert problems." International Mathematics Research Notices , no. 6 (January 1, 1997): 285299. (Academic Article) Link to Item
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, and Venakides, S. "Forced lattice vibrations: Part I." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 48, no. 11 (January 1, 1995): 11871249. Full Text
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, and Venakides, S. "Forced lattice vibrations: Part II." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 48, no. 11 (January 1, 1995): 12511298. Full Text
 Bonilla, LL, Higuera, FJ, and Venakides, S. "The Gunn Effect: Instability of the Steady State and Stability of the Solitary Wave in Long Extrinsic Semiconductors." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 54, no. 6 (December 1994): 15211541. Full Text
 Deift, P, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "The collisionless shock region for the long‐time behavior of solutions of the KdV equation." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 47, no. 2 (January 1, 1994): 199206. Full Text
 Zhang, T, and Venakides, S. "Periodic limit of inverse scattering." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 46, no. 6 (July 1993): 819865. Full Text
 Venakides, S, Deift, P, and Oba, R. "The toda shock problem." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 44, no. 89 (January 1, 1991): 11711242. Full Text
 Reed, MC, Venakides, S, and Blum, JJ. "Approximate traveling waves in linear reactionhyperbolic equations." Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics 50, no. 1 (January 1, 1990): 167180. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "The korteweg‐de vries equation with small dispersion: Higher order lax‐levermore theory." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 43, no. 3 (January 1, 1990): 335361. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "The continuum limit of theta functions." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 42, no. 6 (January 1, 1989): 711728. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "The infinite period limit of the inverse formalism for periodic potentials." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 41, no. 1 (January 1, 1988): 317. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "The Zero Dispersion Limit of the Kortewegde Vries Equation With Periodic Initial Data." Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 301, no. 1 (May 1987): 189189. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "The zero dispersion limit of the kortewegde vries equation with periodic initial data." Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 301, no. 1 (January 1, 1987): 189226. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "Long time asymptotics of the kortewegde vries equation." Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 293, no. 1 (January 1, 1986): 411419. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "Long Time Asymptotics of the Kortewegde Vries Equation." Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 293, no. 1 (January 1986): 411411. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "The generation of modulated wavetrains in the solution of the Korteweg—de vries equation." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 38, no. 6 (January 1, 1985): 883909. Full Text
 Venakides, S. "The zero dispersion limit of the korteweg‐de vries equation for initial potentials with non‐trivial reflection coefficient." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 38, no. 2 (January 1, 1985): 125155. Full Text
 Belov, S, and Venakides, S. "Perturbation of RiemannHilbert jump contours: smooth parametric dependence with application to semiclassical focusing NLS." . Link to Item
 Deift, P, Kriecherbauer, T, and Venakides, S. "Forced Lattice Vibrations  A Videotext." . Link to Item
 PerezArancibia, C, Shipman, SP, Turc, C, and Venakides, S. "Domain decomposition for quasiperiodic scattering by layered media via robust boundaryintegral equations at all frequencies(In preparation)." .

Conference Papers
 Tovbis, A, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "Semiclassical Focusing Nonlinear Schrodinger equation in the pure radiation case: RiemannHilbert Problem approach." 2008. Link to Item
 Buckingham, R, Tovbis, A, Venakides, S, and Zhou, X. "The semiclassical focusing nonlinear Schrodinger equation." 2007. Link to Item
 Peralta, XG, Toyama, Y, Wells, A, Tokutake, Y, Hutson, MS, Venakides, S, Kiehart, DP, and Edwards, GS. "Force regulation during dorsal closure in Drosophila." Annual Meeting of the AmericanSocietyforCellBiology. Washington, DC. December 4, 2004  December 8, 2004.: AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, November 1, 2004. Link to Item
 Hutson, S, Tokutake, Y, Chang, M, Bloor, JW, Venakides, S, Kiehart, DP, and Edwards, GS. "Measuring the forces that drive morphogenesis: Lasermicrosurgery and quantitative modeling applied to dorsal closure in Drosophila." : American Society for Cell Biology, November 2002. Link to Item
 Reed, D, and Venakides, S. "Studying the asymptotics of Selbergtype integrals." Venice2/Symposium on Applied and Industrial Mathematics. VENICE, ITALY. June 11, 1998  June 16, 1998.: SPRINGER, January 1, 2000. Link to Item
 VENAKIDES, S. "THE KORTEWEGDEVRIES EQUATION WITH SMALL DISPERSION  HIGHERORDER LAX LEVERMORE THEORY." 1ST VENICE SYMP ON APPLIED AND INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS. VENICE, ITALY. October 2, 1989  October 6, 1989.: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL, January 1, 1991. Link to Item
 VENAKIDES, S. "THE SMALL DISPERSION LIMIT OF THE KORTEWEGDEVRIES EQUATION." CONF ON DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS ( EQUADIFF 87 ). DEMOCRITUS UNIV THRACE, XANTHI, GREECE. August 1987.: MARCEL DEKKER, January 1, 1989. Link to Item

 Teaching & Mentoring

Recent Courses
 Scholarly, Clinical, & Service Activities

Presentations & Appearances
 Overview and calculation of dispersive phenomena in integrable systems. Seminar talk. RWTH Aachen University Department of Mathematics. June 15, 2018  June 15, 2018 2018
 Integrable PDE with small dispersion. Workshop: PDEs in Physics and Material Sciences. University of Crete. May 10, 2018  May 16, 2018 2018
 Lossless Polariton Solitons. Challenges in Nonlinear Systems. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. July 2017  July 7, 2017 2017
 Universality formulae for resonant scattering by open periodic waveguides. PDEs in Physics and Material Sciences. Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH, Crete, Greece. June 12, 2017  June 14, 2017 2017
 Abel lecturer . Abel Prize award to Peter Lax. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. May 2005 2005

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