Among nonlinear PDEs, dispersive and wave equations form an important class of equations, including the nonlinear Schrodinger equation, nonlinear wave equation, Korteweg de Vries equation, and the wave maps equation. This book offers an introduction to the methods and results used in the modern analysis of the Cauchy problem for such equations.
Terence Tao was the winner of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. He is the James and Carol Collins Chair of mathematics at UCLA and the youngest person ever to be promoted to full professor at the age of 24. In 2006 Tao became the youngest ever mathematician to win the Fields Medal. His other honours include the George Polya Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2010), the Alan T Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation (2008), the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize (2006), the Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematical Institute (2003), the Bocher Memorial Prize from the American Mathematical Society (2002) and the Salem Prize (2000).