"Soliton Wave Model Simulations using LIGHT (related to TSUNAMI)"

Sachiko Nakajima

Mathematical Art simulating the soliton waves, which also relate to the characters of Tsunami, using light as an art medium



This art installations simulate the soliton wave, which occurs in the shallow water, based on simple mathematical model.
It usually could be simulated using KdV equations, but this discrete soliton wave model well simulates that complex equation, which seems to be the miracle.
Tsunami also relates to this soliton model, and it could tell us somehow partially about why Tsunami is so scary (e.g. the speed). The stone/wood/seashell used here are all from the real Japanese places who suffered from the big Tsunami by the East Japan Great Earthquake in 2011.


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