Note: My name is written as Yi-Ping Ma or Y.-P. Ma for publication purposes only.

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  • [PDF] M. J. Ablowitz, Y.-P. Ma, I. Rumanov. A universal asymptotic regime in the hyperbolic nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Preprint arXiv:1606.02782 (2016).
  • [PDF] Y.-P. Ma, I. Sudakov, and K. M. Golden. Ising model for melt ponds on Arctic sea ice. Preprint arXiv:1408.2487 (2014).


  1. [DOI] P. Weidman and Y.-P. Ma. The competing effects of wall transpiration and stretching on Homann stagnation-point flow. Eur. J. Mech. B-Fluid 60, 237-241 (2016).
  2. [DOI] Y.-P. Ma and E. Knobloch. Two-dimensional localized structures in harmonically forced oscillatory systems. Physica D 337, 1-17 (2016).
  3. [DOI] M. J. Ablowitz, A. Demirci, and Y.-P. Ma. Dispersive shock waves in the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili and Two Dimensional Benjamin-Ono equations. Physica D 333, 84-98 (2016).
  4. [DOI] C. Chong, P. G. Kevrekidis, M. J. Ablowitz, and Y.-P. Ma. Conical wave propagation and diffraction in two-dimensional hexagonally packed granular lattices. Phys. Rev. E 93, 012909 (2016).
  5. [DOI] M. J. Ablowitz and Y.-P. Ma. Strong transmission and reflection of edge modes in bounded photonic graphene. Opt. Lett. 40, 4635-4638 (2015).
  6. [DOI] M. J. Ablowitz, C. W. Curtis, and Y.-P. Ma. Adiabatic dynamics of edge waves in photonic graphene. 2D Materials 2 (2), 024003 (2015).
  7. [DOI] M. J. Ablowitz, C. W. Curtis, and Y.-P. Ma. Linear and nonlinear traveling edge waves in optical honeycomb lattices. Phys. Rev. A 90, 023813 (2014). {Featured in PRA Kaleidoscope of August 2014}
  8. [DOI] J. C. Tzou, Y.-P. Ma, A. Bayliss, B. J. Matkowsky, and V. A. Volpert. Homoclinic snaking near a codimension-two Turing-Hopf bifurcation point in the Brusselator model. Phys. Rev. E 87, 022908 (2013).
  9. [DOI] A. R. Champneys, E. Knobloch, Y.-P. Ma and T. Wagenknecht. Homoclinic snakes bounded by a saddle-center periodic orbit. SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Syst. 11(4), 1583-1613 (2012).
  10. [DOI] Y.-P. Ma and E. Knobloch. Depinning, front motion and phase slips. Chaos 22, 033101 (2012).
  11. [DOI] Y.-P. Ma and E. A. Spiegel. A diagrammatic derivation of (convective) pattern equations. Physica D 240, 150-165 (2011).
  12. [DOI] Y.-P. Ma, J. Burke and E. Knobloch. Defect-mediated snaking: A new growth mechanism for localized structures. Physica D 239, 1867-1883 (2010).
  13. [DOI] Y.-P. Ma, S. Gonçalves, S. Mignot, J.-P. Nadal and M. B. Gordon. Cycles of cooperation and free-riding in social systems. Eur. Phys. J. B 71, 597-610 (2009).
  14. [DOI] C.-H. Yeung, Y.-P. Ma, K. Y. M. Wong. Epoch lifetimes in the dynamics of a competing population. Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 21, 4048-4053 (2007).
  15. [DOI] C.-H. Yeung, Y.-P. Ma and K. Y. M. Wong. Stable aggregates in the dynamics of a competing population. J. Korean Phys. Soc. 50, 196-200 (2007).


  • [PDF] Y.-P. Ma. Localized structures in forced oscillatory systems. PhD thesis, University of California at Berkeley (2011).
  • [PDF] Y.-P. Ma. The derivation and application of convective pattern equations. Proceedings of the Summer Study Program in G.F.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 308-329 (2009).
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