interactions within NRL and to enhance contacts with the external nonlinear community, it is important for the core nonlinear effort to maintain the following:

  • A high-visibility, intellectually exciting program of seminars, colloquia, and conferences;
  • An active program of support for joint postdoctoral research fellows, graduate student interns, and summer students; and
  • An attractive environment for visits by university faculty and other non-NRL researchers, with suitable arrangements for visits ranging from a few days to a full year-long sabbatical.

Allocation of sufficient resources to enable these programs should be a priority for NRL.

By focusing and expanding slightly its sound existing base of expertise in nonlinear science and by leveraging its investment through interactions with external centers of excellence in this area, the NRL leadership can ensure that all of its researchers and ultimately the Navy will continue to receive the full intellectual and technological benefits of the ongoing revolution in our understanding of inherently nonlinear phenomena.



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