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### Inverse Scattering Problem for Vector Fields and the Cauchy Problem for the Heavenly Equation

We solve the inverse scattering problem for multidimensional vector fields
and we use this result to construct the formal solution of the Cauchy problem
for the second heavenly equation of Plebanski, a scalar nonlinear partial
differential equation in four dimensions relevant in General Relativity, which
arises from the commutation of multidimensional Hamiltonian vector fields.Comment: 15 pages, submitted to Phisics Letters A. This paper replaces
nlin.SI/051204

### New reductions of integrable matrix PDEs: $Sp(m)$-invariant systems

We propose a new type of reduction for integrable systems of coupled matrix
PDEs; this reduction equates one matrix variable with the transposition of
another multiplied by an antisymmetric constant matrix. Via this reduction, we
obtain a new integrable system of coupled derivative mKdV equations and a new
integrable variant of the massive Thirring model, in addition to the already
known systems. We also discuss integrable semi-discretizations of the obtained
systems and present new soliton solutions to both continuous and semi-discrete
systems. As a by-product, a new integrable semi-discretization of the Manakov
model (self-focusing vector NLS equation) is obtained.Comment: 33 pages; (v4) to appear in JMP; This paper states clearly that the
elementary function solutions of (a vector/matrix generalization of) the
derivative NLS equation can be expressed as the partial $x$-derivatives of
elementary functions. Explicit soliton solutions are given in the author's
talks at http://poisson.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~tsuchida

### Soliton dynamics in deformable nonlinear lattices

We describe wave propagation and soliton localization in photonic lattices
which are induced in a nonlinear medium by an optical interference pattern,
taking into account the inherent lattice deformations at the soliton location.
We obtain exact analytical solutions and identify the key factors defining
soliton mobility, including the effects of gap merging and lattice imbalance,
underlying the differences with discrete and gap solitons in conventional
photonic structures.Comment: 5 pages, 4 figure

### One-loop self-energy correction in a strong binding field

A new scheme for the numerical evaluation of the one-loop self-energy
correction to all orders in Z \alpha is presented. The scheme proposed inherits
the attractive features of the standard potential-expansion method but yields a
partial-wave expansion that converges more rapidly than in the other methods
reported in the literature.Comment: 8 pages, 4 table

### The Cauchy Problem on the Plane for the Dispersionless Kadomtsev - Petviashvili Equation

We construct the formal solution of the Cauchy problem for the dispersionless
Kadomtsev - Petviashvili equation as application of the Inverse Scattering
Transform for the vector field corresponding to a Newtonian particle in a
time-dependent potential. This is in full analogy with the Cauchy problem for
the Kadomtsev - Petviashvili equation, associated with the Inverse Scattering
Transform of the time dependent Schroedinger operator for a quantum particle in
a time-dependent potential.Comment: 10 pages, submitted to JETP Letter

### Dunajski generalization of the second heavenly equation: dressing method and the hierarchy

Dunajski generalization of the second heavenly equation is studied. A
dressing scheme applicable to Dunajski equation is developed, an example of
constructing solutions in terms of implicit functions is considered. Dunajski
equation hierarchy is described, its Lax-Sato form is presented. Dunajsky
equation hierarchy is characterized by conservation of three-dimensional volume
form, in which a spectral variable is taken into account.Comment: 13 page

### Integrable dispersionless PDEs arising as commutation condition of pairs of vector fields

We review some results about the theory of integrable dispersionless PDEs
arising as commutation condition of pairs of one-parameter families of vector
fields, developed by the authors during the last years. We review, in
particular, the formal aspects of a novel Inverse Spectral Transform including,
as inverse problem, a nonlinear Riemann - Hilbert (NRH) problem, allowing one
i) to solve the Cauchy problem for the target PDE; ii) to construct classes of
RH spectral data for which the NRH problem is exactly solvable; iii) to
construct the longtime behavior of the solutions of such PDE; iv) to establish
if a localized initial datum breaks at finite time. We also comment on the
existence of recursion operators and Backl\"und - Darboux transformations for
integrable dispersionless PDEs.Comment: 17 pages, 1 figure. Written rendition of the talk presented by one of
the authors (PMS) at the PMNP 2013 Conference, in a special session dedicated
to the memory of S. V. Manakov. To appear in the Proceedings of the
Conference PMNP 2013, IOP Conference Serie

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