|Location:||MSRI: Simons Auditorium|
In 1962 G.S. Jones conjectured that the nonlinear delay differential equation
known as Wright’s equation has a unique slowly oscillating periodic solution for all pa-
rameters above a particular value. This talk presents a computer-assisted proof of the
conjecture. Furthermore, we show there are no isolas of periodic solutions to Wright's
equation; all periodic orbits arise from Hopf bifurcations.