Applied Math Colloquium - Lou Pecora

Feb. 28, 2020

Lou Pecora, Naval Research Laboratory Cluster Synchronization of Chaotic Systems in Complex Networks The concept of synchronized systems has been around for centuries with one of the earliest studies being on the synchronization of clocks by Christiaan Huygens in the mid 1700’s. By the mid 1900’s it was well-known how...

Applied Math Colloquium - Owen Miller

Feb. 21, 2020

Owen Miller, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University Upper bounds to electromagnetic response via convexity, causality, and duality Nanophotonics, the study of light interacting with materials patterned at the scale of the wavelength, is developing at a rapid pace, with ever more materials, form factors, and structural degrees of freedom...

Applied Math Colloquium - Laura Miller

Feb. 14, 2020

Laura Miller, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Flow through the hairy appendages of small animals: The leaky rake to solid plate transition. Numerous small organisms that swim, fly, smell, or feed in flows at the mesoscale, where inertial and viscous forces are balanced, use branched,...

Applied Math Colloquium - Bengt Fornberg

Feb. 7, 2020

Bengt Fornberg, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder Euler-Maclaurin without analytic derivatives We consider here the Euler-Maclaurin (EM) formulas in the context of approximating infinite sums. If the function to be summed can be integrated analytically, these formulas provide highly accurate asymptotic expansions for the difference between the...

Applied Math Colloquium - Katie Oliveras

Jan. 31, 2020

Katie Oliveras, Department of Mathematics, Seattle University Measuring Water Waves: Using Pressure to Reconstruct Wave Profiles Euler's equations describe water-waves on the surface of an ideal fluid. In this talk, I will discuss an inverse problem related to measuring water-waves using pressure sensors placed inside the fluid. Using a non-local...

Applied Math Colloquium - Jeremy Hoskins

Jan. 24, 2020

Jeremy Hoskins, Department of Mathematics, Yale University Elliptic PDEs on regions with corners Many of the boundary value problems frequently encountered in the simulation of physical problems (electrostatics, wave propagation, fluid dynamics in small devices, etc.) can be solved by reformulating them as boundary integral equations. This approach reduces the...

Applied Math Colloquium - Dan Larremore

Jan. 17, 2020

Dan Larremore, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder Complex Networks, Math, and Malaria: From Evolution to Epidemiology Progress in the global battle for malaria elimination has flatlined since 2015, with the single-cell P. falciparum parasite killing one child for every minute of the year. Some of this plateau...

Applied Math Colloquium - Leonid Berlyand

Dec. 6, 2019

Leonid Berlyand, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University PDE models of Active Matter In this talk we attempt to demonstrate how mathematical analysis could be helpful in the study of active matter, with the focus on active gels and cell motility. We first discuss mathematical challenges and developments of novel...

Applied Math Colloquium - Thomas Hagstrom

Nov. 22, 2019

Thomas Hagstrom, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University Title and Abstract Pending

Applied Math Colloquium - Nathan Urban

Nov. 15, 2019

Nathan Urban, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh Title and Abstract Pending