Seminars

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Douglas Baldwin

April 11, 2013

Dispersive Shock Wave Interactions And Two-Dimensional Oceanwave Soliton Interactions Douglas Baldwin Applied Mathematics Ph.D. Program , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:30pm Abstract: Many physical phenomena are understood and modeled with nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). Unfortunately, nonlinear PDEs rarely have analytic solutions...

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Dane Taylor

April 9, 2013

Spectral Theory for the Robustness and Dynamical Properties of Complex Networks Faculty Advisor: Juan G. Restrepo Dane Taylor Applied Mathematics Ph.D. Program , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:30pm Abstract: From biological processes to critical infrastructures and social phenomena, many complex systems may...

Colloquium: Greg Forest

April 5, 2013

The Virtual Lung Project at UNC Greg Forest Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil Date and time: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 12:45pm Abstract: The “VLP” is a ten-year collaborative effort across the medical school (Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Center),...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Aaron Clauset

April 4, 2013

How large should whales be? Aaron Clauset Department of Computer Science Date and time: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:15pm Abstract: The evolution and distribution of species body sizes for terrestrial mammals is well-explained by a macroevolutionary tradeoff between short-term selective advantages and long-term extinction risks from increased species body...

Colloquium: Max Gunzburger

March 22, 2013

A nonlocal vector calculus and nonlocal models for diffusion and mechanics Max Gunzburger Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University Date and time: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 1:00pm Abstract: Based on notions for nonlocal fluxes between volumes and nonlocal balance laws and a nonlocal vector calculus we have developed,...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Sears Merritt

March 20, 2013

Detecting friendship within dynamic online interaction networks Sears Merritt Department of Computer Science Date and time: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 3:15pm Abstract: In many complex social systems, the timing and frequency of interactions between individuals are observable but friendship ties are hidden. Recovering these hidden ties, particularly for casual...

Colloquium: Alberto Bressan

March 15, 2013

Optima and equilibria for traffic flow on a network of roads. Alberto Bressan Department of Mathematics, Penn State University Date and time: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 1:00pm Abstract: Daily traffic patterns are the result of a large number of individual decisions, where each driver chooses an optimal departure time...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Rob Maier

March 14, 2013

How to integrate integrable three-species Lotka-Volterra systems Rob Maier Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona Date and time: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 3:15pm Abstract: Lotka-Volterra (LV) systems are quadratic dynamical systems of a special type. They arise in population biology, in chemical kinetics, and in multimode coupling. Well-known cases...

Colloquium: H.T. Banks

March 7, 2013

Mathematical and Statistical Modeling of Human Lymphocyte Proliferation Using CFSE Data H.T. Banks Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine, North Carolina State University Director for the Center for Research in Scientific Computation, North Carolina State University Date and time: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:00pm Abstract: CFSE analysis of proliferating...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Gregory Robinson

March 7, 2013

Nonlinear chemical amplifiers and the search for animals’ light-dependent magnetic compass sensor Gregory Robinson Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 3:15pm Abstract: Much attention has recently developed around chemical reactions that depend on applied magnetic fields as weak as earth’s. This...

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