Colloquium: David Noone

March 1, 2013

Estimating the hidden history of water in clouds and the subtropical atmosphere David Noone Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Date and time: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 1:00pm Abstract: The humidity of the tropics and subtropics plays a disproportionate role in the...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Daniel Larremore

Feb. 28, 2013

Dynamics/Complex Systems Seminar for February 28, 2013 Daniel Larremore Harvard School of Public Health Date and time: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 3:15pm Abstract: TBA

Colloquium: Phil Armitage

Feb. 22, 2013

Dynamical mysteries of extrasolar planetary systems Phil Armitage Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:00pm Abstract: Observations from the ground and from NASA's Kepler satellite have identified thousands of confirmed or candidate...

Colloquium: Maria Schonbek

Feb. 15, 2013

Questions on Liquid crystals Maria Schonbek Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz Date and time: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:00pm Abstract: As Leslie points out in his 1968 paper : “liquid crystals are states of matter which are capable of flow, and in which the molecular arrangements...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Jim Meiss

Feb. 14, 2013

Robust Invariant Tori, Multidimensional Farey Trees, and Algebraic Irrationals Invariant tori are prominent features of Hamiltonian and symplectic dynamical systems that are integrable or nearly so. Their prominence arises in part because of the celebrated KAM theorem which shows the structural stability of certain “very irrational” (Diophantine) tori for “smooth...

Computational Math Seminar: Luis Chacón

Feb. 12, 2013

Fully implicit, energy- and charge-conserving particle-in-cell algorithms for kinetic simulation of plasmas Luis Chacón Los Alamos National Laboratory Date and time: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 4:15pm Abstract: Particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation techniques have been wildly successful in the first-principles simulation of plasma dynamics. However, the fundamental algorithmic underpinnings of standard...

Colloquium: Mihaly Horanyi

Feb. 8, 2013

The Lunar Surface: A Dusty Plasma Laboratory Mihaly Horanyi Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Department of Physics Date and time: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1:00pm Abstract: The Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS) is focused on experimental and theoretical investigations of the lunar surface,...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Christine Hrenya

Feb. 7, 2013

Instabilities in Flows of Solid Particles Christine Hrenya Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Date and time: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 3:15pm Abstract: The rapid flow of solid particles, be it in a strictly granular flow or in conjunction with a gas-phase, are often rarefied in nature since the...

Colloquium: Franck Vernerey

Feb. 1, 2013

Mathematical Model Of The Coupled Mechanisms Of Cell Adhesion, Contraction And Spreading Franck Vernerey Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Date and time: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 1:15pm Abstract: In recent years, research in cell biology has shown that mechanics is key to cell response, differentiation and disease...

Colloquium: Anna Gilbert

Jan. 25, 2013

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?: A survey of Fourier sampling algorithms Anna Gilbert Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan Date and time: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 1:15pm Abstract: In the last decade, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers have recognized that our ability to generate data far exceeds our ability to record...