Seminars

Colloquium: Juri Toomre

Jan. 18, 2013

Touching the inside of a convecting star and its magnetic dynamo Juri Toomre Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) Date and time: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 1:15pm Abstract: Stars are the primary builders of magnetism in our Universe, expelling some of it through their winds and explosions, or leaving...

Colloquium: William Kleiber

Nov. 16, 2012

A Framework for Spatiotemporal Stochastic Weather Simulation William Kleiber Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: Gridded daily weather simulations are key features of downscaling,hydrological and agricultural models, as well as climate impact studies. Typically, spatially consistent weather simulations are...

Colloquium: Mathew Williams

Nov. 9, 2012

Constraining Carbon Cycling in Space and Time Through Data Assimilation Mathew Williams School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Date and time: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: We face a number of challenges in modelling the terrestrial carbon cycle.Detailed understanding is focused at a few research sites, which...

Colloquium: Bard Eremntrout

Nov. 2, 2012

All The Way With Gaston Floquet: A Theory for Flicker Hallucinations Bard Eremntrout Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh Date and time: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: When the human visual system is subjected to diffuse flickering light in the range of 5-25 Hz, many subjects report beautiful...

Colloquium: Rob Knight

Oct. 26, 2012

Approaches to Sampling the World's Microbial Diversity Rob Knight HHMI , Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CU Boulder , Department of Computer Science, CU Boulder Date and time: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology have led to a revolution in our ability to...

Colloquium: Leslie Smith

Oct. 12, 2012

Minimal Models for Precipitating Convection Leslie Smith Department of Mathematics and Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison Date and time: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: Minimal models are formulated and explored for precipitating convection in a strongly stratified environment. The first model incorporates fast auto-conversion from...

Computational Math Seminar: Kuo Liu

Sept. 18, 2012

Hybrid-FOSLS with Application to Stokes and Navier-Stokes Equations Kuo Liu Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: Hybrid-FOSLS is based on combining the FOSLS method with the FOSLL* method. The FOSLS approach minimizes the error, e h = u h...

Colloquium: Mahadevan Ganesh

Sept. 7, 2012

A Model Reduction Algorithm for Computational Electromagnetism Mahadevan Ganesh Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Colorado School of Mines Date and time: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: We consider a parameterized multiple electromagnetic scattering wave propagation model in three dimensions. The parameters in the model describe the location,...

Colloquium: Ivan I. Smalyukh

Aug. 31, 2012

Colloids and Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals Ivan I. Smalyukh Department of Physics, CU Boulder Date and time: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 3:30pm Abstract: Liquid crystals and colloids find increasingly important applications in science and technology, ranging from information displays to direct probing of kinetic processes in crystals and...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Marshall Carpenter

Nov. 17, 2011

Size and Duration of Avalanches in Complex Networks Marshall Carpenter Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 4:00pm Abstract: We study the influence of network structure on avalanches of excitation cascading over the nodes of the network. Such excitable networks have been...

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