Seminars

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Sergio Verduzco

Oct. 6, 2011

From Working Memory to Epilepsy: Dynamics of Facilitation and Inhibition in a Cortical Network Sergio Verduzco Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder Date and time: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 4:00pm Abstract: Certain tasks like writing a phone number or following driving directions require a type...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Geoff Vasil

Sept. 29, 2011

Dynamic bifurcations and melting-boundary convection Geoff Vasil Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Canada Date and time: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 4:00pm Abstract: In this talk, I will present a model for weakly nonlinear convection in a fluid layer with a melting top boundary. This leads to...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Randall O’Reilly

Sept. 22, 2011

Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Randall O’Reilly Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder Date and time: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:15pm Abstract: I’ll provide an overview of some of the recent work my lab has been doing in the domain of computational cognitive neuroscience. We do large-scale...

Computational Math Seminar: Michael Brutz

Sept. 20, 2011

Particle Tracking Methods Michael Brutz Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 3:45pm Abstract: Particle tracking methods are frequently used to model contaminant transport through fractured media as they can readily deal with complicated fracture networks without the need to generate any...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Holger Dullin

Sept. 8, 2011

A Lie-Poisson structure and integrator for the reduced N-Body problem Holger Dullin School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Australia Date and time: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 4:15pm Abstract: The general N-body problem is invariant under the symmetry group of translations, rotations, and Galilein boosts. The Hilber-Weyl invariants...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Jason Marden

Sept. 1, 2011

Utility Design for Distributed Multiagent Systems Jason Marden Department of Electrical, Computing, and Energy Engineering Date and time: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:15pm Abstract: TBAThe central goal in multiagent systems is to design local control laws for the individual agents to ensure that the emergent global behavior is desirable...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Juliana Dias

April 28, 2011

Modeling Interactions between Large Scale Atmospheric Flows and Moist Convection Juliana Dias Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder Date and time: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:15pm Abstract: Many atmospheric phenomena such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Hadley cell, equatorially trapped waves, and storm tracks are manifestations of...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Michael Swift

April 21, 2011

Phase Transitions and Pattern Formation in Vibrated Granular Media Michael Swift School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK Date and time: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:15pm Abstract: Granular materials exhibit a wealth of interesting dynamical phenomena, particularly if they are subjected to vibration. I shall describe a...

Computational Math Seminar: Christopher Leibs, Tobias Jones

April 19, 2011

Basic Multigrid GPU Experience Christopher Leibs, Tobias Jones Applied Mathematics , University of Colorado Boulder Date and time: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 3:45pm Abstract: We will discuss the results of our attempts to implement a geometric multigrid algorithm on a single GPU. We will start by describing the process...

Dynamical Systems Seminar: Sean Shaheen

April 14, 2011

Cooperation, Cheating, and Robustness in Cyanobacteria Colonies Sean Shaheen Department of Physics and Astronomy, Denver University Date and time: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:30pm Abstract: Cyanobacteria are the oldest photosynthetic organisms on earth and have shaped much of our environment and ecology. Their colonies exhibit a rich array of...

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