Seminars

APPM Department Colloquium - Randall J. LeVeque

Oct. 26, 2007

Event Description: Randall J. LeVeque, Assistant Professor, University Michigan Shock Wave Propagation in Tissue and Bone Studying the physical and biological mechanisms of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) requires modeling the propagation of strong shock waves through tissue and bone. Interfaces between different biological materials lead to reflections and focusing...

APPM Department Colloquium - Randy Bank [CANCELLED]

Oct. 26, 2007

Event Description: Randy Bank, Professor of Mathematics, UCSD Convergence Analysis of a Domain Decomposition Paradigm We describe a domain decomposition algorithm for use in several variants of the parallel adaptive meshing paradigm of Bank and Holst. This algorithm has low communication, makes extensive use of existing sequential solvers, and exploits...

APPM Department Colloquium - John R. Cary

Oct. 19, 2007

Event Description: John R. Cary, Professor of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, and CEO, Tech-X Corporation Self-consistent electromagnetic modeling with boundaries The difficulty in modeling electromagnetics is in choosing the correct algorithm from the plethora available. The choice ultimately depends on what is most critical for the problem to be...

APPM Department Colloquium - Luis Chacon

Oct. 12, 2007

Event Description: Luis Chacon, Los Alamos National Laboratory On fully implicit methods for extended magnetohydrodynamics Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) describes the behavior of charged hot gases (plasmas) in the presence of electromagnetic fields, and is a crucial tool for the understanding of solar, space, and laboratory (e.g. thermonuclear fusion) plasmas. Mathematically, MHD...

CANCELLED APPM Department Colloquium - Robert Krasny

Oct. 5, 2007

Event Description: Robert Krasny, Professor, University of Michigan Lagrangian Simulations of Fluids and Plasmas This talk will describe recent work on lagrangian simulations of fluids and plasmas. The basic idea is to replace the standard Eulerian formulation by a Lagrangian formulation in which the flow map is the key unknown...

APPM Department Colloquium - Travis Austin

Sept. 28, 2007

Event Description: Travis Austin, Tech-X Corporation Discontinuous Cardiac Activation Modeling using Fast Multilevel Solvers The ventricles are the core pumping chambers of the heart, responsible for pumping deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs and oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Both left and...

APPM Department Colloquium - Joseph F. Grcar

Sept. 21, 2007

Event Description: Joseph F. Grcar, Center for Computational Science and Engineering, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory John von Neumann and the Origins of Scientific Computing Scientific computing as we understand it today began to be practiced around the time of Carl Friedrich Gauss in the form of astronomical calculations based on...

APPM Department Colloquium - Juan G. Restrepo

Sept. 14, 2007

Event Description: Juan G. Restrepo, Postdoc with Alain Karma at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems, Northeastern University Dynamics on complex networks: synchronization, percolation, and the dynamical importance of nodes and links. There has been much recent interest in studying dynamical processes on networks due to the realization...

APPM Department Colloquium - Cleve Moler

Sept. 7, 2007

Event Description: Cleve Moler, Author of MATLAB and Founder of MathWorks Evolution of MATLAB We show how MATLAB has evolved over the last 25 years from a simple matrix calculator to a powerful technical computing environment. We demonstrate several examples of MATLAB applications. We conclude with a few comments about...

APPM Department Colloquium - Bob Eisenberg

May 4, 2007

Event Description: Bob Eisenberg, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University Medical Center Ion Channels: Devices for Atomic Control of Molecular Transport Protein channels conduct ions through a narrow tunnel of fixed charge and act as gatekeepers for cells and cell compartments. Hundreds of types of channels are studied...

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