Applied Mathematics Colloquium 1996-1997

Coordinator: C.K. Chu

8/5/96

X.P. Jia, Universite de Paris 7
"On the Nonspecular Reflection Phenomena of a Bounded Acoustic Beam: Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials"

9/9/96
Michael Shub, IBM Watson Research Center
"Continuation Methods for Systems of Polynomial Equations"

9/16/96

Paul Richards, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"Rotation of the Earth's Inner Core"

9/30/96
Oleg Ryzhov, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Solitons in Boundary Layer Flows"

10/7/96

Anand Gnanadesikan, Princeton University
"Isopycnal Mixing in Cartesian-Coordinate Ocean Circulation Models: Why the Numerics Matter"

10/14/96

Andreas Acrivos, CUNY - City College
"Shear Induced Diffusion in the Flow of Concentrated Suspensions"

10/21/96
Robert V. Kohn, Courant Institute, NYU
"How Accurate is the Taylor Estimate? Some Results on Model Problems of Polycrystal Plasticity"

10/28/96
Kevin Hamilton, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
"Experiment with a General Circulation Model Including an Imposed Quasi-biennial Oscillation"

11/11/96
Jonathan Wickert, Carnegie Mellon University
"From Disk Brakes to Gas Turbines: Vibration of Rotating Periodic Systems"

11/18/96

Chjan Lim, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Courant Insitute/NYU, & Columbia University
"Vortex Dynamics and Comginatories"

11/25/96
Jennifer Chayes, UCLA

12/9/96
Michael Herman, Ecole Polytechnique
"Are Hamiltonian Systems Really Random? The Problem of Strictly Postive Metrical Entropy"

2/3/97
Amitabha Bose, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Application of dynamical Systems to Neural Networks"

2/10/97

Henry McKean, Courant Institute, NYU
"Action in Hamiltonian Systems: Are they intrinsic or not?"

2/17/97
Reade Ryan, Courant Institute, NYU
"Statistics of Burgers Turbulence"

2/24/97
George Triantafyllou, CCNY
"Turbulent Flows with Free Surfaces"

3/3/97
Esteben Tabak, Courant Institute, NYU
"Dispersive Wave Turbulence: A One-Dimenstional Model"

3/10/97
Lori Perliski, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
"A Global Numerical Model of Stratospheric Photochemistry Using the GFDL SKYHIL GCM"

3/24/97

Ioannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University
"Pattern Formation on Micro-Designed Catalytic Surfaces"

4/7/97
R. Ruben Rosales, MIT
"Caustics of Weak Shock Waves"

4/14/97
Julia Levin, MIT
"Formulation and Some Results with the Spectral Element Ocean Model"

4/21/97

Robert Merton, Harvard University
"Influence of Mathematical Models in Finance on Institutional Practice"

4/28/97
Marc Spiegelman, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"Computational Lava Lamps: The Physics of Magma Migration (and other deformable porous media)"

5/5/97

Joh Knox, NASA/GISS
"Low Latitude Rossby Wave Breaking"


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