Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2005-2006

The Applied Mathematics Colloquium meets on Tuesday afternoons, when classes are in session, from 2:45-3:45 p.m., in Room 214 Mudd (unless otherwise noted).

Prof. David Keyes, Coordinator

9/13/05
Joint Math/Applied Math/IGERT seminars
(Part of the IGERT Distinguished Lecture Series)
Dan McKenzie, University of Cambridge
"The Rheology of the Lithosphere"

9/20/05
(Joint Math/SIAM Chapter Lecture) Room 644 Mudd
Dan Ellis, Columbia University
"Extracting Information from Music Audio"

9/27/05
Steven Shipman, Louisiana State University
"Study of open linear systems via their closed extensions"

10/4/05
No Colloquium

10/11/05
Eldad Haber, Emory University
"Adding Constraints to Image Registration"

10/18/05
Michael Tabor, University of Arizona
"Modeling the growth, form and function of micro-organisms"

10/25/05
William Young, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
"Pattern forming dynamics of populations: individual based-models versus continuum descriptions"

10/27/05
Thursday, 10/27, 9:45 AM, Room 214 Mudd
Pascal Heider, University of Cologne
"Special Whispering Gallery Modes inBilliards With Rational Caustics"

10/28/05
Friday, 10/28, 3:10 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Paul Hovland, Argonne National Laboratory
"Foundations of Automatic Differentiation"

11/1/05
Jing Zou, University of Maryland
“The Super Fast Fourier Transform for Sparse Signals”

11/3/05
Thursday, 11/3/05: 11:00 AM, Room 214 Mudd
L.T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University
"Advances in Large-scale Optimization for DAEs and PDEs"

11/9/05
(SIAM Lecture) Wednesday, 11/9/05: 1:10 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Suzana Camargo, Earth Institute at Columbia University
“Relationship of Tropical Cyclones and Climate”

11/15/05
Semyon Tsynkov, North Carolina State University
"Numerical Solution of the NonlinearHelmholtz Equation Using
Nonorthogonal Expansions"


11/22/05

No Colloquium

11/29/05
No Colloquium

12/6/05
Ravi Samtaney, Princeton University
"Shock Wave Refraction and Suppression of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability in MHD"

12/13/05
Ed Spiegel, Columbia University
"Photofluiddynamics of Hot Stars and Disks''

12/20/05
Claudia Pasquero, Caltech
"Mesoscale Effects on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics"

1/17/06
Eitan Grinspun, Computer Science
"Multiresolution Simulation and Discrete Models:
Novel Research Efforts in Physical Simulation"

Host: David Keyes

1/24/06
Susan Minkoff, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
“Implementation and Convergence of Operator-based Upscaling for Acoustics”
Host: Guillaume Bal

1/31/06
Meredith Betterton, University of Colorado
"Modeling a biochemical network with unknown parameters:
Systems theory of Smad signaling"

Host: Chris Wiggins

2/7/06
Lisa Fauci, Tulane University
"Spirochetes and Spermatozoa: Fluid Dynamic Models of Microorganism Motility"
Host: Chris Wiggins

2/14/06
Louis Tao, New Jersey Institute of Technology
“Orientation Selectivity in Visual Cortex by Fluctuation-Controlled Criticality”
Host: Guillaume Bal

2/17/06
Friday, 1:45-2:45 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Katherine Evans, Los Alamos National Laboratory
“Development of a 2-D Model to Simulate Convection and Phase Transition Efficiently”
Host: David Keyes

2/21/06
Piet Hut, Princeton University Inst. for Advanced Study
"From Open Source to Open Knowledge to Open Laboratory:
The Sociology of Collaborative Projects in Computational Astrophysics"

Host: David Keyes

2/28/06
Linda Stals, Australian National University
"Hats Improve the Image"
Host: David Keyes

3/7/06
Wendy Zhang, University of Chicago
"Broad Humps & Thin Spouts: Topological Transitions Driven by Viscous Flow"
Host: Chris Wiggins

3/14/06
No Colloquium: Spring Break

3/21/06
(Part of the IGERT Distinguished Lecture Series)
Joseph Pedlosky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
“The Nonlinear Dynamics of Time Dependent Subcritical Baroclinic Currents”
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

3/28/06
Harish Bhat, Columbia University
"Waves in Discrete Electronic Lattices"

4/4/06
Anastasia Papavasiliou, University of Warwick
"Applications of the Theory of Rough Paths"
Host: David Keyes

4/11/06
Tapio Schneider, California Institute of Technology
"The General Circulation of the Atmosphere:
Macroturbulence and Hadley Circulation Dynamics"

Host: Adam Sobel

4/18/06
Jane Wang, Cornell University
“Efficiency of flapping flight: birds vs. planes”
Host: Adam Sobel

4/20/06
Thursday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Room 210 Mudd
Vivien Mallet, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris
"Data assimilation and ensemble forecasting with a chemistry-transport model"
Host: David Keyes

4/25/06
Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan
"The interplay of analysis and algorithms"
Host: Chris Wiggins

5/2/06
Deborah Berebichez, Courant Institute/Columbia University
"Time-Reversal for Temporal Compression and Spatial Focusing of Acoustic
Waves in Enclosures"

Host: Michael Weinstein

5/9/06
Tuesday, 4:05-5:00 PM, Room 337 Mudd
Joseph Keller, Stanford University
"Pony Tail Motion, Hill's Equation, Weight Loss and pi in Lsubp"
Host: Michael Weinstein


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