Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2008-2009

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).


8/21/08
Special Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, 2:00-3:00 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Philip Rosenau, Tel-Aviv University
"Singularities and Patterns"
Host: Michael Weinstein

9/9/08
Xaq Pitkow, Columbia University, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
"A Neural Computation for Visual Acuity in the presence of Eye Movements -
how can we see fine detail so well when our eyes are constantly jittering
so much?
"
Host: Chris Wiggins

9/16/08
Matania Ben Artzi, Hebrew University
"Nonlinear conservation laws on surfaces"
Host: Michael Weinstein

9/23/08
Alexey Kaplan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"Persistence of marine tropical climate and its implications for objective
analysis of surface winds
"
Host: Adam Sobel

9/30/08 
Steven Lee, LLNL
"Advances in Integrators for Stiff Multiscale Problems"
Host: David Keyes

10/7/08
Jason Fleischer, Princeton University
"Towards Optical Hydrodynamics"
Host: Michael Weinstein

10/14/08
Sorin Tanase-Nicola, University of Michigan
"Regulatory Control and the Costs and Benefits of Biochemical Noise"
Host: Chris Wiggins

10/16/08
Misha Chertkov, LANL
"Belief Propagation and Beyond"
Hosts: Chris Wiggins & Tony Jebara

10/21/08
Paul François, Rockefeller University
"Deriving structure from computational evolution"
Host: Chris Wiggins

10/28/08
Surya Ganguli, Keck Center, UCSF
"Fisher information and memory traces in dynamical systems"
Host: Chris Wiggins

11/4/08
No seminar: University Holiday

11/11/08
Michael Shelley, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science
"Dynamics and Transport in Active Suspensions"
Host: Chris Wiggins

11/18/08
Mark Hoefer, APAM Department, Columbia University
"Dispersive Shock Waves and Their Interactions"
Host: Michael Weinstein

11/25/08
Andy Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College
"Domain Evolution and Relaxation in Langmuir Films"
Host: Chris Wiggins

12/1/08
Monday, 4-5 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Mayya Tokman, Mathematics, UC-Merced
"Construction and performance of exponential integrators"
Host: David Keyes

12/9/08
Guy Baruch, Tel Aviv University
"Numerical Solution of the Nonlinear Helmholtz Equation"
Host: Michael Weinstein

1/14/09
Wednesday, 11:00 AM, Room 214 Mudd
Imre Risi Kondor, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
"Non-commutative harmonic analysis in machine learning applications"

Host: Lorenzo Polvani

1/20/09
Dave May, Monash University
"Numerical modelling of tectonic processes"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

1/22/09
Thursday, 4:00 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Natalie Arkus, Harvard
"Extracting Essential Features of Biological Signaling Networks"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

1/27/09
Toan Nguyen, Indiana University
"Multi-dimensional stability of noncharacteristic viscous boundary layers"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

1/29/09
Thursday, 11:00 AM, Room 210 Mudd - APAM Conference Room
Eli Shlizerman, Weizmann Institute of Science
"From Order to Spatiotemporal Chaos in the Perturbed Nonlinear
Schrodinger Equation
"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

2/3/09
Triet M. Le, Yale University
"Extracting local information in images"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

2/10/09
Pierre Gentine
, M.I.T.
"Spectral Analysis of a Linearized Land-Atmosphere System: modeling and applications"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

2/17/09
No colloquium

2/20/09
Friday, 3:30 PM, Room 210 Mudd (APAM Conference Room)
Leo Tzou, Stanford

Hosts: Guillaume Bal and William Martin

2/24/09
No colloquium

3/3/09
No colloquium

3/10/09
3:00 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Fred G. Gustavson, IBM Research
"The Relevance of New Data Structure Approaches for Dense Linear Algebra in the new Multi-Core / Many Core Environments"
Host: David Keyes

3/24/09
Joint Applied Mathematics/IGERT Colloquium

Part of the IGERT Distinguished Lecture Series
Brian Soden
, University of Miami
"Robust Responses of the Hydrological Cycle to Global Warming"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

3/27/09
Joint Applied Mathematics/Mathematics Colloquium

Friday, 4:30 PM, Mathematics Room 312
Sir Roger Penrose
, Oxford University
"Aeons Before the Big Bang?"

Host: Michael Weinstein

3/31/09
Frederic Noo
, University of Utah
"Image quality assessment in x-ray computed tomography"

Host: Matias Courdurier

4/7/09
Mikael Rechtsman, Courant Institute
"Upper bounds on photonic bandgaps"
Host: Michael Weinstein

4/14/09
Joint Applied Mathematics/IGERT Seminar

Jonathan Arnou
, UCLA
"Mapping Regime Transitions in Deep  Convection Models of the Outer Planets"

Host: Lorenzo Polvani

4/21/09
Nathan Paldor
, Hebrew University
"Laboratory Experiments and a Non-harmonic Theory of Waves in Steeply
Sloping Shelves"

Host: Adam Sobel

4/28/09
J. Nathan Kutz, University of Washington
"Models for High-Power Pulsed Lasers"
Hosts: David Keyes / Michael Weinstein


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