Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2010-2011

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 othewise noted).

, 11:00 AM, 210 Mudd
Philip Rosenau, School of Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
"Brother, can you spare a compacton?"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Joint Applied Mathematics Colloquium/SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science
Kevin Walsh, University of Melbourne
"Aspects of the observation and simulation of the intraseasonal oscillation over the Maritime Continent"
Host: Adam Sobel

9/14/10, 2:00-3:00 PM, 214 Mudd
Lorena Barba, Boston University
"Game-changing triad: fast algorithms, many-core hardware, open software.
A case study with biomolecular electrostatics."

Host: David Keyes

Andrew Comech, Texas A&M University/Moscow Institute for Physics & Technology
"Global attractor for Klein-Gordon equation in discrete space-time interacting with a nonlinear oscillator"

Host: Michael Weinstein

Shi Jin, University of Wisconsin
"Asymptotic-preseving schemes for Boltzmann equation and relative problems
with stiff sources"
Host: Guillaume Bal

Ricardo Weder, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
"Topological Effects in Quantum Mechanics and High-Velocity Estimates"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Aurel Lazar, Columbia University
"Encoding Visual Stimuli with a Population of Hodgkin-Huxley Neurons"
Host: Guillaume Bal

Cosma Shalizi, Carnegie Mellon University
"The computational structure of neuronal spike trains"
Host: Chris Wiggins

Matt Hoffman, Columbia Statistics
"Online learning for Latent Dirichlet Allocations"
Host: Chris Wiggins

Steven Johnson, M.I.T.
"Waves from Nothing: Modeling Fluctuation Interactions"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Joint Applied Mathematics Colloquium/SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland
"Ensemble Kalman Filter: Status and Potential"
Host: Adam Sobel

Yves Capdeboscq, University of Oxford/Institute for Advanced Study
"Recent Progresses in Electro-acoustic Imaging"
Host: Guillaume Bal

Jonathan Ben-Artzi, Brown University
"Linear instability of the Relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell system"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Brian Haines, Penn State University
"Effective Viscosity of Bacterial Suspensions"
Host: Guillaume Bal

1/20/11 (Thursday, 2:45 PM, 214 Mudd)
Joint Applied Mathematics Colloquium/SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science
Claire Monteleoni, Columbia University
"Tracking Climate Models: Advances in Climate Informatics"
Host: Adam Sobel & Lorenzo Polvani

1/21/11 (Friday, 11:00 AM, 214 Mudd)
Jacob Bedrossian, UCLA
"Aggregation Equations and Patlak-Keller-Segel Models with Nonlinear Diffusion"
Host: Guillaume Bal

Vincent Duchene, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)
"Asymptotic models for internal waves in Oceanography"
Host: Michael Weinstein

2/4/11 (Friday, 11:00 AM, 214 Mudd)
Cedric Bellis, Ecole Polytechnique & Univ. of Minnesota
"Qualitative Methods for Inverse Scattering in Solid Mechanics"
Host: Guillaume Bal

Alexandra Tzella, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD) Paris
"Spatial Structures of Mixed Reacting Tracers"
Host: Pierre Gentine

2/28/11 (Monday, 11:00 AM, 214 Mudd)
Konstantinos Spiliopoulos, Brown University
"Large Deviations and Fast Simulation for Multiscale Diffusions
and Rough Energy Landscape"
Host: Guillaume Bal

Ovidiu Costin, Ohio State University
"Constructive asymptotic analysis and applications to spectral problems"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Mark Ablowitz, University of Colorado
"Nonlinear waves: from oceans to 'optical graphene'"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Nathan Kutz, University of Washington
"Living the low life: applications of low-dimensional modeling methods"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington
"Travel Time Tomography"
Host: Guillaume Bal

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