Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2011-2012

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).

9/9/11 (Friday, 11 AM, 750 Interschool - CEPSR)
Special Joint Applied Math / CVGC Colloquium
Pedro Reis, M.I.T.
"The Wonders of Thin Objects: Coiling Spagetti and Pressing Eggshells"
Hosts: Eitan Grinspun (Computer Science) / Michael Weinstein (Applied Math)

C.L. Epstein, University of Pennsylvania
"Analytic foundations for a class of degenerate diffusions arising in population genetics"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Erich Becker, Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics
"Indications of Upper Tropospheric Stratified Turbulence in a High-resolution Mechanistic GCM"
Host: Tiffany Shaw

Assad Oberai, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Biomechanical Imaging: A Window Into Tissue Microstructure and Pathology"
Hosts: Guillaume Bal / Cedric Bellis

Bjorn Birnir, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The Kolmogorov-Obukov Theory of Turbulence"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Eli Shlizerman, University of Washington
"Activity Measure Evolution Equations:
Dimension reduction for networks of neurons"

Host: Michael Weinstein

11/3/11 (Thursday, 4 PM, 750 CEPSR, Interschool Lab)
Special Applied Math Colloquium,
Cosma Shalizi, Carnegie Mellon University
"When Can We Learn Exponential Random Graph Models from Samples?"
Host: Chris Wiggins

12/2/11 (Friday, 11 AM, 750 Interschool - CEPSR)
Special Joint Applied Math / CVGC Colloquium
Katia Bertoldi, Harvard University
"Soft materials: Functionality through instabilities and deformations"
Hosts: Eitan Grinspun (Computer Science) / Michael Weinstein (Applied Math)

Panayotis Kevrekides, University of Massachusetts
"Existence, Stability and Dynamics of Some Single- and Multi-Component Solitary Waves: From Theory to Experiments"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Gideon Simpson, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
"Analysis of Parallel Replica Dynamics"
Host: Michael Weinstein

Fioralba Cakoni, University of Delaware
"Transmission Eigenvalues in Inverse Scattering Theory"
Host: Guillaume Bal

Nathan Paldor, Hebrew University
"New Solutions of Laplace's Tidal Equations Over a Sphere"
Host: Lorenzo Polvani

Thursday, 1:30-2:30 PM, 210 Mudd (APAM Conference Room)
Marc Bonnet, POems, Applied Mathematics Department, ENSTA, Paris, France
"Flaw identification using elastodynamic or acoustic data and small-defect asymptotics of cost functionals"
Host: Cedric Bellis

James Nolen, Duke University
"Normal Approximation for a Random Elliptic PDE"
Host: Guillaume Bal

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