Past Seminars- Colloquium

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  • Professor Erwin Bolthausen
    Thu Jan 26, 2012
    4:00 pm
  • Professor Suncica Canic
    Thu Jan 19, 2012
    4:00 pm
    Mathematical modeling, analysis and numerical simulation, combined with imaging and experimental validation, provide a powerful tool for studying various aspects of cardiovascular treatment and diagnosis. This talk will address two examples where such a synergy led to novel results. The first example concerns a mathematical study of fluid-...
  • Professor Sastry Pantula
    Fri Dec 2, 2011
    4:00 pm
    In this talk, I will be discussing various funding and other opportunities for mathematical and statistical sciences at NSF. New programs in computational and data-enabled sciences will be discussed. Also,this is an opportunity to hear feedback from the community regarding future needs.
  • Professor Susan Friedlander
    Thu Dec 1, 2011
    4:00 pm
    We discuss an advection-diffusion equation that has been proposed by Keith Moffatt as a model for the Geodynamo. Even though the drift velocity can be strongly singular, we prove that the critically diffusive PDE is globally well-posed. We examine the nonlinear instability of a particular steady state and use continued fractions to construct a...
  • Professor Joachim Escher
    Thu Nov 10, 2011
    4:00 pm
    Several recent results on the regularity of streamlines beneath a rotational travelling wave, along with the wave profile itself, will be discussed. The talk includes the classical water wave problem in both finite and infinite depth, capillary waves, and solitary waves as well. A common assumption in all models to be discussed is the absence of...
  • Professor Jill Mesirov
    Thu May 12, 2011
    4:00 pm
    The sequencing of the human genome and the development of new methods for acquiring biological data have changed the face of biomedical research. The use of mathematical and computational approaches is taking advantage of the availability of these data to develop new methods with the promise of improved understanding and treatment of disease. I...
  • Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) Russel Caflisch
    Thu Apr 28, 2011
    4:00 pm
    Monte Carlo is a computational workhorse for valuation of financial securities and risk. It is directly applicable to almost all types of financial securities and is robust in that it is insensitive to the complexities of a security. On the other hand, Monte Carlo can be terribly slow and inaccurate. This talk will review the basics of Monte Carlo...