Biology and Mechanics: Applications of Mathematics and Computation
May 25-26, 2006

Lecture room: Huntington room

Thursday,  May 25, 2006

Morning Session (Session Chair: Qing Nie)

8:15-8:30       Conference Opening  (Satya Atluri, UCI)
8:30-9:05       Charles Steele   (Stanford University)       

                         "Some micro mechanics of hearing"
9:05-9:40        Simon Levin   (Princeton  University)
"Animal traffic"
9:40-10:15      Arthur Lander (University of California, Irvine)
"Performance Objectives of Biological Patterning Systems"
10:15-10:50    Break
10:50-11:25     Robert Miura (
New Jersey Institute of Technology)
"Formation of Glass Microelectrodes "
11:25-12:00     Pin Tong (
University of California, San Diego)
"Size Effects of Hair-Size Structures in Linear Elasticity"

12:00-1:30       Lunch  break

Afternoon Session (Session Chair: Brian Seymour)
1:30-2:05         James Knowles (Caltech)
"On Shock Waves in Solids"
2:05-2:40         Doug Gregory (University of Manchester)
"The method of projection in scattering problems"
2:40-3:15         David Parker (University of Edinburgh)
"Shallow water waves and the Camassa-Holm equation"
3:15-3:45         Break
3:45-4:20         Brian Seymour (University of British Columbia)
"A review of acoustic resonance in closed tubes"
4:20-4:55         Michael
Mortell (University College, Cork, Ireland)
"Resonant oscillations in a closed tube containing an inhomogeneous gas"
4:55-5:30         Hui-Hui Dai (City University of Hong Kong)
"Phase Transitions in a Slender Elastic Cylinder: A Derived Regularized Theory"

Friday,  May 26, 2006

Morning Session (Session Chair: Ka-Kit Tung)

8:30-9:05         Inez Fung (University of California, Berkeley)
"Climate Modeling"
9:05-9:40         Ka-Kit Tung (University of Washington)
"Mathematical Modeling of Sun-Climate Connection"
9:40-10:15         William  O Criminale (
University of Washington)
                            "Use of Multiscales, multitimes in shear flow stability analysis"
10:15-10:50     Break
Jerry Bona ( U. of Illinois at Chicago )
"Dispersive Blow-up and the formation of Rogue Waves"
Ellis Cumberbatch (Claremont Graduate University)
"Transistor modeling including quantum effects"


12:00-1:30       Lunch  break

Afternoon Session (Session Chair: Bob O'Malley)

1:30-2:05         Gilbert Strang (Massachusetts  Institute of  Technology)
"Minimum Cuts and Maximum Area with New Measures of Perimeter"
2:05-2:40         Tony Chan (
University of California,  Los Angeles)
"Conformal mapping and image processing for brain research"
2:40-3:15         Bob O'Malley  
(University of Washington)
                            "Old and New Ways of Studying Boundary Layer Resonance"
Yau Shu Wong (University of Alberta)
                       "Prediction of nonlinear aeroelastic systems"

3:50-4:20         Break
4:20-6:00         Round Table Discussion

"Topics: Future research directions and how to facilitate and foster interdisciplinary research"

6:00-7:00                 Receptions

7:00-                 Dinner