Fall 2014

Colloquia are held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II, unless noted otherwise. Refreshments are served at 11:30 am. For questions about the seminar schedule, please contact Yassine Boubendir.


Date Speaker and Title Host
September 5 Kate Stebe, University of Pennsylvania
Energy Stored in Deformation Fields: Opportunities for Directed Assembly in Soft Matter
Linda Cummings
September 12 Paul A. Martin, Colorado School of Mines
Acoustic and Electric Faraday Cages
Michael Siegel
September 19 Fioralba Cakoni, University of Delaware
A Qualitative Approach to Inverse Scattering for Inhomogeneous Media: The Transmission Eigenvalue Problem
Yassine Boubendir
September 26 Li-Shi Luo, Old Dominion University
Kinetic Methods for CFD
Shidong Jiang
October 3 Jianliang Qian, Michigan State University
Fast Huygens Sweeping Methods for Helmholtz Equations in Inhomogeneous Media in the High Frequency Regime
Peter Petropoulos
October 10 Yuriko Renardy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
A Viscoelastic Constitutive Model That Predicts Thixotropic Yield Stress Behavior for Large Relaxation Time
Shahriar Afkhami
October 17 John Wettlaufer, Yale University and the University of Oxford
Sea Ice and Climate: A Model System in Stochastic Nonlinear Dynamics
Yuan-Nan Young
October 24 Arthur Sherman, National Institutes of Health
Modeling the Causes and Cures of Diabetes
Victor Matveev
October 31 Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University
Variational Methods for Crystal Surface Instability
Yassine Boubendir
November 7 Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Multilevel Low-Rank Approximation Preconditioners
Catalin Turc
November 14 Peter Howell, University of Oxford
Deterministic and Stochastic Modelling of Lithiation/Delithiation in a Lithium-ion Battery Electrode
Linda Cummings
November 21 Margaret Beck, Boston University
Nonlinear Stability of Coherent Structures via Pointwise Estimates
Roy Goodman
November 28 No Colloquium - Thanksgiving Break ---
December 5 Evelyn Sander, George Mason University
The Dynamics of Nucleation
Amit Bose