Seminars are held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in Lecture Hall II Cullimore unless noted otherwise

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Tuesday, January 16, 2001
     Dimitri D. Vaynblat
     Applied Mathematics Department, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
     Shock-Induced Martensitic Phase Transitions in Solids

Friday, January 19, 2001
     Mette Olufsen
     Department of Mathematics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
     New Roles for the Gamma Rhythm: Population Tuning and Preprocessing for the Beta Rhythm

Tuesday, January 23, 2001
     Chris Wiggins
     Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York
     Biomathematical Modeling of Polymer Dynamics

Friday, January 26, 2001
     Zhong-Hui Duan
     Department of Mathematics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
     Adaptive Treecodes for Computing Nonbonded Interactions in Molecular Simulations

Wednesday, January 31, 2001
     Guillaume Bal
     Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
     Particle Transport Through Scattering Regions with Non-scattering Clear Layers and Inclusions

Friday, February 2, 2001
     Michael Weinstein
     Fundamental Mathematics Research Department, Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies
     Nonlinear Propagation of Light in Periodic Structures

Wednesday, February 7, 2001
     Jacob Rubinstein
     Department of Mathematics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
     Phase Transitions in Mesoscopic Superconductors

Friday, February 9, 2001
     Javier A. Diez
     Instituto de Fisica Arroyo Seco Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires,
     Tandil, Argentina
     The Crumbling of a Viscous Prism With an Inclined Free Surface

Wednesday, February 14, 2001
     Florian A. Potra
     Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
     Computer Simulation of Multi-body Systems with Contacts and Friction

Friday, February 16, 2001
     Leonid A. Kunyansky
     Applied & Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
     Fast, High-Order Solution of Surface Scattering Problems

Wednesday, February 21, 2001
     Gino Biondini
     Department of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, Northwestern University,
     Evanston, IL
     Nonlinear Waves, Solitons and Optical Fiber Communications

Friday, February 23, 2001
     Richard Kleeman
     Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
     Measure of Predictability in Dynamical Systems with Applications to Geophysical Phenomenon

Wednesday, February 28, 2001
     Chjan C. Lim
     Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
     A Microscopic Derivation of the Energy Density Spectra for 2d Turbulence and Exact Solutions of
     Kraichnan's Energy-Enstrophy Theory - Applications to Venus' Super-Rotation

Friday, March 2, 2001
     Steve Childress
     Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Stalking the Wild Antarctic Pteropod: A Preliminary Report of Observations of Bimodal
     Swimming at Intermediate Reynolds Numbers

Wednesday, March 7, 2001
     Tak Shing Lo
     Courant institue of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY
     Phase Field Modeling of Microstructural Pattern Formation in Peritectic Alloys

Friday, March 9, 2001
     Xu-Dong Liu
     Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara
     Positive Schemes for Multi-Dimensional System of Convention Laws

Friday, March 23, 2001
     Louis Fishman
     Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS and Department of Physics
     University of New Orleans, LA
     Phase Space and Path Integral Methods in Multidimensional Wave Propagation

Monday, March 26, 2001
     Snezhana Abarzhi
     Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics
     State University of New York at Stony Brook
     Nonlinear Evolution of Unstable Fluid Interface

Friday, March 30, 2001
     David J. Horntrop
     Department of Mathematics & Statistics
     University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
     Mesoscopic Simulation for Pattern Formation

Friday, April 6, 2001
     Daniel D. Szyld
     Department of Mathematics, Temple University Philadelphia, PA
     Algebraic Theory of Schwarz Methods for Domain Decomposition

Friday, April 20, 2001
     Arthur Sherman
     National Institute of Health
     The Phantom Burster Model for Pancreatic Beta-Cells

Friday, April 27, 2001
     Stephanos Venakides
     Department of Mathematics, Duke University, Durham, NC
     BEM Calculation of Scattering by Photonic Crystal Structures With and Without Defects

Wednesday, January 31, 2001
     Susan Hodge
     Department of Psychiatry and Biostatistics
     Columbia University
     Stoppage: A Potential Problem for Genetic Analysis of Severe, Early-Onset Diseases

Thursday, March 1, 2001
     Daniel F. Heitjan
     Mailman School of Public Health
     Columbia University
     Assessing Sensitivity to Nonignorability

Wednesday, April 18, 2001
     Scott Vander Wiel
     Statistics Research, Bell labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ
     Thinking Statistically About Optimization - A Bayesian Quasi-Newton Method

Wednesday, April 25, 2001
     Georg Ch. Pflug
     University of Vienna, Austria
     Shape Restricted, Nonparametric Regression

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