Mathematical Sciences Colloquia
Fridays 11:00-11:50 in Room SH203
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Colloquia are usually held in SH203, which has a good projection system as well as extensive blackboards. (More photos below.)
A TERM 2016
B TERM 2016
- 23 August: KT Arasu Wright State University, "Algebraic techniques for constructing sequences with good correlation properties''
- 2 September: Balgobin Nandram, WPI, "Bayesian Logistic Regression for Numerous Small Areas"
- 9 September: no colloquium (external review)
- 16 September: Simone Cassani, WPI, "Blood circulation in the eye: multi-scale modeling and clinical applications"
- 22 September: (THURSDAY!) Anthony Nixon, Lancaster University, "Unique realisations of graphs on surfaces" (11:00-11:50 in Room SL402 - note unusual room and day)
- 23 September: Derek Olson, RPI, "Regularity and locality for point defects in multilattices
NOTE: The 2016 Conant Lecture will also be held on September 23rd (4:00pm in SL104) Daniel H. Rothman, MIT, will speak on "Earth's Carbon Cycle: A Mathematical Perspective" at 4:00pm in Room 104 Salisbury Labs
- 30 September: Robert Neel, Lehigh University, "Minimal surfaces and associated martingales"
- 7 October: Xiaodan Zhou, WPI, "Discrete game theory and nonlinear partial differential equations"
- 14 October: no colloquium (fall break)
- 21 October: no colloquium (fall break)
C TERM 2017
- 28 October: Uri Shafrir, University of Toronto, "Enhancing Learning Outcomes in STEM with Pedagogy for Conceptual Thinking"
- 4 November: F. Patricia Medina, WPI, "Hybrid Modeling and Analysis of Multicomponent Adsorption with Applications to Coalbed Methane"
- 11 November: Lucia Carichino, WPI, "Multiscale Mathematical Modeling of Ocular Blood Flow and Oxygenation and their Relevance to Glaucoma"
NOTE: The Harold J. Gay Lecture will also be held on November 11th (4:00pm in Washburn Labs Room 229)
- 18 November: 11:00-noon slot reserved for department
- 18 November: John B. Little College of the Holy Cross, "Continua of central configurations in the Newtonian n-body problem with a negative mass"
NOTE: Dr. Little's talk will begin at 3:00pm, not the usual 11am, and will be given in SH203
- 25 November: Thanksgiving Break
- 2 December: Moon Duchin Tufts University "Sprawl and other geometric statistics"
- 9 December: Mallikarjunaiah S Muddamallappa, WPI, "On an adaptive finite element approximation of a time discrete phase-field model for dynamic fracture"
NOTE: The Harold J. Gay Lecture will also be held on December 9th (4:00-6:00pm in Salisbury Labs Room 104). Carlos Kenig (U. Chicago) is our speaker.
D TERM 2017
- 13 January: Noah Daleo, Worcester State University, "Numerical algebraic geometry and the Kuramoto model"
- 20 January: Reserved
- 27 January: Reserved
- 3 February: Mario Bonk UCLA, "Uniformization: past and present"
- 10 February: Reserved
- 17 February: No colloquium
- 24 February: Tullia Dymarz, University of Wisconsin, "Non-rectifiable Delone sets in amenable groups"
- 3 March: Sebastian Cioaba University of Delaware, "A brief tour of spectral graph theory"
- 10 March: no colloquium (spring break)
- 17 March: Akil Narayan University of Utah, "Simulation of parameterized differential equations with multi-fidelity models"
- 24 March: Guozhen Lu University of Connecticut "Geometric and functional inequalities and applications to geometry and PDEs"
- 30 March: (THURSDAY!) Chad Topaz Macalester College "Gender representation through a data science lens" (4:00-4:50 in Room HL116 - note unusual room and day)
- 7 April: Fred Daum Raytheon, "Gromov's method for stochastic particle flow nonlinear filters"
- 14 April: Maxim Bichuch, Johns Hopkins University, "Systemic risk: the effect of market confidence"
- 21 April: Ronan Egan University of Rijeka, "Phased unitary Golay pairs and Butson Hadamard matrices"
- 28 April: Emily Evans Brigham Young University, "Force-based models of cell-extracellular interaction"
Abstracts: As abstracts arrive, they will be included here.
Stratton Hall is at the top of the hill on West Street
Most colloquia in SH203 use the computer projection system.
The console in SH203. In addition to a VGA cable to provide video output from laptops, the facility offers a desktop computer with internet access, a DVD player and a document camera.