Colloquia in Applied Mathematics

Applied Math Colloquium

During the academic year, the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics holds a weekly applied math colloquium. 

  • Mondays at 4 p.m.
  • Tech M416
  • Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m.

Fall 2014 schedule:

                        "Elasticity-based mechanism for collective motion in natural and artificial swarms"

                        "Control of Lipidic Pore Dynamics by Aqueous Viscosity"

                        "Sparsity and Equation-Free Methods for Complex Systems"

                        "Patterns of Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry"

                         Presented by Random Walk Trading 

                         "A Derivative-Free Method for Solving Nonlinear Optimization Problems with

                          Deterministic Noise"

                         "Predicting epidemic rare events: A dynamical systems perspective of disease

                          extinction and control"

                         "The Role of Noise in the Dynamics of Evolution: The Evolutionary Importance

                         of Being Round"

                          "Fluid Flows Created by Swimming Bacteria Drive Self-Organization"


Winter 2015 schedule:

                          "Fluid-Structure Interactions from Nano- to Macro-Scale, from Engineering to

                           Biology to Medicine"  

  • 1/15/15: Dr. Anand Oza of Courant Institute (NYU) - Thursday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

                           "A Trajectory Equation for Walking Droplets: Hydrodynamic Pilot-Wave Theory"    

                            "A Mathematical Model for the Anti-PD-1 and IL-27 Drugs in Cancer Treatment" 

                            "Electrostatically-Controlled Film Dynamics in Curved Geometries"

  • 2/12/15: Dr. Wu Min of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris 

                            "Modeling of Growths: from Nutrient Limitation to Elastic Fibers"

                              Online colloquium, 5 p.m. viewing in Tech A230

                             "Building a Proportional Cell: How Cells Control the Size of Their Organelles"

                             "Frequency Preference Response to Oscillatory Inputs in Neuronal Models:

                              A Geometric Approach to Subthreshold Resonance"

                             "Synchrony and Firing Rate in Neuronal Networks: An Exact Meanfield Approach"


Spring 2015 schedule:

                         "Efficient Coding in Balanced Neural Networks"

                         "Complex fluid interfaces in electric fields: belted drops, patchy membranes

                          and vesicle drums"

                         "Why has global warming paused for the past 15 years?"

                         "Phases and Phase Transitions in the Collective Motility of the Social Bacterium

                          Myxococcus Xanthus"

                         "Modeling the Dynamics of Gene Regulatory Networks: Insights and Challenges"

  • 5/11/15: Reiss Lecture: Professor Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (Netherlands)

                         "Surface Nanobubbles and Nanodroplets: The Big Picture"

  • 5/12/15: Reiss Lecture: Professor Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (Netherlands)

                         "The Phase Space of Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flow"

  • 5/18/15: Professor Madhav Mani of Northwestern University (ESAM)

                         Title TBA

                         "Multiscale Modeling in Cell/Tissue Mechanics and Related Diseases"


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