Spring 2015 Schedule

January 28th:No seminar this week
February 3th:
2:10PM–3PM in 939 Evans
Ken Kamrin, MIT (note special date and time)
What are the Navier-Stokes equations of sand flow? Some challenges in theoretical and computational continuum mechanics
February 12th:
4:10PM–5PM in 60 Evans*
Robert Kohn, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (note special date and time)
A variational perspective on wrinkling patterns in thin elastic sheets
February 19th:
4:10PM–5PM in 60 Evans*
Michael Weinstein, Columbia University (note special date and time)
Topologically protected edge states in continuous two-dimensional honeycomb structures
February 25th:Theophile Chaumont Frelet, INRIA and INSA de ROUEN, France
Analysis of the Pollution Effect in Finite Element Discretization of Highly Heterogeneous Helmholtz Problems
March 4th:Keith Miller, University of California, Berkeley
Introduction to Gradient-weighted Moving Finite Elements
March 11th:Jie Shen, Purdue University
Phase-field models for multiphase complex fluids: modeling, numerical analysis and simulations
March 19th:
2PM - 3PM in 891 Evans
Johan Hoffman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (note special date and time)
Adaptive finite element methods for turbulent flow and fluid-structure interaction with applications in aerodynamics and biomedicine
March 25th:Spring Break
April 1st:Henry Abarbanel, University of California, San Diego
Statistical Data Assimilation: Path Integrals and Approximations
April 7th:
11AM-12PM in 939 Evans
David Levermore, University of Maryland
Coarsening of Particle Systems
April 8th:Xiantao Li, Penn State Univeristy
The Mori-Zwanzig formalism for the reduction of complex dynamics models
April 15th:Georg Stadler, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Computational methods for Bayesian inverse problems governed by PDEs
April 22nd:Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Divide and conquer algorithms for large Hermitian eigenvalue problems
April 29th:Benjamin Stamm, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Paris VI
A perturbation-method-based post-processing of planewave approximations for DFT Kohn-Sham models