Applied Math Lab Seminar

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In 2003 - 2004 Seminars were run by Jon Wilkening and Nicolas Vandenberghe

Spring 2004 Schedule

January 15: Andrew Belmonte (Penn State University)
New Instabilities of Viscoelastic Free Surfaces

January 22: Andy Lau (University of Pennsylvania)
Microrheology and Stress Fluctuations in Living Cells

January 29: Dan Rothman (MIT)
Dynamics of the Ancient Carbon Cycle

February 5: Alex Barnett (CIMS)
Ergodicity of quantum eigenfunctions in classically chaotic systems

February 12: Alex Vladimirsky (Cornell)
Ordered Upwind Methods for Approximating Invariant Manifolds

February 19: Jan Skotheim (Harvard)
The Mechanics of Venus Fly Trap Closure

February 26: Anette Hosoi (MIT)
From sliding paper to crawling snails: novel applications of thin films

March 4: Hanna Salman (Rockefeller University)
Anomalous diffusion reveals active transport of nuclear proteins in the cytoplasm

March 11:Klebert Feitosa (U. Mass., Amherst)
Inelastic gas: an experimental study of vribrofluidized dilute granular media

March 18: Jiri Vanicek (Berkeley)
Semiclassical evaluation of quantum fidelity

March 25: Médéric Argentina (Harvard)
Filaments in fluids: fluttering flags, fishes and bridges

April 1: James Marden (Penn. State)
Molecules, muscles, and machines: universal performance characteristics of motors

April 8: Pedro Reis (University of Manchester)
The Unzip Instability: Oscillatory Fracture Paths in Thin Elastic Sheets

April 15: Demetrius Papageorgiou (NJIT)
Modeling, computations and experiments for rising gas bubbles in surfactant solutions.

April 22: Guillaume Bal (Columbia)
Fast Inversion of the Attenuated Radon Transform with partial measurements
Note that this seminar will be held at 1.30 PM in room 813.

April 29: Frank Vollmer (Rockefeller University)
Whisper Detection of Biomolecules and Weak Localization of Nanospheres

May 6: Ashwin Vaidya (University of Pittsburgh)
Orientation of Rigid Bodies Sedimenting in Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids

Fall 2003 Schedule

September 25: Daan Crommelin (CIMS)
Efficient modelling of atmospheric flow

October 2: Cliona Golden (CIMS)
An analysis of fMRI data

October 9: Nicolas Vandenberghe (CIMS)
Symmetry breaking leads to forward flapping flight
The seminar of D. Rothman has been rescheduled in January

October 16: Claude Desplan (NYU, Biology)
Patterning the fly retina for color vision

October 23: Nina Shapley (Columbia, Chemical Engineering)
Complex flow and mixing of concentrated emulsions

October 30: Bruce Shaw (Columbia, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory)
The physics of earthquakes: integrating theory and observations

November 6: Vincent Noireaux (Rockefeller University, Libchaber Lab)
In vitro genetic circuits assembly

November 13: Todd Murphey (The Aerospace Corporation)
Kinematic reducibility of multiple model robotic systems

November 20: Vladimir Zakharov (Landau Institute and University of Arizona)
Weak-turbulent theory of the wind-driven sea

November 26: No speaker yet

December 4: Petri Fast (Lawrence Livermore National Lab.)
Simulating Intercellular Calcium Signaling in Epithelial Cells Using a 3D Structured Multiblock Method
Note that the seminar of A. Lau has been rescheduled to the spring.

December 11: David Reynolds (UC Santa Barbara, physics)
Local and nonlocal coarse graining from interpolation theory and its applications to the renormalization group

Nicolas Vandenberghe (vandenbe at