COVID-19 update: Seminars will take place remotely via zoom in the Fall of 2020, Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm starting September 10th. A link to the zoom meeting will be sent by email before each talk. This Fall 2020 we will focus a bit more on events that increase interactions among the group, and help us feel connected and continue our goal of integrating all levels of research in modeling and simulation from undergrad to faculty.
As part of our new NSF research training group (RTG) in Modeling & Simulation, we will be organizing a lunchtime group meeting (the MSG lunch) aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty working in applied mathematics who do modeling & simulation. The goal is to create a space to discuss applied mathematics research in an informal setting: to (a) give current graduate students and postdocs a chance to present their research (or a topic of common interest) and get feedback from the group, (b) learn about other ongoing and future research activities in applied math at the Institute, and (c) discuss important open problems and research challenges. 
The meetings will be (most) Thursdays from 12:30-2:00, via zoom.
To sign up for the MSG lunch mailing list, please go to this link:!forum/modelingandsimulation. You must then sign into your account that you use for google groups (either your account, or a google account), if you have not done so already. Then, click "Apply for Membership."
Graduate students who wish to get credit for this can register for a 1.5 credit course MATH-GA.2420-001 each semester. Students enrolled in the course will be required to attend regularly and participate in discussions, as well as present at least once during the academic year.
For Spring 2019, we read and presented classic papers in applied math and physics. Our evolving list is here:


Past Events

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Modeling and simulation of cell polarization mechanisms
    Calina Copos
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Models and methods for mathematical physiology
    Charles Puelz
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Introduction to Particle-Based Stochastic Reaction-Diffusion Models
    Sam Isaacson, Boston University
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Optimal experimental design under model uncertainty with application to subsurface flow
    Karina Koval, partner Sophie Marbach
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    A filamentary cascade model of the inertial range of turbulence
    Steve Childress, Courant
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Numerical methods for inextensible slender bodies in Stokes flow, and their Brownian motion
    Ondrej Maxian & Aleks Donev
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Economic Growth and Price Equilibrium
    Charles Peskin
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Particle-based simulations of reacting geophysical fluids
    Francesco Paparella, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Variational embedding for quantum many-body problems
    Michael Lindsey, partner Xuenan Li
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Self-assembly of charged dielectric spheres: fast algorithms and computer simulations
    Zecheng Gan, partner Chris Miles
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Quadrupling fusion power with free fueling
    Silvia Espinosa, partner Frederick Law
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 101 (Note Unusual Location!)
    Elevator Talks
    Marguerite Brown, Terrence Alsup, Zhe Chen, Jen Crodelle, Wayne Isaac Tan Uy, Rob Webber, Mike ONeil, Olivier Paulius
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Elevator Talks
    Mu-hua Chien, Qiu Yang, Silvia Espinosa, Anthony Trubiano, Michael Lindsey, Sophie Marbach, Alex Mogilner
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Organizational meeting -- everyone welcome!