COVID-19 update: Seminars will take place remotely via zoom in the Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021, Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm. A link to the zoom meeting will be sent by email before each talk. 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 17, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Generalized Constantin-Lax-Majda equation: Collapse vs. blow up and global existence
    Denis Silantyev
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Two Research Talks
    Mariya Savinov, Yu-hsuan Shih
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Shape dynamics of ice melting in cold water
    Scott Weady
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Two Paper Review Talks: Simulated Annealing and Simulated Tempering
    Frederick Law, Terrence Alsup, CIMS
  • Monday, November 16, 2020
    5AM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Discussion of film "Picture a Scientist"
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Mathematical foundations of slender body theory
    Laurel Ohm
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    The nanoscale caterpillar: or how to achieve precise motion with random sticky feet
    Sophie Marbach, CIMS
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Geometrical and topological strategies for pumping
    Leif Ristroph, CIMS
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Numerical methods for doubly-periodic electrostatics and Stokes flow
    Ondrej Maxian, Zecheng Gan, Partner: Aleksandar Donev, CIMS
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    PDE-constrained optimization problems
    Yunan Yang, Florian Weschung, CIMS
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Toy models for the many faces of magnetized plasma turbulence
    Antoine Cerfon, CIMS
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Collisions of billiard balls in 3D with spin and friction
    Charlie Peskin, CIMS
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall Zoom
    A cavalcade of short research talks from Professors
    Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Aleks Donev, Alex Mogilner, Charlie Peskin, Marsha Berger, and Georg Stadler, CIMS
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall zoom
    Organizational meeting