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, May 7, 2020
    1PM, Location TBA
    Optimizing the free energy and kinetic accessibility for systems of self-assembling colloids
    Anthony Trubiano
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    1PM, Location TBA
    Hydrodynamics of magnetic chains, and flexible fibres with a twist
    Brennan Sprinkle
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    1PM, Location TBA
    A sharp interface version of the immersed boundary finite element method
    Charles Puelz
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    1PM, Location TBA
    How can we estimate the slowest dynamics of a Markov process?
    Robert Webber
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
    1PM, Warren Weaver Hall remote; zoom link sent via email
    The Universal Route to Rogue Waves via Instanton Theory
    Tobias Grafke (Warwick)
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020
    1PM, Location TBA
    Equilibrium statistical mechanics of semiflexible fibers (worm-like chains)
    Aleksandar Donev, Courant Institute
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    The Entropic Uncertainty Principle and the Fast Fourier Transform
    Charles Peskin
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    "Data-driven optimization of an ocean turbulence model" & "Facing the multiscale problem in biomathematics with statistical physics and machine learning tools"
    Justin Finkel & Rocio Vega Martinez
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    Estimation of extreme tsunami waves using large deviation theory
    Shanyin Tong, partner Chris Miles
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    12:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
    How to give a killer talk (a discussion)
  • Thursday, February 6, 2020
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Monte Carlo festival
    Tristan Goodwill, Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Michael Lindsey, Robert Webber
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    12:30PM, Location TBA
    Planning meeting -- everyone welcome!