Summer Lectures
Upcoming Events

Friday, June 16, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
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Esteban Tabak, Courant InstituteSynopsis:
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Friday, June 23, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
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Friday, June 30, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
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Ondrej Maxian, Courant InstituteSynopsis:
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Friday, July 7, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
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TBD, Courant InstituteSynopsis:
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Friday, July 14, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
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Friday, July 21, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
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Past Events

Friday, June 9, 20231:30PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
A few examples of applied mathematics techniques in our lives
Pejman Sanaei, Georgia State UniversitySynopsis:
In this talk, I will present 4 simple but useful applied math techniques in our lives. These projects were tackled in collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students. First, I will talk about the flight stability of objects, specifically cones and wedges. I will continue to talk about a simple deep learning technique in neuroscience and apply it to the HodgkinHuxley model. For the third project, I will present how asymptotic analysis can reduce a complex model for a tissue engineering scaffold pore. Finally, I will go over the mathematical modeling and simulation of a droplet or film on a wall by using the immersed boundary method.

Friday, June 2, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
Inverse problems: examples and mathematical challenges
Georg Stadler, Courant InstituteSynopsis:
Giving several examples, I will explain what inverse (sometimes also called parameter estimation) problems are. I will demonstrate the main mathematical challenges, and discuss how they can be addressed.

Friday, May 26, 20231PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314
Robotic experiments and math models of schools and flocks
Leif Ristroph and Christiana Mavroyiakoumou, Applied Math LabSynopsis:
Why fish swim together in schools and why birds fly in flocks are enduring mysteries. These biological phenomena inspire interesting physics questions about interactions through fluid flows. This talk will focus on what we've learned in Courant's Applied Math Lab (AML) about the fluid dynamics of collective locomotion. We'll discuss lab experiments on "mock flocks" of robotic flyers and math models of the same that are simplified but highly effective. Flow interactions prove to have a JekyllandHyde personality: They can help to organize the members into orderly positions, but they also disrupt such formations through a new type of traveling wave.