Department of Mathematics

University of Utah

Applied Math/Numerical Analysis Seminar

3:05-4:05pm Mondays, LCB 225

This seminar is a joint seminar in applied mathematics and numerical analysis. Examples of topics that are discussed include material science, fluid dynamics, nonlinear analysis, mathematical finance, approximation theory, fast algorithms, numerical simulation of PDEs, and numerical linear algebra.

The seminar is currently being organized by Grady Wright. Past organizers include Jingyi Zhu, Mark Lewis, David Eyre, Andrej Cherkaev, Klaus Schmitt, Grant Gustafson, Richard McLaughlin, Graeme Milton, Sasha Balk, and Ken Golden.

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If you are interested in speaking for the seminar, please contact Grady Wright: (801) 581-8649,

Click here for past seminars from Fall 1995 to Spring 2004

Fall 2004 Lectures

September 13:  Vincenzo Nesi
Planar, univalent $\sigma$-harmonic mappings

September 20: Marian Bocea (Dept. of Math, Utah)
On the representation of relaxed energies in 3D-2D dimensional reduction

September 27: Oren Livne (School of Computing, Utah)
Coarsening by Compatible Relaxation

October 6 (Joint seminar with Math Bio.): Kei-ichi Ueda (Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences Kyoto University)
Date/Place/Time: Wednesday/LCB 215/3:05pm
Pulse splitting in reaction-diffusion systems on growing domains

October 18: An H. Le (Dept. of Math, Utah)
Nonlinear eigenvalue problems

October 25: Alexander Balk (Dept. of Math, Utah)
Angular distribution of Rossby wave energy

November 1: Cristina Popovici (Carnegie Mellon University)
Coupled Singular Perturbations for Phase Transitions

November 8: Laura Miller (Dept. of Math, Utah)
A computational fluid dynamics study of 'clap and fling' in the smallest flying insects

November 15: Francois van Heerden (Dept. of Math, Utah)
Concentration-Compactness and the long time dynamics of the generalized Korteweg-de Vries equation

November 22: Graeme Milton (Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Math, Utah)
Positive Hall coefficients: not the "hole" story

December 6: Suneal K Chaudhary (Dept. of Math, Utah)
Least Squares Quasi Monte Carlo for Option Pricing Problems

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