Department of Mathematics

University of Utah

Applied Math/Numerical Analysis Seminar

3:05-4:05pm Mondays, LCB 323

This 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

Spring 2005 Lectures

January 10 (Joint seminar with Math Bio.): Sam Isaacson (Courant Institute, NYU)
Special Room: LCB 215
Incorporating diffusion in complex geometries into stochastic chemical kinetics simulations

January 18: Viktor Roytburd (Rensselaer Polytechnic)
Special Date: Tuesday, January 18
Phase locking for interface propagation in periodic media

January 21: Gilles Francfort (Université Paris 13)
Special Date/Time: Friday, January 21 / 2:05pm
A variational view of brittle fracture evolution

January 24: Joseph Biello (Courant Institute)
Special Time/Room: 4:15pm / JWB 335
PDEs and Asymptotics for the Tropical Atmosphere

February 7 (Joint seminar with Math Bio.): Drew LaMar (University of Texas)
Special Room: LCB 121
Human Acoustics: From the Vocal Chords to the Inner Ear

February 25: Daniel Pringle (Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
Special Date/Time/Room: Friday, February 21 / 3:00pm / JTB 320
Measuring the thermal conductivity of sea ice

April 4: Nathan Albin (Dept. of Math, Utah)
New Optimal Composites via Orthogonal Laminates

April 11: TBD

April 18: TBD

April 25: TBD

Click here for the earlier Lectures