Center for Computational Mathematics and Application (CCMA)
Luncheon Seminar

Department of Mathematics,   Penn State University
Spring 2007

114 McAllister Building
Fridays, 12:15pm-1:25pm

This informal 30-minute seminar is designed to allow students to meet and interact with CCMA researchers and outside visitors. While technically at an introductory graduate level, the seminar addresses front-line research problems.

01/19 Reka Albert
Physics Department, Penn State University
Discrete mathematics topics in biological networks
01/26 Jose Carrillo de la Plat
ICREA and Departament de Matematiques
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Physics Department, Penn State University
Introduction to Inelastic colliding particles: contractive distances and hydrodynamics
02/02 Marius Mitrea
Departament of Mathematics
University of Missouri
A few twists and turns in the world of surface integrals
02/09 Richard C. Brower
Departament of Physics
Boston University
An introduction to lattice QCD
02/16 Bo Su
Departament of Mathematics
Iowa State University
Introduction to Gamma-Convergence of Folding Energy Problem
02/23 Guan Qin
Institute for Scientific Computation
Texas A&M University
Mathematical Challenges and Hot Topics in Oil Resevoir Simulation
03/02 Eric Vanden-Eijnden
Courant Institute
New York University
Rare events in spatially extended media
03/09 Richard Lehoucq
Sandia National Labs
Discrete dynamical systems and iterative eigensolvers
03/23 David Ambrose
Center for Applied Scientific Computing,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
Introduction to Free Surface Problems in Irrotational 3D Fluids
03/30 Kevin Zumbrun
Indiana University
Hopf bifurcation in finite-dimensional ODE
04/06 Ricardo Nochetto
Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland
Quasi-Optimal Convergence Rate for an Adaptive Finite Element Method
04/13 Richard Falk
Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University
Finite element exact sequences
04/20 Deborah Amadori
Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics
University of L'Aquila (Italy)Richard Falk
Scalar Conservation Laws with Source Term: Periodic Solutions
04/27 Andrea Nahmod
Department of Mathematics
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Bilinear operators

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