Previous CAMP Seminars
Fall 1994
- Oct 21
- Bill Kath, Northwestern
"Phase-sensitive amplification of pulses in nonlinear optical fibers"
- Oct 28
- Ed Ott, Maryland
"Riddled Basins of Attraction: Inevitable Uncertainties
in Outcomes of Experiments"
- Nov 4
- Gene Wayne, Penn State
"An Introduction to Infinite Dimensional KAM Theory"
- Nov 11
- Michael Tabor, Arizona
"The dynamics of twist and writhe and the modeling of bacterial fibers"
- Nov 18
- Edriss Titi, UC Irvine
"On the accuracy of the nonlinear Galerkin method"
- Nov 25
- Happy Thanksgiving!
(no seminar this week)
- Dec 2
- Brian Farrell
"A non-normal stochastic theory for turbulence in shear flow"
Winter 1995
- Jan 6
- Tom Ilmanen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The strong maximum principle for stable minimal hypersurfaces"
- Jan 13
- Samuel Vainshtein, University of Chicago
"Once again about the length of the coast of England:
on multifractal level sets"
- Jan 20
- Norman Lebovitz, University of Chicago
"Parametric instabilities in inviscid fluid dynamics"
- Jan 27
- Tom Witelski, Caltech
"Stopping and merging problems for the porous media equation"
- Feb 3
- Mary Silber, Northwestern University
"Heteroclinic Cycles and Networks in Symmetric, Pattern-Forming Systems"
- Feb 10
- Jack Cowan, University of Chicago
"Geometric visual hallucinations: what they tell us about
visual cortex circuitry"
- Feb 17
- Akiva Yaglom, MIT
"Influence of large-scale structures
on boundary-layer turbulence characteristics"
Spring 1995
- April 3
- Klaus Obermeyer, University of Bielefeld
"Models for the development of neural projections, orientation
selectivity and eye-dominance in the visual cortex"
- April 14
- Michael Brenner, University of Chicago
"Preliminary ideas on the dynamics of vibrating membranes"
- April 20
- Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University
"On the regularity properties of nonlinear wave equations"
- April 28
- Mary Pugh, Institute for Advanced Study
"Thin film dynamics and the fourth-order
degenerate parabolic equations that model them"
- May 1
- Douglas Arnold, Pennsylvania State University
"A multigrid adaptive finite element code for
the initial data problem for colliding black holes"
- May 5
- Joel Smoller, University of Michigan
"Shock waves in general relativity and applications in stellar dynamics"
- Peter Smereka, University of Michigan
"Level set methods for interface problems"
- May 12
- Howard Stone, Harvard University
"Fluid and protein motion in monomolecular and bilayer
films overlying sublayers of finite depth"
- May 19
- Leo Van Hemmen, Technical University of Munich
"Spontaneous collective excitations in the visual cortex:
stripes, spirals, rings, and collective bursts"
- May 26
- Gena Bisnovatyi-Kogan, Space Research Institute, Moscow
"Analytical modeling of equilibrium and stability of galaxies
in pairs with tidal forces"
Fall 1995
- October 6
- Samuel Vainshtein, University of Chicago
"The Stretch-Twist-Fold magnetic fractals:
First numerical simulations"
- October 13
- Norman Lebovitz, University of Chicago
"Slow evolution in dynamical systems"
- October 20, Zygmund lecture: 4 PM, Ryerson 251
- Ronald Coifman, Yale University
"Time-frequency analysis, local trigonometric bases,
wavelets and signal processing"
- October 27
- Ovidiu Costin, University of Chicago
"Asymptotics beyond all orders and generalized Borel summation
for analytic systems of ODE's"
- November 3
- L. Mahadevan, University of Chicago
"Colliding pulses: Preservation or annihilation?"
- November 10, LASR Conference Room, 4 PM
- Ronald Sagdeev, University of Maryland
"How chaotic is chaos?"
- Thursday, November 16, 4:30 PM, Eckhart 312
- Alan Lapedes, Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Neural net derived protein potentials and sequence design"
- December 1
- Robert Almgren, University of Chicago
"Diffuse-interface methods for solidification modeling"
- December 8
- Greg Huber, University of Chicago
"Domain walls in spiral waves"
Winter 1996
- Friday, January 19, 4:30 PM
- Qing Han, University of Notre Dame
"A free-interface variational problem and its gradient flow"
- Friday, January 26, 2:30 PM
- Charles Doering, Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Convection, stability, and turbulence"
- January 30, 12 PM in Barn
- Victor Yudovich, University of Rostov-on-Don
"Hopf bifurcation in dynamical systems with cosymmetry"
- Friday, February 2, 4:30 PM
- David Eyre, University of Utah
"The Cahn-Hilliard equations for multicomponent alloys"
- Friday, February 9, 4:30 PM
- Edgar Knobloch,
University of California at Berkeley
"Travelling wave convection in finite containers"
- February 13
- Sergei Kuksin, visiting University of Arizona
from Steklov Institute
"Oscillations of solutions of nonlinear Schrödinger and
Ginzburg-Landau equations"
- February 20
- Alexander Mahalov, Arizona State University
"Integrability and global regularity of 3D Euler and
Navier-Stokes equations for uniformly rotating fluids"
- February 27
- Mary Pugh, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Thin jets with surface tension"
- March 5
- Peter Howell, Northwestern University
"Models for thin viscous sheets"
- Friday, March 8, 4:30 PM in Ryerson 358
- Alexander Lifschitz, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Transonic magnetohydrodynamic flows"
- March 12
- Robert Maier, University of Arizona
"Exit location distributions and the geometric theory of diffraction"
Spring 1996
- March 26
- Panagiotis Souganidis, University of Wisconsin at Madison
"Stochastic Ising models and moving fronts"
- March 28 (Thursday), 4 PM in Barn (Chicago PDE Colloquium)
- Andrew Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
"Turbulent reaction diffusion equations"
- April 2
- Mete Soner, Carnegie Mellon University
"Asymptotic theory of Ginzburg-Landau systems"
- April 9
- Tom Ilmanen, Northwestern University
"Singularities in evolution of surfaces by mean curvature"
- April 12, 15, and 16
- Martin Kruskal, Rutgers University
Charles Amick Lectures
- April 23
- Yves Pomeau,
University of Arizona and École Normale Supérieure
"Vortex emission in a deterministic model of superfluid"
- April 30
- John Lowengrub, University of Minnesota
"Cahn-Hilliard hydrodynamics"
- May 7
- Andrew Bernoff, Northwestern University
"Stability and bifurcation of self-similar blow-up and blow-down"
- May 14
- Yannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University
"Catalytic pattern formation on microdesigned surfaces:
Experiments and computations"
- May 21
- Gui-Qiang Chen, Northwestern University
"Shock capturing, compensated compactness, and transonic flow problems"
- May 28
- Ovidiu Costin, University of Chicago
"Summation of divergent series
and exponential asymptotics of differential systems"
- June 3, 3 PM in Eckhart 206 (Special extra seminar!)
- Julian Cole, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Barenblatt's filtration equation"
- June 4
- Fabian Waleffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"A self-sustaining process in shear flows"
- June 11
- Anatoly Neishtadt, Moscow Space Research Institute
"Streamline chaos in an example of confined Stokes flow"
Fall 1996
- October 1
- Michael Weinstein, University of Michigan
"Resonances and radiation damping in Hamiltonian systems"
- October 8
- Darryl Holm, Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Hamilton's Principle Asymptotics and semigeostrophy"
- October 15
- Jeremey Quastel, University of California, Davis
"Lattice gases, large deviations,
and the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations"
- October 22
- Saleh Tanveer,
Ohio State University, visiting Chicago for the year
"Exact solutions for nonlinear time-evolving highly viscous flows"
- October 29
- Shouhong Wang, Indiana University
"Some mathematical issues of ocean dynamics"
- November 5
- Gene Wayne, Pennsylvania State University
"Invariant manifolds for partial differential equations on
unbounded domains"
- November 12
- Alexandre Chorin, University of California, Berkeley
Chicago-Area Applied Mathematics Consortium
4:30 PM, Eckhart 202
"Scaling, statistics and small-viscosity asymptotics in turbulence"
- November 19
- Paul Fife, University of Utah
"Solute trapping in the phase field context"
- November 26
- Nicholas Alikakos, University of Tennesee
"Motion by surface tension"
- December 3
- Edriss Titi, University of California, Irvine
"Postprocessing the Galerkin method:
A novel approach to approximate inertial manifolds"
Winter 1997
- January 7
- David Levermore, University of Arizona
"Globally well-posed shallow-water equations"
- January 14
- Peter Sternberg, Indiana University
"New Poincaré inequalities related to phase boundaries and least area
problems"
- January 21
- Leonid Ryzhik, Stanford University
"Radiative transport and the Wigner distribution"
- January 28
- Andrei Lyashenko, visiting University of Illinois
at Chicago
"Instability in the limit of vanishing viscosity"
- February 4
- Peter Bates, Brigham Young University
"Traveling waves for nonlocal or higher order Allen-Cahn equations"
- February 11
- Alain Schenkel, University of Chicago
"Long-time behaviour of solutions in a reaction-diffusion system"
- February 25
- Keith Promislow, Simon Fraser University
"Renormalization group methods and universal decay
in nonlocally damped wave equations"
- March 4
- Seminar CANCELLED
due to sudden illness of speaker
- March 11
- James Akao,
Courant Insitute of Mathematical Sciences
"Random walk methods for quantum chemistry"
- March 18
- Andrei Fursikov, Moscow State University
"Exact controllability, turbulence suppression
and reversibility problem for fluid flows"
Spring 1997
- April 1
- Anthony Bloch, University of Michigan
"The dispersionless limit of the Toda lattice equations"
- April 8
- Xinfu Chen, University of Pittsburgh
"A volume-preserving surface-area-decreasing geometric motion"
- April 15
- Weinan E, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
"Invariant measures for the stochastic Burgers equation"
- April 22
- Maria-Carme Calderer, Pennsylvania State University
"On the role of nonconvexity in modeling defect structures
in nematic liquid crystal flow"
- April 25, 28, 29: Charles Amick Lectures
- Paul Roberts, University of California at Los Angeles
"Simulation of the Earth's magnetic field"
- May 6
- Andrea Bertozzi, Duke University
"The mathematics of moving contact lines in thin liquid films"
- May 13
- Jean-Pierre Eckmann, University of Geneva
"Nonlinear stability analysis of the Swift-Hohenberg equation"
- May 20
- Russel Caflisch, UCLA
"Continuum models for epitaxial crystal growth"
- May 27
- Yuan Lou, University of Chicago
"Diffusion vs. cross-diffusion"
- June 3
- Misha Vishik, University of Texas at Austin
"Hydrodynamics in Besov spaces"
Autumn 1997
- October 8
- Shankar Venkataramani, University of Chicago
``Chemotaxis: Attraction, diffusion and collapse''
- October 15
- Anatoly Neishtadt, Moscow
``Stability islands in the problem on passage through a separatrix''
- October 22
- Seminar cancelled
- October 29
- Qing Nie, University of Chicago
``Interface dynamics in microstructure evolution''
- November 5
- Susan Friedlander, University of Illinois at Chicago
``Nonlinear instability in fluid motion''
- November 12
- Alexei Fridman, Institute of Astronomy RAS, Moscow
``On the possibility of 2D dynamical chaos in astrophysical disks''
- November 19
- Edward Spiegel, Columbia University
``The Bifurcation of Species''
- November 26
- Bruce Ayati, University of Chicago
``BuGS for Parabolic Problems''
- December 3
- Frank Merle, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
``Recent progress on blow-up solution of the Zakharov equation''
- December 10
- Charles R. Doering, University of Michigan
``Bounds for heat transport in a porous layer''
Winter 1998
- January 7
- Kevin Zumbrun, Indiana University
``Pointwise semigroup methods for stability of viscous shock waves''
- January 14
- Karl Glasner, University of Chicago
``Dual Fronts in a Phase Field Model''
- January 21
- Laurette Tuckerman, LIMSI, Orsay
``Exponential Propagation: an Explicit but Unconditionally
Stable Time Integration Scheme''
- January 28
- Gunter Stolz, University of Alabama at Birmingham
``Electron Localization in Disordered Media''
- February 4
- Alexander Kiselev, University of Chicago
``Solutions, spectrum and dynamics of Schrödinger operators''
- February 11
- Jerry Bona, University of Texas at Austin
``Decay of Nonlinear, Dispersive Waves''
- February 18
- Christopher Jones, Brown University
``Lagrangian Transport in Mesoscale Ocean Structures''
- February 25
- John Lowengrub, University of Minnesota
``Topological Transitions in Liquid/Liquid Interfacial Flows''
- March 4
- Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
``Renormalization Group Approach to Global Asymptotic Analysis''
- March 11
- Xuefeng Wang, Tulane University
``Qualitative Behavior of Solutions of a Chemotactic Diffusion System''
- March 18
- Chicago-Area Applied Mathematics Consortium,
at the University of Chicago, 4:00 PM, Eckhart 202.
- Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University
``Quasilinear hyperbolic-parabolic partial differential equations,
recent progresses and new challenges''
- March 25
- Mark Mineev, Los Alamos National Laboratory
``Selection of the Saffman-Taylor Finger Width
in the Absence of Surface Tension: an Exact Result''
Spring 1998
- April 1
- Vladimir E. Zakharov, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow
``Idiosyncrasy of nonlinear interaction of gravity waves on
shallow water''
- April 8
- Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin at Madison
``Remarks on the Chapman Enskog Expansion''
- April 15
- Michael Shelley, Courant Institute
``Models of Neuronal Activity in the Visual Cortex''
- April 22
- Rustum Choksi, Simon Fraser University
``Scaling Laws for the Minimum Energy
and Domain Branching in Magnetic Materials''
- April 29
- Peter Smereka, University of Michigan
``Bubbly Flows, Globally Coupled Oscillators, and Landau Damping''
- May 6
- Alan R. Bishop, Los Alamos National Laboratory
``Modeling Multiscale Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Condensed Matter
and Material Science''
- May 6 Additional seminar:
Charles Doering, University of Michigan
``Bounds for heat transport in a porous layer''
- May 13
- Robert H. Kraichnan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
``Burgers turbulence''
- May 20 Cancelled
- May 27
- Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin
``Mortar Mixed Finite Element Approximations for Elliptic and Parabolic
Equations''
- June 3
- Ovidiu Costin, University of Chicago
``Exponential asymptotics and applications to differential systems''
- June 10
- Kenneth Saldanha, University of Chicago
``Nonlinear outcome of elliptic instabilities''
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