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Applied Math Colloquium

Fall 2010

Most talks are at 4:30 pm in Room 2-105 unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments will be served in Room 2-290 from 3:30-4:30 PM.

For more information, contact Michel Goemans, Steven G. Johnson and Jonathan Kelner

Date Speaker / Abstract
Sep 27 Andrew R Conn (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
Some Recent Work in Derivative-Free Optimization: An Introduction
Oct 4 Steven Johnson (MIT)
Waves from Nothing: Modeling Fluctuation Interactions
Oct 11 Columbus Day -- Holiday
Oct 18 Kerry A. Emanuel (MIT)
Conserved Variable Coordinate Modeling of Hurricanes
Oct 25 Ian H. Sloan (University of New South Wales)
Lifting the Curse of Dimensionaity: Numerical Integration in Very High Dimensions
Nov 15 Weinan E (Princeton University)
The Mathematics and the Physics of the Moving Contact Line Problem
Nov 22 Andrew Wathen (University of Oxford)
Iterative Linear Solvers for PDE-Constrained Optimization Problems Involving Fluid Flow
Nov 29 Alexander Sherstov (Microsoft Research New England)
Direct Product Theorems for Communication and Query Complexity
Dec 6 Stuart Geman (Brown University)
Network Motifs, Sufficient Statistics, and a Biological Model of Relational Representation in the Cortex
Dec 13 James Demmel (University of California at Berkeley)
Minimizing Communication in Linear Algebra