The Physical Mathematics Seminar is devoted to the mathematical modeling of real scientific experiments and engineering systems.

Room 2-136

Tuesdays, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Reception following in Room 2-290 (Applied Math Common Room)

- Sept. 9:
**Pierre-Thomas Brun**(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

The Physics of the Lasso - Sept. 16:
**Norbert Stoop**(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Curvature-induced symmetry breaking of elastic surface patterns - Sept. 23:
**Severine Atis**(Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Universal growing behavior and frozen pattern formation in disordered reaction front propagation - Sept. 30:
**Enkeleida Lushi**(Brown University)

Fluid Flows Created by Swimming Bacteria Drive Self-Organization in Confined Domains - Oct. 7:
**Maximilian Eggersdorfer**(Harvard University)

Parallelization of microfluidic droplet makers - Oct. 14:
**Kenneth Kamrin**(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Size-dependent Continuum Modeling of Flowing Granular Media - Oct. 21:
**Benjamin Davidovitch**(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Imposing Curved Shapes on Solid Sheets: Instabilities, Isometries, and Asymptotic Isometries - Oct. 28:
**Bin Liu**(Cornell University)

The Effect of Cell Motion on the Motility of Flagellated Bacteria - Nov. 4:
**Colm Caulfield**(Cambridge University)

Too much of a good thing? Destabilisation and mixing induced by stratification in shear flows - Nov. 12:
**Yossi Cohen**(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

*Joint with the Seminar: Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations*

Where do rivers grow? Path selection and growth in a Harmonic field - Nov. 18:
**Luiz Faria**(KAUST)

Qualitative and Asymptotic Theory of Detonations - Nov. 25: NO SEMINAR
- Dec. 2:
**Shmuel Rubinstein**(Harvard University)

The Initial Dynamics of Droplet Impact - Dec. 9
**Seth Fraden**(Brandeis University)

Testing Turing - Dec. 11:
**Rich McLaughlin**(University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

*Joint Math-CEE PMS/ESS Seminar*

TIME: 4:00 PM - LOCATION: Building 1, Room 135

Bodies, Buoyant Jets and Vortex Rings in Stratification

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics