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)

- Feb. 1:
**Jean-Christophe Nave**(University of California, Santa Barbara)

Direct Numerical Simulation of Multi-Component Flows - Feb. 15:
**Dionisios Margetis**(Applied Mathematics, MIT)

Unified Approach to Crystal Surface Evolution Below Roughening - Feb. 22:
**Todd Squires**(Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology)

Balancing With the Inner Ear: Why it Works so Well, and How it Goes Wrong - March 1:
**Jon Wilkening**(Courant Institute, New York University)

Stress-Driven Grain Boundary Diffusion: Modeling, Analysis And Numerical Methods - March 8:
**Eric Lauga**(Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University)

Pack & Swim: Fluid Mechanics at the Micron Scale - March 15:
**Ellak Somfai**(Instituut-Lorentz, University of Lieden)

Diffusion-Limited Aggregation and Laplacian Growth - March 28:
**Aslan R. Kasimov**(Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

On The Theory of Self-Sustained Detonations - March 29:
**Armand Ajdari**(Theoretical Physical Chemistry, ESPCI, Paris, France)

Motion From Asymmetry: From Motor Proteins to Microfluidic Pumps Through Separation Techniques - March 30:
**Amit Singer**(Department of Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University, Israel)

Brownian Simulations and Uni-Directional Flux in Diffusion - April 5:
**Govind Menon**(Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University)

Dynamic Scaling in Smoluchowski's Coagulation Equations - April 19: No seminar (vacation).
- April 26:
**Jonah Erlebacher**(Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University)

Nanoscale Rippled Surfaces Spontaneously Formed Using Ion Beams - May 3:
**Sinisa Dj. Mesarovic**(School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Washington State University)

Transition Between The Models in Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulations - May 10:
**Niles Pierce**(Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology)

Computational Engineering of DNA Devices

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics