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

- February 12:
**Jens Eggers**(Physics, U. Essen, Germany)

Scaling Theory of Singularities - February 19:
**Nadia Lapusta**(Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard)

Elastodynamic Analysis of Frictional Sliding - February 26:
**Ziad Musslimani**(Mathematics, U. Colorado, Boulder)

Discrete Optical Spatial Solitons - March 5:
**Robert Miura**(Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Inst. of Technology)

Analysis of Bursting Electrical Activity in Pancreatic beta cells - March 7:
**Weinan E**(Mathematics, Princeton)

Problems with Multiple Scales: Modeling and Computations

Note: special day, but same time and place, 2:30pm in 2-338. - March 12:
**Michael Shelley**(Courant Institute, New York University)

How Flexible Bodies Interact With Flowing Fluids - March 19:
**Burt Tilley**(Mathematics, Olin College)

Microware-enhanced Chemical Vapor Infiltration Processing- A Sharp Interface Model - April 2:
**Salvatore Torquato**(Chemistry, Princeton)

Sphere Packings, Maximal Disorder, and Jamming - April 9:
**Dan Stefanica**(Mathematics, MIT)

Internal Hydraulic Jumps and Mixing in Two-Layer Flows - April 16:
**George Haller**(Mechanical Engineering, MIT)

Lagrangian Structures and their Analysis in Fluid Flows - April 23:
**Willem Malkus**(Mathematics, MIT)

Borders of Disorder: In Turbulent Channel Flow - April 30:
**Robert Krasny**(University of Michigan)

A Particle Method and Adaptive Treecode for Vortex Sheet Motion in 3-d Flow - May 7:
**Maurice van Putten**(Mathematics, MIT) - May 14:
**Howard Stone**(Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard)

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics