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

Room 2-449

Tuesdays, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

- Feb 6:
**Jacqueline Ashmore**(DAMTP, University of Cambridge, England)

Asymptotic Analysis of Flow in Reactive Porous Media and Motion of a Sphere Close to a Boundary - Feb 10:
**Silas Alben**(Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University)

Bending Leaves and Flapping Flight: Transitions in Flow-Body Interaction Problems - Feb 13:
**Dionisios Margetis**(Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Continuum Approach to Profile Scaling in Nanostructure Decay Below the Roughening Temperature - Feb 17:
**Steven G. Johnson**(Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University)

Stretching the Boundaries of Computation: Self-Optimizing FFTS and Semi-Analytical Approaches in Electromagnetism - Feb 24:
**Matthew Hastings**(Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Mean-Field and Anomalous Behavior on a Small-World Network - March 2:
**Frederic Gibou**(Stanford University)

Discretization of Parabolic PDE's for Stefan Problems and Image Segmentation - March 5:
**Yuxing Ben**(University of Notre Dame)

Ac Electro-Osmotic Flow and Polarized Electrodes - March 9:
**Rava da Silveira**(Department of Physics, Harvard University)

Minimal Paths and Signal Propagation in a Model Cortex - March 12:
**Shidong Jiang**(Department of Mathematics, Yale University)

Second Kind Integral Equations For Scattering By Open Surfaces - March 16:
**Jin Wang**(Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University)

A Numerical Approach for Simulating Two-Dimensional Viscous Incompressible Flows with Interfaces - March 23: No seminar.
- March 30:
**Andrew L. Belmonte**(W.G. Pritchard Laboratories, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University)

Dimpling and Buckling of Viscoelastic Free Surfaces - April 6:
**Vincent Studer**(Laboratoire de Photonique et Nanostructures, UPR CNRS, France)

Fast and Tunable Integrated AC Electrokinetic Pumping in a Microfluidic Loop - April 9:
**Mederic Argentina**(Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University)

Filaments in Fluids: Fluttering Flags, Fishes and Bridges - April 13:
**Andrew B. G. Bush**(Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada)

Simulated Changes in The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) From The Last Ice Age to Today - April 20: No seminar. MIT holiday.
- April 27:
**Corey S. O'Hern**(Yale University)

Topological Classification of Jammed States CANCELLED - May 4:
**Jan Skotheim**(University of Cambridge)

How The Venus Flytrap Snaps - May 11:
**Jané Kondev**(Physics Department, Brandeis University)

Mechanics of DNA Packing in Viruses - May 18:
**Pedro Miguel Reis**(Manchester Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Gases, Liquids and Crystals in Granular Segregation

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics