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

Room 2-139

Tuesdays, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

- 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 Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics