College of Arts and Sciences

Date posted: February 4th, 2016

COMSOL Multiphysics, Application Builder and Fluid Flow Workshop

On March 18th, COMSOL will give a free multiphysics modeling workshop at Case Western Reserve University, where you will get hands-on experience with COMSOL Multiphysics and check out the new Application Builder and capabilities with Fluid Flow. …Read more.

Date posted: February 2nd, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Uncertainty Principle for Discrete Schrödinger Evolution

**Speaker: **Yurii Lyubarskii (Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

*Hosted by David Gurarie*

**Abstract:** We prove that if a solution of a discrete time–dependent Schrödinger equation with bounded time–independent real potential decays fast at two distinct times then the solution is trivial. …Read more.

Date posted: January 29th, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016 (12:30 p.m. in Rockefeller 309)

****Please note the new location and time.****

**Title: **On the intervention against Schistosomiases: A mathematical modeling work in progress

**Speaker: **Ramzi Alsallaq (Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Schistosomiases is a highly prevalent water-borne infection in resource-restricted settings (e.g. …Read more.

Date posted: January 27th, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Maximizing diversity in biology and beyond (Part 2)

**Speaker:** Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract:** In the second talk, which will be mostly self-contained, I will give precise statements and outline the proofs of the main theorems about maximization of the Leinster-Cobbold diversities. …Read more.

Date posted: January 25th, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Non-Asymptotic Approach in Random Matrix Theory

**Speaker:** Mark Rudelson (Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

*Hosted by Elisabeth Werner*

**Abstract:** Random matrices arise naturally in various contexts ranging from theoretical physics to computer science. …Read more.

Date posted: January 20th, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Maximizing diversity in biology and beyond (Part 1)

**Speaker:** Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract:** Entropy-like quantities have long been used as a measure of diversity in various fields. …Read more.

Date posted: January 15th, 2016

MATH 223 HELP SESSIONS (Maryam Khaqan)

Tuesday

Yost Hall 343

12:30-4 p.m.

Thursday

Yost Hall 335

12:30-4 p.m.

Friday

Yost Hall 335

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

MATH 224 HELP SESSIONS (Carrie Winterer)

Monday

Yost Hall 335

9-11 a.m. …Read more.

Date posted: December 1st, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Time-Series from Ventilated Patients and Dynamics of the Pulmonary Infection/Immunity Process

**Speaker:** Todd Young (Professor of Mathematics, Ohio University)

**Abstract: **We have developed the capability to acquire and analyze exhaled fluid from the lungs of ventilated patients. …Read more.

Date posted: November 16th, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Approximation of the Entries of a Random Orthogonal Matrix by Independent Standard Normals

**Speaker:** Kathryn Lockwood (PhD Student in Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract:** The asymptotic distribution of the entries of matrices that are uniformly distributed on the orthogonal group has been studied for over a hundred years. …Read more.

Date posted: November 11th, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 335)

**Title:** Stability of some geometric inequalities and their application to the rate of convergence of Steiner, Minkowski and Blaschke symmetrization

**Speaker:** Alex Segal (Tel Aviv University)

**Abstract:** We will discuss the stability of the Brunn-Minkowski, Knesser-Suss and the isoperimetric inequalities and show (using a similar idea) how each of them implies a result regarding the rate of convergence of a corresponding symmetrization process. …Read more.

Date posted: November 10th, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Do marine organisms hedge their bets? or A tragic tale of a diffusion approximation gone astray, with hope for redemption

**Speaker:** Robin Snyder (Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Many coastal marine organisms have a juvenile stage in which larvae drift on ocean currents until they have developed enough to settle and become adults. …Read more.

Date posted: November 6th, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Stochastic and deterministic models of biochemical reaction networks

**Speaker:** David F. Anderson (Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

*Hosted by Peter Thomas*

**Abstract:** If the abundances of the constituent molecules of a biochemical reaction system are sufficiently high then their concentrations are typically modeled by a coupled set of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). …Read more.