College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Date posted: November 2nd, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Function Reconstruction from Non-uniform Fourier Data

**Speaker:** Guohui Song (Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, Clarkson University)

*Hosted by Weihong Guo*

**Abstract:** Nonuniform Fourier data are routinely collected in applications such as magnetic resonance imaging, synthetic aperture radar, and synthetic imaging in radio astronomy. …Read more.

Date posted: October 22nd, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Assessing Darwinian Selection in Tumors From Molecular “Big Data”

**Speaker:** Thomas LaFramboise (Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Technological advances over the last decade now allow researchers to query the human genome for DNA variants in a near-comprehensive manner. …Read more.

Date posted: October 21st, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** The Floating Body in Real Space Forms

**Speaker:** Florian Besau (Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract:** The notion of convex ﬂoating body of a Euclidean convex body has recently been extended to the Euclidean unit sphere. …Read more.

Date posted: October 16th, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Numerical Simulation of Cortical Spreading Depression on Individual Brain Geometries

**Speaker:** Luca Gerardo-Giorda (Research Line Leader, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics)

*Hosted by Daniela Calvetti*

**Abstract:** Migraine is a prevailing disease in present day population. …Read more.

Date posted: October 16th, 2015

MATH 223 HELP SESSIONS

Monday

Yost Hall 335

3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday

Yost Hall 335

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday

Yost Hall 335

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday

Yost Hall 343

2:45-4:45 p.m.

MATH 224 HELP SESSIONS

Monday

Yost Hall 335

11 a.m.-3 p.m. …Read more.

Date posted: October 7th, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Mechanisms of Elastic Enhancement and Hindrance for Finite-Length Undulatory Swimmers in Viscoelastic Fluids

**Speaker:** Robert Guy (Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Davis)

*Hosted by Wanda Strychalski*

**Abstract: **Low Reynolds number swimming of microorganisms in Newtonian fluids is an extensively studied classical problem. …Read more.

Date posted: October 6th, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

Joint Colloquium/Mathematical Life Sciences Seminar

**Title: **Collective dynamics: modeling, analysis and simulations

**Speaker:** Marie-Therese Wolfram (Senior Research Scientist, Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics)

*Hosted by Alethea Barbaro*

**Abstract:** Collective dynamics refer to the coordinated behavior of large groups of individuals. …Read more.

Date posted: October 5th, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015 (3:30 p.m. in Yost 102)

**Title:** Elastic Rods

**Speaker:** David Singer (Professor and Interim Chair, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract:** We generalize the notion of Euler elastic curve to Kirchhoff elastic rods. …Read more.