Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
ESAM Colloquium
Year 2012


The colloquia of the Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics Department are held at 4:00 in Tech M416 unless noted otherwise. Refreshments are served one half hour prior to the colloquium.


Monday, January 9, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Peter Smereka,   University of Michigan
Title: Modeling and Computation of Strained Heteroepitaxial Growth using
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Monday, January 23, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Jeffrey Beck,   Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Title: Biologically Plausible Probabilistic Reasoning in Neural Circuits
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Friday, January 27, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Michael Davis,   Northwestern University
Title: Dynamics of metal foam solidification
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Monday, January 30, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Gino Biondini,   State University of New York at Buffalo, Abstract Many physical
Title: Solitons, boundary value problems and web structure
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Monday, February 6, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Vladimir Itskov,   University of Nebraska
Title: Memory encoding and continuous attractors in recurrent networks
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Monday, February 13, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Samuel Isaacson,   Boston University
Title: Stochastic reaction-drift-diffusion methods for studying the
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Monday, February 27, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Eric Kostelich,   Arizona State University
Title: Short-term Forecasting of Weather and Cancer: Finding the Initial
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Monday, March 5, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Paul K. Newton,   University of Southern California
Title: Metastatic pathway diagrams for cancer progression via Markov chain
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Monday, March 26, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Mason Porter,   University of Oxford
Title: Community Structure in Networks
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Monday, April 2, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. James Bagrow,   Northwestern University
Title: Human Dynamics Through the Lens of Modern Data
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Monday, April 9, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Mark Bowick,   Syracuse University
Title: Facets of Order
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Monday, April 16, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Hermann Eberl,   University of Guelph
Title: Bacteria Yelling: Yet another mathematical view on inter-colony
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Monday, April 23, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 11:00AM
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ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Jonathan Weare,   University of Chicago
Title: Accurate rare event simulation and an application to geophysical
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Monday, April 30, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Stuart Rice,   University of Chicago There will be a reception following the
Title: Confined Colloid Suspensions: Some Equilibrium Properties
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Stuart Rice,   University of Chicago Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM.
Title: Confined Colloid Suspensions: Some Out-of-Equilibrium Properties
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Monday, May 7, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor James Kozloski,   IBM
Title: The Neural Tissue Simulator: An Ultrascalable Solution to Arbitrary
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Monday, May 14, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor W.E. Sherwood,   University of Utah
Title: Global phase response and multiple time-scale dynamics
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Monday, May 21, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Prof. G. Orosz,   University of Michigan
Title: From Delayed Nodes to Delayed Networks: Applications in
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 1:00PM
Yasuhide Fukumoto,   Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University, Japan
Title: Kinematic variational principle for vortical structure of Euler
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Monday, October 1, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Henry Abarbanel,   UCSD
Title: Building Nervous Systems from the Bottom Up
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Monday, October 8, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
H. Pirouz Kavehpour,   University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Physics of Coalescing Drops at Planar Interfaces
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Monday, October 15, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Srevatsan Muralidharan,   Northwestern
Title:  Multilayer Thin Film Growth on Crystalline and Quasicrystalline
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Monday, October 22, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Matthew Tirrell University of Chicago ,  
Title: Multivalent Ionic Interactions in Multicomponent Polyelectrolyte
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Monday, October 29, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Q. Du Penn State University ,  
Title: How to Search for Transition States/Saddle Points
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Monday, November 5, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Michael Shelley,   New York University
Title: How Flexible, Motile, and Erodible Bodies Interact with Fluids
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Monday, November 12, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Peter Stewart,   University of Oxford
Title: Solidification of Molten Metallic Foams
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Friday, November 16, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Andreas Class,   Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Title: Compressible Cavitation with Stochastic Field Method
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ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Andreas Class,   Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Title: Compressible Cavitation with Stochastic Field Method
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Monday, November 19, 2012

ESAM Colloquium       Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Nicolas Brunel,   University of Chicago
Title: Dynamics of Large Networks of Neurons: Asynchronous and Synchronous
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