Events
Colloquia & Seminars

During the academic year, the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics holds a weekly applied math colloquium. 

  • Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tech M416
  • Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m.

To subscribe to the Applied Mathematics Colloquia Listserv, send an email to seminar-join@esam.northwestern.edu

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SPRING 2015

3/30/15
Professor Sophie Denève of École Normale Supérieure (France)
"Efficient Coding in Balanced Neural Networks"

4/6/15
Professor Petia Vlahovska of Brown University
"Complex fluid interfaces in electric fields: belted drops, patchy membranes and vesicle drums"

4/13/15
Professor Ka-Kit Tung of the University of Washington
"Why has global warming paused for the past 15 years?"

4/20/15
Professor Joshua Shaevitz of Princeton University
"Phases and Phase Transitions in the Collective Motility of the Social Bacterium Myxococcus Xanthus"

4/27/15
Professor Vinothan Manoharan of Harvard University
"How does a virus self-assemble?"

5/4/15
Professor Ned S. Wingreen of Princeton University - 11:15am
"Why are chemotaxis receptors clustered but other receptors aren't?"

5/4/15
Professor Michelle Girvan of the University of Maryland
"Modeling the Dynamics of Gene Regulatory Networks: Insights and Challenges"

5/11/15
Reiss Lecture: Professor Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (Netherlands)
"Surface Nanobubbles and Nanodroplets: The Big Picture"

5/12/15
Reiss Lecture: Professor Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (Netherlands)
"The Phase Space of Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flow"

5/28/15
Eric Siero of Leiden University, Mathematical Institute - Thursday, 10:00am
"Striped pattern selection by advective reaction-diffusion systems: Resilience of banded vegetation on slopes"

6/1/15
Professor Zhangli Peng of the University of Notre Dame
"Multiscale Modeling in Cell/Tissue Mechanics and Related Diseases"

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Winter 2015

1/12/15
Dr. Hassan Masoud of Courant Institute (NYU) and Princeton University
"Fluid-Structure Interactions from Nano- to Macro-Scale, from Engineering to Biology to Medicine"

1/15/15
Dr. Anand Oza of Courant Institute (NYU) - Thursday, 11:15am 
"A Trajectory Equation for Walking Droplets: Hydrodynamic Pilot-Wave Theory" 

1/26/15
Dr. Kang-Ling Liao of Mathematical Biosciences Institute (OSU)
"A Mathematical Model for the Anti-PD-1 and IL-27 Drugs in Cancer Treatment"

2/2/15
Dr. Alexander Wray of Imperial College London
"Electrostatically-Controlled Film Dynamics in Curved Geometries"

2/12/15
Dr. Wu Min of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris 
"Modeling of Growths: from Nutrient Limitation to Elastic Fibers"
Online colloquium, 5 p.m. viewing in Tech A230

2/16/15
Professor Jané Kondev of Brandeis University
"Building a Proportional Cell: How Cells Control the Size of Their Organelles"

3/2/15
Professor Horacio Rotstein of New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Frequency Preference Response to Oscillatory Inputs in Neuronal Models: A Geometric Approach to Subthreshold Resonance"

3/9/15
Dr. Alex Roxin of Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
"Synchrony and Firing Rate in Neuronal Networks: An Exact Meanfield Approach"

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Fall 2014

9/29/14
Dr. Cristián Huepe Minoletti of Labo Labs
"Elasticity-based mechanism for collective motion in natural and artificial swarms"

10/13/14
Professor Rolf Ryham of Fordham University
"Control of Lipidic Pore Dynamics by Aqueous Viscosity"

10/20/14
Professor Nathan Kutz of the University of Washington
"Sparsity and Equation-Free Methods for Complex Systems"

10/27/14
Professor Martin Golubitsky of Ohio State University
"Patterns of Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry"

11/01/14
Presented by Random Walk Trading
"Option Strategies for Profit in the Real World" (Special Saturday Seminar)

11/3/14
Professor Andreas Waechter of Northwestern University (IEMS)
"A Derivative-Free Method for Solving Nonlinear Optimization Problems with Deterministic Noise"

11/10/14
Dr. Ira Schwartz of the US Naval Research Laboratory
"Predicting epidemic rare events: A dynamical systems perspective of disease extinction and control"

11/17/14
Professor Oskar Hallatschek of the University of California, Berkeley
"The Role of Noise in the Dynamics of Evolution: The Evolutionary Importance of Being Round"

12/1/14
Dr. Enkeleida Lushi of Brown University and Courant Institute (NYU)
"Fluid Flows Created by Swimming Bacteria Drive Self-Organization"