Date posted: February 23rd, 2017
CWRU alumnus Geoff Wedig was honored with an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement in a ceremony held on February 11, 2017. Wedig, who completed a BS in Mathematics and a BA English at CWRU in 1994 and an MS in Computer Engineering at UCLA in 1995, also worked at the university as a Senior Software Developer for 12 years before making a career change to computer animation in 2007. …Read more.
Date posted: February 20th, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Reconstructing polytopes from projections or sections
Speaker: Sergii Myroshnychenko (Graduate Student, Kent State University)
Abstract: We are going to discuss one of the open problems of geometric tomography about projections. …Read more.
Date posted: February 15th, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Cell-based modelling of epithelial tissue dynamics
Speaker: Alexander Fletcher (Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Sheffield)
Abstract: The dynamic behaviour of epithelial tissues plays a central role during development. …Read more.
Date posted: February 14th, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Dual curvature measures and the dual Minkowski problem
Speaker: Yiming Zhao (Adjunct Instructor, New York University)
Abstract: In this talk, dual curvature measures (see [Huang, Lutwak, Yang, Zhang; ACTA, 2016]) in the dual Brunn-Minkowski theory will be introduced. …Read more.
Date posted: January 31st, 2017
Date posted: January 30th, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Subcritical transition and stability in the 3D Navier-Stokes equations at high Reynolds number
Speaker: Jacob Bedrossian (Assistant Professor, University of Maryland)
Abstract: We study small disturbances of the plane periodic Couette flow in the 3D Navier-Stokes equations in the high Reynolds number limit. …Read more.
Date posted: January 18th, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Smoothness of heat kernel measures on abstract Wiener groups
Speaker: Tai Melcher (Associate Professor, University of Virginia)
Abstract: Smoothness is a fundamental principle in the study of measures on infinite-dimensional spaces. …Read more.
Date posted: January 10th, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: From longest increasing subsequences to random surfaces
Speaker: Leonid Petrov (Assistant Professor, University of Virginia)
Abstract: I will discuss random lozenge tilings and related models studied earlier, including longest increasing subsequences of random permutations and last passage percolation. …Read more.
Date posted: January 9th, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Integral geometry of the complex projective space
Speaker: Andreas Bernig (Professor, Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Abstract: Two complex submanifolds of the complex projective space of complementary dimension and in general position will intersect in a constant number of points which is given by Bezout’s theorem. …Read more.
Date posted: November 28th, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Self-similarity in the eigenvalues of random unitary matrices (Part 2)
Speaker: Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, MAMS Department, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: In a statistical study of the observed relationship between eigenvalues of large random unitary matrices and zeros of the Riemann zeta function, Coram and Diaconis proposed a “self-similarity” phenomenon for random unitary eigenvalues. …Read more.
Date posted: November 16th, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Understanding the evolution of resistance: a comprehensive and integrated mathematical and experimental research program
Speaker: Jacob Scott (Staff Researcher, Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Oxford University Centre for Mathematical Biology)
Hosted by David Gurarie
Abstract: The evolution of resistance remains an elusive problem in the treatment of both cancer and infectious disease, and represents one of the most important medical problems of our time. …Read more.
Date posted: November 14th, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)
Title: Stochastic topology and inference
Speaker: Sayan Mukherjee (Professor, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University)
Hosted by Elizabeth Meckes
Abstract: I will first talk about a problem at the interface of probability and topology and then an approach to using topology for statistical inference for shapes. …Read more.