
Scientists use laboratory experiments to search for molecules with desirable properties, e.g., that make efficient solar cells; or that cure cancer. The success of such a search hinges on making…


Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:30pm
Global invariant manifolds play an important role in organizing the behavior of a dynamical system. Together with equilibria and periodic orbits, they form the…




As we know, the new national standards for math in K12 education have gone from being completely hohum and ignored to becoming a hotbutton political issue. What should we make of the controversy?…


Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:30pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 655
CAM Colloquium: Kris Iyer (Cornell)  Mean Field Equilibria of Dynamic Auctions
Many auction markets are characterized by repeated…


Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:30pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 655
CAM Colloquium: Hamed Amini (EPFL)  Shortestweight paths in random graphs
Consider a random regular graph with degree d and of size…


Friday, November 8, 2013 at 3:30pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 655
CAM Colloquium: Danny Abrams (Northwestern)  Sinister stability of asymmetry: A mathematical model for the origin of…


Detecting hidden communities in networks is an important problem. A community refers to a group of related nodes. For instance, in a social network, it can represent individuals with shared interests…


Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Pablo V. Negr onMarrero
University of Puerto Rico


Tridiagonal matrices appear almost everywhere (like 2nd order differential operators).This talk grew out of four very different applications: 1. (positive definite) Completion to maximum…
