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 K-12 education have gone from being completely ho-hum and ignored to becoming a hot-button 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) - Shortest-weight 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…

The behaviour of any physical system is governed by its dynamical equations. Much of physics is concerned with discovering these dynamical equations and understanding their implications. It is…