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…

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…

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…