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Seminars and special events the Pennsylvania State University Mathematics Department2016-04-29webmaster@math.psu.eduMultiscale Modeling of the Cell and Beyond
http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=31753
Speaker(s): Zhangli Peng
Molecular mutations can lead to altered physical properties and malfunction of cells. However, it is a grand computational challenge to bridge the scales from molecules to cells. In this seminar, I will show examples of applying multiscale modeling to investigate biophysical problems from molecular level to cell level, such as malaria, hereditary blood disorder, sickle cell disease, and cancer metastasis. The findings from these problems have only become possible due to the multiscale modeling technique and the state-of-the-art understanding of molecular structures, and promise a new avenue to study the physics of living systems.2016-05-02T14:30:00Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquiumxli@math.psu.eduSL(2,R) seminar
http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=31119
Speaker(s): Various
This seminar will example aspects of the representation theory of SL(2,R)2016-05-03T16:15:00Special Eventhigson@math.psu.eduUniqueness and singularities of weak solutions to some nonlinear wave equations
http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=31489
Speaker(s): Qingtian Zhang, Adviser: Alberto Bressan
I will talk about several results I obtained during my phd period. First result is the uniqueness of conservative weak solution to (two-component) Camassa-Holm equations, and variational wave equations. They are mainly based on the representation of solutions along the characteristics. I will also present the results on generic singularities of Camassa-Holm equation and two-component Camassa-Holm equations, revealing their differences. For the case of cubic Camassa-Holm equation, where the characteristic method fails, I will prove the global wellposedness of weak solution by Kruzkov's theory. Last part will be the results on p-system. I will provide several examples showing that the BV norm of approximate solutions may blow up.2016-05-04T09:30:00Ph.D. Thesis Defensezhang_q@math.psu.eduTBA
http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=31729
Speaker(s): Qingtian Zhang, Adviser: Alberto Bressan, Penn State
2016-05-04T09:30:00Ph.D. Thesis Defenseauh243@math.psu.edu