Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar Series

Penn State University
Department of Mathematics
Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM
102 McAllister Building

Fall 1998

08/28/98 Fang-Hua Lin
Courant Institute
Host: M. C. Calderer
Motion laws for vortex dynamics
09/04/98 Noel Walkington
Carnegie Mellon University
Host: C. Liu
Approximation of liquid crystal flows
09/11/98 Daniele Boffi
UniversitÓ di Pavia and PSU
Spurious solutions in the approximation of eigenproblems of mixed form
09/21/98 Tom Mullin
Host: S. Tavener
Electrohydrodynamic convection in a nematic
10/02/98 Robert Hardt
Rice University
Host: M. C. Calderer
Mathematical models of singularities in nematic liquid crystals
10/12/98 Hermann Wilke
Institute of Crystal Growth, Berlin
Host: S. Tavener
Convective interaction and flow patterns during oxide crystal growth
Note: meets on Monday in 316 Boucke, 3:30-4:30.
10/16/98 Richard Falk
Rutgers University
Host: D. Arnold
Locking-free finite elements for the Reissner-Mindlin plate model
10/23/98 Hongkai Zhao
Stanford University
Host: J. Xu
Dynamic surface reconstruction using variational level set method
10/30/98 Al Schatz
Cornell University
Host: J. Xu
New pointwise estimates for finite element methods and applications
11/06/98 Note: Finite Element Circus at Maryland
11/13/98 Bjorn Engquist
UCLA
Host: J. Xu
Wavelet based homogenization
11/20/98 Robert Burridge
Schlumberger-Doll Research Center
Host: L. Berlyand
Nonlinear poroelasticity equations for a fluid-filled granular medium
11/27/98 no seminar--Thanksgiving
12/04/98 Qi Wang
Indiana University-Purdue University
Host: M. C. Calderer
The modeling of thermal expansion: Instability of constrained theories and constitutive limits
12/11/98 Hermann Riecke
Northwestern University
Host: A. Belmonte
Localized structures in pattern-forming systems: worms, pulses, oscillons