Smith Colloquium

Spring 2018

Thursdays at 4:00 pm in 306 Snow Hall, the Aronszajn Seminar Room.
We cordially invite everyone interested in mathematics to attend.

Please contact Agnieszka Międlar or Geng Chen for arrangement.

Date Speaker, Title Local host
January 23 Interview Talk  
January 25 Interview Talk  
January 26 2:00 - 3:00 (extra) Celia Reina (University of Pennsylvania),
Elastic metamaterials: numerical simulations and novel architectures Abstract
Jin Feng, Paul Cazeaux, Agnieszka Miedlar
February 1  
February 8    
February 15    
February 22    
March 1    
March 8 Ronghua Pan (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Global regularity v.s. finite time blowup for compressible Euler equations Abstract
Geng Chen
March 15    
March 22  Spring Break  
March 29 Alex Himonas (University of Notre Dame)
On Analysis of Integrable Evolution Equations Abstract
Dionyssis Mantazvinos
April 5    
April 12 The Mathematics Distinguished Lecture
Constantine Dafermos (Brown University)
Progress and Challenges in the Theory of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws Abstract
Department of Mathematics

April 19 (Spahr Classroom, 2 Eaton)

Russell Bradt Undergraduate Colloquium
Cleve Moler Chief Mathematician, Chairman, and co-founder of MathWorks

Department of Mathematics, KU Math Club, KU AWM Student Chapter and SIAM KU Student Chapter

April 20 (Friday 1-2pm) Qingtian Zhang (University of California, Davis)
Local wellposedness of SQG front model Abstract
Geng Chen and Weishi Liu
April 26 Felix Janda (University of Michigan)
Counting curves on quintic threefolds Abstract
Yunfeng Jiang
May 3    



Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.