Applied Math Lab Seminar
2006 - 2007

Seminars are Thursdays at 12:30 in Warren Weaver Hall, room 1314, unless otherwise indicated. Questions or comments please e-mail Mike Shelley (shelley at or Jun Zhang (jun at

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Fall 2006 Schedule

September 21:   Boris Gershgorin (RPI)
Host: David Cai
Effects of Discreteness and resonances in $\beta$-FPU chains

September 28:   Russ Tedrake (MIT Robot Locomotion Group )
Host: Jun Zhang
Optimizing Locomotion: Experiments with legged locomotion and flapping-winged flight

October 5:   Ralph Colby (Penn State, Materials Science & Engineering)
Host: Mike Shelley
Polyelectrolyte Solution Rheology

October 12:   Xiao-lun Wu (Univ. of Pittsburg, Physics & Astronomy)
Host: Jun Zhang
Thermal Convection in a Strongly Stratified Two-Dimensional-Like Fluid

October 19:   David Saintillan (Courant Institute, NYU)
Host: Mike Shelley
Collective dynamics in dispersions of anisotropic and deformable particles

October 26:   Andrea Liu (U. Penn, Physics)
Host: Mike Shelley
Actin self-assembly, cell crawling and Listeria motility

November 2: 
Shawn Walker (Univ. of Maryland )
Host: Mike Shelley
Modeling and Simulating the Fluid Dynamics of Electrowetting On Dielectric (EWOD)

November 9:  Victor Steinberg (Weizmann Institute of Science, Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems)
Host: Jun Zhang
Elastic turbulence: random flow of visco-elastic fluid without inertia

November 16:  Maxim Shkarayev (U. of Arizona)
Host: David Cai
Large Deviation Principles in Optical Communication Systems: Theoretical and Experimental Study

November 23: No talk, Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30:  No talk

December 7:  Eric Lauga (MIT, Math Dept)
Host: Jun Zhang
Floppy and Squishy: Low-Reynolds number locomotion with deformable bodies and surfaces

December 14: TBA

December 21:  Uriel Frisch (Observatoire de Nice)
Host: Steve Childress
A Borel transform method for locating singularities of Taylor and Fourier series