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Frederick K. H. Phoa, Associate Research Fellow / Assistant Professor - Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, - Institute of Statistics, National Central University
Sep 26, 2016 - 1:50pm to 2:55pm
Department of Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - Rettaliata Engineering, Room 106
Nature-inspired metaheuristic methods, like the particle swarm optimization and many others, enjoy fast convergence towards optimal solutions via a series of inter-particle communications. Such methods are common for the optimization problem in engineering, but there are few for statistics problems... read more
Mon.
Sep 26
Yuchen Lu, Graduate Student - Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sep 27, 2016 - 1:50pm to 3:05pm
Department of Applied Mathematics - Seminar - Rettaliata Engineering, Room 121
In this talk, the speaker briefly introduces the software HawkEye, which was developed based on VBA using the Monte Carlo method. Also, the speaker shows the concepts and the algorithms behind this software. Three models are given to demonstrate the power of HawkEye: "Project Cost" model for... read more
Tue.
Sep 27
Richard Guan - Associate Professor of Chemistry, Illinois Tech
Sep 28, 2016 - 3:15pm
Chemistry - Colloquia - 108 Perlstein Hall
Nanopore sensors have emerged as a label-free and amplification-free technique for measuring single molecules. First proposed in the mid-1990s, nanopore detection takes advantage of the ionic current modulations produced by the passage of target analytes through a single nanopore at a fixed applied... read more
Wed.
Sep 28
Cary Davids - Scientific Staff, Low Energy Group, - Argonne National Laboratory
Sep 29, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Physics - Colloquia - 152 Life Sciences
Davids will briefly summarize what is known about the origin of chemical elements, illustrated along the way by some nuclear physics experiments that he has been involved with. Next, he will discuss how technical advances have made the observation of very exotic nuclei possible. Jumping to the... read more
Thu.
Sep 29
Sam Zeller - Neutrino physicist, co-spokesperson of MicroBooNE experiment, and head of Neutrino Physics Department, Fermilab
Oct 6, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Physics - Colloquia - 152 Life Sciences
Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe and they influence an enormous range of physics. Neutrinos allow us to search for new forces of nature, they measure the composition of the earth’s crust, they tell us how the sun works, and they allow us to peer into the inner... read more
Thu.
Oct 6
Andy Wan, Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
Oct 12, 2016 - 1:50pm to 2:55pm
Department of Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - Rettaliata Engineering, Room 106
Conservative discretizations are numerical methods which preserve conservation laws of differential equations at the discrete level. Recently, the multiplier method was proposed as a conservative discretization for general ODEs and PDEs. In contrast to symplectic or variational methods, the... read more
Wed.
Oct 12
Kamlesh Suthar - Mechanical Engineering Specialist, Argonne National Laboratory
Oct 20, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Physics - Colloquia - 152 Life Sciences
Acoustic levitation can be used as a sample holding device to facilitate containment and a contamination-free environment for X-ray characterization. A stable levitation of liquid droplets can be achieved on the nodes of standing sound wavse via equilibrium of competing forces of gravity, drag,... read more
Thu.
Oct 20
Rocky Kolb - Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
Oct 24, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Physics - Lecture - 111 Life Sciences
The answer to the simple question "what is the universe made of?" is not so simple! Astronomical observations tell us that 95 percent of the universe is missing. Most of the mass of the universe is in a mysterious form known as dark matter, and most of the energy in the universe is in an even more... read more
Mon.
Oct 24
Vaughan R. Voller, Professor - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Nov 7, 2016 - 1:50pm to 2:55pm
Department of Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - Rettaliata Engineering, Room 106
Although in a strict sense the classic Stefan problem involves tracking the movement of the water/ice interface during melting its mathematical formalization can be generalized to a wide number of systems. One emerging application is in the study of the growth of geomorphic landscape features, e.g... read more
Mon.
Nov 7
Nov 10, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Physics - Colloquia - 152 Life Sciences
This week's colloquium will be dedicated to discussing the recent 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics winners and their research.
Thu.
Nov 10