Canadian Applied and Industrial Math Society (CAIMS) 2017 conference

Canadian Applied and Industrial Math Society (CAIMS) 2017 conference

This year, the Canadian Applied and Industrial Math Society (CAIMS) conference took place in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 17–21st.

Red Sock Awards Awarded to Best Snowbird Posters

Red Sock Awards Awarded to Best Snowbird Posters

Five students were presented with the Red Sock Award for the best poster presentations at Snowbird Conference on Dynamical Systems in May. Along with a pair of red socks, each awardee received a $100 prize. We highlight the winners and give you the opportunity to look at their award-winning work.

Scientific Computing for Visual Effects

Scientific Computing for Visual Effects

Joseph Teran talks about scientific computing for visual effects.

May the Piecewise-smooth, Smooth, and Slow-fast Plankton be with You

May the Piecewise-smooth, Smooth, and Slow-fast Plankton be with You

Sofia Piltz discusses developing models for plankton blooms.

Dynamics of Voter Models on Simple and Complex Networks

Dynamics of Voter Models on Simple and Complex Networks

Sidney Redner discusses how groups of people reach consensus using voter models on networks.


Winners of two SIAM Dynamical Systems prizes announced

Winners of two SIAM Dynamical Systems prizes announced

2017 J.D. Crawford Prize and J├╝rgen Moser Lecture

Martin Wechselberger, professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney, won the J.D. Crawford Prize.

Edward Ott, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Maryland, was awarded the Jürgen Moser Lecture.


Interview with Nancy Kopell

Interview with Nancy Kopell

We interviewed Nancy Kopell, the winner of SIAM’s 2013 Jürgen Moser Lecture prize for her lifetime contributions in applied dynamical systems, about mathematics, her career, current frontiers in mathematical neuroscience, and more. Nancy is a professor at Boston University in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, is Director of their Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative, and is Co-Director of the Center for Computational Neuroscience & Neural Technology. Nancy has won numerous awards and made pioneering contributions to dynamical systems, mathematical neuroscience, and mathematical biology more generally. Take a look at her website and her Society for Neuroscience biography for more details.


Interview with Masato Nagata

Interview with Masato Nagata

In 1990, Masato Nagata published the first ever computation of fully nonlinear, finite-amplitude invariant solutions in planar Couette flow. In his paper, he mixed dynamical systems theory, fluid dynamics and computational science, and it has garnered nearly three hundred citations over the years and has had an enourmous impact on the analysis of turbulence as a dynamical system. In this interview, Prof. Nagata shares some of the long, arduous and occasionally joyful journey to this landmark contribution.

Adaptive Networks in Action: Opinion Formation, Epidemics and the Evolution of Cooperation

Adaptive Networks in Action: Opinion Formation, Epidemics and the Evolution of Cooperation

The authors provide an overview and give some examples from the emerging field of adaptive networks, where the structure of a network changes in response to an underlying model.


Mathematics on the Chopping Block

Mathematics on the Chopping Block

The production of end-grain wooden cutting boards involves repeated operations
that lead to interesting mathematical questions. I explore some of the mathematical issues that arise in the process; they pose some interesting mathematical puzzles. I also show how mathematics can be used to create
intricate artistic designs for cutting boards that are amenable to
woodworking. These designs have been tested in real wood. Some of them belong
to a class of iterated-function-system fractals but others do not. The
overall goal is to produce an aesthetically pleasing design suggested by
mathematics and implementable in wood.

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