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Mathematical Issues in the Sciences: an Exploratory Workshop

Monday, March 6, 2000

Center for Nonlinear Analysis

Scope: This workshop will draw together researchers from CMU working on diverse research areas in Sciences and Engineering, all using sophisticated mathematical tools and techniques in their research programs. Speakers will be asked to set up the problems in their physical context, and to identify the main mathematical challenges that they are facing. There will be ample time for discussion.

Speakers Include:

Marc DeGraef - Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Martial Hebert - Robotics Institute
Myung Jhon - Department of Chemical Engineering
Ramamoorthi Ravi - Graduate School of Industrial Administration
Larry Wasserman - Department of Statistics
Michael Widom - Department of Physics


8:30 - 9:20 Welcome and Coffee
9:20 - 10:00 Michael Widom Thermodynamics, Shapes and
Textures of Dipolar Fluids
10:10 - 10:50 Marc DeGraef Exit Wave Restoration in Transmission
Electron Microscopy
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:00 Martial Hebert Issues in Computer Vision
12:10 - 2:00 Lunch (Provided)
2:00 - 2:40 Ramamoorthi Ravi Metric Approximations and Applications
to Approximation Algorithms
2:50 - 3:30 Larry Wasserman Computational Astrostatistics
3:40 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:40 Myung Jhon Modeling of the Head-Disk Interface in
Hard Disk Drive Systems
4:50 - 5:00 Closing and Final Remarks

Location: Baker Hall, Adamson Wing

If you are planning to attend, please register by contacting Nancy Watson at nw0z@andrew.cmu.edu or x82545 ON OR BEFORE Tuesday, February 29.

Organizers: Irene Fonseca, Reha Tutuncu, Noel Walkington

For further information please contact:

Mathematical Issues in the Sciences: An Exploratory Workshop
Center for Nonlinear Analysis
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: (412) 268-2545
Fax: (412) 268-6380
E-mail: cn0s@anderw.cmu.edu

The CNA, established in 1991, is a National Science Foundation sponsored research and training center concentrating in areas including nonlinear analysis, mechanics, scientific computation, and mathematical finance.

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