Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Saskatchewan

Applied Mathematics
and Mathematical Physics
Seminar

including 
PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar Series

 

  Upcoming seminars

 

 

  Past seminars

 

* Monday, March 27, 2017 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Kutz, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
Place: Room 101, Arts Building
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Data-driven discovery of dynamical systems in the engineering, physical and biological sciences
Abstract:
 PIMS_KutzTabloid_Final.pdf
Slides: Kutz_Saskatchewan.pdf

* Thursday Jan 26, 2017, AMMP Seminar

Guest Speaker: Julian Hess, visiting Ph. D. student, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time:
4:00 pm
Title:  On the Modelling of Rapid Granular Flows
Abstract:   Granular flows and granular-fluid mixtures are ubiquitous in nature and process industry. These flows can be both destructive as well as unpredicitable. The development of an appropriate model is an ongoing task.
The talk provides insight into the key mechanisms of granular flows and introduces to the description via depth-integrated shallow flow models. For this, the well-established model of Savage and Hutter (1989) is presented and discussed in its limitations and successors. 
Slides:  2017_03_21_Hess_Granular_Flows_Sask.pdf

 * Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Gerda de Vries, Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta
Place: Room 165, Physics Building
Time: 1:30 pm
Title: A Model of Microtubule Organization in the Presence of Motor Proteins
Abstract:
 PIMS_Gerda_Feb_2_2017.pdf

 * Friday, Jan 27, 2017 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Guest Speaker: Professor Dmitry Pelinovsky, McMaster University
Place: Room 106, Biology Building
Time:
3:30 pm
Title:  Stability of Nonlinear Waves in Integrable Hamiltonian PDEs
Abstract: PIMS_Pelinovsky_Tabloid_January_27_2017.pdf
Slides:  DPeli_StabIntegrablePDE.pdf

* Thursday Jan 26, 2017, AMMP Seminar

Guest Speaker: Professor Dmitry Pelinovsky, McMaster University
Place: Arts 134
Time:
3:30 pm
Title:  Granular chains and the logarithmic KdV equation
Abstract:  Pelinovsky_Sem_January_26_2017.pdf
Slides:  DPeli_LogKdVSaskatoon.pdf

 * Friday, October 28, 2016 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: Professor Robert J. McCann, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
Place: ARTS Building, Room 102
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Optimal transportation between unequal dimensions
Abstract:
 2016_10_28_pims_McCann.pdf

* Wednesday October 26, 2016 - Math&Stats and Physics Seminar

Guest Speaker: Valeriy V. Kostyuchenko, Medical Physicist, Gamma Knife Centre, Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Russia
Place: Physics Building Room 103
Time:
3:30 pm
Title:  On the History of the Gamma Knife and Radiosurgery
Abstract:  2016_10_26_Kost_02.pdf
Refreshments: McLean Hall room 201 (Lounge)

* Tuesday October 25, 2016 - Physics Seminar

Guest Speaker: Valeriy V. Kostyuchenko, Medical Physicist, Gamma Knife Centre, Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Russia
Place: Physics Building Room 103
Time:
3:30 pm
Title:  Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Basics: a Physicist's Prospective
Abstract:  2016_10_25_Kost_01.pdf
Refreshments: Physics building

 

 

* Friday, February 5, 2016 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Odlyzko, Digital Technology Center, U. Minnesota
Place: Biology Building 106
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Mathematical models: Uses, abuses, and non-uses
Abstract:
 2016_02_05_ODLYZKO.pdf

* Friday Sep 25, 2015 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Dr. Vladimir Dorodnitsyn, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Place:
ARTS 108
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Fundamental identities for symmetry and conservation laws. Differential and difference equations
Abstract:
 2015_09_25_Dorodnitsyn.pdf   
Slides: Dorodn_talk_Sep2015.pdf   Dorodn_Pictures_Sep2015.pdf

* Friday Sep 18, 2015 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Dr. Oleg Bogoyavlenskij, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Place: ARTS 101
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: On Kelvin's 1880 problem and exact solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations
Abstract:
 2015_09_18_Bogoyavlenskij.pdf

* Friday Sep 11, 2015 - Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium & AMMP Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Roman Popovych, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria
Place: ARTS 108
Time:
3:30 pm
Title:  Inverse problems on conservation laws of differential equations
Abstract:  2015_09_11_POPOVYCH.pdf
Talk slides:  PopovychTalk2015.pdf

 * Tuesday July 28, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Rehana Naz (Centre for Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan-53200, Lahore)
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time:
3:00 pm
Title: Partial Hamiltonian Approach for Current Value Hamiltonian Systems
Abstract:  2015_07_28_Naz.pdf

* Wednesday May 27, 2015

Speaker: Alexey Shevyakov (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan)
Place: ARTS 108
Time:
3:30 pm
Title: Conservation Laws of Fluid Dynamics Models

* Tuesday May 26, 2015

Speaker: Alexey Shevyakov (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan)
Place: ARTS 108
Time:
4:00 pm
Title: Local Conservation Laws for Nonlinear Models: Theory, Systematic Construction, and Computation Examples

* Wednesday May 06, 2015 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Bihlo, University of British Columbia/Memorial University, Canada
Place: ARTS 101
Time: 11:00 am
Title: Novel methods for geometric numerical integration
Abstract:
 2015_05_05_AlexBihlo.pdf

Slides: TalkSaskatoon2015b.pdf

* Monday April 27, 2015

Speaker: Zhijun Qiao (Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas Pan-American, Edinburg, TX)
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: A synthetical two-component model with peakon solutions
Abstract:
2015_04_27-ZhQiao.pdf

 
* Thursday April 09, 2015 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Prof Dr Roderick Melnik, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modelling; Director, MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute
Place: ARTS 106
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Multiple Scales and Their Coupling in Mathematical Modeling
Abstract:
 2015_04_09-Melnik.pdf

* Wednesday Jan 14, 2015

Speaker: Samer Assaf (PhD student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Generalized n-Metric
Abstract:
 2015_01_14_Assaf.txt  

* Friday October 10, 2014 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Randall J. LeVeque, Applied Mathematics Department, University of Washington
Place: ARTS 102
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Wave Propagation Methods and Biomedical Applications
Abstract:
 2014_10_10-Randall.pdf    Talk slides

* Thursday Oct 9, 2014

Speaker: Randall J. LeVeque, Applied Mathematics Department, University of Washington
Place: ARTS 217
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Numerical Methods for Tsunami Modeling and Hazard Assessment
Abstract:
 2014_10_09-Randall.pdf   Talk slides

* Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Speaker: Juan Carlos Zuniga-Anaya, Advanced Computing Research Analyst, Information and Communications Technology, U of S
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Some results on Polynomial Matrix Computations
Abstract:
 2014_10_01-zuniga-anaya.pdf  

* Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Speaker: Simon St Jean, MSc candidate, Math & Stats, U of S
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Applications of Lie Symmetry Analysis to Elastic Solids
Abstract:
 2014_09_24-stjean.pdf  

* Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

Speaker: Alexey Shevyakov, Math & Stats, U of S
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Constitutive Relations, Natural States, and Travelling Waves in Two-Dimensional Nonlinear Elastodynamics
Abstract:
 2014_09_17-Shevyakov.pdf  

* Wednesday Sep 10, 2014

Speaker: Jean-François Ganghoffer (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Volumetric and surface growth: an overview and recent concepts
Abstract:
 2014_09_10-Ganghoffer.pdf  
Talk slides:
 Gangh_Seminar_Saskatoon_sept2014.pdf  

* Thursday Aug 14, 2014

Speaker: Marcus Kardell (Department of Mathematics, Linkoping University, Sweden)
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 2:00 pm
Title: Contributions to the theory of peaked solitons
Abstract:
 2014_08_14-Kardell.pdf

* Friday Mar 28, 2014 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta)
Place: Arts 102
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Mathematical Modelling of Cancer
Abstract:
2014_03_28-Hillen_PIMS.pdf

* Friday Mar 28, 2014

Speaker: Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta)
Place: Arts 108
Time: 11:30 am
Title: Chaotic patterns in chemotaxis
Abstract:
 2014_03_28-Hillen_sem.pdf

* Friday Mar 14, 2014 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Yuji Kodama (Ohio State University)
Place: Arts 102
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Combinatorics and Geometry of KP Solitons and Application to Tsunami
Abstract:
2014_03_14-Kodama_PIMS.pdf

* Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Speaker: Yuji Kodama (Ohio State University)
Place: MCLN 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: The full Kostant-Toda lattice on the positive flag variety and a flag matroid polytope
Abstract:
 2014_03_12-Kodama_sem.pdf


* Monday Jan 27, 2014

Speaker: Arash Shamloo (Ph. D. candidate, Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: A new model for a quantum bi-partite system and its application to nano-electronics.
Abstract:
 2014_01_27-AShamloo.pdf


* Monday Nov 25, 2013

Speaker: Zhengzheng Yang (Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: A Symmetry-based Method for Constructing Nonlocally Related PDE Systems
Abstract:
 2013_11_25-ZYang.pdf

* Monday Oct 07, 2013

Speaker: Daniel Gomez (Math&Stat)
Place: ARTS 214
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: The Canada Day Theorem
Abstract:
  2013_10_07-DGomez.pdf

* Tuesday June 11, 2013

Speaker: Roman Popovych (University of Vienna, Brock University)
Place: ARTS 214
Time: 3:00 pm
Title: Point transformations in classes of differential equations
Abstract:
  2013_06_11-Roman Popovych.pdf

* Wednesday  Apr 10, 2013

Speaker: M.A. Nowak (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 3:00 pm
Title: Addition and multiplication laws in free probability - physicist approach.
Abstract:
  2013_04_10_Nowak.pdf

* Monday Mar 11, 2013

Speaker: Jeffrey K. Wiens (Ph.D. student, Dept of Math., SFU)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Parallel Immersed Boundary Method for Distributed-Memory Architectures
Abstract:
2013_03_11_Wiens.pdf

* Monday Mar 4, 2013

Speakers: Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2013 team: Shiny Brar, Evan Smith, Paul Smith
Place: Arts 208
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: PROBLEM B: Water, Water, Everywhere

Abstract:
The team will present their solution to the Problem B. For problem description, see
http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/contests/2013/problems/

For contest details, see http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/instructions.php

* Monday Feb 25, 2013

Speakers: Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2013 teams

  • Team 23871: Seth Dueck, Victoria Martinez, Angel Misevski
  • Team 23881: David Fairbairn, Daniel Gomez, Omar Zarifi

Place: Arts 208
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: PROBLEM A: The Ultimate Brownie Pan

Abstract:
The teams will present their solutions to the Problem A. For problem description, see
http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/contests/2013/problems/

For contest details, see http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/instructions.php

 Monday Feb 11, 2013

Speaker: Raymond Spiteri (Comp.Sci., Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Simulation of cardiac electrophysiology: efficient time integration
Abstract:
2013_02_11_Spiteri.pdf

* Friday Jan 25, 2013 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Roberto Camassa (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Place: Arts 134
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Spinning rods, microfluidics, and propulsion by cilia in biological systems.
Abstract:
2013_01_25_Camas2.pdf

* Thursday Jan 24, 2013

Speaker: Roberto Camassa (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Place: Arts 212
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Some fundamental issues in internal wave dynamics
Abstract:
2013_01_24_CamassaAMMP.pdf

* Monday Dec 03, 2012

Speaker: Mehdi Rostami (M.Sc. student, Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Renormalization group approach to perturbation theory for ODEs
Abstract:
2012_12_03_Rostami.pdf

* Monday Nov 26, 2012

Speaker: Saeed Torabi Ziaratgahi (Ph.D. student, Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Efficient Numerical Methods for Heart Models
Abstract:
2012_11_26_Torabi.pdf

* Monday Nov 19, 2012

Speaker: Walid Abou Salem (Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Adiabatic evolution of coupled surface and internal water waves
Abstract:
2012_11_19_AbouSalem.pdf     Presentation: AbouSalem_waves_2012_11_19.pdf

* Monday Nov 5, 2012

Speaker: Ethan Vishniac (Physics and Engineering Physics, UofS)
Place: ARTS 214
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Spontaneous Stochasticity, Fast Reconnection, and the Failure of Flux-Freezing in Magnetized Turbulence
Abstract:
2012_11_05_Vishniac.pdf

* Monday Oct 29, 2012

Speaker: Simon St. Jean (M.Sc. student, Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: What's Wiggling Where? A Look at Coupled Harmonic Oscillators
Abstract:
2012_10_29_StJean.pdf

* Monday Oct 22, 2012

Speaker: Artur Sowa (Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:45 pm
Title: Afternoon Express --- From Number Theory to Memristance
Abstract: 2012_10_22_Sowa.pdf

* Friday Oct 19, 2012 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar / Mathematics Colloquium

Speaker: Michael Lamoureux (University of Calgary)
Place: Arts 263
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Applications of Harmonic Analysis to Seismic Imaging
Abstract:
2012_10_19_Lamoureux.pdf

* Monday Oct 15, 2012

Speaker: Abdus Sattar Mia (Ph.D. student, Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Complex Hirota-MKdV Solitons with Non-Zero Frequency
Abstract:
2012_10_15_Mia.pdf

* Monday Oct 01, 2012

Speaker: Alexey Shevyakov (Math&Stat)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: On the Equations of Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics (Part I)

* Monday May 14, 2012

Speaker: Jean-Francois Ganghoffer (INPL Nancy, France)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:30 pm
Title: Growth of solid bodies in the framework of shape and topology optimization
Abstract:
2012_05_14_Ganghoffer.pdf

* Friday, March 30, 2012 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: James Colliander (Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto)
Place: Arts 263
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Hamiltonian Partial Differential Equations
Abstract:
11W_Mar 30_J. Colliander_PIMS.pdf

* Friday, March 23, 2012 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: George Bluman (Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia)
Place: Arts 263
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Nonclassical Analysis of the Nonlinear Kompaneets Equation
Abstract:
11W_Mar 23_Bluman_PIMS.pdf

Talk slides: Bluman_NLK_2012_03_23.pdf

* Friday, March 9, 2012 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: Ken McLaughlin (Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson)
Place: Arts 263
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Oscillatory phenomenon in a scaling limit for the periodic linear Schrödinger equation
Abstract:
2012_03_09_McLaughlin_PIMS.pdf

* Friday, February 10, 2012 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: Catherine Sulem (Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto)
Place: Arts 134
Time: 3:30 pm
Title: Water waves over a rough bottom in the shallow water regime
Abstract:
11W-02-10-Sulem.pdf

* Tuesday December 20, 2011

Speaker: Tyler Helmuth (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Mathematics, UBC)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 10:00 am
Title: Non-Backtracking Walks and Planar Ising Model Observables
Abstract:
2011_12_20_Helmuth_AMMP.pdf

* Wednesday October 19, 2011

Speaker: Andreas Rosteck (Ph.D. candidate, TU Darmstadt)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 3:00 pm
Title: Analysis of a PDE system describing turbulent fluid flows using Lie symmetries
Abstract:
2011_10_26_Rosteck_AMMP.pdf

* Wednesday October 19, 2011

Speaker: Dhavide Aruliah  (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 3:00 pm
Title: A Parallel Adaptive Method for Pseudo-Arclength Continuation
Abstract:
2011_10_19_Aruliah_AMMP.pdf

* Tuesday, October 4, 2011 -- PIMS Applied Mathematics Seminar

Speaker: Nigel Goldenfeld, UIUC.
Place: Arts 133
Time: 4:00 pm
Title: Statistical mechanics of the genetic code: a glimpse of early life?
Abstract:
11W-10-04-Goldenfeld.pdf

* Wednesday September 28, 2011

Speaker: Christopher Bowman (Director of Business Development, Prairies, Mitacs)
Place: Arts 105
Time: 3:00 pm
Title: Introduction to Mitacs Programmes
Abstract:
2011_09_28_MITACS_AMMP.pdf

* Wednesday September 14, 2011

Speaker: Ian Lisle, University of Canberra.
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 3:00 pm
Title: Determining Equations for Lie Algebras of Vector Fields
Abstract:
2011_09_14_Lisle_AMMP.pdf

* August 23, 2011

Speaker: Ned Nedialkov, Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University.
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:00 pm
Title: DAETS: a Differential-Algebraic Equation code in C++ for high index and high accuracy
Abstract:
2011_08_23_Nedialkov_AMMP.pdf
 

* August 11, 2011

Speaker: Abba Gumel, Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba.
Place: McLean 242.1
Time: 2:00 pm
Title: Dynamically consistent finite-difference methods for differential equations
Abstract:
2011_08_11_Abba Gumel_AMMP.pdf
 

Previous seminars:

See http://math.usask.ca/~szmigiel/seminar.html