July 29, 2014

Fields Colloquium on Applied Mathematics


The Fields Institute Regional Colloquium on Applied Mathematics is a monthly colloquium series intended to be a focal point for mathematicians in the area of applied mathematics and the analysis of partial differential equations. The series consists of talks by internationally recognized experts in the field, some of whom reside in the region and others who are invited to visit especially for the colloquium.

In recent years, there have been numerous dramatic successes in mathematics and its applications to diverse areas of science and technology; examples include super-conductivity, nonlinear wave propagation, optical fiber communications, and financial modeling. The intent of the Colloquium series is to bring together the applied mathematics community on a regular basis, to present current results in the field, and to strengthen the potential for communication and collaboration between researchers with common interests. We meet for one session per month during the academic year, for an afternoon program of two colloquium talks.

Organizing Committee:

Walter Craig (McMaster University) - Phone: (905) 525.9140 ext. 23422, e-mail:
Catherine Sulem (University of Toronto) - Phone: (416) 978.4378, e-mail:


Date Time Speaker
June 8 3:30-4:30 p.m. Harvey Segur, University of Colorado
A Search for Stable Patterns of Water Waves
Apr. 11 1:00-2:00 p.m. Claude Bardos, Universite Paris 7
"Mathematical Analysis of the Time Reversal Method"
  2:00-3:00 p.m. Robert McCann, University of Toronto
"Kinetic Equilibration Rates for Granular Media"
Feb. 7 1:00-2:00 p.m. Joceline Lega, University of Arizona at Tuscon
"Hydrodynamics of Bacterial Colonies: A Model"
  2:00-3:00 p.m. Nick Ercolani, University of Arizona at Tuscon
"Landau Theory for Irrotational Vector Fields"
Jan. 3 2:00-3:00 p.m.

C. Eugene Wayne, Boston University
Reduced equations for hyperbolic problems on thin domains"

Dec. 7 1:00-2:00 p.m. Rafael de la Llave, University of Texas at Austin
"Minimizers in periodic media"
Dec. 7 3:30-4:30 p.m. Niky Kamran, McGill University, Montreal
"The long-time dynamics of Dirac fields in the Kerr-Newman black hole geometry"
Nov. 8 2:00-3:00 p.m. Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, NYU
"Estimates for elliptic systems for composite materials"
Oct. 12 2:00-3:00 p.m. Peter Lax, Courant Institute, NYU
"Multiple eigenvalues"
Oct. 12 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lia Bronsard, McMaster University
"Vortex lattices in layered superconductors"