March  1, 2024

Applied Math Colloquium Series 2002-2003


The Fields Institute Regional Colloquium on Applied Mathematics is a monthly colloquium series intended to be a focal point for mathematicians in the areas of applied mathematics and analysis. 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.

Organizing Committee

Jim Colliander, University of Toronto email:
Nicholas Kevlahan, McMaster University email:
Adrian Nachman, University of Toronto email:
Mary Pugh, University of Toronto email:

Past Seminars - Audio and Slides of Talks

Friday, October 18, 2002, 1:10 PM
Charles Fefferman, Princeton University
Formation of sharp fronts in 2D incompressible fluids

Friday, November 22, 2002, 1:10 PM
Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University
The problem of evolution in General Relativity

Friday, December 13, 2002, 1:10 PM
Charles Epstein, University of Pennsylvania
Pulse synthesis in NMR

Friday, January 10, 2003, 1:10 PM
Joel Smoller, University of Michigan
Cosmology, Black Holes, and Shock Waves Beyond the Hubble Distance

Monday, February 17, 2003, 1:10 PM
Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University
Poincare-Einstein metrics on the large and small scale

Friday, March 14, 2003, 1:10 PM
Russel Caflisch, U.C.L.A.
Dynamics of a Step Edge in Thin Film Growth

Friday, April 11, 2003, 1:10 PM
Peter Constantin, University of Chicago
Remarks on Rotating Fluids

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