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GPS Applied Mathematics Seminar

The GPS (Graduate Participation Seminar) is a weekly seminar by and for graduate students. If you're interested in presenting a topic or your own research, contact the organizers: Sarah Tumasz, Qin Li, Peter Mueller, and Bryan Crompton.

All seminars are on Fridays from 9:55-10:45 am in room 901 VV. Speakers should aim for their talk to last no longer than 45 minutes.

Fall 2012

date speaker title
Sept. 21 Saverio Spagnolie title IN B219
Sept. 28 Zhennan Zhou TBA
Oct. 5 speaker title
Oct. 12 speaker title
Oct. 19 Bryan Crompton Mathematical Biology: Persistence in Chemical Reaction Networks
Oct. 26 speaker title
Nov. 2 Qin Li From Boltzmann to Euler: the study of Knudsen layer
Nov. 9 speaker title
Nov. 16 speaker title
Nov. 30 Anakewit Boonkasame TBA
Dec. 7 speaker title


Friday, Sept 21: Prof. Saverio Spagnolie

Fluid-body interactions: from fish to flagella

abstract: The length and velocity scales of swimming organisms on this planet vary by many orders of magnitude. Some swimming strategies work for small organisms but not for large ones, and vice versa, due to the scale-dependent nature of the fluid dynamics governing such systems. In this informal conversation, we will discuss some classical and recent efforts to understand fluid-body interactions at scales relevant to fish and birds, and separately to microorganisms. The methodology for their study will range from classical tools of applied mathematics to highly accurate numerical techniques. Questions to be addressed (briefly) include: what is the optimal waveform of an undulating flagellum?; what is the effect of boundaries on swimming microorganisms?; and what is the role of flexibility in flapping fins and wings?

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