Seminars
2018

Slimy math:
Modeling hagfish slime.
Why Math Matters, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, 9 November 2018.

The hagfish: the slimiest fish in the sea.
Talk at the Madison Math Circle, 15 October 2018.

The mathematics of taffy pulling. Mathematics Colloquium,
Rice University, TX, 23 August 2018.

Exit time problems for
microswimmers.
Talk at
the Workshop on Complex Fluids in Biological Systems,
Banff International Research Station, Alberta, Canada, 26 July 2018.
[video]

Heat exchange and exit
times.
Talk at the SIAM Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 13 July 2018.

Mathematics of taffy pullers. Talk at STEAM Week, Madison
East High, 22 May 2018.

The mathematics of taffy pulling.
Talk at Dynamics Days 2018, Denver, CO, 6 January 2018.
2017

Goldbug Variations.
Talk at the Madison Math Circle, 13 November 2017.

Random entanglements. Math Club,
Madison College, Madison, WI, 10 November 2017.

Mathy taffy.
Talk at the Wisconsin Science Festival, Madison, WI, 5 November 2017.

Unraveling hagfish slime. Talk at
the Workshop on Growth and Form in Solid and Fluid Mechanics,
Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK, 20 September 2017.

Transport and mixing by viscous vortex
rings. Talk at the Summer Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics,
Woods Hole, MA, 28 July 2017.

Local stretching theories.
Lecture at the Ilmenau University of Technology,
Ilmenau, Germany, 7 July 2017.

Heat exchange and exit
times.
Talk at the Workshop on Irregular Transport: Analysis and Applications,
Basel, Switzerland, 26 June 2017.

Transport and mixing by viscous vortex rings
.
Talk at the IMA Conference on Nonlinearity and Coherent Structures,
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 20 June 2017.

Heat exchange and exit
times.
Talk at the Mathematics of Turbulence Reunion Meeting,
Lake Arrowhead, CA, 5 June 2017.

Topological optimization with
braids. Workshop on Braids in Algebra, Geometry and Topology,
Edinburgh, Scotland, 24 May 2017.

The mathematics of taffy
pulling.
Wisconsin Math Talent Search,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 5 May 2017.

Heat exchange and exit
times. Probability Seminar,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 23 February 2017.
2016

Transport and mixing by viscous vortex rings. Analysis of Fluids Seminar,
Princeton University, NJ, 1 December 2016.

The mathematics of taffy pulling. Dynamical Systems Seminar,
University of Houston, TX, 7 November 2016.

The mathematics of taffy pulling. Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1 November 2016.

What do fluid mixing and taffy pulling
have in common?
Hassan Aref Memorial Lecture, Department of Biomedical Engineering and
Mechanics, VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, VA, 26 October 2016.

The mathematics of taffy
pulling. Why Math Matters, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, 21 October 2016.

A mathematical history of taffy
pullers.
Applied Interdisciplinary Mathematics Seminar, Department of
Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 30 September 2016.

Why do my earbuds keep
getting entangled? Talk at the Madison Math Circle, 12 September 2016.

Drift due to a viscous vortex ring.
Talk at the AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems,
Orlando, FL, 5 July 2016.

Can we define finitetime
generalized Lyapunov exponents?
Talk at the AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems,
Orlando, FL, 3 July 2016.

Drift due to a viscous vortex ring.
Talk at the Mathematics of Turbulence Reunion Meeting,
Lake Arrowhead, CA, 9 June 2016.

How to make mathematical candy.
Colloquium at the Summer Program on Dynamics of Complex Systems,
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore, India, 3
June 2016.

Rotorrouter walks. Talk
at
the Physical
Applied Math Group Meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4
February 2016.