Colloquium Schedule
Department of Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh

2009-2010 Academic Year

All talks are in Thackeray 704 at 4 pm unless noted otherwise. Refreshments are usually served at 3:30 pm in Thackeray 705. If you have any questions about a particular colloquium, please contact the person hosting the speaker. For general questions about colloquium schedule, please contact Catalin Trenchea (

 Fall 2010

Speaker and title
September 10
Carson Chow, National Institute of Health
The dynamics of large networks of coupled oscillators (abstract)
Ivan Yotov
September 24
Giovanni P. Galdi, University of Pittsburgh
Catalin Trenchea

 Spring 2010

Speaker and title
January 29
Bruno Franchi, University of Bologna
Maxwell's equations in Carnot groups (abstract)
Juan Manfredi
February 5, 2:00 PM
Vladimir Voevodsky, Princeton University
Thomas Hales
February 5, 3:30 pm
Center for Philosophy of Science
Jeremy Avigad, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
Understanding, Formal Verification, and the Philosophy of Mathematics
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
March 19
S. S. Sritharan, Naval Postgraduate School
An Invitation to Stochastic Navier-Stokes Equation cancelled
Catalin Trenchea
March 25
Irene Gamba, University of Texas at Austin
Convolution like estimates for the Boltzmann Transport Equation and classical solutions and stability near Maxwellian data cancelled
Ivan Yotov
March 26
"Edmund R. Michalik Distinguished Lecture in Mathematical Sciences"
Luis Caffarelli University of Texas at Austin
Ivan Yotov
April 2
Qiang Du, Penn State University
A nonlocal analytic framework for the peridynamic models (abstract)
Dehua Wang
April 9
Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A&M University
Subgrid Method for Computing Flows in Highly Heterogeneous Media (abstract)
Ivan Yotov
April 16
Yimin Yang, First Vice President SunTrust Banks
Dehua Wang
April 23
James Greenberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Shallow Water Circulation Model (abstract)
Colloquium in honor of Stuart Hastings's retirement
Ivan Yotov

 Fall 2009

Speaker and title
October 9
Adam Oberman, Simon Frazier University at Vancouver
Robust solvers for the Monge-Ampere equation and other fully nonlinear elliptic equations. (abstract)
Juan Manfredi
October 16
Yan Guo, Brown University
Stability and Instability in Stefan problem with surface tension (abstract)
Dehua Wang
October 30
Giovanni Leoni, Carnegie Mellon University
Exact reconstruction of color images by a total variation model (abstract)
Dehua Wang
November 06
Alexandru Buium, University of New Mexico
Arithmetic differential equations (abstract)
Alexander Borisov
November 13
Sookkyung Lim, University of Cincinnati
Fluid-mechanical interaction of flexible bacterial flagella by the immersed boundary method (abstract)
David Swigon
November 20
Lizette Zietsman Virginia Tech
On Computational challenges in feedback control of PDEs (abstract)
Catalin Trenchea
December 4
Piotr Hajlasz, University of Pittsburgh
Peano continua from a point of view of analysis (abstract)

John E. McCarthy, Washington University in St. Louis: "How to give a good colloquium"