Upcoming Events

Friday, April 20, 2018

John A. Lynch Lecture Series: Causes and Consequences of Chronic Pain

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Location: Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science

Vania Apkarian, Ph.D., professor of physiology, anesthesia, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University, focuses on unraveling brain mechanisms that underlie acute and chronic pain, and more broadly, studies how the brain processes information that gives rise to perception.

His team is focused on disentangling brain circuitry shared between chronic pain and addiction, which can transform research into clinical treatment and prevention of chronic pain.…

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ACMS Applied Math Seminar: Kresimir Josic

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Location: 154 Hurley Hall

Kresimir Josic
University of Houston
 

3:30 PM
154 Hurley Hall

Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Synthetic Microbial Consortia

Modeling is essential in the design of genetic circuits with desired properties. I will review several examples where mathematical models have been central to the development and understanding of the dynamic of synthetic organisms. I will focus on synthetic bacterial microconsortia that exhibits emergent oscillatory behavior – when co-cultured, the interaction between two bacterial strains results in population-level transcriptional oscillations. The spatio-temporal dynamics of such consortia, including synchrony between distant parts of the population, depend sensitively on the architecture of the underlying genetic circuits. I will show how simplified mathematical models can help us understand how robust oscillations arise, and how spatially synchronous oscillations are maintained.…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ACMS Statistics Seminar: Ryan Cho

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Location: 154 Hurley Hall

Ryan Cho
University of Iowa

3:30 PM
154 Hurley Hall

Statistical Methods With Varying Coefficient Models in Longitudinal Studies

Varying coefficient models play important roles in exploring the dynamic pattern of the association between the independent and dependent variables in many scientific areas. As an example, subjects are monitored over a period of time in longitudinal studies and their repeated measurements of the independent and dependent variables may change over time. To the end, time-varying coefficient models in which coefficients are smooth regression functions of time are natural extensions of varying coefficient models. Upon the aim of longitudinal studies, the functional coefficients can be functions of other variables instead of the time variable. The primary purpose of this talk is two-fold: 1) to introduce interesting scientific questions that arise in longitudinal studies and 2) to propose new statistical methods with different varying coefficient models that address the scientific questions.…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

IBM Corporate Lecture Series: Nuclear Physics of Stellar Explosions

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Location: 118 Nieuwland Hall

How are the heavy elements synthesized in the cosmos? Is the merging of two neutron stars the source of all heavy elements? How do supernovae explode?

Questions like these are driving the field of Nuclear Astrophysics, where astrophysical observations and modeling meet nuclear physics experiments and theory. Stellar observations provide new evidence of nucleosynthesis in different astrophysical environments. Modeling and understanding these environments requires an accurate description of the nuclear physics involved in the stellar events. Nuclear reactions, radioactive decay and the properties of individual nuclei are important components of this complex puzzle and major effort is devoted from experiment and theory to address this need. This talk will focus on the nuclear physics aspects of heavy element nucleosynthesis in different explosive environments.…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics

Location: McKenna Hall, Notre Dame Conference Center

The conference will feature talks, presentations, and discussions of the text, its philosophical and historical context and significance, and ways of incorporating Du Châtelet’s philosophy into undergraduate teaching. Register Now

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Department of Mathematics 8th annual Chili Cook-Off

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Location: 257 Hurley Hall

We are happy to announce that our 8th annual Chili Cook-Off will be held on April 26, 2018 (Thursday) from 11A - 1P in 257 Hurley Hall (lounge).  If you are interested in participating by bringing in your favorite pot of Chili and/or desert or by taste testing - please fill out the form at the following link.

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Math for Everyone Series

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall

Probability is full of surprises and paradoxes, most of which result from doing the calculation incorrectly.  We will illustrate this using some familiar old stories and new ones: the Monty Hall problem, cognitive dissonance in monkeys, the birthday problem, lottery coincidences, the sad story of Sally Clark, the 2016 election, and gerrymandering in North Carolina.…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics

Location: McKenna Hall, Notre Dame Conference Center

The conference will feature talks, presentations, and discussions of the text, its philosophical and historical context and significance, and ways of incorporating Du Châtelet’s philosophy into undergraduate teaching. Register Now

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics

Location: McKenna Hall, Notre Dame Conference Center

The conference will feature talks, presentations, and discussions of the text, its philosophical and historical context and significance, and ways of incorporating Du Châtelet’s philosophy into undergraduate teaching. Register Now

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Expanding Your Horizons Conference

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Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for middle-school (grades 6-8) girls. At the conference, girls will be able to participate in a variety of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities. Girls will also have the opportunity to meet women in the STEM fields and see what a career in STEM may look like. The ultimate goal of EYH is to motivate young girls to become innovative and creative thinkers in the 21st century…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Our Universe Revealed: Dr. Khachatur Manukyan, Notre Dame Physics

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Benjamin Franklin, Early American Money, and Scientific Techniques

Dr. Khachatur Manukyan
Notre Dame Physics 

Benjamin Franklin has a legacy which best recognizes him as being one of the Founding Fathers. However, his legacy is far more extensive covering numerous areas – he was a strong supporter of the use of paper money, printing it himself and using his professional network of printers to create clients for his monetary designs and materials. He has shaped the money we use today.…

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Our Universe Revealed: Benjamin Franklin, Early Money, and Scientific Techniques

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall

Benjamin Franklin has a legacy which best recognizes him as being one of the Founding Fathers. However, his legacy is far more extensive covering numerous areas – he was a strong supporter of the use of paper money, printing it himself and using his professional network of printers to create clients for his monetary designs and materials. He has shaped the money we use today.…

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