Weekly Meetings:  3:00pm  3:50pm Mondays in MTH 1311  
Team Directors:  Stuart Antman (ssa"at"math)  Maria Cameron (cameron"at"math) 
Sandra Cerrai (cerrai"at"math)  Manoussos Grillakis (mng"at"math)  
PierreEmmanuel Jabin (pjabin"at"umd.edu)  David Levermore (lvrmr"at"math)  
Doron Levy (dlevy"at"math)  Matei Machedon (mxm"at"math)  
Dionisios Margetis (dio"at"math)  Antoine Mellet (mellet"at"math)  
Eitan Tadmor (tadmor"at"cscamm)  Konstantina Trivisa (trivisa"at"math)  
Peter Wolfe (pnw"at"math) 
Date  Speaker  Topic 
12 September  Antman and Trivisa  Organizational Meeting 
19 September  D. Levermore  Model Reduction 
26 September  S. Antman  Degree Theory 
3 October  K. Trivisa  Admissibility of Weak Solutions  Entropy 
10 October  TBA  TBA 
17 October  Tentative: E. Yasutake  Asymptotics 
24 October  X. Chen  The Rigorous Derivation of the 2d Cubic Nonlinear Schroedinger
Equation with Anisotropic Switchable Quadratic Traps 
31 October  TBA  TBA 
7 November  K. Nakamura  Homogenization of Heterogeneous Materials 
14 November  D. Zi  Newton's Polynomial 
21 November  S. Cerrai  Gamma Convergence 
28 November  I. Markou  Hypocoercivity 
5 December  D. Margetis  On highfrequency asymptotics of quantum field theories 
12 December  No Meeting  Hiring Talk 
Faculty: 
Stuart Antman,
Maria Cameron,
Sandra Cerrai,
Manoussos Grillakis,
Pierre Emmanuele Jabin,
David Levermore,
Doron Levy, Matei Machedon, Dionisios Margetis, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, Peter Wolfe 
Postdocs:  Hantaek Bae, Trygve Karper, Sebastien Motsch, Abner Salgado 
Students:  Josh Ballew, Xuwen Chen, Chunting Lu, Ioannis Markou, Funing Shi, Ed Yasutake, Ding Zi, Kana Nakamura, Douglas Ulrich, Ian Schoch Ming Zong 
Graduate Prerequisites: Analysis (Math 630), or PDEs (Math 673), or ODEs (Math 414 or 670), or numerics (AMSC 666 or 660), or probability (STAT 600). Some knowledge of partial differential equations would be useful. Permission of a Team Director.
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Advanced calculus (Math 410) and differential equations (Math 246). Any of the following are useful but not required: complex variables (Math 463), ODE (Math 414), PDE (Math 462), computation (AMSC 460 or AMSC 466). Permission of a Team Director.
Graduate Program: Team members will make presentations either on readings of fundamental papers or book chapters, or on their own analytical and/or numerical investigations. When appropriate, these may be developed into more formal presentations for seminars, conferences, or publication. Team members will be asked to help mentor more junior team members.
Undergraduate Program: Same as above, as appropriate to the background of the student.
Credit: Students can participate without signing up for credit. Students who sign up for credit typically take one credit; they are expected to attend regularly and to make one presentation. Students who sign up for two credits are expected to attend regularly and to either make three presentations or make one presentation and produce a related written report or project. This last option has been used by AMSC students to prepare for their oral candidacy exam; the written part becomes their AMSC Candidacy Prospectus, and their presentation becomes practice for their oral exam. Students who sign up for three credits will be expected to attend regularly, to make three presentations, and to produce a related written report or project.
Work Schedule: Meetings will be held weekly.
Date  Speaker  Topic 
14 February  David Levermore 
BoseEinstein Condensation and
the Kompaneets Equation 
21 February  no speaker  no speaker 
28 February  no speaker  no speaker 
7 March  Suleyman Ulusoy  KellerSegel Type Systems
in Higher Dimensions 
14 March  Xuwen Chen  Uniqueness of Solutions to
the GrossPitaevskii Hierarchy
with a Switchable Quadratic Trap

28 March  Knut Waagan  Stable Numerical Schemes
for Nonlinear Elasticity 
4 April  Sebastien Motsch  Models of Flocking with
Asymmetric Interactions 
11 April  Trygve Karper  Convergence of Numerical Methods
for Compressible Stokes Flow 
18 April  Sandra Cerrai  Small Mass Asymptotics for a Charged Particle
in a Magnetic Field and the LongTime Influence
of Small Perturbations 
25 April  Hantaek Bae  Analyticity and Time Decay of Solutions
to the 3D NavierStokes Equations and
2D QuasiGeostrophic Equations 
2 May  Peter Wolfe  Discontinuous PetrovGalerkin Methods 
9 May  Alexey Miroshnikov  Variational Schemes in Nonlinear Elasticity,
Convergence and Relative Entropy 
Faculty: 
Stuart Antman,
Maria Cameron,
Sandra Cerrai,
Manoussos Grillakis,
David Levermore,
Doron Levy, Matei Machedon, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, Peter Wolfe 
Postdocs:  Hantaek Bae, Trygve Karper, Sebastien Motsch, Suleyman Ulusoy, Knut Waagan 
Students:  Josh Ballew, Xuwen Chen, Chunting Lu, Ioannis Markou 
Date  Speaker  Topic 
20 September  Stuart Antman  Formal Aymptotics of HeavilyBurdened,
Deformable Bodies 
27 September  Antoine Mellet  Fractional Diffusion Limits
for Kinetic Equations 
4 October  David Levermore  Corrections to Diffusion Approximations
Derived from Kinetic Equations 
11 October  Dionisios Margetis  Notions of Noise in Material Science 
18 October  Suleyman Ulusoy  Aymptotics of HeavilyBurdened,
Deformable Bodies 
25 October  Ioannis Markou  Convergence to Equilibria of Solutions
to a FokkerPlanck Equation 
1 November  Maria Cameron  Computing Transition Paths for Rare Events 
8 November  Josh Ballew  Singular Limits of the Compressible
NavierStokes System 
15 November  Kanna Nakamura  Evolution of Crystal Surface: Boundary Conditions
and Decay Estimates 
22 November  Eitan Tadmor  Linear PDEs in Critical Regularity Spaces:
Hierarchical Construction of their
Nonlinear Solutions 
29 November  Changhui Tan  Hierarchical Construction of Bounded Solutions
to div U = f" 
6 December  Konstantina Trivisa  FluidParticle Interactions
(postponed until spring) 
Faculty: 
Stuart Antman,
Maria Cameron,
Sandra Cerrai,
Manoussos Grillakis,
David Levermore,
Doron Levy, Matei Machedon, Dionisios Margetis, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, Peter Wolfe 
Postdocs:  Suleyman Ulusoy 
Students:  Josh Ballew, Ariel Hafftka, Ioannis Markou, Kanna, Nakamura, Changhui Tan, Dan Weinberg 
Date  Speaker  Topic 
8 February  Brent Baccala  Postponed due to Snow! 
15 February  Knut Waagan  Numerical Solution of Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamics
in MultiDimensions 
22 February  Sandra Cerrai  Normal Fluctuations Around the Averaged Motion for a
Class of ReactionDiffusion Equations Perturbed by a Fast Oscillating Stochastic Term 
1 March  Hantaek Bae  Free BoundaryValue Problem of the NavierStokes
Equations with Surface Tension 
8 March  Xuwen Chen  Nonlinear Schroedinger Equations 
22 March  Peter Wolfe  An Introduction to Evans Functions 
29 March  Stu Antman  TBA 
5 April  Brent Baccala  A StressFree Introduction to Differential Algebra 
12 April  Antoine Mellet  Homogenization of Some Obstacle Problems 
19 April  Dave Levermore  Global Classical Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation
with Noncutoff Kernels a'la Gressman and Strain I 
26 April  Manoussos Grillakis  Global Classical Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation
with Noncutoff Kernels a'la Gressman and Strain II 
3 May  Animikh Biswas  TBA 
10 May  Sebastien Motsch  Models of Flocking:
the CuckerSmale Model and Beyond 
Faculty: 
Stuart Antman,
Sandra Cerrai,
Manoussos Grillakis,
David Levermore,
Doron Levy, Matei Machedon, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, Peter Wolfe 
Visitors:  Animikh Biswas 
Postdocs:  Hantaek Bae, Sebastien Motsch, Suleyman Ulusoy, Knut Waagan 
Students:  Brent Baccala, Xuwen Chen, Ioannis Markou 
Date  Speaker  Topic 
14 September  Matei Machedon  Quantum Dynamics of ManyBody Systems,
the Hartree Equation, and Beyond Joint work with M. Grillakis and D. Margetis 
21 September  FRG Meeting: TaiPing Liu et. al. 
Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena Room: CSIC 4122 
28 September  Dave Levermore  Dissperive Corrections to the Compressible NavierStokes System 
5 October  Jae Ryong Kweon  Discontinuity of Solutions to the Compressible NavierStokes Equations on Bounded Domains with Corners 
12 October  Aziz Lecture: Thomas J.R. Hughes 
Isogeometric Analysis: Computational Mechanics based on
Modern Developments in Computational Geometry Room: MATH 3206 
19 October  Stu Antman  Invariance and Computation for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws 
26 October  Konstantina Trivisa  Hyperbolic Balance Laws: Sharp Decay Rates & Consequences 
2 November  Suleyman Ulusoy  Asymptotic Equipartition and LongTime Behavior of Weak Solutions for the HeleShaw Flow Problem 
9 November  Dio Margetis  Metamaterials and Metasurfaces: A Homogenization (PDE) Perspective 
16 November  Sandra Cerrai  postponed to spring due to special seminar 
23 November  Animikh Biswas  Analyticity and Gevrey Class Technique for NavierStokes and Related Equations 
30 November  Hantaek Bae  The LittlewoodPaley Theory and Applications to PDEs 
7 December  Knut Waagan  Numerical Solution of Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamics
in MultiDimensions postponed to spring due to special seminar 
Faculty: 
Stuart Antman,
Sandra Cerrai,
Manoussos Grillakis,
David Levermore,
Doron Levy,
Matei Machedon, Dionisios Margetis, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, Athanasios Tzavaras, Peter Wolfe 
Visitors:  Animikh Biswas, J.T. Halbert, Jae Ryong Kweon 
Postdocs:  Hantaek Bae, Sebastien Motsch, Suleyman Ulusoy, Knut Waagan 
Students:  Chungting Lu, Ioannis Markou, Karl Schmitt, Rongrong Wang 
Date  Speaker  Topic 
9 February  J.T. Halbert  Local Equilibrium for Brownian Particles 
16 February  David Levermore  Classical Kinetic Equations, Gaussian Moment Closures, and Fluid Regimes 
23 February  Konstantinos Spiliopoulos  Large Deviations Principle for Feller Diffusion Processes and Wave Front Propagation 
2 March  Stuart Antman  Invariance and Computation for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws (postponed due to snow) 
9 March  Ioannis Markou  The Rouse and Zimm Models in Polymer Dynamics 
23 March  Eitan Tadmor  A New Approach to the 2D Pressureless Equations 
30 March  Dionisios Margetis  Homogenization of Reconstructed Surfaces and BoseEinstein Condensates 
6 April  Sandra Cerrai  Quasipotentials and Exit Times 
13 April  Antoine Mellet  Front Propagation in Heterogeneous Media 
20 April  Konstantina Trivisa  Asymptotics and NavierStokes 
27 April  Manoussos Grillakis  BoseEinstein Condensates 
4 May  Arthur Cheng  TwoPhase Euler 
11 May  Cynthia Bossard  Mathematical Models for Stock Prices 
Faculty: 
Stuart Antman,
Sandra Cerrai,
Manoussos Grillakis,
David Levermore, Dionisios Margetis, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa 
Postdocs:  Arthur Cheng, Weiran Sun 
Students:  Avanti Athreya, Cynthia Bossard, J.T. Halbert, Ioannis Markou, Hyejin Kim, Karl Schmitt, Konstantinos Spiliopoulos 
Date  Speaker  Topic 
17 September  Konstantinos Spiliopoulos  SmoluchowskiKramers Approximation for the Langevin Equation with Reflection 
Sandra Cerrai  SmoluchowskiKramers Approximation for Stochastic PDEs  
24 September  Alexey Miroshnikov  Radial Shocks in Elastodynamics 
Stuart Antman  TimeAsymptotics for Nonlinear PDEs  
1 October  Avanti Athreya  Metastability for NearlyHamiltonian Systems 
Weiran Sun  Low Mach Number Limits for Dispersive NavierStokes Systems  
8 October  J.T. Halbert  Dissipative Particle Dynamics 
David Levermore  EquationsofState for Pressure  
15 October  Konstantinos Spiliopoulos  ReactionDiffusion Equations in Narrow Domains and Wave Front Propagation 
22 October  Avanti Athreya  Large Deviations, Metastability, and Averaging for Diffusion Processes 
29 October  Arthur Cheng  The Interaction between Nonlinear Koiter Shells and Viscous Fluids 
5 November  Alexey Miroshnikov  A Time Approximation Scheme for the Equations of Elastodynamics in the Radial Case 
12 November  Konstantina Trivisa  On the Dynamics of Multicomponent Flows (postponed to 20 November PDE Seminar) 
19 November  Sandra Cessai  Fast Diffusion Asymptotics for Stochastic ReactionDiffusion Equations with Boundary Noise 
3 December  Hyejin Kim  Weak Convergence of D_v D_u  Processes 
10 December  Weiran Sun  Low Mach Number Limits for Dispersive NavierStokes Systems 
Faculty:  Stuart Antman, Sandra Cerrai, David Levermore, Konstantina Trivisa, Athanasios Tzavaras 
Postdocs:  Arthur Cheng, Weiran Sun 
Students:  Avanti Athreya, J.T. Halbert, Ioannis Markou, Hyejin Kim, Alexey Miroshnikov, Konstantinos Spiliopoulos 