# Previous Weekly Bulletins

# Special Events

# Math Seminars

- Algebraic Geometry Seminar

- Analysis Seminar
- Applied Mathematics Seminar
- Applied Math Lab Seminar
- Atmosphere Ocean Science Colloquium
- Atmosphere Ocean Science Student Seminar
- Biomathematics/ Computational Biology Colloquium

- Computational Neuroscience and Biology Seminars
- Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar
- Geometry Seminar
- Grad Student & Postdoc Seminar
- Harmonic Analysis and Signal Processing Seminar
- Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Seminar
- Mathematical Finance Seminar
- Mathematics Colloquium
- Number Theory Seminar
- Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar
- NYU Poly Mathematics Colloquium
- Probability and Mathematical Physics Seminar
- Dynamical Systems Seminar

# CS Seminars

- CS Colloquium
- Cryptography Seminar
- Formal Methods Seminar
- Machine Learning Seminar
- Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar
- Theory Seminar

# Previous Bulletins

### THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

A Parabolic Approach for the Determination of the Blow-Up Rate for the Semilinear Wave Equation

Hatem Zaag, ENS CNRS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Solitary Wave Refocusing with a Terrain-Following Boussinesq System

Andre Nachbin, IMPA, Brazil

NOTE: SPECIAL DATE: TUESDAY AT 10:00 A.M.

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF MATHEMATICS:2:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Discussion Leader: Israel M. Gelfand

### WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Thermodynamic Coupling and Predictability in the Tropical Atlantic

R. Saravanan, NCAR

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Recent Qualitative Result for the Blow-Up Solution for Critical NLS

Frank Merle, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 613

More Free Surface Flows

John Bush, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Minimizing Downside Risk via Reinforcement Learning

John Moody, Oregon Graduate Institute

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Fast Algorithms for Structured Matrices and Applications

Vadim Olshevsky, University of Connecticut

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Learning to Trade via Direct Reinforcement

John Moody, Oregon Health and Science University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

### THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 613

Variational Principles and Singular Perturbation in the Theory of Flowing Plasmas

Z. Yoshida, University of Tokyo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 613

Tba

Guillermo Cecchi, Biometaphorical Computing, IBM Research

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Jurow Lecture Hall in the Silverstein Building (100 Washington Square East)

Explaining the Statistical Properties of Markets via Random Low Intelligence Agents

J. Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute

A reception will follow hosted by Instinet and Island ECN.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Conditional Averaging for the KdV-Burgers Equation

Alexandre Chorin, University of California, Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

An Integrated Network for Invariant Visual Detection and Recognition

Yali Amit, University of Chicago, Statistics and Computer Science

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 in WWH 1302

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Ryan Walker, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Sparse Geometrical Representations with Bandelets

Stephane Mallat, Erwan Le Pennec

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

To see the listings for CIMS Seminars, go to: http://www.cims.nyu.edu/

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## Information Technology Services

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##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Thermodynamic Coupling and Predictability in the Tropical Atlantic

R. Saravanan, NCAR

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Recent Qualitative Result for the Blow-Up Solution for Critical NLS

Frank Merle, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 813

More Free Surface Flows

John Bush, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Note the change in time and room number.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Minimizing Downside Risk via Reinforcement Learning

John Moody, Oregon Graduate Institute

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Fast Algorithms for Structured Matrices and Applications

Vadim Olshevsky, University of Connecticut

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Learning to Trade via Direct Reinforcement

John Moody, Oregon Health and Science University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Rhythms in the Developing Spinal Cord

John Rinzel, CNS and CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

### TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas: A Survey of Results

Domokos Szasz, Technical University, Budapest

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

### THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 613

Variational Principles and Singular Perturbation in the Theory of Flowing Plasmas

Zensho Yoshida, University of Tokyo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 613

Navigating the Semantic Web

Guillermo Cecchi, Biometaphorical Computing, IBM Research

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 813

Recurrence and Local Limit Theorem for the Lorentz Process

Domokos Szasz, Technical University, Budapest

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Jurow Lecture Hall in the Silverstein Building (100 Washington Square East)

Explaining the Statistical Properties of Markets via Random Low Intelligence Agents

J. Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute

A reception will follow hosted by Instinet and Island ECN.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 101

Conditional Averaging for the KdV-Burgers Equation

Alexandre Chorin, University of California, Berkeley

Note the change in room number.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

An Integrated Network for Invariant Visual Detection and Recognition

Yali Amit, University of Chicago, Statistics and Computer Science

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 in WWH 1302

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Small-Scale Waves and Large-Scale Flows

Oliver Buhler, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Ryan Walker, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Sparse Geometrical Representations with Bandelets

Stephane Mallat, Erwan Le Pennec

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Study of Ideal MHD Ballooning Modes and Stability Boundaries in 3D Toroidal Geometry

Roberto Torasso, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Stable 3D Vortex Solutions to the Ginzburg-Landau System

Peter J. Sternberg, Indiana University, Bloomington

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Accurate Eigenvalues and SVDs of Totally Positive Matrices

Plamen Koev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy-Driven Pattern Formation

Bob Kohn, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Asymmetric Layers for Phase Transitions

Michelle Schatzman, Universite de Lyon I

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

An Energy-Diagnostics Intercomparison of Coupled Ice-Ocean Artic Models

Petteri Uotila, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sleep/Wake Cycles, Circadian Clocks and Molecular Oscillators

Justin Blau, Department of Biology, NYU

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

To see the listings for CIMS Seminars, go to: http://www.cims.nyu.edu/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

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## Information Technology Services

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A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 613

Variational Principles and Singular Perturbation in the Theory of Flowing Plasmas

Zensho Yoshida, University of Tokyo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 613

Navigating the Semantic Web

Guillermo Cecchi, Biometaphorical Computing, IBM Research

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 813

Recurrence and Local Limit Theorem for the Lorentz Process

Domokos Szasz, Technical University, Budapest

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Jurow Lecture Hall in the Silverstein Building (100 Washington Square East)

Explaining the Statistical Properties of Markets via Random Low Intelligence Agents

J. Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute

A reception will follow hosted by Instinet and Island ECN.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 101

Conditional Averaging for the KdV-Burgers Equation

Alexandre Chorin, University of California, Berkeley

Note the change in room number.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

An Integrated Network for Invariant Visual Detection and Recognition

Yali Amit, University of Chicago, Statistics and Computer Science

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 in WWH 1302

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Small-Scale Waves and Large-Scale Flows

Oliver Buhler, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Sparse Geometrical Representations with Bandelets

Stephane Mallat, Erwan Le Pennec

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Study of Ideal MHD Ballooning Modes and Stability Boundaries in 3D Toroidal Geometry

Roberto Torasso, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

JOINT COMPUTER SCIENCE/COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Delaunay Meshes over Time and Space

Jack Snoeyink, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Stable 3D Vortex Solutions to the Ginzburg-Landau System

Peter J. Sternberg, Indiana University, Bloomington

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Forward Flapping Flight as a Bifurcation

Steven Childress, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Accurate Eigenvalues and SVDs of Totally Positive Matrices

Plamen Koev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy-Driven Pattern Formation

Bob Kohn, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Asymmetric Layers for Phase Transitions

Michelle Schatzman, Universite de Lyon I

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

An Energy-Diagnostics Intercomparison of Coupled Ice-Ocean Artic Models

Petteri Uotila, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sleep/Wake Cycles, Circadian Clocks and Molecular Oscillators

Justin Blau, Department of Biology, NYU

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Cutting Triangular Cycles of Lines in Space

Micha Sharir, Tel Aviv University and NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Some Psychophysical Experiments on the Perception of Glass Patterns Visual Motion, and the Cafe Wall Illusion, with Some Observations on the Relationship between Psychophysics and Direct Brain Probing

Jack Schwartz, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Abbas Bahri, Rutgers University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Level Set Methods for Analyzing, Verifying and Controlling Hybrid Systems

Ian Mitchell, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Random Characteristic Polynomials: Riemann-Hilbert Approach

Eugene Strahov, Brunel University, United Kingdom

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Ocean Circulation Theory

Jose Koiller, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Stratospheric Connection to Surface Weather: Implications for Climate Change and Weather Prediction

David Thompson, Colorado State University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Optical Fluorescence Tomography in Molecular Imaging

Alexander Klose, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Credit Contagion and Aggregate Losses

Kay Giesecke, Cornell University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Large Sparse Semidefinite Programming with Applications to the Nearest Correlation Matrix Problem

Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

Animal Flight Performance in Physically Variable Gas Mixtures: Biomechanical and Evolutionary Perspectives

Robert Dudley, Berkeley

Note this special seminar is at 12:00 Noon and on a Friday.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Shape from Moments

Gene Golub, Computer Science, Stanford

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Ice Shelf Modeling

Ryan Walker, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS / SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:WWH 101

- 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Introduction to Renormalization Group Ideas in Dynamical Systems

Oscar Lanford, ETH Zurich- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.

The Floor Complex and the Serre Spectral Sequence

Octav Cornea, Montreal

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

To see the listings for CIMS Seminars, go to: http://www.cims.nyu.edu/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

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## Information Technology Services

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A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

JOINT COMPUTER SCIENCE/COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Delaunay Meshes over Time and Space

Jack Snoeyink, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Refreshments will be served at 3:15 P.M. in WWH 1302

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Stable 3D Vortex Solutions to the Ginzburg-Landau System

Peter J. Sternberg, Indiana University, Bloomington

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Forward Flapping Flight as a Bifurcation

Steven Childress, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Accurate Eigenvalues and SVDs of Totally Positive Matrices

Plamen Koev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Space-Optimized Texture Maps and Extension to Volume Warping

Laurent Balmelli, IBM Research

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy-Driven Pattern Formation

Bob Kohn, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Asymmetric Layers for Phase Transitions

Michelle Schatzman, Universite de Lyon I

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

An Energy-Diagnostics Intercomparison of Coupled Ice-Ocean Artic Models

Petteri Uotila, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sleep/Wake Cycles, Circadian Clocks and Molecular Oscillators

Justin Blau, Department of Biology, NYU

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Cutting Triangular Cycles of Lines in Space

Micha Sharir, Tel Aviv University and NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Some Psychophysical Experiments on the Perception of Glass Patterns Visual Motion, and the Cafe Wall Illusion, with Some Observations on the Relationship between Psychophysics and Direct Brain Probing

Jack Schwartz, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Recent Progress in Conformal Geometry

Abbas Bahri, Rutgers University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Level Set Methods for Analyzing, Verifying and Controlling Hybrid Systems

Ian Mitchell, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Random Characteristic Polynomials: Riemann-Hilbert Approach

Eugene Strahov, Brunel University, United Kingdom

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Large and Small Vortices, or a Storm in a Teacup

Oliver Buhler

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Ocean Circulation Theory

Jose Koiller, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Changing Anti-Virus Memory due to Peptide Cross-Reactivity

Franco Celada, University of Genoa and NYU - Hospital for Joint Diseases

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Stratospheric Connection to Surface Weather: Implications for Climate Change and Weather Prediction

David Thompson, Colorado State University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Optical Fluorescence Tomography in Molecular Imaging

Alexander Klose, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Credit Contagion and Aggregate Losses

Kay Giesecke, Cornell University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Large Sparse Semidefinite Programming with Applications to the Nearest Correlation Matrix Problem

Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

Animal Flight Performance in Physically Variable Gas Mixtures: Biomechanical and Evolutionary Perspectives

Robert Dudley, Berkeley

Note this special seminar is at 12:00 Noon and on a Friday.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Reconstructing Volatility: An Application of Large-Scale Deviation Methods to the Pricing of Index Options in Finance

Marco Avellaneda, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Shape from Moments

Gene Golub, Computer Science, Stanford

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Ice Shelf Modeling

Ryan Walker, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS / SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:WWH 101

- 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Introduction to Renormalization Group Ideas in Dynamical Systems

Oscar Lanford, ETH Zurich- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.

The Floer Complex and the Serre Spectral Sequence

Octav Cornea, Montreal

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

How the Sand Scorpion Localizes Its Prey: What is a Neuronal Map Good For?

J. Leo van Hemmen, Physics Department of the Technical University of Munich

SPECIAL PROBABILITY SEMINAR:4:30 P.M., WWH 613

An Exactly Soluble Spin-Glass Model: How Large Deviations are Easy and Efficient to Describe Physics

Leo van Hemmen, Physics Department, TU Munich

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### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Some Psychophysical Experiments on the Perception of Glass Patterns Visual Motion, and the Cafe Wall Illusion, with Some Observations on the Relationship between Psychophysics and Direct Brain Probing

Jack Schwartz, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Recent Progress in Conformal Geometry

Abbas Bahri, Rutgers University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Level Set Methods for Analyzing, Verifying and Controlling Hybrid Systems

Ian Mitchell, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Random Characteristic Polynomials: Riemann-Hilbert Approach

Eugene Strahov, Brunel University, United Kingdom

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Large and Small Vortices, or a Storm in a Teacup

Oliver Buhler

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Ocean Circulation Theory

Jose Koiller, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Changing Anti-Virus Memory due to Peptide Cross-Reactivity

Franco Celada, University of Genoa and NYU - Hospital for Joint Diseases

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Stratospheric Connection to Surface Weather: Implications for Climate Change and Weather Prediction

David Thompson, Colorado State University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Optical Fluorescence Tomography in Molecular Imaging

Alexander Klose, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Credit Contagion and Aggregate Losses

Kay Giesecke, Cornell University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Large Sparse Semidefinite Programming with Applications to the Nearest Correlation Matrix Problem

Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

Animal Flight Performance in Physically Variable Gas Mixtures: Biomechanical and Evolutionary Perspectives

Robert Dudley, Berkeley

Note this special seminar is at 12:00 Noon and on a Friday.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Reconstructing Volatility: Applications of Large Deviations Methods to the Pricing of Index Options in Finance

Marco Avellaneda, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Shape from Moments

Gene Golub, Computer Science, Stanford

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Ice Shelf Modeling

Ryan Walker, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS / SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:WWH 101

- 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Introduction to Renormalization Group Ideas in Dynamical Systems

Oscar Lanford, ETH Zurich- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.

The Floer Complex and the Serre Spectral Sequence

Octav Cornea, Montreal

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

How the Sand Scorpion Localizes Its Prey: What is a Neuronal Map Good For?

J. Leo van Hemmen, Physics Department of the Technical University of Munich

SPECIAL PROBABILITY SEMINAR:4:30 P.M., WWH 613

An Exactly Soluble Spin-Glass Model: How Large Deviations are Easy and Efficient to Describe Physics

Leo van Hemmen, Physics Department, TU Munich

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Mechanisms of Ocean Climate Variability as Diagnosed with Adjoint Models

Thomas Haine, Johns Hopkins University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Ken Miller, UCSF

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Variations on a Theme of Morawetz

James Colliander, University of Toronto

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Granular Materials Need a New Statistical Mechanics

Hernan Makse, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Residual Information and the Regularization of Large-Scale Discrete Ill-Posed Problems

Misha Kilmer, Tufts University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Simulation of Void Nucleation, Growth and Evolution in Interconnects of Microelectronic Circuits

Allan Bower, Applied Math, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Fabio Tal, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

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## Information Technology Services

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###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
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corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
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seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Stratospheric Connection to Surface Weather: Implications for Climate Change and Weather Prediction

David Thompson, Colorado State University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

On Uniqueness for the Semilinear Wave Equation

Fabrice Planchon, Paris 13, France

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Optical Fluorescence Tomography in Molecular Imaging

Alexander Klose, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Credit Contagion and Aggregate Losses

Kay Giesecke, Cornell University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Large Sparse Semidefinite Programming with Applications to the Nearest Correlation Matrix Problem

Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

Robert Dudley, Berkeley

Note this special seminar is at 12:00 Noon and on a Friday.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Reconstructing Volatility: Applications of Large Deviations Methods to the Pricing of Index Options in Finance

Marco Avellaneda, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Shape from Moments

Gene Golub, Computer Science, Stanford

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Ice Shelf Modeling

Ryan Walker, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS / SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:WWH 101

Introduction to Renormalization Group Ideas in Dynamical Systems

Oscar Lanford, ETH Zurich- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.

The Floer Complex and the Serre Spectral Sequence

Octav Cornea, Montreal

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Internet Infrastructure for Efficient Overlays

John Jannotti, MIT

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

How the Sand Scorpion Localizes Its Prey: What is a Neuronal Map Good For?

J. Leo van Hemmen, Physics Department of the Technical University of Munich

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:CANCELLED

Prescribing the Scalar Curvature under Minimal Boundary Conditions on the Half Sphere

Khalil El Mehdi, Nouakchott University, Mauritania

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

SPECIAL PROBABILITY SEMINAR:4:30 P.M., WWH 613

An Exactly Soluble Spin-Glass Model: How Large Deviations are Easy and Efficient to Describe Physics

Leo van Hemmen, Physics Department, TU Munich

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Mechanisms of Ocean Climate Variability as Diagnosed with Adjoint Models

Thomas Haine, Johns Hopkins University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

SPECIAL LECTURE:9:45 - 10:45 A.M., WWH 1302

Molecular Dynamics as a Multiscale Problem

Christof Schuette, Institute of Mathematics, FU Berlin

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Ken Miller, UCSF

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Variations on a Theme of Morawetz

James Colliander, University of Toronto

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Granular Materials Need a New Statistical Mechanics

Hernan Makse, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Residual Information and the Regularization of Large-Scale Discrete Ill-Posed Problems

Misha Kilmer, Tufts University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Pseudoeigenvalues

Michael Overton, CIMS

SPECIAL LECTURE:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 102

Quantum Mechanics and Fast Mode Effects in Molecular Dynamics

Christof Schuette, Institute of Mathematics, FU Berlin

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Simulation of Void Nucleation, Growth and Evolution in Interconnects of Microelectronic Circuits

Allan Bower, Applied Math, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Fabio Tal, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### TUESDAY, MARCH 4

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Sums, Products, and Incidences

Jozsef Solymosi, UC San Diego

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows

Piotr Smolarkiewicz, NCAR

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Varying Volume Fractions

John Ball, Oxford University and Institute for Advanced Study

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Dave Muraki, SFU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Statistical Properties of Order Books and Price Impact

Marc Potters, Science et Finance, Capital Fund Management

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 7

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Impact Problems in Finite Number of Degrees of Freedom and Their Approximation

Michelle Schatzman, CNRS, Laboratoire de Mathematiques Appliquees de Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Eddie Kohler, ICIR

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Mark Demers, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Existence and Blow Up of Solutions to a Model Associated with Surface Corrosion

Michael Vogelius, Mathematics, Rutgers

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Traffic Flow Theory

Alexandros Sopaskis, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, MARCH 10

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 513

Growth Instabilities on Vicinal Surfaces

Joachim Krug, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen

### TUESDAY, MARCH 11

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Classical and Quantum Approaches to Molecular Reaction Dynamics

Joel Bowman, Chemistry Department, Emory University, Atlanta

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Computational Approaches for Decoding Transcriptional Regulation in Gene Expression

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Department of Biology, NYU

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

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## Information Technology Services

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##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Mechanisms of Ocean Climate Variability as Diagnosed with Adjoint Models

Thomas Haine, Johns Hopkins University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

SPECIAL LECTURE:9:45 - 10:45 A.M., WWH 1302

Molecular Dynamics as a Multiscale Problem

Christof Schuette, Institute of Mathematics, FU Berlin

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Ken Miller, UCSF

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Variations on a Theme of Morawetz

James Colliander, University of Toronto

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Granular Materials Need a New Statistical Mechanics

Hernan Makse, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Residual Information and the Regularization of Large-Scale Discrete Ill-Posed Problems

Misha Kilmer, Tufts University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Pseudoeigenvalues

Michael Overton, CIMS

SPECIAL LECTURE:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 102

Quantum Mechanics and Fast Mode Effects in Molecular Dynamics

Christof Schuette, Institute of Mathematics, FU Berlin

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Simulation of Void Nucleation, Growth and Evolution in Interconnects of Microelectronic Circuits

Allan Bower, Applied Math, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Fabio Tal, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### TUESDAY, MARCH 4

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Recent Results in Neural Characterization using Stochastic Stimuli

Eero Simoncelli, CIMS and Center for Neural Science

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Qualitative Properties of Positive Solutions to Nonlinear Elliptic Problems

Wei-Ming Ni, University of Minnesota

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Sums, Products, and Incidences

Jozsef Solymosi, UC San Diego

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows

Piotr Smolarkiewicz, NCAR

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Varying Volume Fractions

John Ball, Oxford University and Institute for Advanced Study

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Dave Muraki, SFU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Statistical Properties of Order Books and Price Impact

Marc Potters, Science et Finance, Capital Fund Management

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 7

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Impact Problems in Finite Number of Degrees of Freedom and Their Approximation

Michelle Schatzman, CNRS, Laboratoire de Mathematiques Appliquees de Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY/TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 813

Analytic Torsion on Calabi-Yau Moduli

Hao Fang, CIMS

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Click: From Extensible Router to Versatile Packet Processor

Eddie Kohler, ICIR

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Dynamical Systems with Holes

Mark Demers, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Existence and Blow Up of Solutions to a Model Associated with Surface Corrosion

Michael Vogelius, Mathematics, Rutgers

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Traffic Flow Theory

Alexandros Sopaskis, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, MARCH 10

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

A Black-Box Approach to Machine Learning

Yoav Freund, Banter Inc.

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 513

Growth Instabilities on Vicinal Surfaces

Joachim Krug, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen

### TUESDAY, MARCH 11

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Classical and Quantum Approaches to Molecular Reaction Dynamics

Joel Bowman, Chemistry Department, Emory University, Atlanta

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Computational Approaches for Decoding Transcriptional Regulation in Gene Expression

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Department of Biology, NYU

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

On a Cross-Diffusion System in Population Dynamics

Wei-Ming Ni, University of Minnesota

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

The Kneser-Poulsen Conjecture for Spherical Polytopes

Karoly Bezdek, Eotvos University, Budapest, and Cornell University, Ithaca

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MARCH 13

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Souheil Inati, NYU

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

The Symmetry of Densest Packings of Euclidean and Hyperbolic Spaces

Charles Radin, University of Texas

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Seungseok Oh, Purdue University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Tba

Tom Ilmanen, ETH Zurich

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Time-variation in the Covariance between Stock Returns and Consumption Growth

Gregg Duffee, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 14

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Michael Vogelius, Mathematics, Rutgers University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Adaptivity and Computability in CFD

Johan Hoffman, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MARCH 17

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:00 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1013

Tba

Tom Ilmanen, ETH Zurich

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

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### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows

Piotr Smolarkiewicz, NCAR

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Varying Volume Fractions

John Ball, Oxford University and Institute for Advanced Study

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:CANCELLED

Tba

Dave Muraki, SFU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Statistical Properties of Order Books and Price Impact

Marc Potters, Science et Finance, Capital Fund Management

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 7

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Impact Problems in Finite Number of Degrees of Freedom and Their Approximation

Michelle Schatzman, CNRS, Laboratoire de Mathematiques Appliquees de Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY/TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 813

Analytic Torsion on Calabi-Yau Moduli

Hao Fang, CIMS

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Click: From Extensible Router to Versatile Packet Processor

Eddie Kohler, ICIR

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Dynamical Systems with Holes

Mark Demers, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Existence and Blow Up of Solutions to a Model Associated with Surface Corrosion

Michael Vogelius, Mathematics, Rutgers

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Traffic Flow Theory

Alexandros Sopaskis, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, MARCH 10

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

A Black-Box Approach to Machine Learning

Yoav Freund, Banter Inc.

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 513

Growth Instabilities on Vicinal Surfaces

Joachim Krug, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen

### TUESDAY, MARCH 11

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Classical and Quantum Approaches to Molecular Reaction Dynamics

Joel Bowman, Chemistry Department, Emory University, Atlanta

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Computational Approaches for Decoding Transcriptional Regulation in Gene Expression

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Department of Biology, NYU

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

On a Cross-Diffusion System in Population Dynamics

Wei-Ming Ni, University of Minnesota

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

The Kneser-Poulsen Conjecture for Spherical Polytopes

Karoly Bezdek, Eotvos University, Budapest, and Cornell University, Ithaca

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MARCH 13

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Souheil Inati, NYU

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

The Symmetry of Densest Packings of Euclidean and Hyperbolic Spaces

Charles Radin, University of Texas

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Nonlinear Multigrid Inversion for Bayesian Optical Diffusion Tomography

Seungseok Oh, Purdue University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1013

New Singularities in the Kahler-Ricci Flow

Tom Ilmanen, ETH Zurich

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Time-variation in the Covariance between Stock Returns and Consumption Growth

Gregg Duffee, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 14

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

FETI-DP for Linear Elasticity

Axel Klawonn, University of Essen, Germany

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Shape Fluctuations for Faceted Crystals

Herbert Spohn, Zentrum Mathematik, TU Munchen

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Fabio Piano, Biology, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Adaptivity and Computability in CFD

Johan Hoffman, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MARCH 17

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:00 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1013

Mean Curvature Flow of Surfaces Embedded in $\mathbb R^3$

Tom Ilmanen, ETH Zurich

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

### FRIDAY, MARCH 21

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:NO SEMINAR -- SPRING BREAK

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:NYU SPRING BREAK

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

### TUESDAY, MARCH 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

How to Include Friction in a One-Dimensional Model of Arterial or Venous Blood Flow

Karim Azer, CIMS and Merck and Co.

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## Information Technology Services

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Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
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announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
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seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### THURSDAY, MARCH 13

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Souheil Inati, NYU

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

The Symmetry of Densest Packings of Euclidean and Hyperbolic Spaces

Charles Radin, University of Texas

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Nonlinear Multigrid Inversion for Bayesian Optical Diffusion Tomography

Seungseok Oh, Purdue University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1013

New Singularities in the Kahler-Ricci Flow

Tom Ilmanen, ETH Zurich

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Time-variation in the Covariance between Stock Returns and Consumption Growth

Gregg Duffee, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 14

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

FETI-DP for Linear Elasticity

Axel Klawonn, University of Essen, Germany

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Shape Fluctuations for Faceted Crystals

Herbert Spohn, Zentrum Mathematik, TU Munchen

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tackling the `Function' Part of Functional Genomics: Developing a Phenotype-based Map Using C. Elegans Embryogenesis

Fabio Piano, Biology, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Adaptivity and Computability in CFD

Johan Hoffman, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, MARCH 17

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Mean Curvature Flow of Surfaces Embedded in $\mathbb R^3$

Tom Ilmanen, ETH Zurich

Note change in time and room number.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

### THURSDAY, MARCH 20

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Nonlinear Analogue of the Fourier Formula $u = \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} v(k) e^{kx-\omega (k) t} dt$ for Solutions of KdV and Other Integrable Systems

Mikhail Kovalyov, Queens College of CUNY and University of Alberta

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 21

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:NO SEMINAR -- SPRING BREAK

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:NYU SPRING BREAK

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

### TUESDAY, MARCH 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

How to Include Friction in a One-Dimensional Model of Arterial or Venous Blood Flow

Karim Azer, CIMS and Merck and Co.

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Relaxing Planarity for Topological Graphs

Geza Toth, Renyi Institute, Budapest

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Achieving Scale and Reliability in Distributed Systems: A Probabilistic Protocol Methodology

Indranil Gupta, Cornell University

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Coupling of Tropical Wave Dynamics and Diabatic Heating Fields: A Case Study

Minghua Zhang, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 27

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Discreteness of the Spectrum for Schrodinger Operators

Mikhail Shubin, Northeastern University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Granular Kinetic Theory

Mark Shattuck, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Mr. Oedipus, CFA

Les Gulko, Paloma Partners

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 28

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Query Processing in Sensor Networks

Sam Madden, University of California, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Stephane Raynaud, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, APRIL 7

SPECIAL LECTURE:9:30 - 11:0 A.M., WWH 1314

Families Torsion and Morse Functions

Jean-Michel Bismut, Universite Paris Sud., Orsay

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1314

Special Geometry: A Variational Approach

Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/colloq/colloq02.html

## Special Announcements

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## Information Technology Services

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sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
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corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### THURSDAY, MARCH 20

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Nonlinear Analogue of the Fourier Formula $u = \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} v(k) e^{kx-\omega (k) t} dt$ for Solutions of KdV and Other Integrable Systems

Mikhail Kovalyov, Queens College of CUNY and University of Alberta

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 21

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:NO SEMINAR -- SPRING BREAK

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:NYU SPRING BREAK

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

### TUESDAY, MARCH 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

How to Include Friction in a One-Dimensional Model of Arterial or Venous Blood Flow

Karim Azer, CIMS and Merck and Co.

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Relaxing Planarity for Topological Graphs

Geza Toth, Renyi Institute, Budapest

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Achieving Scale and Reliability in Distributed Systems: A Probabilistic Protocol Methodology

Indranil Gupta, Cornell University

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Coupling of Tropical Wave Dynamics and Diabatic Heating Fields: A Case Study

Minghua Zhang, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 27

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Discreteness of the Spectrum for Schrodinger Operators

Mikhail Shubin, Northeastern University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Granular Kinetic Theory

Mark Shattuck, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

GENOMICS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 813

Discovering Conserved Pathways and Core Molecular Machinery on a Global Scale

Josh Stuart, Stanford University School of Medicine

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

The Non-relativistic Limit of Dirac-Fock Equations

Maria J. Esteban, University of Paris-Dauphine

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Mr. Oedipus, CFA

Les Gulko, Paloma Partners

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 28

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Query Processing in Sensor Networks

Sam Madden, University of California, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sensitivity of ENSO-like Variability to Lateral Diffusion in a Coupled General Circulation Model

Stephane Raynaud, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

MUSIC AT CIMS:5:00 P.M., 13th Floor Lounge

Rob Schneiderman, piano and Todd Coolman, bass

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Cener, 365 Fifth Ave.

The Legacy of Mina Rees

Amy Shell-Gellasch, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

### MONDAY, MARCH 31

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Reconciling Software Extensibility with Modular Program Reasoning

Todd Millstein, University of Washington

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

BIOINFORMATICS GROUP SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., 10th floor, 715 Broadway

Equation-Free Multiscale Computation: Enabling Microscopic Timesteppers to Perform System-Level Tasks

Yannis G. Kevrekidis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University

### TUESDAY, APRIL 1

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Modeling Natural Time: A Detailed Model of Cellular Timekeeping

Daniel Forger, CIMS

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Affine Diameters and Antipodality Properties of Convex Bodies

Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

THE XX3:30 P.M., WWH 1302thCOURANT LECTURES:

Atomic Physics to Nonlinear Elasticity: A Mathematical Attempt

Pierre-Louis Lions, College de France

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

### THURSDAY, APRIL 3

NEURO THURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

A Spiking Neutron Model of Binocular Rivaltry

Carson Chow, Pittsburgh

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Diffusion MRI of Complex Neural Architecture

David Tuch, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

THE XX2:00 P.M., WWH 1302thCOURANT LECTURES:

On Stochastic Partial Differential Equations

Pierre-Louis Lions, College de France

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Stochastic Portfolio Theory

Robert Fernholtz, INTECH Asset Management

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 4

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

On the Theoretical and Practical Importance of Generating Set Search: A Class of Direct Search Methods for Optimization

Tamara Kolda, Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Ito Formula and Fractional Brownian Motion for Every Hurst Index

Francesco Russo, Universite Paris 13, Institut Galilee

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Haifeng Yu, Duke University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

On Monopolies and Dirty Tricks in Life and Discrete Mathematics

Roberto Oliveira, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Biology, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Mixing in Shallow Water Flow

Tivon Jacobson, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, APRIL 7

SPECIAL LECTURE:9:30 - 11:0 A.M., WWH 1314

Families Torsion and Morse Functions

Jean-Michel Bismut, Universite Paris Sud., Orsay

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1314

Special Geometry: A Variational Approach

Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/colloq/colloq02.html

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## Information Technology Services

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###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Achieving Scale and Reliability in Distributed Systems: A Probabilistic Protocol Methodology

Indranil Gupta, Cornell University

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Coupling of Tropical Wave Dynamics and Diabatic Heating Fields: A Case Study

Minghua Zhang, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 27

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Discreteness of the Spectrum for Schrodinger Operators

Mikhail Shubin, Northeastern University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Granular Kinetic Theory

Mark Shattuck, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

GENOMICS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 813

Discovering Conserved Pathways and Core Molecular Machinery on a Global Scale

Josh Stuart, Stanford University School of Medicine

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

The Non-relativistic Limit of Dirac-Fock Equations

Maria J. Esteban, University of Paris-Dauphine

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Mr. Oedipus, CFA

Les Gulko, Paloma Partners

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 28

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Query Processing in Sensor Networks

Sam Madden, University of California, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sensitivity of ENSO-like Variability to Lateral Diffusion in a Coupled General Circulation Model

Stephane Raynaud, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

MUSIC AT CIMS:5:00 P.M., 13th Floor Lounge

Rob Schneiderman, piano and Todd Coolman, bass

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Cener, 365 Fifth Ave.

The Legacy of Mina Rees

Amy Shell-Gellasch, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

### MONDAY, MARCH 31

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Reconciling Software Extensibility with Modular Program Reasoning

Todd Millstein, University of Washington

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

BIOINFORMATICS GROUP SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., 10th floor, 715 Broadway

Equation-Free Multiscale Computation: Enabling Microscopic Timesteppers to Perform System-Level Tasks

Yannis G. Kevrekidis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University

### TUESDAY, APRIL 1

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Modeling Natural Time: A Detailed Model of Cellular Timekeeping

Daniel Forger, CIMS

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Affine Diameters and Antipodality Properties of Convex Bodies

Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

THE XX3:30 P.M., WWH 1302thCOURANT LECTURES:

Atomic Physics to Nonlinear Elasticity: A Mathematical Attempt

Pierre-Louis Lions, College de France

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

### THURSDAY, APRIL 3

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

A Spiking Neutron Model of Binocular Rivaltry

Carson Chow, Pittsburgh

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Diffusion MRI of Complex Neural Architecture

David Tuch, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

THE XX2:00 P.M., WWH 1302thCOURANT LECTURES:

On Stochastic Partial Differential Equations

Pierre-Louis Lions, College de France

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Stochastic Portfolio Theory

Robert Fernholtz, INTECH Asset Management

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 4

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

On the Theoretical and Practical Importance of Generating Set Search: A Class of Direct Search Methods for Optimization

Tamara Kolda, Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Ito Formula and Fractional Brownian Motion for Every Hurst Index

Francesco Russo, Universite Paris 13, Institut Galilee

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Haifeng Yu, Duke University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

On Monopolies and Dirty Tricks in Life and Discrete Mathematics

Roberto Oliveira, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Biology, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Mixing in Shallow Water Flow

Tivon Jacobson, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 - 6:15 P.M., Stony Brook, Math Building, Room P-131

From Periodic Orbits to Riemann Surfaces

Andre de Carvalho, Stony Brook

For a more specific address, please email hofer@cims.nyu.edu

### MONDAY, APRIL 7

SPECIAL LECTURE:9:30 - 11:0 A.M., WWH 1314

Families Torsion and Morse Functions

Jean-Michel Bismut, Universite Paris Sud., Orsay

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Philip Wadler, Avaya Labs

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, APRIL 8

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Linearity of Homogeneous Order One Solutions to Elliptic Equations in Dimension Three

Yu Yaun, University of Washington

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:CANCELLED

Tba

Isaac Held, Geophysical Fluid and Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1314

Special Geometry: A Variational Approach

Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/colloq/colloq02.html

### THURSDAY, APRIL 10

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

A Theoretical Model for Population Coding of Mixed Continuous and Discrete Stimuli: From the Linear Rise to the Asymptotic Regime

Valeria del Prete, Kings College, London

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Walter Strauss, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Exchange Energy Formulations for 3D Micromagnetics

Michael Donahue, NIST

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Old and New Spectral Criteria for the Schrodinger Operator

Vladimir Maz'ya, Linkoping University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Simple Model for Credit Migration and Spread Curves

Damir Filipovic, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 11

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 813

Pointwise Interpolation Inequalities for Integer and Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications

Tatyana Shaposhnikova, Linkoping University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Quantum Markov Processes

Ashwin Nayak, University of Waterloo

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Wind-Driven Circulation

Oleksii Mostovyi, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

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## Information Technology Services

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A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

THE XX3:30 P.M., WWH 1302thCOURANT LECTURES:

Atomic Physics to Nonlinear Elasticity: A Mathematical Attempt

Pierre-Louis Lions, College de France

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

### THURSDAY, APRIL 3

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1314

A Spiking Neutron Model of Binocular Rivaltry

Carson Chow, Pittsburgh

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Diffusion MRI of Complex Neural Architecture

David Tuch, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

THE XX2:00 P.M., WWH 1302thCOURANT LECTURES:

On Stochastic Partial Differential Equations

Pierre-Louis Lions, College de France

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Stochastic Portfolio Theory

Robert Fernholtz, INTECH Asset Management

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 4

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

On the Theoretical and Practical Importance of Generating Set Search: A Class of Direct Search Methods for Optimization

Tamara Kolda, Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

ITO Formula and Fractional Brownian Motion for Every Hurst Index

Francesco Russo, Universite Paris 13, Institut Galilee

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

TACT: Continuous Consistency for Wide-Area Replication

Haifeng Yu, Duke University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

On Monopolies and Dirty Tricks in Life and Discrete Mathematics

Roberto Oliveira, CIMS

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Biology, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Mixing in Shallow Water Flow

Tivon Jacobson, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 - 6:15 P.M., Stony Brook, Math Building, Room P-131

From Periodic Orbits to Riemann Surfaces

Andre de Carvalho, Stony Brook

For a more specific address, please email hofer@cims.nyu.edu

### MONDAY, APRIL 7

SPECIAL LECTURE:9:30 - 11:0 A.M., WWH 1314

Families Torsion and Morse Functions

Jean-Michel Bismut, Universite Paris Sud., Orsay

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

From Frege to Gosling: 19th Century Logic and 21st Century Programming

Philip Wadler, Avaya Labs

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, APRIL 8

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Linearity of Homogeneous Order One Solutions to Elliptic Equations in Dimension Three

Yu Yaun, University of Washington

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Insights About Plane Graphs from Euler Relations

Joseph Malkevitch, York College, CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:CANCELLED

Tba

Isaac Held, Geophysical Fluid and Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1314

Special Geometry: A Variational Approach

Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/colloq/colloq02.html

### THURSDAY, APRIL 10

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

A Theoretical Model for Population Coding of Mixed Continuous and Discrete Stimuli: From the Linear Rise to the Asymptotic Regime

Valeria del Prete, Kings College, London

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Walter Strauss, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Exchange Energy Formulations for 3D Micromagnetics

Michael Donahue, NIST

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Old and New Spectral Criteria for the Schrodinger Operator

Vladimir Maz'ya, Linkoping University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Simple Model for Credit Migration and Spread Curves

Damir Filipovic, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 11

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Error Estimates and Poisedness in Multivariate Polynomial Interpolation and Derivative-Free Optimization

Luis Vicente, University of Coimbra and IBM Yorktown Heights, NY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 813

Pointwise Interpolation Inequalities for Integer and Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications

Tatyana Shaposhnikova, Linkoping University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Quantum Markov Processes

Ashwin Nayak, University of Waterloo

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Paul Erdos and the Probabilistic Method

Joel Spencer, CIMS

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Wind-Driven Circulation

Oleksii Mostovyi, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### MONDAY, APRIL 14

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Lagrangian Difference Learning with Applications to Vision

Yann LeCun, NEC Labs America

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, APRIL 15

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

A Theory of Pragmatic Information and Its Application to the Quasi-Species Model of Biological Evolution

Edward D. Weinberger, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Material Transport in Oceanic Gyres

Pavel Berloff, Woods Hole Oeanographic Institute

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 17

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Jeffrey A. Walker, University of Southern Maine

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MINI-COURSE:5:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 1:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

First lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Optimization Problems in Quantitative Hedge Fund Management CFA

Sanford Grossman, Quantitative Financial Strategies

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY APRIL 18

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Averaging vs. Chaos in Turbulence?

Houman Owhadi, CNRS, Marseille

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Micha Sharir, CIMS

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Response of the Atmosphere to an Explosive Burst of Enormous Size

John Podesta, CIMS

MINI-COURSE:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 2:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Second lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Introducton to Inverse Modeling for PDEs

Andrea Barreiro, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

## Special Announcements

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or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

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### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:CANCELLED

Tba

Isaac Held, Geophysical Fluid and Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1314

Special Geometry: A Variational Approach

Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/colloq/colloq02.html

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Room 6417, Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., NY

The Number of Directions Determined by n Points in Space

Rom Pinchasi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, APRIL 10

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

A Theoretical Model for Population Coding of Mixed Continuous and Discrete Stimuli: From the Linear Rise to the Asymptotic Regime

Valeria del Prete, Kings College, London

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Walter Strauss, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Exchange Energy Formulations for 3D Micromagnetics

Michael Donahue, NIST

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:30 P.M., WWH 813

Kinetic Transport Simulation Near Separatrix

Choong-Seock Chang, CIMS

Note change in time.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html/

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Old and New Spectral Criteria for the Schrodinger Operator

Vladimir Maz'ya, Linkoping University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Simple Model for Credit Migration and Spread Curves

Damir Filipovic, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 11

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Error Estimates and Poisedness in Multivariate Polynomial Interpolation and Derivative-Free Optimization

Luis Vicente, University of Coimbra and IBM Yorktown Heights, NY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 813

Pointwise Interpolation Inequalities for Integer and Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications

Tatyana Shaposhnikova, Linkoping University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Quantum Markov Processes

Ashwin Nayak, University of Waterloo

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Paul Erdos and the Probabilistic Method

Joel Spencer, CIMS

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Wind-Driven Circulation

Oleksii Mostovyi, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

### SATURDAY and SUNDAY, APRIL 12 and 13

2003 SPRING EASTERN AMS SECTIONAL MEETING:Warren Weaver Hall (Courant Building)

For the Full Program, click onhttp://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2094_progfull.html

### MONDAY, APRIL 14

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Lagrangian Difference Learning with Applications to Vision

Yann LeCun, NEC Labs America

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, APRIL 15

TOPICS IN KINETICS AND CHAOS:9:30 A.M., Meyer Hall, Room 725

The Standard Map, Map Structure, Diffusion, Levy Flights

Roscoe White, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

A Theory of Pragmatic Information and Its Application to the Quasi-Species Model of Biological Evolution

Edward D. Weinberger, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Material Transport in Oceanic Gyres

Pavel Berloff, Woods Hole Oeanographic Institute

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 17

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Quasistatic Evolution in Brittle Fracture: A Variational Approach

Gilles Francfort, Universite Paris Nord

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Jeffrey A. Walker, University of Southern Maine

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MINI-COURSE:5:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 1:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

First lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Optimization Problems in Quantitative Hedge Fund Management CFA

Sanford Grossman, Quantitative Financial Strategies

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY APRIL 18

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Averaging vs. Chaos in Turbulence?

Houman Owhadi, CNRS, Marseille

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Micha Sharir, CIMS

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Response of the Atmosphere to an Explosive Burst of Enormous Size

John Podesta, CIMS

MINI-COURSE:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 2:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Second lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Kukjin Kang, CIMS and CNS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Introducton to Inverse Modeling for PDEs

Andrea Barreiro, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

MUSIC AT CIMS:5:00 P.M., Warren Weaver Hall, 13th Floor Lounge

Kit Fine,Piano andStephen Bloom,Clarinet.

Music by Schumann, Brahms, Penderecki

### MONDAY, APRIL 21

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

From Frege to Gosling: 19th Century Logic and 21st Century Programming

Philip Wadler, Avaya Labs

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, APRIL 22

TOPICS IN KINETICS AND CHAOS:9:30 A.M., Meyer Hall, Room 725

Guiding Center Motion, Lie Algebra Methods, Hamiltonian Formulation

Roscoe White, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

High Reynolds Number Aerodynamics of a Freely Rotating Cylinder in Navier-Stokes Flow

Joey Huang, CIMS and SAC Capital Management

SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM:4:00 P.M., Meyer Hall, Room 122

From Chemical Oscillators to Decay of the False Vacuum: Barrier Crossing In and Out of Equilibrium

Daniel Stein, Physics Department, University of Arizona

Preceded by a tea and coffee half hour from 3:30 - 4:00 P.M., and followed by an after colloquium sherry half hour.

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Understanding ENSO Beyond a Simple Oscillator Paradigm

Fei-Fei Jin, University of Hawaii

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 24

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

Tba

Chris Pack, Harvard Medical School

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Mathew Wells, Geology and Geophysics Department, Yale

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MINI-COURSE:5:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 3:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Third lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 25

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Some Generalized Regeneration Structures for Random Walk in Random Environments

Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minneapolis

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

MINI-COURSE:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 4:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Last lecture

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

2003 STUDENT PRIZES:3:00 P.M., WWH 109

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

Henning Biermann Awardfor outstanding contributions by a doctoral student to education or service to the department of computer science

Anca-Andrea Ivan, Salvatore PaxiaandCory PlockSandra Bleistein Prizefor notable achievement by a woman in applied mathematics or computer science

Nelly FazioHollis Cooley Pricefor excellence and promise in undergraduate mathematics

Raisa I. KarasikJanet Fabri Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in computer science

Henning BiermannKurt O. Friedrichs Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in mathematics

Alla BorisyukandDan IsmailescuMax Goldstein Prizefor undergraduate creativity in computing

Matthew BarelaHarold Grad Memorial Prizefor outstanding performance and promise as a graduate student

Silas AlbenWilhelm T. Magnus Prizefor significant contributions to the mathematical sciences

William CaseyandJing LiBella Manel Prizefor excellence and promise in mathematics on the graduate level by a woman or a member of another under-represented group

Vera CherepinskyMatthew Smosna Prizefor excellence in computer science

Jianyu LanandJifeng Situ

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Baroclinic Instability

Saverio Spagnolie, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Material Transport in Oceanic Gyres

Pavel Berloff, Woods Hole Oeanographic Institute

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 17

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Quasistatic Evolution in Brittle Fracture: A Variational Approach

Gilles Francfort, Universite Paris Nord

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

A Dumb Coefficient Model of Flying Fish and Fishy Fly Propulsion

Jeffrey A. Walker, University of Southern Maine

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MINI-COURSE:5:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 1:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

First lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Optimization Problems in Quantitative Hedge Fund Management CFA

Sanford Grossman, Quantitative Financial Strategies

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY APRIL 18

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Averaging vs. Chaos in Turbulence?

Houman Owhadi, CNRS, Marseille

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Arrangements in Computational Geometry: Past, Present, and Future

Micha Sharir, CIMS

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

GRADUATE STUDENT/POST DOCTORAL SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Response of the Atmosphere to an Explosive Burst of Enormous Size

John Podesta, CIMS

MINI-COURSE:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 2:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Second lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Mexican Hats and Pinwheels in Visual Cortex

Kukjin Kang, CIMS and CNS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Introducton to Inverse Modeling for PDEs

Andrea Barreiro, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

MUSIC AT CIMS:POSTPONED TO MAY 2nd

Kit Fine,Piano andStephen Bloom,Clarinet.

Music by Schumann, Brahms, Penderecki

### MONDAY, APRIL 21

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

From Frege to Gosling: 19th Century Logic and 21st Century Programming

Philip Wadler, Avaya Labs

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### TUESDAY, APRIL 22

TOPICS IN KINETICS AND CHAOS:9:30 A.M., Meyer Hall, Room 725

Guiding Center Motion, Lie Algebra Methods, Hamiltonian Formulation

Roscoe White, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

High Reynolds Number Aerodynamics of a Freely Rotating Cylinder in Navier-Stokes Flow

Joey Huang, CIMS and SAC Capital Management

SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM:4:00 P.M., Meyer Hall, Room 122

From Chemical Oscillators to Decay of the False Vacuum: Barrier Crossing In and Out of Equilibrium

Daniel Stein, Physics Department, University of Arizona

Preceded by a tea and coffee half hour from 3:30 - 4:00 P.M. in Meyer Hall, Room 613, and followed by an after colloquium sherry half hour in Meyer Hall, Room 613.

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Gamma-Convergence of a Phase-Field Model of Dislocations

Adriana Garroni, University of Roma I

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Understanding ENSO Beyond a Simple Oscillator Paradigm

Fei-Fei Jin, University of Hawaii

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 24

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Bounds on the Effective Behavior of a Square Conducting Lattice

Andrea Braides, University of Roma II

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

Mechanisms of Motion Selectivity in Primate Visual Cortex

Chris Pack, Harvard Medical School

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 813

Observations of Continually Forced Two-Dimensional Turbulence

Mathew Wells, Geology and Geophysics Department, Yale

Note change in room number!

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MINI-COURSE:5:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 3:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Third lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Liquidity Risk and Arbitrage Pricing Theory

Robert Jarrow, Cornell University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 25

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Some Generalized Regeneration Structures for Random Walk in Random Environments

Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minneapolis

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

MINI-COURSE:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 4:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Last lecture

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

2003 STUDENT PRIZES:3:00 P.M., WWH 109

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

Henning Biermann Awardfor outstanding contributions by a doctoral student to education or service to the department of computer science

Anca-Andrea Ivan, Salvatore PaxiaandCory PlockSandra Bleistein Prizefor notable achievement by a woman in applied mathematics or computer science

Nelly FazioHollis Cooley Pricefor excellence and promise in undergraduate mathematics

Raisa I. KarasikJanet Fabri Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in computer science

Henning BiermannKurt O. Friedrichs Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in mathematics

Alla BorisyukandDan IsmailescuMax Goldstein Prizefor undergraduate creativity in computing

Matthew BarelaHarold Grad Memorial Prizefor outstanding performance and promise as a graduate student

Silas AlbenWilhelm T. Magnus Prizefor significant contributions to the mathematical sciences

William CaseyandJing LiBella Manel Prizefor excellence and promise in mathematics on the graduate level by a woman or a member of another under-represented group

Vera CherepinskyMatthew Smosna Prizefor excellence in computer science

Jianyu LanandJifeng Situ

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Baroclinic Instability

Saverio Spagnolie, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

SPECIAL SEMINAR:4:30 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 109

Ricci Flow and Geometrization of 3-Manifolds

Grisha Perelman, Steklov Mathematical Institute, St. Petersburg

### THURSDAY, MAY 1

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Stochastic Viscous Dynamics of Bending and Tumbling

Chris Wiggins, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Robust Replication of Path-Dependent Derivative Securities

Peter Carr, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 2

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:CANCELLED

Tba

Yu Chen, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

The `Other' Folding Problems: Chromatin Structure Prediction by Dynamics Simulations and RNA Design by a Graph Theory Approach

Tamar Schlick, Chemistry and CIMS, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sea-Ice Dynamics

Helga Schaffrin, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

MUSIC AT CIMS:5:00 P.M., Warren Weaver Hall, 13th Floor Lounge

Kit Fine,Piano andStephen Bloom,Clarinet.

Music by Schumann, Brahms, Penderecki

### MONDAY, MAY 5

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 513

One-Dimensional Magnetic Domain Walls: Their Internal Structure and Dynamics

Christof Melcher, University of Minnesota

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Gamma-Convergence of a Phase-Field Model of Dislocations

Adriana Garroni, University of Roma I

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probsemabs02/fraydounab.pdf

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Understanding ENSO Beyond a Simple Oscillator Paradigm

Fei-Fei Jin, University of Hawaii

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/atmos_ocean_seminars/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 24

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Bounds on the Effective Behavior of a Square Conducting Lattice

Andrea Braides, University of Roma II

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

NEUROTHURSDAY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1314

Mechanisms of Motion Selectivity in Primate Visual Cortex

Chris Pack, Harvard Medical School

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tao/neuroday/schedule.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 813

Observations of Continually Forced Two-Dimensional Turbulence

Mathew Wells, Geology and Geophysics Department, Yale

Note change in room number!

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MINI-COURSE:5:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 3:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Third lecture of four

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Liquidity Risk and Arbitrage Pricing Theory

Robert Jarrow, Cornell University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 25

PROBABILITY AND SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Some Generalized Regeneration Structures for Random Walk in Random Environments

Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minneapolis

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

MINI-COURSE:1:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Lecture 4:Invariants of Legendrian Knots via Contact Homology

Joshua Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania

Last lecture

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~hofer/symplectic.html

2003 STUDENT PRIZES:3:00 P.M., WWH 109

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

Henning Biermann Awardfor outstanding contributions by a doctoral student to education or service to the department of computer science

Anca-Andrea Ivan, Salvatore PaxiaandCory PlockSandra Bleistein Prizefor notable achievement by a woman in applied mathematics or computer science

Nelly FazioHollis Cooley Pricefor excellence and promise in undergraduate mathematics

Raisa I. KarasikJanet Fabri Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in computer science

Henning BiermannKurt O. Friedrichs Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in mathematics

Alla BorisyukandDan IsmailescuMax Goldstein Prizefor undergraduate creativity in computing

Matthew BarelaHarold Grad Memorial Prizefor outstanding performance and promise as a graduate student

Silas AlbenWilhelm T. Magnus Prizefor significant contributions to the mathematical sciences

William CaseyandJing LiBella Manel Prizefor excellence and promise in mathematics on the graduate level by a woman or a member of another under-represented group

Vera CherepinskyMatthew Smosna Prizefor excellence in computer science

Jianyu LanandJifeng Situ

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Baroclinic Instability

Saverio Spagnolie, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

SPECIAL SEMINAR:4:30 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 109

Ricci Flow and Geometrization of 3-Manifolds

Grisha Perelman, Steklov Mathematical Institute, St. Petersburg

### TUESDAY, APRIL 29

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Non-Binary M-Sequences Reveal Linear and Nonlinear Orientation Dynamics of Receptive Fields in Cat Primary Visual Cortex

Michael A. Repucci (speaker), Ferenc Mechler, and Jonathan D. Victor, Dept. of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

### THURSDAY, MAY 1

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Stochastic Viscous Dynamics of Bending and Tumbling

Chris Wiggins, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Robust Replication of Path-Dependent Derivative Securities

Peter Carr, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 2

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:CANCELLED

Tba

Yu Chen, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Transition Path Sampling of DNA Polymerase Beta's Kinetic Pathway: Identifying Slow Conformational Steps, with Implications to Synthesis Efficiency and Fidelity

Tamar Schlick, Chemistry and CIMS, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sea-Ice Dynamics

Helga Schaffrin, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

MUSIC AT CIMS:5:00 P.M., Warren Weaver Hall, 13th Floor Lounge

Kit Fine,Piano andStephen Bloom,Clarinet.

Music by Schumann, Brahms, Penderecki

### MONDAY, MAY 5

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Algorithmic Approaches to Biological Sequence Analysis

Eran Halperin, University of California, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 513

One-Dimensional Magnetic Domain Walls: Their Internal Structure and Dynamics

Christof Melcher, University of Minnesota

COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1013

The Lost Proof of Loewner's Theorem

Barry Simon, Caltech

### TUESDAY, MAY 6

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1302

A Canonical Factorization for Meromorphic Herglotz Functions on the Disk and a Proof of the Jacobi Matrix P2 Sum Rule on One Foot

Barry Simon, Caltech

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Christina Leslie, Columba University

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

### THURSDAY, MAY 8

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Hakan Tureci, Applied Physics, Yale

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 9

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Robert Vanderbei, Dept.of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

John Cahn, NIST

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

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### THURSDAY, MAY 1

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Dynamics Near an Unstable Kirchhoff Vortex Patch

Daniel Spirn, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Stochastic Viscous Dynamics of Bending and Tumbling

Chris Wiggins, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Robust Replication of Path-Dependent Derivative Securities

Peter Carr, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 2

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Analysis of Image Texture using Multiscale Gaussian Derivatives

Henry Rusinek, Dept. of Radiology, NYU School of Medicine

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Transition Path Sampling of DNA Polymerase Beta's Kinetic Pathway: Identifying Slow Conformational Steps, with Implications to Synthesis Efficiency and Fidelity

Tamar Schlick, Chemistry and CIMS, NYU

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Sea-Ice Dynamics

Helga Schaffrin, CIMS

http://fish.cims.nyu.edu/student_GFD

MUSIC AT CIMS:5:00 P.M., Warren Weaver Hall, 13th Floor Lounge

Kit Fine,Piano andStephen Bloom,Clarinet.

Music by Schumann, Brahms, Penderecki

### MONDAY, MAY 5

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Algorithmic Approaches to Biological Sequence Analysis

Eran Halperin, University of California, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp03/

SPECIAL APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 513

One-Dimensional Magnetic Domain Walls: Their Internal Structure and Dynamics

Christof Melcher, University of Minnesota

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Boltzmann Equation, Fluid and Particle Aspects

Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University

COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1013

The Lost Proof of Loewner's Theorem

Barry Simon, Caltech

### TUESDAY, MAY 6

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1302

A Canonical Factorization for Meromorphic Herglotz Functions on the Disk and a Proof of the Jacobi Matrix P2 Sum Rule on One Foot

Barry Simon, Caltech

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Fast String Kernels for Discriminative Protein Classification

Christina Leslie, Columba University

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp03/

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Room 6417, Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York

Monotone Paths in Line Arrangements with a Small Number of Directions

Adrian Dumitrescu, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

### THURSDAY, MAY 8

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:NO TALK -- COMMENCEMENT

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Wave-Chaotic Dielectric Resonators: Recent Results and Open Questions

Hakan Tureci, Applied Physics, Yale

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Optimal Stopping in Non-Gaussian Models, with Applications to Pricing of American Options and Real Options

Serge Levendorskii, University of Texas at Austin

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 9

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Engineering Applications of Nonlinear Optimization

Robert Vanderbei, Dept.of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Diffuse Interfaces

John Cahn, NIST

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MAY 15

POST-COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., 13th floor lounge, WWH

### FRIDAY, MAY 16

THEORY DAY:Columbia University, 412 Schapiro (CEPSR) Building, 500 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp03/

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corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
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*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Fast String Kernels for Discriminative Protein Classification

Christina Leslie, Columba University

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp03/

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Room 6417, Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York

Monotone Paths in Line Arrangements with a Small Number of Directions

Adrian Dumitrescu, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

### THURSDAY, MAY 8

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:NO TALK -- COMMENCEMENT

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Wave-Chaotic Dielectric Resonators: Recent Results and Open Questions

Hakan Tureci, Applied Physics, Yale

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~barnett/aml.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Optimal Stopping in Non-Gaussian Models, with Applications to Pricing of American Options and Real Options

Serge Levendorskii, University of Texas at Austin

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 9

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Engineering Applications of Nonlinear Optimization

Robert Vanderbei, Dept.of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/numerical_analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Diffuse Interfaces

John Cahn, NIST

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/shelley/AMSeminar/Seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MAY 15

POST-COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., 13th floor lounge, WWH

### FRIDAY, MAY 16

THEORY DAY:Columbia University, 412 Schapiro (CEPSR) Building, 500 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp03/

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*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu