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Dray received the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award and MAA-PNW 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award
Waymire recognized for exceptional service to the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Undergraduate research experiences in the Mathematical Sciences

Events

Sep
30
2014
Various faculty and staff will be introducing new faculty, staff and students. Welcoming Event

Join to kick start the new academic year and meet new faces in the department.  Refreshments will be served, there will be a group photo opportunity.  

Sep
30
2014
Number Theory Seminar Holly Swisher Organizational Meeting
Oct
02
2014

Starting from the famous Ross-Macdonald epidemic model which describes the infection dynamics of malaria for a collection of isolated patches, we construct a coupled multi-patch infection model. The coupling is caused by the fact that humans move between patches, and hence can pick up the infection in one patch and later introduce it in another patch. A central question in this context is how sources and sinks can be distinguished from one another. An isolated patch is called a sink (source) if its corresponding basic reproduction number is less (larger) than 1.

Oct
03
2014
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar Juan Restrepo Nearshore Sticky Waters

I will describe and explain a mechanism whereby pollutants such as oil slicks coming to shore by the action of ocean currents will slow down and possibly even park itself just beyond the surf zone.

Oct
06
2014

Textural equilibrium develops if the solid-liquid reaction kinetics is fast or time scales are long and is therefore common in partially molten materials. Similar behavior is observed in  development of connected water network in polycrystalline ice in polar ice sheets as well as formation of connected brine networks in rock salt. Rock salt and its permeability  is of specific interest in petroleum exploration: thick layers of salt cannot  be avoided in Gulf of Mexico fields.