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Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminars

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The AMC seminar is devoted to general topics in applied mathematics and computation. We welcome an interdisciplinary audience and speakers: faculty, researchers, and graduate students from mathematics, geosciences, computer science, engineering, atmospheric sciences, and other disciplines, to attend and present research talks in their fields as well as reaching across multiple fields. Both technical, tutorial, and expository presentations are welcome.

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Students attending regularly are encouraged to sign up for (an appropriate section of) seminar credit under MTH 607. Non-OSU participants from outside academe are also encouraged to write an email to the organizers and provide their names and affiliation.

See below for upcoming seminars or access the seminar archive.


Malgorzata Peszynska and Ralph E. Showalter.


Meetings are Fridays at noon.

Working with software tools for numerical PDEs

Strand Agriculture Hall 113

Speaker: Zachary Hilliard and Naren Vohra

When working in labs, or when joining large projects, interns and other participants typically do not develop software "from scratch". Rather, they work with frameworks which have been vetted and tested by the community; participants can develop their own versions or contribute back as needed. In order to use a framework on a local computer, source code must be downloaded, e.g., from github, and installed on said local computer. In this talk we demonstrate the process of how to get started with using frameworks for simulations and visualization of numerical PDEs including deal.II, Paraview, and HybGe-Flow3D. Then, we explore the applications of the libraries that we have found in our research work. Finally, we show how to use the data generated by these libraries in Paraview to create quality images. Live demos will be presented: the seminar will be best viewed in person. Read more.