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2011 Winter CMS Meeting Notes
This past weekend, I attended the 2011 Winter meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society. I have posted below some (often rough) notes on the talks that I attended. Robert McCann (joint work with J.
James Colliander
2011-12-13
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Addendum to Arnold Memorial Workshop: Khesin on Pinzari Talk
The following message is a guest post by Boris Khesin. Boris summarizes the wonderful talk given by Gabriella Pinzari at the workshop. –Jim Colliander Gabriella Pinzari (30min talk) described her joint result with her advisor Luigi Chierchia on a recently found fix for the famous KAM theorem, or rather for its application to the stability of the Solar system.
James Colliander
2011-10-24
3 min read
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Edinburgh Arnold Memorial Workshop Notes
I am at an interesting workshop in Edinburgh entitled Dynamical systems and classical mechanics: a conference in celebration of Vladimir Arnold 1937 - 2010. Boris Khesin and Serge Tabachnikov have coordinated a Tribute to Vladimir Arnold which will soon appear in consecutive issues of the Notices of the AMS.
James Colliander
2011-10-03
59 min read
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Île de Berder Workshop Notes
Île de Berder Workshop Notes I am at a workshop on Île de Berder. The post below contains the notes I am taking during the talks. I apologize (especially to the speakers) for misquotations and typos but I hope the notes might be useful.
James Colliander
2011-09-09
29 min read
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Mathematics Discovery Grants are Insufficient and Broken
Beginning this academic year, I have served the Department of Mathematics as the Associate Chair [Research]. The principal responsibility of this position is to administer the hiring process, for tenure stream and postdoctoral appointments.
James Colliander
2011-03-10
6 min read
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Edinburgh Meeting Notes 3
Galina Perelman: 2 soliton collision in NLS $$ i \partial\_t \psi = - \psi_{xx} + F(|\psi|^2) \psi, ~ x \in R $$ where $F(\xi) = -2 \xi + O (\xi^2), ~ \xi \rightarrow 0.
2011-01-21
12 min read
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Edinburgh Meeting Notes 2
Edinburgh Meeting Notes 2 Sergei Kuksin (École Polytechnique): Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation We consider Hamiltonian PDE. This is of course very interesting. In physics, there is a class of pdes which is also of interest: Hamiltonian PDE = small damping + small forcing
2011-01-20
8 min read
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Edinburgh Meeting Notes 1
These are notes from a meeting entitled Advanced Numerical Studies in Nonlinear PDEs in Edinburgh, Scotland. Walter Craig (McMaster): Water Wave Interactions I’m an analyst but I’m going to talk about numerics and experiments as well as analysis.
James Colliander
2011-01-19
12 min read
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Confronting Bias in Hiring Committees
Jennifer Berdahl of the Rotman School of Management recently shared some slides with me that I thought should be more widely circulated among mathematicians. This presentation was created by MIT Professors Barbara Liskov and JoAnne Yates and is based on materials compiled by Abby Stewart for the University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) Committee.
2011-01-11
1 min read
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