The core of this program is a set of talks delivered by distinguished female mathematicians. All of the talks are specially prepared for students, although faculty members are welcome to attend them.

All of the talks are open to everyone.

November 10, 2016, 11am-12pm, ELA 312

Speaker: Monica Farkash

Affiliation: NXP Semiconductors – Austin

Abstract: TBA


October 21, 2016, 11am-12pm, UAC 310:

Speaker: Ivelisse Rubio

Affilitation: The University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras.


September 7, 2016, 11am-12pm, LBJSC

Speaker: Irene M. Gamba

Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and  the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas – Austin

Title: The Mathematics of statistically interacting flows


Statistical mechanics and kinetic collisional modeling were introduced in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by L. Boltzmann and J.C. Maxwell, independently. These type of evolution models concerns a class of non-local, and nonlinear problems whose rigorous mathematical treatment and approximations are still emerging in comparison to classical non-linear PDE theory. Their applications range from rarefied elastic and inelastic gas dynamics, collisional plasmas and electron transport in nanostructures, to self-organized or social interacting dynamics.

We will see that based on a Markovian framework of birth and death processes under the regime of molecular chaos propagation, their evolution is described by equations of non-linear non-local interacting type called collisional Boltzmann type equations.

We will discuss recent progress in analytical and numerical methods for initial and boundary value problems.


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