Welcome to the home page of the Mathematics Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) at Texas A&M University in College Station. The purpose of this organization is to encourage communication among students, faculty, and staff, and contribute to a rich social life in the department through cultural and scientific dialogue. We would also like to provide an environment where students in the mathematics department can practice their presentation skills as well as view the techniques of others. It is our goal to be a source of support and information for all graduate students.
The main activity of the MGSO is the Graduate Student Seminar. This seminar is for grad students, (largely) by grad students: Volunteer to give a talk!
Seminar: Spring 2013, Thursdays, Milner 216, 4:00-4:50 PM
Speaker: Craig Gin
Title: An Introduction to Hydrodynamic Stability
Time / Date: 4:00 - 5:00 , April 18
The study of the instability of fluid flows and their transition to turbulence is important in many disciplines including astrophysics, biology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, and physics. In this talk, I will give a basic introduction to hydrodynamic stability. We will discuss what it means for a flow to be stable and what mathematical techniques are used in this analysis. This will be accomplished through several simple examples. I will conclude by discussing a problem in hydrodynamic stability that is a current area of research.