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 2015, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM
Speaker: Craig Gin
Title: Sturm-Liouville problems with Eigenvalue-dependent boundary conditions
Time / Date: 4:00 - 5:00 , April 23
In this talk, we will discuss Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problems in which the eigenvalue appears in the boundary conditions, motivated by problems in Hydrodynamic Stability. We will start by reviewing the classical theory for Sturm-Liouville problems with eigenvalue-independent boundary conditions and then examine two different methods for extending these results to the case of eigenvalue-dependent boundary conditions. We will dig deeper into some specific examples which arise from studies of the hydrodynamic stability of multi-layer Hele-Shaw flows.