Fall 2008, Thursdays, Milner 216, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: October 23

"  Mini-Talk "

* Prof. Ronald DeVore

* Prof. Frank Sottile


Prof. R. DeVore: " Applied Mathematics is a Misnomer "

: Applied Mathematics is often thought of as the mundane application of existing mathematics to real world problems. In reality, the world's challenges in such areas as telecommunications, climate modeling, energy, and reliability control require rethinking of some of the foundations of mathematics and lead to the development of exciting new branches of theoretical mathematics which interplay with functional analysis, geometry, probability, statistics, and harmonic analysis. We shall give a brief description of some examples of such innovation taking place at TAMU in which the speaker is involved.

Prof. F. Sottile: " Applications of algebraic geometry at TAMU "

: I will briefly discuss some of the exciting work that TAMU faculty are doing applying ideas and techniques from algebraic geometry outside of mathematics.