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MathAcrossCampus

MathAcrossCampus is a quarterly colloquium series at the University of Washington to showcase applications of mathematics, with a special emphasis on the growing role of discrete methods in math applications. The goal of this seminar is to expose theoreticians to applied work, to create a community of mathematicians and users of mathematics at UW, and to serve as a guide to students and researchers looking for projects and jobs in math-related areas by offering exposure to ongoing math applications in the Seattle area.

The MathAcrossCampus colloquium series consists of one main talk per quarter followed by a reception. Talks are open to the public and are intended to be accessible to a wide audience.

## Organizers

The organizers of MathAcrossCampus are Christopher Hoffman, Farbod Shokrieh, and Jayadev Athreya.

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## Selection of Speakers

Invitees are high level researchers who are also renowned public speakers, selected by the MathAcrossCampus community. Ideally, one of the three annual speakers is chosen from within the Seattle community. The subject areas are kept as diverse as possible, and the main talk is intended to be accessible to a wide audience. Nominations of speakers are open to all; if you would like to nominate a speaker, send email to mac@math.washington.edu.

## Funding

MathAcrossCampus is currently supported by the UW Department of Mathematics and the Washington Research Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by: The NSF VIGRE grant at UW; the NSF Research Training Group in Inverse Problems and PDEs; the National Science Foundation; the National Security Agency; the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences; the Milliman Fund; the College of Arts and Sciences; and the departments of Applied Mathematics and Economics.

## Past Events

- Girih Tiles: Modern Math in Medieval Islamic Architecture (Peter J. Lu, Harvard University) -
- Modeling the Melt: What math tells us about sea ice and polar ecosystems in a warming climate (Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah) -
- The Anatomy of a Number (Chaitra H. Nagaraja, Fordham University) -
- A world from a sheet of paper (Tadashi Tokieda, Stanford University) -
- SNOW BUSINESS: SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING IN THE MOVIES AND BEYOND (Joseph Teran, UCLA) -
- A virtual walk through curved spaces (Elisabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Tech) -
- More Data, More (Statistical) Problems (Daniela Witten, University of Washington) -
- From Jellyfish and Wind Turbines to Genomics: Dealing with Data Extremes in Complex Systems (John O. Dabiri, Stanford University) -
- Connections and Reconnections: A Link Between Mathematics, Physics and DNA (Mariel Vazquez, UC Davis) -
- Drawing Conclusions From Drawing a Square (Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College) -
- Geometry and Light: The Science of Invisibility (Ulf Leonhardt, Weizmann Institute of Science) -
- Smarter Tools for (Citi)Bike Sharing (David Shmoys, Cornell University) -
- Probabilistically Checkable Proofs: deducing a complicated global picture from very simple partial views (Irit Dinur, The Weizmann Institute of Science) -
- Branching Out Across the Solar System (Taylor Perron, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) -
- From Polynomials to Humanoid Robots (Russ Tedrake, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) -
- Computational Thinking (Jeannette Wing, Microsoft Research) -
- Math & Music: Connecting Theory & Practice (Dave Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland) -
- Physical metaphors for graphs and networks (Dan Spielman, Yale University) -
- Filling in the gaps: recovery from incomplete information (Maryam Fazel, University of Washington) -