Event 12/7: A DG approach to poroelasticity, with applications to edema formation in tissue

Event Date: December 7, 2016 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30 (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk)   Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Travis Thompson (Rice University) Link for more information: https://wiki.smu.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=108036103 Contact: A. J. Meir at  ajmeir@smu.edu

By | November 30th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Event 12/7: A DG approach to poroelasticity, with applications to edema formation in tissue

Numerical analysis of the Galerkin and weak Galerkin method for the Helmholtz equation with high wave number

Event date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30pm Featured Speaker: Dr. Zhimin Zhang, Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University and the Beijing Center for Computational Science Abstract: We study convergence property of the weak Galerkin method of fixed degree p and supercovergence property of the linear finite element method for the Helmholtz problem with large wave number. Using a modified duality argument, we improve the existing error estimates of the WG method, in particular, the error estimates with explicit dependence on the wave number k are derived, it is shown that if k(kh)p+1 is sufficiently small, then the pollution error in the energy norm is bounded by O(k(kh)2p), which coincides with the phase error of the finite element method obtained by existent dispersion analyses. [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Numerical analysis of the Galerkin and weak Galerkin method for the Helmholtz equation with high wave number

Department of Mathematics Research Colloquium: Efficient time-domain DG methods for wave propagation

Event Date: October 26, 2016 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30 (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Jesse Chan (Rice University) Link for more information: https://wiki.smu.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=105578503 Contact: A. J. Meir

By | October 18th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Department of Mathematics Research Colloquium: Efficient time-domain DG methods for wave propagation

Event: Dynamics of Clean Foams, October 19

Event Date: October 19, 2016 Location: Clements Hall 126 Time: 3:30--4:30 (Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the talk) Dynamics of Clean Foams. A Mathematics Colloquium Talk by Stephen Davis (Northwestern University.) For more information: https://wiki.smu.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=104267878 Or contact: A. J. Meir

By | October 12th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Mathematics|Comments Off on Event: Dynamics of Clean Foams, October 19

SMU-trained physicist who bolstered Big Bang theory dies at 84

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: August 31, 2016 James Cronin, a Southern Methodist University graduate who shared a Nobel Prize for explaining why the universe survived the Big Bang, died last Thursday in St. Paul, Minn. He was 84. His death was confirmed by the University of Chicago, where he was a professor emeritus. No cause was given. In 1964, Cronin and Val Fitch of Princeton University were conducting experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island involving matter and antimatter: particles that have the same mass but hold opposite (though equal) charges, either positive or negative, compelling them to destroy each other on contact. The researchers found that for all their similarities, the particles obeyed slightly different laws of physics: that there was, as Cronin put it, [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Mathematics, Physics|Comments Off on SMU-trained physicist who bolstered Big Bang theory dies at 84

SMU Students Propose Innovation Community For Ex-Fraternity House

Innovate Originally Posted: May 4, 2016 COMMUNITY WOULD FOCUS ON SPURRING IDEAS Ingenuity is not limited to the hours of 9 to 5. Providing a space where students can live and cultivate new ideas at any time of day is the driving force behind a pilot project being proposed by a group of students at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The living and learning community, dubbed Innovation House or iHouse, would welcome students across all academic disciplines and offer a platform to foster new products and businesses. “The idea is we want to get people that have this raw passion or have a raw desire, and they’re driven enough to create projects and create their own designs,” said Momin Irfan, a freshman finance, computer science, [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Students Propose Innovation Community For Ex-Fraternity House

Scott A. Norris, Mathematics, on odds of winning $1.6B Powerball jackpot

Associated Press Originally Posted: January 14, 2016 $1.6B Powerball jackpot to be split three ways Winners bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways. The winners’ identities remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating Thursday that such heady riches were won in their modest city. The winners of the world-record jackpot overcame odds of 1 in 292.2 million to land on the numbers drawn Wednesday night, 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10. They can take the winnings in annual payments spread over decades or a smaller amount in a [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Scott A. Norris, Mathematics, on odds of winning $1.6B Powerball jackpot

Scott Norris, Mathematics, has one good tip for winning the Powerball jackpot

WINA News Radio Originally Posted: January 8, 2016 It’s easy to sum up your chances of winning tomorrow’s huge Powerball jackpot: slim to none. The math whizzes put the odds of winning at more than one in 292 million. One statistical expert at the University at Buffalo – Jeffrey Miecznikowski – says that’s like flipping a quarter and getting heads 28 times in a row. In other words, forget it. Scott A. Norris, an assistant professor of mathematics at Southern Methodist University, has one tip: He says let the computer pick rather than choosing the numbers yourself. That’s because when people use birthdates or other favorite figures, they generally choose numbers 31 or below. That ignores the fact that there are 69 numbered balls. READ [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Scott Norris, Mathematics, has one good tip for winning the Powerball jackpot

Four student projects win recognition (and $5,000) in SMU’s 2015 Big iDeas Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Hunter Rice, Edward Allegra and Rax Friman on their winning projects. These Dedman College students were part of four student teams that competed in SMU's Big iDeas Business Plan Competition. More on the competition and the projects below: Four student teams combined winning pitches with solid business plans to earn $5,000 startup grants for their projects through SMU’s Big iDeas program on Jan. 30, 2015. The four winning teams were chosen from a business plan competition featuring the winners of the Big iDeas Pitch Competition, which took place in October. The projects were judged by a panel of volunteers from Executives in Action, a Dallas-area organization that helps strengthen North Texas nonprofits by matching them with senior-level executives for pro bono consulting services. The winners: The [...]

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