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Mathematics in Science and Society

The Department of Mathematics initiated the Mathematics in Science and Society lecture series in 1995 to improve connections between mathematics other science departments. MSS colloquia range over a broad spectrum of topics in connections and interactions of mathematics with other scholarly disciplines and other aspects of the society in general.

#### Tuesday, September 9, 2014

245 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: **Richard Lehoucq ** (Sandia)

Title:**A modern synthesis of analysis, mechanics and probability**

Abstract

Host: Anil Hirani

#### Tuesday, September 16, 2014

245 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: **Jean-Luc Thiffault**

(University of Wisconsin, Mathematics)

Title:**Topological tools for the real world**

Abstract

Host: Jayadev Athreya

#### Tuesday, October 21, 2014

245 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: **David Cai** (Professor, Mathematics, New York University; Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Title:**Mathematical Analysis of Neuronal Network Dynamics in the Brain**

Abstract

Host: Vadim Zharnitsky

#### Thursday, November 20, 2014

245 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: **Catherine Meadows** (Naval Research Laboratory)

Title:**Maude-NPA: Cryptographic Protocol Analysis Modulo Equational Properties**

Abstract

Host: Matthew Ando