University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

IMA Math Matters Lecture:

Mathematical Modeling in Medicine, Sports, and the Environment

Alfio Quarteroni
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)
and Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125    Map

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Mathematical models are enabling advances in increasingly complex areas of engineering and technology. Recent developments in multiscale geometrical modeling have opened the way to progress in modeling such complex systems as the human circulatory system and the climate system. Professor Quarteroni leads a team which has harnessed mathematical modeling to design improved cardiac surgical interventions and to optimize the design of the twice winning America's cup yacht Alinghi. He will talk about this work, and their efforts to confront some of the great environmental challenges that face us.

Math Matters lectures feature distinguished mathematicians and scientists who are also superb expositors able to illuminate the role mathematics is playing in understanding our world and shaping our lives. The lectures are aimed at a broad audience.


Math Matters - Public Lecture Series