Advances in multiscale mathematics and their applications are essential to future progress in basic science and technology. The major program on Multiscale Mathematics and Computing in Science and Engineering aims to address emerging multiscale modeling and computational challenges. Several workshops are being offered for winter 2018 with topics focusing on applications of liquid crystals, trends in liquid crystal optics, mathematical modeling of cortical spreading depression, electrohydrodynamics and electrodiffusion, and dynamic contact lines.
January 16 - 20, 2018
The workshop on Liquid Crystals, Soft-matter Packing, and Active Systems: Materials and Biological Applications will touch upon mathematical and computational methods involving topological fluid dynamics, electrokinetics, free boundary problems, particle coarsening approaches, and topology of knots and be highly interdisciplinary involving mathematicians and researchers from the materials and biological sciences communities.
February 12 - 16, 2018
The workshop on Mathematical Modeling of Cortical Spreading Depression (SD) and Related Phenomena will bring together mathematical and computational scientists with experimental researchers to discuss the relationship of SD to other pathological phenomena, including epilepsy. Other topics include the biophysical basis of SD, significance of 2D or 3D spatial patterns in SD, and the electrophysiological control of SD and related phenomena.
February 27 - March 02, 2018
The workshop on Liquid Crystals, Metamaterials, Transformation Optics, Photonic Crystals, and Solar Cells will focus on a number of novel optical applications of liquid crystals. Mathematicians and scientists from different fields of liquid crystal research will explore optic applications and current trends of liquid crystal optics.
March 12 - 16, 2018
The workshop on Electrohydrodynamics and Electrodiffusion in Material Sciences and Biology will bring together experts from the fields of material science and biology to foster discussion about the potential applications of electrohydrodynamics and electrodiffusion and address various aspects of these topics, including phenomenology, modeling, and computation.
March 26 - 28, 2018
The workshop on Dynamic Contact Lines: Progress and Opportunities will bring together leading researchers to discuss recent progress in understanding and modeling dynamic contact lines, which play a central role in numerous natural settings and industrial applications, and to identify promising opportunities for future research.