Friday, June 26, 2009


Today students worked in groups in the morning.

After lunch Peter Polyakov talked about Mathematical Modeling of Conductivity, this talk fit well with the overarching theme for the summer, that is discrete versus continuous. Peter first introduced his research in the discrete setting, then moved to the continuous setting (1 dimensional to 2 dimensional and beyond). Cloaking was another topic of Peter's talk as well as homogenization.

After this talk Bryan gave the students their goal for next week, they will be giving a more formal talk using Beamer next Thursday. The students will definitely rise to the occasion and we're all looking forward to the talks next Thursday.

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