Friday, June 25, 2010

Schedule for Week 4


Morning: RMMC lectures
Afternoon: Special session for REU students with Blake Temple and Peter Lax (1:00-2:30)


Morning: RMMC lectures
Afternoon: Graduate school ins and outs with graduate students and Beth Buskirk (2:00-3:00)


Morning: RMMC lectures
Afternoon: Dave Meyer presentation (3:30-5:00)


Morning: RMMC lectures
Afternoon: Student Presentations (2:00)
Farhad Jafari (4:00)(Rescheduled for next week)


Morning: RMMC lectures
Afternoon: Group meetings


Friday Morning students worked in their groups. After lunch Peter Lax gave a lecture for the RMMC. After the talk Colin gave an introduction to the beamer package for LaTeX which thankfully for the students was short, but hopefully informative. Have a great Weekend!

Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday students worked in their groups and have made some good progress. Thursday students worked in groups in the morning. After lunch Blake Temple gave two lectures for the RMMC and students were encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Tuesday morning the RMMC started with lectures by the two main speakers, first H.K. Jenssen followed by J. Rossmanith. After lunch students worked in their groups. At 2:00 Eric Moorhouse gave a presentation about giving a math talk. I will email the notes from his talk to you if you would like them. The students then went back to their groups to work some more.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


This morning students worked in their groups. After lunch Bryan Shader met with the students and gave them an idea of what the schedule is for the next two weeks. He also had a video about how to write mathematics badly, which didn't work due to technical difficulties, he has sent the link out in an email for the students. The next two weeks will be mostly the RMMC for the students and some talks in the afternoons.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thursday and Friday

Thursday morning students gave 20 minute presentations about their research. Each went well and any specific comments will be given by the faculty to each group. After lunch Myron Allen gave a talk about writing mathematics. It will be important that you keep these tips in mind when you are writing up your projects for the summer.

Friday morning students met in groups. After lunch Mike Bostick came in and gave an introduction the Math subject GRE. I was unable to attend, but heard that it went well! We will be giving three more presentations about the Math subject GRE, one for each of the major topics on the exam. Be on the look out for the presentation on Calculus given by Charlie Angevine.

Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday morning students worked in groups. After lunch David Anton gave an introduction to LaTeX, any specific questions that come up can be addressed to David, Colin, or your faculty adviser/ graduate student adviser. The students then went to a presentation by Guo Qingping.

Wednesday morning students worked in groups. We met with the Chemistry REU for the final ethics in science luncheon. Students were then given instructions about how to register and fill out information for CITI so that we will be in compliance with NSF guidelines. Please complete this course as soon as possible. After lunch groups met again and prepared for the presentation on Thursday.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Summer School kicks off on Tuesday.

The scheduled group activities for this week are given below.
Unless otherwise indicated the talks are in the Classroom Building, Room 140.

Monday June 21

           2:10-3:00  Poof vs Proof
           Ross Hall 247

             8:00-9:40 Formulating balance laws
         10:05-11:15  Finite Volume Methods for 1D Scalar Equations
           1:30 - 2:30 Problem & Discussion Session
            5:30 -7:30 Welcome Picnic/Reception
                              Washington Park
             8:30-9:40 Finite Volume Methods for 1D Systems

         10:05-11:15 Formulating balance laws & Scalar equations
           1:30 - 2:30 Problem & Discussion Session
           3:00 - 4:00  Problem & Discussion Session
            8:30-9:40 Scalar Equations
        10:05-11:15 Multidimensional Finite Volume Mehtods
          1:30 - 2:30 Guest Lecturer, Blake Temple on Numerical Simulation of GR Shock Waves
          3:00 - 4:00  Guest Lecturer, Blake Temple on General Relativistic Self-Similar Waves & 

              8:30-9:40  Systems of equations
          10:05-11:15  Guest Lecturer Blake Temple on Nonlinear Time-Periodic Sound Waves
              2:00 -3:00 The Beamer package for presenting math talks.

                Hiking excursions to Snowy Range (details to be discussed in RMMC sessions).