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IMA Newsletter #356

June 2006

2005-2006 Program

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New Directions Short Course

Biophysical Fluid Dynamics

June 19-30, 2006

This intensive short course is designed to efficiently provide researchers in the mathematical sciences and related disciplines the basic knowledge prerequisite to undertake research in fluid dynamics relevant to the biological realm. The course will be taught by Michael J. Shelley, Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute, NYU, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona. The primary audience for the course is mathematics faculty; the 25 participants were selected from a pool of more than 80 applicants.

The course will begin with an introduction to hydrodynamically mediated transport phenomena in biology across a broad range of scales, from micro- to macroscopic. This will be followed by lectures on basic incompressible fluid dynamics, flexible and biological materials, and their mutual coupling. The course will then pursue two overlapping tracks: Michael J. Shelley will lead discussions on the modeling, computation, and analysis of fluid-body interactions, what we learn from such models, basic mechanisms of biological locomotion, and the modeling of soft active materials. Raymond E. Goldstein will lead discussions on biophysical applications and modeling, especially at the micro-scale, including the dynamic flagella, chemotaxis, microscale stirring and locomotion and their relation to biological viability. Both lecturers will discuss experiments and models on large-scale dynamic coherence in biological systems.

A typical day during this two week course will consist of two general lectures by the principal speakers in the morning, each one-and-a-half hours in duration. Afternoons will be used for topical lectures by guest speakers— including Silas Alben (Harvard), John Bush (MIT), Lisa Fauci (Tulane University), Annette Hosoi (MIT), Thomas Powers (Brown University), Idan Tuval (University of Arizona), Z. Jane Wang (Cornell University), Charles Wolgemuth (University of Connecticut), Jun Zhang (New York University) —and for problem solving and brain-storming sessions.

Visitors in Residence
Mark Alber University of Notre Dame 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
G. Donald Allen Texas A & M University 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Jung-Ha An University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007
Douglas N. Arnold University of Minnesota 7/15/2001 - 8/31/2007
Donald G. Aronson University of Minnesota 9/1/2002 - 8/31/2007
Gerard Michel Awanou Northern Illinois University 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Evgeniy Bart University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007
Animikh Biswas University of North Carolina - Charlotte 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
William Blair Northern Illinois University 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Francisco Blanco-Silva Purdue University 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Olus N. Boratav Corning 6/18/2006 - 6/28/2006
Jeff Borggaard Virginia Tech 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Richard J. Braun University of Delaware 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Russell Brown University of Kentucky 6/10/2006 - 6/13/2006
Zhiqiang Cai Purdue University 6/19/2006 - 6/30/2006
Tamra Carpenter Telcordia 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Qianyong Chen University of Minnesota 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006
Hyeong In Choi Seoul National University 6/10/2006 - 6/17/2006
Steven Benjamin Damelin Georgia Southern University 8/9/2005 - 6/30/2006
James Damon University of North Carolina 3/3/2006 - 6/30/2006
Brian DiDonna University of Minnesota 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006
Brenda Dietrich IBM 6/11/2006 - 6/12/2006
Oliver Dorn Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 4/4/2006 - 6/2/2006
Hermann J Eberl University of Guelph-Canada 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Petra Ehlers Siemens 6/10/2006 - 6/14/2006
Xabier Garaizar Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories 6/11/2006 - 6/12/2006
Bastian Gebauer Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz 5/11/2006 - 6/11/2006
Sonja Glavaski Honeywell 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Raymond Goldstein University of Arizona 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Lawrence Gray University of Minnesota 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Ramon Grima Indiana University 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Changfeng Gui University of Connecticut 9/12/2005 - 6/30/2006
Giovanna Guidoboni University of Houston 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Jooyoung Hahn KAIST 8/26/2005 - 7/31/2006
Weimin Han University of Iowa 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Gloria Haro Ortega University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007
Frank Hausser Research Center Caesar 6/18/2006 - 7/1/2006
Xiang Huang University of Connecticut 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Sookyung Joo University of Minnesota 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006
Sunghwan Jung New York University - Courant Institute 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Chiu Yen Kao University of Minnesota 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006
Hans Kaper National Science Foundation 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Erica Zimmer Klampfl Ford 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Devadatta Kulkarni General Motors 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Matthias Kurzke University of Minnesota 9/1/2004 - 6/30/2006
Song-Hwa Kwon University of Minnesota 8/30/2005 - 8/31/2007
Eric Lauga Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6/18/2006 - 6/28/2006
Chang-Ock Lee KAIST 8/1/2005 - 7/31/2006
Richard Lehoucq Sandia National Laboratories 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Stacey E. Levine Duquesne University 12/30/2005 - 6/30/2006
Rachel Levy Duke University 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Debra Lewis University of Minnesota 7/15/2004 - 8/31/2006
Hstau Liao University of Minnesota 9/2/2005 - 8/31/2007
Hyeona Lim Mississippi State University 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Bradley J. Lucier Purdue University 8/15/2005 - 6/15/2006
Roger Y Lui Worcester Polytechnic Institute 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Suping Lyu Medtronic, Inc. 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Alison Malcolm University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2006
Rick Mifflin ExxonMobil 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Julie C. Mitchell University of Wisconsin - Madison 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Arup Mukherjee Montclair State University 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Zoltan Neufeld University College Dublin 6/18/2006 - 7/1/2006
Van Thinh Nguyen University of Waterloo 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Peter J. Olver University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Peter Philip University of Minnesota 8/22/2004 - 8/18/2006
Giuseppe Pontrelli Dr Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Keith Promislow Michigan State University 6/11/2006 - 6/12/2006
Gregory J. Randall Universidad de la Republica 8/18/2005 - 7/31/2006
Walter Richardson Jr. University of Texas - San Antonio 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Joseph Rosenblatt University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Fadil Santosa University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Guillermo R. Sapiro University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Arnd Scheel University of Minnesota 7/15/2004 - 8/31/2007
Sherry Euvette Scott University of North Carolina 6/19/2006 - 6/30/2006
Jin Keun Seo Yonsei University 1/5/2006 - 6/5/2006
David H. Sharp Los Alamos National Laboratory 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Dongwoo Sheen Purdue University 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Michael J. Shelley New York University 6/17/2006 - 7/1/2006
Gregory Shubin Boeing 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Tatiana Soleski University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007
Danny C. Sorensen Rice University 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Michael Sostarecz University of Delaware 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Srdjan Stojanovic University of Cincinnati 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Vladimir Sverak University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Carl Toews University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007
Anna Vainchtein University of Pittsburgh 6/11/2006 - 6/13/2006
Nicolas Vandenberghe Université de la Méditerranée (Marseille) 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Shawn W. Walker University of Maryland 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Jingyue Wang Purdue University 9/1/2005 - 6/1/2006
Xiaoqiang Wang University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 8/4/2006
Philip Yecko Montclair State University 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Ofer Zeitouni University of Minnesota 9/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Luoding Zhu Indiana Univ Purdue Univ Indianapolis 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Lizette Zietsman Virginia Tech 6/18/2006 - 6/30/2006
Legend: Postdoc or Industrial Postdoc Long-term Visitor

Participating Institutions: Air Force Research Laboratory, Carnegie-Mellon University, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Iowa State University, Kent State University, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rice University, Rutgers University, Sandia National Laboratories, Seoul National University, Texas A & M University, University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati, University of Delaware, University of Houston, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas - Austin, University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Wyoming, Wayne State University
Participating Corporations: 3M, Boeing, Corning, ExxonMobil, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, Motorola, Schlumberger, Siemens, Telcordia