George Mason University

This is a joint workshop between George Mason University and the College of William and Mary. The workshop is an opportunity for participants from the NSF CSUMS programs at GMU and William and Mary to interact. It is supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

All talks take place in Science and Tech. I, Room 206. Map showing Science and Tech. 1.

**Schedule:**

Links are given here to the PDF versions of talks. Abstracts are listed on the Abstracts Page.

- 9:30-9:40 Opening remarks
- 9:40-10:40 Keynote lecture: Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers
University, Rigorous Numerics via Algebraic Topology
- 10:40-11:10 Coffee break
- 11:10-11:35 Amarasinge/Hendrickson, Hemodynamic Analysis of a Cerebral Aneurysm: Hendrickson's Talk (PDF)
- 11:35-12:00 Kercher, Self Organization in a Diffusion Model of Thin Electric Current Sheets: Kercher's Talk (PDF), Movie from Kercher's Talk (AVI).
- 12:00-12:25 Crowder, A Study of Genetic Code: An Approach by Combinatorics and Matrix Theory: Crowder's Talk (PDF)
- 12:25-1:45 Lunch at Ciao Hall in Student Union Building II, located right behind Science and Tech. I.
- 1:45-2:00 At this time posters need to be put up on the wall
- 2:00-2:25 Koufos/Iacoletti, An Evaluation of the Rigid Band Model and the Virtual Crystal Approximation in the 4d Transition Metals.
- 2:25-2:50 Archer, Computing the dimension of strange attractors: Archer's Talk (PDF)
- 2:50-3:15 Paljug, Exploring issues of topological entropy in symbolic dynamical systems
- 3:15-4:00 Coffee/ Poster session
- 4:00-4:25 Edrees/Price, Phase Separation Dynamics in Multi-component Metal Alloys: Edrees/Price Talk (PDF)
- 4:25-4:50 Nong/Winter, Thin Tear Film Evolution: Nong Talk (PDF), Winter Talk (PPT).
- 6:00 Dinner at Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood, 10645 Braddock Road, University Mall, Fairfax, VA, (703) 278-8875. This is very easy walking distance from GMU campus. University Mall is on the other side of Braddock Road from campus between Roanoke River Road and Ox Road.

The organizers need to know if you are attending lunch and dinner. You are welcome to bring friends/family to dinner, but give us a number so we can reserve an appropriate number of seats.

**Parking:** Unfortunately, parking is not free on Saturdays until
2pm. Therefore, non-GMU attendees should park in the Sandy Creek
Parking Deck, which is right behind Science and Tech. I.

**People attending:**

Everyone is welcome to attend. Please let me know, and I will add your name to the list.

- Alex Koufos (Math, GMU)
- Andrew Kercher (Math, GMU)
- Brian Paljug (Math, WM)
- Chi-Kwong Li (Math, WM)
- Dan Anderson (Math, GMU)
- David Amarasinghe (Math, GMU)
- Dimitris Papaconstantopoulos (CDS, GMU)
- Evelyn Sander (Math, GMU)
- Fred Iacoletti (Math, GMU)
- Hanein Edrees (Math, GMU)
- Jennifer Mahle
- John Price (Math, GMU)
- John Wallin (CDS, GMU)
- Juan Cebral (CDS, GMU)
- Junping Shi (Math, WM)
- Kassie Archer (Math, WM)
- Kat Winter (Math, GMU)
- Klaus Fischer (Math, GMU)
- Konstantin Mischaikow (Math and Biology, Rutgers)
- Kumnit Nong (Math, GMU)
- Michael Lewis (Math, WM)
- Paul Tian (Math, WM)
- Sarah Day (Math, WM)
- Sean Clark (Math, WM)
- Steve Hendrickson (Math, GMU)
- Tanner Crowder (Math, WM)
- Thomas Wanner (Math, GMU)
- Tim Sauer (Math, GMU)
- Virginia Torczon (CS, WM)

This workshop is organized by Sarah Day (WM) and Evelyn Sander (GMU). For further information contact the latter organizer via email: esander at gmu dot edu.