Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UT Dallas Math and Creativity Saturday, Oct 1
(6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Dr. Po-Shen Loh
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

Do you enjoy interesting problems? Do you want to find out how to make the most of math competitions?

Professor Po-Shen Loh will address puzzles that don’t look mathematical, but ultimately are unlocked by mathematical insights.

Metroplex Math Circle is pleased to provide this opportunity for free to the public thanks to our sponsor,  AwesomeMath Academy.  

Prof. Po-Shen Loh is Coach and Leader of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad Team, and founder of He is also Associate Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Metroplex Math Circle (MMC) is an enrichment program designed to attract talented students to mathematics and to provide an accelerated avenue to develop students' mathematical and problem-solving skills.

The Director of MMC is Dr. Titu Andreescu, UTD’s mathematics education associate professor, former director of the AMC and former coach of the US International Math Olympiad team. Dr. Andreescu is also the author of multiple books on Olympiad and collegiate level problem solving.

The MMC brings middle and high school students together with professors, researchers, teachers, and other students who share their interest, providing a social context for students who enjoy math.

Sponsored by Dr. Titu Andreescu of the Metroplex Math Circle and AwesomeMath Academy

Biological Sciences Seminar by Dr. Nissim Hay, Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL Thursday, Oct 6
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Fall 2016 SEMINAR SERIES for the Department of Biological Sciences

Reception at 3:45 p.m.

Actuarial Career Day Event: Optimum Re Friday, Oct 7
(12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

The Actuarial Student Association (ASA) will host an Actuarial Career Day Event with Optimum Re, a reinsurance company.  The event will take place on Friday, October 7,  2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in SSB 3.107B (Career Center Seminar Room).  

Lunch will be served.  Bring your resume and be ready to talk to the employer about your actuarial studies at UT Dallas and your future career plans.  

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

This information is also posted on the Actuarial Program website

under Actuarial Program Events link.  


Mathematical Sciences Colloquium by Goong Chen Friday, Oct 7
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Goong Chen

Mathematics Dept and IQSE, Texas A&M University

Computation, Simulation and Visualization of Pulverizing Aircraft Mountain Crashes

The crash of the Germanwings Flight 9525 is the most high-profile airlines accident in the year 2015. The airplane "pulverized", i.e., broke up into pieces, in the mountains of the French Alps after the suicidal control by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. In this talk, we use impact mechanics and engineering to model and simulate this air crash. The physical model is mostly based on the PDEs in the Johnson-Cook model. Numerical computations are based on the finite element methods and the use of LS-DYNA and ANSYS Explicit Dynamics software. One can see how and under what conditions an airplane could pulverize through video animations obtained from supercomputer results.

The work is a collaboration with Yi-Ching Wang, Cong Gu, Alain Perronnet, Bandar Bin-Mohsen and Hichem Hajaiej.

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences