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Mathematics Colloquium: Jodi Mead (Boise State University)**Thursday, April 19 2012 at 3:30 PM**
Mathematics Colloquium, with Jodi Mead (Boise State University), titled "Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification," will occur April 19 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: Combining physical or mathematical models with observational data often results in an ill-posed inverse problem. Regularization is typically used to solve ill-posed problems, and it can be viewed as adding statistical or...

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Math Colloquia: David Watkins**Thursday, February 16 2012 at 3:30 PM**
The Math Colloquia, presented by David Watkins, Washington State University, titled "Finding the roots of a polynomial: new methods for an old problem" will be presented Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: The problem of finding the zeros of a polynomial is ancient, having been studied by Babylonians 4000 years ago. An equivalent but much more recent problem is that of computing the eigen...

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Mathematics Colloquium: Fernando Guevara Vasquez (University of Utah)**Thursday, May 3 2012 at 3:30 PM**
Mathematics Colloquium, featuring Fernando Guevara Vasquez (University of Utah), titled, "Active exterior cloaking for the Helmholtz equation," will occur May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 032.
ABSTRACT: We present a way of using active sources to hide objects from a known incident field. The active sources cancel out the incident field in a region while having a small far field. Since very little waves ...

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