# Colloquia, Conferences, Seminars & Events

## Announcements

**VISITING POSITIONS:**One or more special one-year visiting assistant professorships may be available, with possibility of renewal for additional years, up to three years in total. These positions carry a teaching load of 4.5 one-quarter courses per year. Excellence in research, potential for interaction with faculty at UC Santa Barbara and evidence of good teaching are required. Appointments to be effective July 1, 2018

- recruitment
- VAP

## The math of swarming robots, superconductors, and slime mold

Monday, June 26, 5:30 pm

**Abstract:**Systems of interacting agents arise throughout the natural world and are studied in such varied disciplines as engineering, physics, and biology. What is the optimal way for a swarm of robotic bees to pollinate a bed of crops? How can we use vortex motion in superconductors to develop new technologies for renewable energy? How does a colony of slime mold communicate using chemical signals? Prof. Katy Craig will describe the mathematics underlying systems of interacting agents and how such systems can be analyzed using an age old scientific technique: what happens if we poke it?

- GRIT Talk

* Congratulations Nathan Schley - 2017 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award recipient! * The Graduate Student Association (GSA) Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes graduate students who have shown excellence and gone above and beyond as teachers at UC Santa Barbara. Nathan has distinguished himself among the more than 200 graduate students nominated from all campus departments, and we are delighted to claim him as our very own! Thank you, Nathan, for sharing your talents with so many Mathematics students. Congratulations!

- Award
- GSA
- teaching

*Time:*Monday, June 5, 2:00 pm

*Title:*Fluvial Landscapes: The Next Generation

*Location:*South Hall 6635

- SIAM
- seminar
- erosion
- PhD defense

**Time:***Monday, May 15, 2:00 pm*

**Title: **Towards an Atomistic Theory of Heat

**Location: **South Hall 6635

At the macroscopic scales it intuitively makes sense to talk about the temperature at a point, but when one zooms into the scale of individual atoms, the definition of local temperature breaks down. In this talk I will discuss my research in collaboration of Carlos and Xiantao Li at Penn State where we attempt to define and model temperature at the atomistic level.

- seminar
- student
- temperature

## Colloquia, Conferences, and Seminars

- Algebra Seminar, Mondays 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rm 4607B
- Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Rm 6617
- Applied Mathematics/PDE Seminars, Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rm 4607
- Differential Geometry Seminar , Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. SH 6635
- Discrete Geometry and Combinatorics Seminar , Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. SH 4607B
- Geometry, Topology and Physics, Fridays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm SH 6635
- Graduate Student Colloquium , Alternate Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. SH 6635
- Graduate Student Seminar, Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. SH 4607
- Graduate Topology Seminar, Tuesdays 11 am SH 6617
- Mathematics Colloquium , Thursdays 3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Rm. 6635
- Quantum Topology Seminar, Wednesdays 11 a.m. SH 6635
- Teaching & Learning Seminar, Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., SH 4607
- Topology Seminar, Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 pm, SH 4608B