TOD Seminar List
for period 16 July to 21 December 2012
Thursday 19 July | ||
11:30-12:30 | Boyland, P (University of Flordia) | |
Some topological tools in two-dimensional dynamics | Sem 1 |
Monday 23 July | ||
10:30-11:00 | Moffatt, K | |
Welcome & Opening Remarks | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:40 | Doering, CR (University of Michigan) | |
Ultimate state of two-dimensional Rayleigh-Bénard convection | Sem 1 | |
11:45-12:05 | Schneider, K, Jacobitz, F, Bos, W (Aix-Marseille U; U. San Diego; Ecole Centrale Lyon; ENS, Paris) | |
On helical multiscale characterisation of homogeneous turbulence | Sem 1 | |
12:10-12:30 | Chkhetiani, O, Koprov, V, Koprov, B (Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences) | |
Turbulent vorticity and helicity in stratified atmospheric boundary layer | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:40 | Oberlack, M (TU Darmstadt) | |
New conservation laws of helical flows | Sem 1 | |
14:45-15:05 | Kurgansky, MV (A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences) | |
Simple models of helical baroclinic vortices | Sem 1 | |
15:10-15:30 | Yahalom, A (Ariel University Center of Samaria) | |
Using fluid variational variables to obtain new analytic solutions with nonzero helicity | Sem 1 | |
16:00-16:40 | Boyland, P (University of Florida) | |
Exponential growth in two-dimensional topological fluid dynamics | Sem 1 | |
16:45-17:05 | Tanda, S (Hokkaido University) | |
Topological crystals as a new paradigm | Sem 1 | |
17:10-17:30 | Ohkitani, K, Al Sulti, F (University of Sheffield) | |
Numerical and analytical study of an asymptotic equation for deformation of vortex lattices | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 24 July | ||
09:00-09:40 | Peralta-Salas, D (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas; Madrid) | |
Knotted vortex tubes in the Euler equation | Sem 1 | |
09:45-10:05 | Enciso, A (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas; Madrid) | |
Knots and links in fluid mechanics | Sem 1 | |
10:10-10:30 | Maggioni, F, Alamri, SZ, Barenghi, CF (Univ. of Bergamo; Taibah Univ.; Newcastle Univ.; Univ. of Milano-Bicocca ) | |
Velocity, energy and helicity of vortex knots and unknots | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:40 | Gibbon, JD (Imperial College London) | |
Intermittency and conditional regularity of solutions of the 3D Navier-Stokes equations | Sem 1 | |
11:45-12:05 | Barenghi, CF (Newcastle University) | |
Quantum vortex reconnections | Sem 1 | |
12:10-12:30 | Luzzatto-Fegiz, P, Williamson, CHK (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution & Cornell University) | |
An accurate and efficient method to compute steady vortices without symmetry | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:40 | Friedlander, S (University of Southern California) | |
Instabilities and ill-posedness for the magnetogeostrophic equation | Sem 1 | |
14:45-15:05 | Kerr, RM (University of Warwick) | |
Dissipation and enstrophy statistics in turbulence: are the simulations and mathematics converging? | Sem 1 | |
15:10-15:30 | Kolomenskiy, D, Moffatt, HK, Farge, M (CERFACS, Toulouse; Univ. DAMPT, Cambridge; Paris ENS; Aix-Marseille U) | |
Fluid dynamics of flapping wings associated with change of domain topology | Sem 1 | |
15:35-15:55 | Petrosyan, A (Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences) | |
Vortical dynamo in turbulent multiphase flows | Sem 1 | |
15:55-16:05 | Libin, A | |
Coherent Beltrami Structures | Sem 1 | |
16:45-17:30 | Brøns, M (Technical University of Denmark) | |
Relative equilibria of point vortices. (Aref Memorial Lecture) | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 25 July | ||
09:00-09:40 | Khesin, B (University of Toronto) | |
The filament equation in any dimension | Sem 1 | |
09:45-10:05 | Liu, X, Ricca, RL (University of Sydney & University of Milano-Bicocca) | |
Tackling structural complexity by Jones' polynomials | Sem 1 | |
10:10-10:30 | Mitsumatsu, Y (Chuo University) | |
Helicity in differential topology | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:40 | Titi, ES (University of California, Irvine and The Weizmann Institute of Science) | |
How much do we know about the problem of global regularity for the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes and Euler equations? | Sem 1 | |
11:45-12:05 | Ricca, RL (Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca) | |
Impulse of vortex knots from diagram projections | Sem 1 | |
12:10-12:30 | Goldstein, RE, Moffatt, HK, Pesci, AI (University of Cambridge) | |
A Soap-Film Mobius Strip Changes Topology with a Twist Singularity | Sem 1 |
Thursday 26 July | ||
09:00-09:40 | Thiffeault, J-L (University of Wisconsin-Madison) | |
Topological approaches to problems of stirring and mixing | Sem 1 | |
09:45-10:05 | Hornig, G, Wilmot-Smith, A, Pontin, D (University of Dundee) | |
Relaxation of braided magnetic and vorticity fields | Sem 1 | |
10:10-10:30 | Velasco Fuentes, O (CICESE, Mexico) | |
Stirring vortices with vorticity holes | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:40 | Stremler, MA (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) | |
Identifying topological chaos using set-oriented methods | Sem 1 | |
11:45-12:05 | Kimura, Y (Nagoya University) | |
Mass transport by vortex motions | Sem 1 | |
12:10-12:30 | Sadowski, W (University of Warsaw) | |
On the regularity of Lagrangian trajectories in the 3D Navier-Stokes flow | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:40 | Kida, S (Kyoto University) | |
Instability by weak precession of the flow in a rotating sphere | Sem 1 | |
14:45-15:05 | Elimelech, Y, Kolomenskiy, D, Moffatt, HK (Israel Institute of Technology; CERFACS Toulouse; DAMTP,Cambridge) | |
Evolution of the leading edge vortex over an accelerating rotating wing | Sem 1 | |
15:10-15:30 | Kudela, H, Kosior, A (Wrocław University of Technology , Poland) | |
Parallel computation of vortex tube reconnection using graphics card and vortex particle methods | Sem 1 | |
15:35-15:55 | Lipniacki, T, Bajer, K, Kursa, M (Univ. of Warsaw & Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland) | |
Cascade of vortex loops initiated by a single reconnection of quantum vortices | Sem 1 | |
15:55-16:05 | Boatto, S (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) | |
Point-vortex dynamics and stability of relative equilibria on surfaces | Sem 1 | |
16:45-17:30 | Córdoba, D (ICMAT-CSIC) | |
Finite time singularities for the free boundary incompressible Euler equations | Sem 1 |
Thursday 02 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Gibbon, J D (Imperial College London) | |
Higher norms of vorticity applied to the intermittency and blow-up problems in the 3D Navier-Stokes and Euler equations | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 07 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Bajer, K (Uniwersytet Warszawski) | |
Development of singularities in relaxing magnetic fields | Sem 1 |
Thursday 09 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Herczynski, A (Boston College) | |
Pollockian Mechanics: Painting with Viscous Jets | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 14 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Hornig, G (University of Dundee) | |
Magnetic braids, Hamiltonian action and selective decay | Sem 1 |
Thursday 16 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Buniy, R | |
An algebraic classification of entangled states | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 21 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Szymczak, P (Uniwersytet Warszawski) | |
Reactive-infiltration instabilities in fractures and porous rock | Sem 1 |
Thursday 23 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Dietler, G (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) | |
Knots: from the sailing boat down to the cell's nucleus illustrated by means of simple experiments | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 28 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Shnirelman, A (Concordia University, Canada) | |
On the 2-point problem for the Lagrange-Euler equation | Sem 1 |
Thursday 30 August | ||
11:30-12:30 | Lipniacki, T (Polish Academy of Sciences) | |
Stochastic travelling waves in bistable biochemical system: Numerical and mathematical analysis | Sem 1 |
Thursday 06 September | ||
09:10-09:50 | Maxwell, A (John Innes Centre, Norwich) | |
DNA topology and the mechanism of type II DNA topoisomerases | Sem 1 | |
10:10-10:50 | Mondragon, A (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA) | |
Mechanistic studies of type IA topoisomerases | Sem 1 | |
10:50-11:30 | Soteros, C (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) | |
Knot statistics and knot reduction for a lattice polygon model of local strand passage | Sem 1 | |
11:30-11:50 | Schvartzman, J (CIB, Madrid, Spain) | |
Topo IV is the topoisomerase that knots and unknots sister duplexes during DNA replication | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:10 | Sulkowski , P (University of Amsterdam / Caltech / University of Warsaw) | |
Topological recursion and classification of multi-stranded biopolymer configurations | Sem 1 | |
13:30-14:10 | Dietler, G (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) | |
DNA in confined geometries: topology effects | Sem 1 | |
14:10-14:50 | Brackley, C (University of Edinburgh) | |
A generic non-specific mechanism for the clustering of DNA and chromosome binding proteins | Sem 1 |
Friday 07 September | ||
08:30-09:10 | Colloms, S (University of Glasgow) | |
Topology of Xer site-specific recombination | Sem 1 | |
09:10-09:50 | Grainge, I (University of Newcastle, Australia) | |
Simplification of topology during Xer-mediated recombination | Sem 1 | |
10:10-10:50 | Darcy, I (University of Iowa, USA) | |
Tangle analysis of protein-DNA complexes | Sem 1 | |
10:50-11:30 | Vazquez, M (San Francisco State University, USA) | |
DNA unknotting and unlinking | Sem 1 | |
11:30-11:50 | Scharein, R (Hypnagogic Software, Canada) | |
TopoICE and other software tools for investigating topological problems in DNA | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 11 September | ||
11:30-12:30 | Irvine, W (University of Chicago) | |
Knots in light and fluids | Sem 2 |
Thursday 13 September | ||
11:30-12:30 | Cieplak, M (Polish Academy of Sciences) | |
Nanoindentation of virus capsids | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 18 September | ||
15:00-15:30 | Buck, D, Sumners, D W (Imperial College London and Florida State University) | |
DNA topology: where maths meets molecular biology | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:00 | Zechiedrich, L | |
A new non-viral, non-toxic DNA minivector for basic and clinical research: how basic DNA topology research opened doors for gene therapy | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:05 | Dobson, C (St John's College, Cambridge) | |
New approaches to understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases | Sem 1 | |
17:05-17:15 | Berridge, M | |
Calcium hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease | Sem 1 | |
17:15-18:00 | Winter, G (Trinity College, Cambridge) | |
The business of science; building therapeutic drugs based on proteins | Sem 1 |
Thursday 20 September | ||
11:30-12:30 | Cantarella, J (University of Georgia) | |
The geometry and topology of random polygons | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 25 September | ||
11:30-12:30 | Kida, S (Doshisha University, Japan) | |
On bright pattern of flakes in flow visualization | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 26 September | ||
11:30-12:30 | Leonard, A (CALTECH (California Institute of Technology)) | |
A study of structures with intense vorticity in isotropic turbulence | Sem 2 |
Thursday 27 September | ||
11:30-12:30 | Millett, K C (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) | |
The average geometric and topological properties of open and closed equilateral polygonal chains | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 02 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Shonkwiler, C (University of Georgia) | |
Homotopy, link homotopy and (higher?) helicity | Sem 1 |
Thursday 04 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Parnell, C (University of St Andrews) | |
On the topology of complex magnetic fields of the Sun and the magnetosphere | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 09 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Yokoyama, T (Hokkaido University, Japan) | |
Word representation of streamline topologies for structurally stable vortex flows in multiply connected domains | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 10 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Weaire, D, Mughal, A (Trinity College Dublin and Aberystwyth University) | |
Packing Spheres in a Cylinder | Sem 1 |
Thursday 11 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Yahalom, A (Ariel University of Samaria, Israel) | |
Magnetohydrodynamics as a field theory: topological and group theoretical aspects | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 23 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Smolarkiewicz, P (National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)) | |
EULAG-MHD: Simulation of the global solar dynamo | Sem 1 |
Thursday 25 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Parsley , J (Wake Forest University, USA) | |
Helicity, cohomology, and configuration spaces | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 30 October | ||
11:30-12:30 | Maggioni, F (University of Bergamo, Italy) | |
Optimal kinematics of supercoiled filaments | Sem 1 |
Thursday 01 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Liu, X (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney) | |
Knot polynomial invariants in terms of helicity for tackling topology of fluid knots | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 06 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Kephart, T (Vanderbilt University) | |
The tight knot spectrum in quantum chromodynamics | Sem 1 |
Thursday 08 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Kauffman, L (University of Illinois at Chicago) | |
Quantum information, the Jones polynomial and the Fibonacci model | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 13 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Panagiotou , E (National Technical University, Athens) | |
A study of the entanglement in polymer melts | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 14 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Kats, E (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow) | |
Dynamics of pore formation in membranes | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Buchstaber , V M (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow) | |
Symmetric quadratic dynamical systems | Sem 1 |
Thursday 15 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Kerner, R (Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI) | |
Self-assembly of icosahedral viral capsids: the combinatorial analysis approach | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 20 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Kusner, R (University of Massachusetts) | |
The space of soap bubbles | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 21 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Mal'tsev, A (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow) | |
Fermi surface topology and topological numbers in conductivity of normal metals | Sem 1 |
Thursday 22 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Rouhani, S (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran) | |
Classification of rough surfaces using Schramm-Loewner evolution | Sem 1 |
Friday 23 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Wadhams , P, Wagner , T (DAMTP, University of Cambridge) | |
Some aspects of iceberg mechanics | Sem 1 | |
16:00-17:00 | Wadhams, P, Wagner, T (University of Cambridge) | |
Some aspects of iceberg mechanics | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 27 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Goldstein, R E (DAMPT, University of Cambridge) | |
Two amusing problems in geometry and topology | Sem 1 |
Thursday 29 November | ||
11:30-12:30 | Ratiu, T (Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne) | |
The dynamics of conservative charged molecular strands | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 04 December | ||
08:50-09:30 | Achucarro, A (Leiden University) | |
Cosmic strings and other flux tubes | Sem 1 | |
09:30-09:50 | Shellard, P (University of Cambridge) | |
Cosmic Strings and our Cosmos? | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:30 | Hindmarsh, M (Helsinki Institute of Physics/University of Sussex) | |
Cosmic strings - relativistic vortices in the early universe | Sem 1 | |
10:50-11:10 | Pogosian, L (Simon Fraser University) | |
Scaling configurations of cosmic superstring networks and their cosmological implications | Sem 1 | |
11:10-11:30 | Martins, C (CAUP) | |
Scaling properties of cosmic superstring networks | Sem 1 | |
11:30-11:50 | Steer, D (Université Paris 7 - Denis-Diderot) | |
String networks with junctions: evolution and kinks | Sem 1 | |
11:50-12:10 | Sakellariadou, M (King's College London) | |
Constraints on cosmic superstring formation and their decay mechanism | Sem 1 | |
12:10-12:30 | Urrestilla, J (University of the Basque Country) | |
Cosmic strings, effective number of neutrinos, gravity waves and the CMB | Sem 1 | |
13:30-14:10 | Fleischer, JW (Princeton University) | |
Superfluid and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless dynamics of light | Sem 1 | |
14:10-14:30 | Berloff, N (University of Cambridge) | |
Vortices in non-equilibrium condensates | Sem 1 | |
14:30-14:50 | Battye, R (University of Manchester) | |
Vorton solutions in 2D and 3D | Sem 1 | |
14:50-15:10 | Yahalom, A (Ariel University Center of Samaria) | |
Log-Analytic Uncertainty Relation | Sem 1 | |
15:30-15:50 | Volkov, MS (University of Tours) | |
Vortons and their stability | Sem 1 | |
15:50-16:10 | Pickett, G (Lancaster University) | |
Investigating Pure Quantum Turbulence in Superfluid 3He and a Means of Directly Inferring the Turbulent Energy Content | Sem 1 | |
16:10-16:50 | Couder, Y (Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes) | |
Wave/Particle Duality via Silicon Droplets? | Sem 1 | |
16:50-17:10 | Monastyrsky, M (ITEP (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics)) | |
Topology of Quantum Liquids | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 05 December | ||
09:00-09:40 | von der Mosel, H (RWTH Aachen University) | |
Analytic and topological aspects of Menger curvatures for curves and submanifolds | Sem 1 | |
09:40-10:00 | Mastin, M (University of Georgia) | |
Symmetric Criticality for Ropelength | Sem 1 | |
10:00-10:20 | Reiter, P (University of Duisburg-Essen) | |
Regularity theory for knot energies | Sem 1 | |
10:20-10:40 | Kusner, R (U Mass Amherst) | |
Critical Links and Unlinks | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:40 | O'Hara, J (Tokyo Metropolitan University) | |
Renormalized potential energies and their asymptotics | Sem 1 | |
11:40-12:00 | Buniy, RV (Chapman University) | |
Higher order topological invariants from the Chern-Simons action | Sem 1 | |
12:00-12:20 | Levina, G, Montgomery, M (Russian Academy of Sciences; NOAA/ Hurricane Research Division, Florida) | |
Helical Organization of Tropical Cyclones | Sem 1 | |
12:20-12:35 | Proment, D (University of East Anglia) | |
Vortex knots in a Bose-Einstein condensate | Sem 1 | |
13:30-13:50 | Salman, H (University of East Anglia) | |
Solitons and Breathers on Quantized Superfluid Vortices | Sem 1 | |
13:50-14:10 | Haley, R (Lancaster University) | |
Branes, strings and boojums; topological defects in helium-3 and the cosmos | Sem 1 | |
14:10-14:30 | Jäykkä, J (Nordita) | |
Dynamics of Hopfions | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 11 December | ||
11:30-12:30 | Eggers, J (University of Bristol) | |
Generic free surface singularities | Sem 1 |
Thursday 13 December | ||
10:00-11:00 | Kerr, R (University of Warwick) | |
Surfaces and curvature in Euler and Navier-Stokes simulations. Where next? | DS | |
11:30-12:30 | Proctor, M (DAMTP, University of Cambridge) | |
Modern trends in dynamo theory | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 18 December | ||
11:30-12:30 | Dennis, M (University of Bristol) | |
Vikings in shades: navigating by skylight polarization | Sem 1 |
Thursday 20 December | ||
11:30-12:30 | Nazarenko, S (University of Warwick) | |
Quadratic invariants for clusters of resonant wave triads | Sem 1 |
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