Smith Colloquium

Spring 2021

COVID-19 Update: During the Spring 2021 the Smith Colloquium will be held on-line on Thursdays at 4:00 pm.

We cordially invite everyone interested in mathematics to attend.

Please contact Yannan Shen or  Agnieszka Międlar for arrangements.

Date Speaker, Title Local host
February 4 Organization Meeting
February 11 Joonha Park (KU)
Sequential-proposal Hamiltonian Monte Carlo with mass scaling for multimodal target distributions Abstract
February 18 Dionyssis Mantzavinos (KU)
A universal method for evolution partial differential equations posed in domains with a boundary Abstract
February 25    
March 4    
March 11 Geng Chen (KU)
March 18 Chenyang Xu (Princeton University) Y. Jiang
March 25 Zhenghan Wang (University of California Santa Barbara)
Y. Jiang
April 1 Xiang Xu (Old Dominion University)
G. Chen
April 8 Chun Liu (Illinois Institute of Technology)
J. Feng
April 15 Grey Ballard (Wake Forest University)
A. Miedlar
April 22 Ioana Banicescu (Mississippi State University)
B. Pasik-Duncan
April 29 Yannan Shen (KU)
May 6 Hong Qian (University of Washington)
J. Feng

Events Calendar

Employee Recognition

Congratulations to our faculty who were recognized at the 2020 Employee Recognition Ceremony for their years of service to KU.

5 years
  Lindsey Weiland
  Emily Witt

10 years
  Xuemin Tu

15 years
  Yasuyuki Kachi
  Jeremy Martin
  David Nualart
  Myunghyun Oh

20 years
  Hongguo Xu

35 years
  Albert Sheu

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.