[ugrads] Fwd: Special Seminar, February 14, 2017 - Ong

Michael Pelsmajer pelsmajer at iit.edu
Mon Feb 13 13:58:26 CST 2017

There is another special seminar *tomorrow*.  The only background you
should needs is Calculus I, but he'll present a nice real-world application
and touch on some deeper mathematical ideas.
Bring a *smart phone, tablet, or laptop* to the talk *today*.

*And, copied from my other email, are the general reasons you should come:*

One, it's we are considering hiring these people as permanent faculty.  If
you have an opinion afterward, you tell me, and it will be part of the

Two, classes aren't everything.  This is *one of the best chances you will
have* to hear about some nice mathematics outside of class.

Three reasons, actually... pizza!
Michael J. Pelsmajer, Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Applied Mathematics
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Applied Math
John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 208A
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616

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From: Myrna Walker <mwalke13 at iit.edu>
Date: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:19 AM
Subject: Special Seminar, February 14, 2017 - Ong
To: fac.all at math.iit.edu, grads <grads at math.iit.edu>, ugrads at math.iit.edu,
Gladys Collins <collinsg at iit.edu>, Myrna Walker <mwalke13 at iit.edu>

Dear All,

Please join the Department of Applied Mathematics for a

*Special Seminar* - “This Talk Assumes only Univariate Calculus”

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Where: RE 104

*Title: Will an Insect Outbreak Occur?*

*Speaker: Kiah Wah Ong **Department of Mathematics*

*Indiana University, Bloomington*

Abstract:  *Nonlinear phenomena dominate the world of both living and
nonliving things, *

*these include lasers, biological rhythms, genetic control systems, and
systems biology, to name a *

*few. Nonlinear dynamics is a subject that deals with nonlinear systems
that evolve in time. Questions such as will the system settles down to an
equilibrium, keep repeating in cycles, or do something more complicated are
at the heart of the subject. In order to give you a taste in these studies,
an example of in insect outbreak will be used to introduce some central
ideas in nonlinear dynamics such as bifurcation and hysteresis. *

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