Simon (coming from AG Boehm, Zentrum fuer Technomathematik, Uni-Bremen, Germany) is visiting us for one month. He is working on a non-linear inverse problem arising from damage mechanics. See also the Department newsletter:
The 150 best high-school Swedish kids (in their last school year) are coming to Karlstad to expose themselves to different kinds of modern mathematics during the SK-Days. For details, see https://www.kau.se/matematik/sonjakovalevsky2017
We are pleased to report a great success with our first MIMM Day. Details can be found via the event website
as well as from the press releases
or the micro-interview with the 2 organizers (Elisabet and Adrian)
Thoa Thieu, our Phd student in maths based at GSSI (Gran Sasso Science Institute) in L’Aquila, Italy, visits our group for 1 month. This is the de facto starting moment of Thoa on the mathematical analysis of multiscale (hybrid) pedestrian flows.
Omar Richardson and I we are searching for motivated BSc and/or MSc students willing to dwell into understanding crowd motion with modern data vizualization techniques, see the call
Just get in touch with us …
This is an apparently simple question, but the answer is not always obvious.
BUT there are things a teacher (or a problem books writer, etc.) should not ask 16 years old kids in regular schools to solve. One example is Exercise 28, on page 55 from the book by Burtea et al. “Matematica: Culegere de probleme, Clasa X, Trunchi comun si diferentiat”, Ed. Carminis, Pitesti, 2005. The exercise asks: “Show that there are no surjective functions between a set A and the set of all its subsets (ususally denoted by P(A)). ” This exercise is nothing else than what 1st year (university) students in mathematics meet in their mathematical analysis course as “Cantor Theorem”, whose proof is based on a not really intuitive contradiction argument. Kids and trainers preparing themselves for the mathematics olympiad may want to prove Cantor’s result by themselves, but all the others should pick other nicer and more accessible math exercises involving surjective functions…
Michael Eden, phd student in PDEs/industrial mathematics won a scholarship to work for 1 month within the Applied Analysis group in Karlstad. Michael is mainly interested in the analysis of free boundary problems in the context of mathematical homogenization settings.
Direct applications of his analysis work are linked to the bainitic phase transformation in steels and their effect on TRIP (transformations-induced plasticity).
On August 30, I am starting off a reading club following the lecture notes by Sergiu Kleinerman (Princeton) of a graduate course on “PDEs and Harmonic Analysis”. You are welcome to join!
Looking forward to see excellent people in action… with the hope to having them with us at Maths & Karlstad.
For the interested children (and parents), visit http://www.pedagogvarmland.se/blogg/342