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Coastal Ocean Dynamics

By Jose E. Castillo
Our oceans are the last physical frontier on Earth, covering 70% of the planetary surface and changing constantly. Yet ocean dynamics are poorly understood and extremely complex. Changes in the ocean affect not only the ocean ecosystem, but also weather, food production, etc. By studying and modeling coastal ocean dynamics one can draw important conclusions about the entire global ocean and ultimately forecast the health of our planet.
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Better Living through Phase and Isostable Reduction

By Jeff Moehlis, Dan Wilson

The exploration of fundamental and practical questions in biology and medicine is blurring traditional boundaries between engineering and life sciences. Classical phase reduction techniques and a recently-proposed technique called isostable reduction successfully and rigorously derive simplified equations. 

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By Alums from the Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University
The applied mathematics community suffered a major loss when Carla Dee Martin (nee Moravitz) was killed in tragic circumstances on 27 October 2015. Carla was a devoted mother, daughter, friend, mathematician, educator, outdoorswoman, and musician. She leaves behind three young children.
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Mathematical Aspects of Self-Organized Dynamics

By Eitan Tadmor
Nature and human societies offer many examples of self-organized behavior. Ants form colonies, birds fly in flocks, mobile networks coordinate a rendezvous, and human opinions evolve into parties. These are simple examples of collective dynamics that tend to self-organize into large-scale clusters of colonies, flocks, parties, etc. A standard framework for such collective dynamics is based on environmental averaging.
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Applying Mathematics to Data Assimilation Methods

By Sebastian Reich, Andrew M. Stuart

In part I of this article in the October issue, the authors described the use of data assimilation in numerical weather prediction. Now they emphasize that the potential for application in all realms of science and engineering cannot be overstated.

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Mathematics in Industry around the World

By Hilary Ockendon
The 8th International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015), was held in Beijing this August and featured sessions on applied and industrial mathematics. An industrial series called "‘Industrial Mathematics around the World" explored how different countries address industrial mathematics.
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Erwan Faou Receives SIAM’s Germund Dahlquist Prize

By Jana de Wiljes
Erwan Faou (research center INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique) received this year’s Germund Dahlquist Prize at the SciCADE 2015 conference in Potsdam, Germany, in Sept. 
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Telescopes and Symplectic Mappings

By Mark Levi
The currently-active field of symplectic geometry, which traces its origins to the work of Poincaré on Hamiltonian systems, has reached a high level of abstraction.
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Photos from ICIAM 2015

Recipients of major SIAM prizes and the 2015 Class of SIAM Fellows received awards and recognition at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon held during the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China, this August. View a gallery of the photos here.

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SIAM Adopts the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

By Jorge Moré
SIAM has taken a major step toward recognizing numerical software’s key role in advanced computing environments by adopting the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, which recognizes innovative software in scientific computing. 
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SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG15)

The SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG15), sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry, took place in Daejeon, South Korea, this August.  It had an exceptional lineup of plenary speakers, who covered a broad range of applications of algebra and geometry.

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Many SIAM members may not be aware that SIAM has a new activity group focused on applied mathematics education that can positively impact both researchers and members with a general interest in education and fulfills the need for additional special interests within the SIAM community.
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Chuck Matson, Chief Scientist at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, discusses the AFOSR’s mission, research funding priorities, and programs and projects of potential interest to both SIAM members and the mathematical science community.

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Conferences & Events

September 08, 2015 To December 11, 2015

New Directions in Mathematical Approaches for Traffic Flow Management

September 09, 2015 To December 04, 2015

ICERM Semester Program on Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program

November 26, 2015

4th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence 2015

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