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Participants willing to speak elsewhere

All long-term participants in Newton Institute programmes are encouraged to give seminars at, or to make short visits to, UK institutions outside Cambridge during their stay. To support this activity, the Institute will cover the travel expenses involved for any participant who is formally invited to speak at another institution; the host institution is expected to cover any accommodation and incidental costs.

To assist organizers of seminar series at UK Universities in their search for relevant speakers, the Newton Institute maintains a register of those of its participants who are visiting from overseas for a period of at least two weeks, and who have indicated their willingness to give lectures or seminars elsewhere during their stay. This register lists their contact details, visit dates and key subject areas. Arrangements are normally made directly with the speaker via the email address given in the register; but the Institute will be happy to assist in cases where there are difficulties in making direct arrangements.

A complete list of all participants in each programme may be found by visiting the relevant programme's web page.

Quantum Control Engineering: Mathematical Principles and Applications

21 Jul - 15 Aug 2014

Name: Jiang, L
Home Institution: Yale University
Date of visits: 21 Jul - 8 Aug
Area of Expertise: Quantum Information, Quantum Communication, Quantum Optics
Possible titles for seminars:
Ultrafast Quantum Repeaters for Long Distance Quantum Communication
Quantum Control of Superconducting Circuits

Name: Kerchoff, J
Home Institution: University of Colorado
Date of visits: 27 Jul - 10 Aug
Area of Expertise: Quantum Control
Possible titles for seminars:
Superconducting Microwave Networks

Name: Milburn, G
Home Institution: University of Queensland
Date of visits: 21 Jul - 14 Aug
Area of Expertise: quantum optics, quantum information
Possible titles for seminars:
Quantum optomechanics
Gravitational decoherence
Engineered quantum systems

Name: Ratiu, T
Home Institution: EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Date of visits: 21 Jul - 15 Aug
Area of Expertise: geometric mechanics, fluid dynamics, global analysis
Possible titles for seminars:
Nematodynamics theories in liquid crystals
The geodesic spray of the Weil-Petersson metric on the universal Teichmüller space
The momentum map nature of the Flaschka transformation
Integrable systems in condensed matter models
Name: Smolyanov, OG
Home Institution: Moscow State University
Date of visits: 21 Jul - 15 Aug
Area of Expertise: Mathematics
Possible titles for seminars:
Hamiltonian and Feynman structures related to dynamics of open quantum systems
Infinite dimensional Liouville equations in statistical mechanics
Feynman and Feynman-Kac formulae via the Chernoff theorem

Name: Taylor, JM
Home Institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Date of visits: 21 Jul - 15 Aug
Area of Expertise: Quantum optics, quantum information
Possible titles for seminars:
Quantum simulation with photons
Sensing to simulation with optomechanics in the quantum regime

Systemic Risk: Mathematical Modelling and Interdisciplinary Approaches

18 Aug - 19 Dec 2014

Name: Brummitt, CD
Home Institution: Columbia University
Date of visits: 24 Aug - 19 Dec
Area of Expertise: Networks, dynamical systems
Possible titles for seminars:
Tipping points in coupled systems: A simple model, applied to the Arab Spring
Inside money, procyclical leverage, and banking catastrophes
Jigsaw percolation: What social networks can solve a puzzle?
Optimal interdependence among coupled systems and the tradeoffs of controlling systemic risk in...

Theory of Water Waves

14 Jul - 8 Aug 2014

Name: Ambrose, D
Home Institution: Drexel University
Date of visits: 22 Jul - 6 Aug
Area of Expertise: Nonlinear PDE, especially interfacial fluid mechanics
Possible titles for seminars:
Traveling and time-periodic waves in interfacial fluid mechanics
Ill-posedness issues for truncated series models of water waves
Well-posedness and ill-posedness for equations with degenerate dispersion
Nonexistence of small time-periodic solutions for dispersive PDE
Name: Deconinck, B
Home Institution: University of Washington
Date of visits: 14 Jul - 8 Aug
Area of Expertise: Nonlinear waves, integrable systems, stability theory, ...
Possible titles for seminars:
Recovering the water wave surface from bottom pressure measurements
High-frequency instabilities of nonlinear wave equations
Interface problems for linear PDEs
Instabilities in the water wave problem
Name: Guyenne, P
Home Institution: University of Delaware
Date of visits: 14 Jul - 8 Aug
Area of Expertise: Water waves
Possible titles for seminars:
Water waves

Name: Kartashova, E
Home Institution: Johannes Kepler Universität
Date of visits: 15 Jul - 2 Aug
Area of Expertise: Nonlinear waves
Possible titles for seminars:
Nonlinear resonance analysis with application to water waves
Time scales and structures of wave interaction
Energy cascades due narrow initial excitation (in the NLS, mNLS, mKdV,...)
Discrete and kinetic wave turbulence: review and perspectives
Name: Kataoka, T
Home Institution: Kobe University
Date of visits: 14 Jul - 1 Aug
Area of Expertise: Instability of water waves, internal wave beams
Possible titles for seminars:
Resonance theory of water waves in the long-wave limit
Stability of internal gravity wave beams to three-dimensional modulations

Name: Kharif, C
Home Institution: École centrale de Marseille
Date of visits: 22 Jul - 2 Aug
Area of Expertise: Water waves dynamics
Possible titles for seminars:
Rogue waves in the ocean
Effect of a vertically sheared current on modulational instability of gravity waves
Head-on collision of two solitary waves

Name: Wu, S
Home Institution: University of Michigan
Date of visits: 15 Jul - 8 Aug
Area of Expertise: Partial differential equations
Possible titles for seminars:
On water waves with angled crests
Some large time behaviors of the water wave motion

Understanding Microbial Communities; Function, Structure and Dynamics

11 Aug - 19 Dec 2014

Name: Cordero, O
Home Institution: ETH Zürich
Date of visits: 16 Nov - 29 Nov
Area of Expertise: Microbial ecology, computational biology
Possible titles for seminars:
Micro-scale biological interactions shape microbial diversity on marine particles

Name: de Lorenzo, V
Home Institution: Centro Nacional de Biotecnología
Date of visits: 11 Aug - 6 Sep
Area of Expertise: Biotechnological applications of Synthetic Biology
Possible titles for seminars:
Domestication of Pseudomonas putida with Synthetic Biology Tools
Whole-cell biosensors for environmental monitoring
Collaboration and conflict management in microbial communities
Engineering alternative lifestyles in environmental bacteria
Name: Parsons, TL
Home Institution: Université Pierre & Marie Curie-Paris VI
Date of visits: 11 Aug - 19 Dec
Area of Expertise: Stochastic models in population dynamics/genetics
Possible titles for seminars:
The 'Conventional Wisdom' Redux? Stochastic Evolution in Multi-strain Epidemics
Limit Theorems for the Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity [...]
Inferring Diversity Dynamics
Neturality, Epistasis & Evolvability: what can graphs tell us about molecular evolution?
Name: Widder, S
Home Institution: Universität Wien
Date of visits: 9 Sep - 12 Sep, 1 Oct - 28 Nov
Area of Expertise: Interactions; Microbial communities; Modeling
Possible titles for seminars:
Fluvial network organisation imprints on microbial co-occurrence networks

Name: Wiuf, C
Home Institution: University of Copenhagen
Date of visits: 17 Aug - 31 Aug, 25 Oct - 9 Nov
Area of Expertise: Maths/statistics in biology
Possible titles for seminars:
Model reduction in biochemical reaction networks
A coalescent model in cancer evolution

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