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 ===== Upcoming Events ===== ===== Upcoming Events =====
  
-Nothing currently ​-- check back soon!+==== 2nd Annual Davis SIAM Round-table on Summer Internships,​ Workshops, and Extra-Academic Experiences ==== 
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 +//October 6th, 2016//\\ 
 +//​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147, Time: 2-3 pm// 
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 +Back by popular demand! This event gives students the chance to learn about internships and other extra-academic opportunities from their fellow UC Davis graduate students. The goals are to increase awareness of industrial applications for mathematics,​ and provide a social forum where students interested in applied mathematics can exchange expertise. Snacks will be provided!
  
 ===== Past Events ===== ===== Past Events =====
  
-**Seminar: Episodic History of Calculations for Exterior Ballistics**\\+==== Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn ==== 
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 +//Trina Ray, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory//​\\ 
 +//Friday May 13, 2016, 3:10-4:00 PM//\\ 
 +//​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147// 
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 +Abstract: The international Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997 and had a marathon 7-year 2-billion mile journey to the distant planet Saturn. The 23-foot tall, 14-foot wide, 6-ton spacecraft is the largest most sophisticated outer planet spacecraft ever built, and is in its twelfth year of operation in orbit around the planet Saturn. Cassini-Huygens has been returning extraordinary data about the entire Saturn system: the spectacular rings; the numerous icy satellites with a variety of unique surface features; the giant planet itself; a huge magnetosphere teeming with particles that interact with the rings and moons; and the intriguing moon Titan, which is slightly larger than the planet Mercury, and whose hazy atmosphere is denser than that of Earth. This talk will be an overview of the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn with a summary of the top science returns of its first 12 years in orbit. 
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 +==== Seminar: Episodic History of Calculations for Exterior Ballistics ​==== 
 //​[[https://​www.siam.org/​visiting/​speakers/​grcar.php|Joseph Grcar]], Lawrence Berkeley (Retired)//​\\ //​[[https://​www.siam.org/​visiting/​speakers/​grcar.php|Joseph Grcar]], Lawrence Berkeley (Retired)//​\\
 //April 7, 2016, 12:10-1:30 PM//\\ //April 7, 2016, 12:10-1:30 PM//\\
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 Abstract: Exterior ballistics studies the trajectories of bullets and artillery shells, or in Leonard Euler'​s phrase, the path of an object thrown into the air. Military technologists predicted trajectories using Isaac Newton'​s model of a point-mass with aerodynamic drag from Euler in 1753 to ENIAC in 1946. For this purpose they invented various computing methods: ballistic tables, numerical integration,​ differential analyzers, and finally electronic computers. Indeed, the United States supported inventing computers precisely to construct artillery firing tables in the second World War. Beyond the many fascinating historical events, this long period offers a test for understanding the history of engineering technology. I propose a concept of episodic change in the history of engineering analogous to the paradigm shifts in the history of science. Abstract: Exterior ballistics studies the trajectories of bullets and artillery shells, or in Leonard Euler'​s phrase, the path of an object thrown into the air. Military technologists predicted trajectories using Isaac Newton'​s model of a point-mass with aerodynamic drag from Euler in 1753 to ENIAC in 1946. For this purpose they invented various computing methods: ballistic tables, numerical integration,​ differential analyzers, and finally electronic computers. Indeed, the United States supported inventing computers precisely to construct artillery firing tables in the second World War. Beyond the many fascinating historical events, this long period offers a test for understanding the history of engineering technology. I propose a concept of episodic change in the history of engineering analogous to the paradigm shifts in the history of science.
  
-**Seminar: On Solving Trust-Region Subproblems**\\+==== Seminar: On Solving Trust-Region Subproblems ​==== 
 //Johannes Brust, UC Merced//\\ //Johannes Brust, UC Merced//\\
 //March 9, 2016, 4:10-5:00 PM//\\ //March 9, 2016, 4:10-5:00 PM//\\
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 Abstract: The problem of minimizing a vector valued scalar objective function can be approached with a Trust-Region algorithm. This method is based on minimizing Taylor approximations of the objective function subject to a constraint. These constrained problems are the so called Trust-Region subproblems. Our focus is on solving the subproblem when the number of unknowns is large, and the 2nd derivative matrix of the objective function is difficult to compute. Abstract: The problem of minimizing a vector valued scalar objective function can be approached with a Trust-Region algorithm. This method is based on minimizing Taylor approximations of the objective function subject to a constraint. These constrained problems are the so called Trust-Region subproblems. Our focus is on solving the subproblem when the number of unknowns is large, and the 2nd derivative matrix of the objective function is difficult to compute.
  
-**Gregory Ihrie, U.S. Department of Defense**\\+==== Gregory Ihrie, U.S. Department of Defense ​==== 
 //February 26, 2016// //February 26, 2016//
  
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 An informal discussion about mathematical careers at the Department of Defense. Snacks will be provided, and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Internship opportunities will be discussed. An informal discussion about mathematical careers at the Department of Defense. Snacks will be provided, and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Internship opportunities will be discussed.
  
-**[[http://​www.sandia.gov/​~tgkolda/​|Tamara G. Kolda]], Sandia National Laboratories**\\+==== Tamara G. Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories ==== 
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 +//[[http://​www.sandia.gov/​~tgkolda/​|Tamara G. Kolda]], Sandia National Laboratories//\\
 //February 4, 2016// //February 4, 2016//
  
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 An informal, joint session with the weekly department tea; snacks and drinks provided as always. An informal, joint session with the weekly department tea; snacks and drinks provided as always.
  
-**Davis SIAM Round-table on Summer Internships,​ Workshops, and Extra-Academic Experiences**\\+==== Davis SIAM Round-table on Summer Internships,​ Workshops, and Extra-Academic Experiences ​==== 
 //October 13, 2015//\\ //October 13, 2015//\\
 //​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147, 2:10-3:00 PM// //​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147, 2:10-3:00 PM//
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 The first annual Davis SIAM Round-table on Summer Internships,​ Workshops, and Extra-Academic Experiences was held on October 13th, 2015. At the event several grads discussed a variety of summer opportunities they had pursued. Some of the opportunities included public internships at the NSA and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, as well as private internships at NASA and Smule, a bay area audio app designer. The event was designed to generate awareness of summer opportunities available outside of academia. To view pictures of the event, check out the [[photos|Photo Gallery]]. The first annual Davis SIAM Round-table on Summer Internships,​ Workshops, and Extra-Academic Experiences was held on October 13th, 2015. At the event several grads discussed a variety of summer opportunities they had pursued. Some of the opportunities included public internships at the NSA and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, as well as private internships at NASA and Smule, a bay area audio app designer. The event was designed to generate awareness of summer opportunities available outside of academia. To view pictures of the event, check out the [[photos|Photo Gallery]].
  
-**Davis SIAM Student Research Conference (DSSRC)**\\+==== Davis SIAM Student Research Conference (DSSRC) ​==== 
 //Annually, 2008-2013// //Annually, 2008-2013//
  
 One of the largest events the SIAM chapter has organized in past years is the Davis SIAM Student Research Conference (DSSRC) which took place in the Spring Quarter at UC Davis. The conferences provided an opportunity for students to promote their research in either a talk or poster session format. One of the largest events the SIAM chapter has organized in past years is the Davis SIAM Student Research Conference (DSSRC) which took place in the Spring Quarter at UC Davis. The conferences provided an opportunity for students to promote their research in either a talk or poster session format.
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