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 ===== Upcoming Events ===== ===== Upcoming Events =====
 +Stay tuned for our next event!
 +===== Past Events =====
 +==== Jean-Paul Watson, Sandia National Laboratories ====
 +//​[[https://​​cfdocs/​CompResearch/​templates/​insert/​profile.cfm?​snl_id=90673 |Jean-Paul Watson]], Sandia National Laboratories//​\\
 +//October 25th, 2016//
 +//Seminar: Applications of and Challenges Associated With Stochastic Optimization "In the Wild"//​\\
 +//​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147, 2:10 PM-3:00 PM//
 +Abstract: Due to recent advances in both mathematics and algorithmics,​ stochastic optimization models are now to the point where they are starting to become computationally tractable at reasonable scales. However, significant challenges remain on both fronts, in terms of both problem classes and application environments that can be addressed. In this talk, I will discuss key applications of stochastic optimization in two large and related application spaces: critical infrastructure protection and power systems operations / planning. The talk will focus on both the applications themselves and mathematical and computational challenges that are inhibiting the broader adoption of stochastic optimization in these contexts.
 +==== 2nd Annual Davis SIAM Round-table on Summer Internships,​ Workshops, and Extra-Academic Experiences ====
 +//October 6th, 2016//\\
 +//​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147, Time: 2-3 pm//
 +This social event is designed to raise awareness of summer opportunities for applied mathematicians outside of academia. Students who participated in internships share their experiences in a casual environment designed to facilitate discussion. This year included graduate students from mathematics,​ statistics, and computer science, and featured a variety of internships from across the public and private sectors.
 ==== Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn ==== ==== Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn ====
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 //​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147// //​Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147//
-===== Past Events =====+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.
 ==== Seminar: Episodic History of Calculations for Exterior Ballistics ==== ==== Seminar: Episodic History of Calculations for Exterior Ballistics ====
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