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The UC Davis Student Chapter of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is committed to promoting the interests of students in all forms of applied mathematics at UC Davis. We have several social and academic events that foster interaction between students of varying disciplines and with professionals in industry, all of whose work is tied to mathematics in some way.
Trina Ray, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Friday May 13, 2016, 3:10-4:00 PM
Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147
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.
We welcome all interested UC Davis students and faculty to attend our events.
You can also join our email listserv, which we use to advertise SIAM news and events. To join, simply (1) log in to the UC Davis email list service, (2) search lists for “siam,” and (3) on the list page, click Subscribe. You should get a confirmation email at your UC Davis email address.
To join our list of members, send an email to siam[at]math[dot]ucdavis[dot]edu with your name, your position (undergraduate, graduate, faculty, etc.), and your major/program/department, whichever is relevant to you. There are no costs or requirements to join.
Additionally, all students can obtain a free Student Membership in SIAM! Simply follow the links and instructions on the linked page. The benefits of having a SIAM membership include member discounts on SIAM books, free online access to the SIAM Review journal, a mail subscription to the monthly SIAM News publication, and much more.