Dear Math Students,

The Math Union will be hosting a general seminar* given by Professor Sivabal
Sivaloganathan of the Center for Mathematical Medicine at the Fields'
Institute for Mathematical Sciences on Friday March 5 at 4:30pm in Bahen

His talk will present some of the major challenges and advances in
biology of which mathematics has played an important role.  I hope you are
excited to hear this talk.  Professor Sivaloganathan is a wonderful speaker
and is sure to inspire awe and wonder for the field of mathematical biology
at every level.

Everyone is welcome.

Hope to see you there,

Richard Cerezo
Co-President, Undergraduate Math Union

Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm in BA 1190

Mathematical and Computational Challenges in
the Biomedical Sciences

Speaker:  Professor Siv Sivaloganathan, University of Waterloo

Abstract:  It has become somewhat of a cliche to say that biology
will be to mathematics in the 21st century, what physics was to
mathematics in the 20th century.  However, it is not an
exaggeration to say that Mathematical Biology/Medicine
is growing more rapidly than any other area of science,
spurred on by numerous successes over the last few decades.
Although this talk will be quite general in nature, I will
give some examples of some of the successful applications of
mathematics to the biomedical sciences, and discuss the greater
role that can be played by mathematics as biology and
the biomedical sciences become more quantitative sciences.

Open to everyone. Refreshments will be served beforehand
at 4:00 p.m. on the 6th floor math lounge.
Oberwolfach Seminars for graduate students 2010

Oberwolfach Seminars are not regular workshops, but - like summer schools
- are aimed at graduate students and post docs. In 2010, there are 6
Oberwolfach Seminars at the MFO:

Date: May 23rd - May 29th, 2010
Deadline for Applications: April 1st, 2010

Representations of Finite Groups: Local Cohomology and Support
   Dave Benson, Aberdeen
   Srikanth Iyengar, Lincoln
   Henning Krause, Paderborn

Semidefinite Optimization: Theory, Algorithms and Applications
   Sanjeev Arora, Princeton
   Monique Laurent, Amsterdam
   Pablo A. Parrilo, Cambridge MA
   Franz Rendl, Klagenfurt
   Frank Vallentin, Delft

Date: October 24th - October 30th, 2010
Deadline for Applications: September 1st, 2010

The Ergodic Theory of Markov Processes
   Martin Hairer, New York
   Jonathan Mattingly, Durham

The Willmore Functional
   Ernst Kuwert, Freiburg
   Reiner Sch\"atzle, T\"ubingen

Date: November 21st - November 27th, 2010
Deadline for Applications: October 15th, 2010

Lipschitz Analysis
   Mario Bonk, Ann Arbor
   Urs Lang, Z\"urich

Mathematics of PDE Constrained Optimization
   Michael Hinterm\"uller, Berlin
   Michael Hinze, Hamburg
   Ronald Hoppe, Augsburg

Further information is available on our homepage at

If you know a graduate student or post doc who might be interested, we
would appreciate if you would draw her/his attention to this Oberwolfach
Seminar. Participation in these seminars is by application. As usual, the
institute offers board and lodging free of charge. By the support of the
Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, travel expenses can be reimbursed
up to 200 Euro in average per person. Participants can ask for travel
support during their stay in Oberwolfach at the guest office against copy
of travel receipts. Additionally, participation of young Japanese
mathematicians can be sponsored by the grant "Heizaemon Honda Scholars".
See our homepage for more information on
grants, please.

Applications including full name and address (including e-mail address),
present position, university, name of supervisor of Ph.D. thesis, a short
summary of previous work and interest should be sent as hard copy or by
e-mail (.ps or .pdf file) to