Mathematics and Statistics

Non-linear Analysis,
PDEs and Applications

9th Annual Red Raider Mini-Symposium
October 29 - 31, 2009

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Texas Tech University

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Distinguished Speakers

Early Career Speakers


We will attempt to support most of participants, giving priority to early career researchers, women, minority, and people with disability. The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, which offers travel support mainly to young mathematicians. If you would like to apply for support, please send the organizers an email with your anticipated airfare cost and number of nights you plan to stay.


All talks will be given in the SENATE ROOM in the Student Union Building. Coffee, tea, juice and cookies will be available in between talks.  





1:00 – 2:15

Reception at the Lubbock Room
Student Union Building


2:15 – 2:30

Opening Speech by Jane Winer
Special Assistant to the President


2:30 – 3:20

Daniel Tataru

Large data wave maps

3:30 – 4:20

Hoai-Minh Nguyen

Uniform asymptotic expansion of the Newmann-to-Dirichlet map under the perturbation of small inclusions in the context of electric impedance tomography

4:30 – 5:20

Max Gunzburger

Multiscale spectral viscosity discretization methods for the Navier-Stokes equations





9:00 – 9:50

Vladimir Sverak

Liouville Theorems and Type I singularities

10:00 – 10:50

Denis Ridzal

Additive Operator Decomposition and Optimization-Based Coupling with Applications

11:00 – 11:50

Alex Mahalov

3D Navier-Stokes and Euler Equations with Uniformly Large Initial Vorticity: Global Regularity and Three-Dimensional Euler Dynamics

12:00 – 2:00

Lunch break

2:00 – 2:50

Susanne Brenner

C0 Interior Penalty Methods for Fourth Order Problems

3:00 – 3:50

Nam Le

On the convergence of the Ohta-Kawasaki Equation to motion by nonlocal Mullins-Sekerka Law

4:00 – 4:50

Shawn Walker

Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation for Electrowetting On Dielectric with Contact Line Pinning

6:00 – 9:00

Banquet at the Lubbock Room
Student Union Building






9:00 – 9:50

Yuliya Gorb

Asymptotic Analysis for Singular Behavior of Effective Properties of Highly Concentrated Composites

10:00 – 10:50

Matthew Balhoff

Multiscale Modeling of Nonlinear Flow Behavior in Porous Media

11:00 – 11:50

Discussion Session

12:00 – 6:00

Visit and picnic at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park




The mini-symposium is currently sponsored by Prof. Frits Ruymgaart's Paul Whitfield Endowed Horn Professorship, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Texas Tech University and the National Science Foundation (NSF-DMS 0931596). Horn Professor Ruymgaart generously provides funds from his endowed professorship to support distinguished speakers. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics pays other organizational expenses. Support for larger number of speakers and participants is funded by NSF.


There is NO registration fee for the conference, but participants should fill out the Registration Form in advance.


Flying to Lubbock: Service to Lubbock International Airport (LBB) include Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, and American Airlines. Available transportation service from the airport, located approximately 15 minutes from the conference hotels, includes City Cab (806) 765-7474, Yellow Cab (806) 765-7777, Royal Cab (806) 749-5333, VIP Royal coach Private Service (806) 795-3888, Limousines of Lubbock (806) 743-5466, Lone Star Limousine (888) 286-5466, White Knights Limousines (806) 799-3366.

Driving to Lubbock: Centrally located between Dallas, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Interstate 27 connects the city of Lubbock with two east-west interstate systems, I-20 and I-40. State highways 82, 84, 87, and 114 also provide easy access to cities throughout the region. The following numbers may also provide more information: Emergency Road Conditions - (806) 745-4411, Texas Department of Transportation - (806) 745-4411, Tourist Information - (800) 452-9292.

Hotel Information: Special Rates have been negotiated with the Holiday Inn.   Call (806) 763-1200 for reservations (be sure to mention the Red Raider Symposium and the TTU Math Department).  Rooms at the conference rate (85.00$ per night) should be booked by October 1, 2009. Soon it will be available a hotel registration web-page.

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Organizers: Eugenio Aulisa (, Luan Hoang (, Victoria Howle (, Akif Ibragimov (, Robert Kirby (, Magdalena Toda (
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Texas Tech University
Phone: (806) 742-2580
Fax: (806) 742-1112