List of speakers in the year of 2015

No. Date Speaker (Affiliation)
18 2015. 4. 21. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Kaz Makino, Associate Professor (Kyoto Univ.)
Title: The complexity issues on stochastic games
Abstract:Stochastic games were introduced in 1953 by Shapley for the discounted case, and extended to the undiscounted case in 1957 by Gillette. Each such game is a dynamic game with probabilistic transitions played by two players on a finite set of states. The game is played in the infinite sequence of rounds. In the round, the game is in some state. The players choose actions. Then they receive payoffs and the game moves to a new random state, where the payoffs and the transition probability depend on the previous state and the actions chosen by the players. The procedure is repeated at the new state. Stochastic games generalize parity games, cyclic games, simple stochastic games, and BWR games, which all belong to NP and coNP, but are not known to be solved in polynomial time. In this talk, I briefly survey the algorithmic issues on these games, as well as the properties on the optimal strategies for them. I also discuss recent works obtained with Endre Boros, Khaled Elbassioni, and Vladimir Gurvich.
19 2015. 5. 19. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Masakazu Matsumoto, Associate Professor (Okayama Univ.)
Title: Water as a network
Abstract:Water is one of the simplest molecule, but its physical properties in the condensed phases are quite complex. For example, there are more than 16 ice polymorphs and hypothetically two liquid phases. Water is the only liquid that expands when cooled. These complexities originate in hydrogen bond network structures. We regard these phases as graphs and investigate the relationship between topology and properties.
20 2015. 6. 2. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Ippei Ohbayashi, Assistant Professor (Tohoku Univ.)
Title: Inverse problem on persistence diagrams
Abstract: This talk will be given in Japanese.
21 2015. 7. 14. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Kiori Obuse, Assistant Professor (Okayama Univ.)
Title: Behaviour of a low-Reynolds-number treadmilling microswimmer near a semi-infinite wall
Abstract: We investigate the behavior of a treadmilling microswimmer in a two-dimensional unbounded domain with a semi-infinite no-slip wall. The wall can also be regarded as a probe or pipette inserted into the flow. We solve the governing evolution equations in an analytical form by utilizing complex analysis, and numerically calculate trajectories of the swimmer for several different initial positions and orientations. We then compute the probability that the treadmilling swimmers can escape the vicinity of the wall. We find that many trajectories in a wedge around the wall are likely to escape. This suggests that inserting a probe or pipette in a suspension of organism may push away treadmilling swimmers.
22 2015. 7. 28. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Christohpher Green (Queensland Univ. of Technology)
Title: Using the Schottky-Klein prime function to solve free boundary problems in multiply connected domains
Abstract: The Schottky-Klein prime function is a special transcendental function which plays a central role in problems involving multiply connected domains. This function can be used to great advantage in many varied applications. In this talk, we will explore two different free boundary problems (arising in fluid mechanics) defined over two distinct multiply connected geometries. For both problems, we will show that it has been expedient to employ the Schottky-Klein prime function and its associated function theory in order to construct analytical solutions.
23 2015. 10. 27. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Takuya Tsuchiya, Professor (Ehime Univ.)
Title: Error estimations of Lagrange interpolations on triangles and tetrahedrons
Abstract: This talk will be given in Japanese.
24 2015. 11. 10. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Kei-ichi Ishioka, Associate Professor (Kyoto Univ.)
Title: On the upper bound of the growth of disturbances from an unstable parallel shear flow on a rotating sphere
Abstract: This talk will be given in Japanese.
25 2015. 12. 1. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Masato Kimura, Professor (Kanazawa Univ.)
Title: Unidirectional gradient flow and application to crack propagation model
Abstract: We consider a nonlinear diffusion equation with irreversible property and construct a unique strong solution by using implicit time discretization. A new regularity estimate for the classical obstacle problem is established and is used in the construction of the strong solution. As an application, we consider a quasi-static fracture model of brittle material using the idea of the phase field model. The Francfort-Marigo energy which is based on the classical Griffith theory is introduced, where the sharp crack profile is approximated by a smooth damage function using the idea of the Ambrosio-Tortorelli regularization. The crack propagation model is derived as a gradient flow of the energy of the damage variable with an irreversible constraint. Some numerical examples in various settings computed by finite element method are also presented in the talk. The contents is based on the joint works with Goro Akagi (Kobe Univ.) and with Takeshi Takaishi (Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin Univ.). This talk will be given in Japanese.
26 2015. 12. 15. (Tue.) 16:30 - 18:00 Dr. Yoji Kawamura, Scientist (JAMSTEC)
Title: Phase description of oscillatory convection with a spatially translational mode
Abstract: This talk will be given in Japanese.
Reference: Y. Kawamura and H. Nakao, Physica D 295-296, 11-29 (2015).

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