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Poster presentations by Ibrahim Apata (Morehouse), Chelsea Huston (Spelman), Jason Kolbush (Georgia Tech), Isabella Nang (Georgia State), Taylor Strickland (Agnes Scott), and Ida De Vierno (Georgia Tech).

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At a recent leadership training workshop, where chairs, deans and provosts engaged in "Vegas Rules" discussions about how to develop talent in staff and ourselves, I was asked the question-What was the thing that I enjoyed most during my childhood? Of course I responded: Solving math problems fast! But how does that relate to my research on pricing strategies in the automotive industry, technological aspirations in the developing-country context, earnings and employment differentials by race/ethnicity and gender in various market sectors, and return on investment in food safety research? The answers to this question will be the focus of this talk. The key takeaways will be that pathways meander, enjoy scientific explorations, and the quickest pathway to the crown of one's career is not necessarily the most fulfilling.

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The Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium (GSCS) is a forum for professors, postdocs, graduate students and other researchers in Georgia to meet in an informal setting, to exchange ideas, and to highlight local scientific computing research. The symposium has been held every year since 2009 and is open to the entire research community. This year, the symposium will be held at Emory University. The format of the day-long symposium is a set of invited presentations, poster sessions and a poster blitz, and plenty of time to network with other attendees. Invited speakers include:
Michele Benzi, Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University; Steven Hamilton, Radiation Transport Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Alexandra Smirnova, Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University; Phanish Suryanarayana, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Molei Tao, Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology; Qing Zhang, Mathematics, University of Georgia. Poster sessions will be held during the lunch and afternoon breaks.

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In this talk, I will explain how the gradient flow structure of reversible Markov chains (that was discovered by Maas and Mielke independently in 2011) and the Sandier-Serfaty approach to convergence of gradient flows can be combined to study scaling limits for interacting particle systems on lattices. The exposition will be focused on the case of the simple exclusion process on the discrete torus. Joint work with Marielle Simon (INRIA Lille).

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Topics: local Hausdorff dimension, local Hausdorff measure, diffusion on compact metric spaces, prospective further research.

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A one day workshop on the proof of Rota's conjecture on the log concavity of coefficients of the characteristic polynomial of a matroid. Please register: https://www.math.gatech.edu/hodge2016

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Hosted by Roman Grigoriev, School of Physics

We have studied large, heterogeneous populations of discrete
chemical oscillators (~100,000) to characterize two different types of
density-dependent transitions to synchronized behavior, a gradual Kuramoto
synchronization and a sudden quorum sensing synchronization. We also
describe the formation of phase clusters, where each cluster has the same
frequency but is phase shifted with respect to other clusters, giving rise
to a global signal that is more complex than that of the individual
oscillators. Finally, we describe experimental and modeling studies of
chimera states and their relation to other synchronization states in
populations of coupled chemical oscillators.

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We will discuss an extension of the entropy power inequality
in terms of the Renyi entropy to sums of independent random vectors
(with densities). Joint work with G. Chistyakov.

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Second featured lecture in the Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory mini-conference

The study of graphs with high girth and high chromatic number
had a profound influence on the history of Combinatrics and Graph Theory,
and led to the development of sophisticated methods involving tools
from probability, topology, number theory, algebra and combinatorics. I
will discuss the topic focusing on a recent new explicit construction
of graphs (and hypergraphs) of high girth and high chromatic number,
in joint work with Kostochka, Reiniger, West and Zhu.