ICES Professor Chandrajit Bajaj gave the banquet talk at Sandia National Laboratories' 24th Annual International Meshing Roundtable Oct. 13.
Bajaj spoke to nature's abundance of meshes that it uses to refine its form and function models through its own multi-scale, multi-chemistry/physics simulations. His use of rich visuals offered what he called "a few but surprising examples of nature’s geometric dexterity and some of the lessons we continue to learn from it." Read more.Posted: Oct. 22, 2015
Over the past decade the ICES tumor-modeling group has been using computational methods to model cancer treatment.
Led by ICES Director Tinsley Oden, the group’s focus on modeling prostate cancer and how it responds to laser ablation has helped refine laser therapies to more effectively destroy cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy surrounding tissue.
But the team’s latest research venture into cancer has a different objective—instead of modeling how cancer cells respond to therapy, they’re first seeking to model how they thrive in their native environment. Read more.Posted: Oct. 22, 2015
Voting is underway for ICES Professor Clint Dawson's work through the Texas Research Showdown.
The Showdown is a video and presentation competition for undergraduate researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. In the first round, students create 2-minute videos about their research, which are voted on by UT students.
Bjorn Engquist says that if you ask a mathematician to categorize Bjorn’s work, she will say that it is applied. Her rationale is that the differential equations he’s studied over the years are used to describe phenomena like seismic wave propagation or the flow of air around an object.
But Engquist, recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, says that if you ask an engineer the same question, he will respond that Bjorn’s work is theoretical. Although Engquist has developed mathematics that have found their way into engineering software used by geophysicists, telecommunication experts, and aerospace engineers, he’s not interested in parsing company numbers. Read more.Posted: Oct. 13, 2015