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Faculty Search: Dynamical Systems and Spectral Theory.

The Math Department is currently conducting a search in the area of Dynamical Systems and Spectral Theory.

The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics anticipates a tenure-track opening in Dynamical Systems and Spectral Theory with a start date of August 10, 2019, at our Blacksburg, VA, campus. The successful candidate will have a strong background in dynamical systems and spectral theory. Possible specialties may include, but are not limited to, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, random matrix theory, aperiodic order, Schrödinger operators, renormalization methods, dispersive dynamics, non-selfadjoint operators, matrix computations or math-biology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in trans-disciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in Virginia Tech’s Destination Areas

For more information see the position listing.

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May 20-24 2019: Conference on Mathematical Physics at the Crossings, in celebration of George Hagedorn's 65th Birthday.

DROP/ADD: Spring 2019 drop/add opens November 24, 2018. If you tried to add an undergraduate math course and received an honors restriction, a major or level restriction, or a prerequisite error, please complete the Math Spring 2019 Drop/Add Survey. Students who receive a closed section error should continue to try to add themselves to a section of the course. We will open seats periodically. More information can be found here.

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Featured Research

Yuriko Renardy -Mixtures of two liquids arise in many industrial applications, such as the production of incompatible polymer blends for recycling plastics. Typically, one of the molten polymers disperses as droplets in the other, and larger drops break up into smaller ones. Experimental studies show that the drop rupturing phenomenon and the resulting microstructure is sensitive to the physical properties of the fluid pairs, and this in turn has direct bearance on the quality of the final blend. Computational studies of the deformation and breakup behavior of a single droplet in a well-defined flow field are paradigms of theoretical investigations for immiscible polymer blends. The movie shows direct numerical simulation of microconfined droplet breakup to monodisperse satellites. Funded by NSF-DMS, computational resources through NCSA teragrid and VT-ARC.

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