UCSD Alumni


Inspiring Minds: Mathematics and Big Data: Enabling Science and Engineering


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Date: 2/6/2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

IBM Innovation Center
1001 E. Hillsdale, Suite 400
Foster City, CA 94404-1603
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Primary Contact
Tamika Franklin

Event Details

Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in attending, please contact Amelia Cortina at acortina@ucsd.edu.

What is the newly emerging area of data science? Join Michael Holst, professor of mathematics and physics at UC San Diego to learn how scientists in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and other areas using modern mathematical tools to pursue a new understanding in their fields of study. View Speaker Bio

From biomolecules to gravitational waves, mathematicians are developing theoretical foundations, computational algorithms, and data analysis tools, and their work impacts nearly every area of science and engineering. Computational simulation, together with the creation, management, and analysis of Big Data, are emerging as the primary tools for further progress in science, engineering, and technology. In this talk, Professor Holst will share insights into two fascinating applications from biology and astrophysics. Though these applications are from two different areas of science, each has given rise to astonishingly similar, difficult mathematical and computational simulation problems.

This event is brought to you by UCSD Alumni and the Division of Physical Sciences.

6 p.m.  Reception
7 p.m.  Program


Chancellor's Associates and Benefactors (plus one guest): Free
General Admission: $20*
$5 from each event registration of $20 is tax-deductible and will support scholarship programs at UC San Diego.