|Date:||Wed, 30 Mar 2011|
|Subject:||Michael Allshouse @ SPAMS Tomorrow, 4-231, 5PM|
When I see the phrase "oceanic systems" in my inbox, I tend to assume the email
is not directed to me. It's not that I have a big problem with sketchy
oceanography spam. [ATTENTION: eboyle BRAND NEW! @ 79% off prescription meds
AND HIGH QUALITY OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEYING DEVICES!!!] But, I noticed something
wasn't quite right around the time I received the email congratulating me on my
recent election to the National Academy of Science. Not bad for a first-year.
Since that day, I have been the proud recipient and forwarder of all kinds of
emails to Prof Boyle, esteemed MIT researcher in oceanography. Actually, I
find it quite flattering.
But, this time it's to me. And from me, as it turns out. This week in SPAMS we
have a guest coming all the way from the Mechanical Engineering Department --
Michael Allshouse will tell us about an application of tools from braid theory
for studying oceanic systems. See you there!
Elette & Jenn
With growing interest in finding coherent structures in oceanic systems, it has
become apparent that an efficient means of identifying transport boundaries is
of great importance. Using tools from topology, in particular braid theory, I
will present a method for finding good approximations for the location of
transport boundaries from trajectory data by identifying isolated bundles
within trajectory braids.
Initial concepts were developed by Thiffealt
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