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The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society Annual Meeting (CAIMS 2017)

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) will be holding its annual meeting in July 2017 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Greg Lewis, Lennaert van Veen, Nicholas Faulkner and Luciano Buono will be giving talks at the conference. Eryn Frawley will be presenting a poster. For more information visit www.caims2017.caims.ca


Our students are encouraged to participate in the  annual Southwestern Ontario Graduate Mathematics and Statistics conference (SOGMSC), June 13th and 14th at the University of Guelph. This conference is open to students in all areas of mathematics and statistics. It is a great opportunity to gain conference presentation experience, show off research, make some contacts […]

Fields Thematic Program

The Thematic Program on Multiscale Scientific Computing: from Quantum Physics and Chemistry to Material Science and Fluid Mechanics will run from January to April, 2016. The first of three workshops in this program, on fluid dynamics, is co-organised by Lennaert van Veen and will feature 27 speakers from across the world discussing extreme events, critical […]


Jul 16, 2020 @ 2:03pm
The Klick Health project was reported in the PM360 online magazine:
Jul 15, 2020 @ 1:38pm
The @TheSIAMNews and @CAIMS_SCMAI Annual Meeting, planned to be held in Toronto, is now happening online. Lots of exciting work to be enjoyed remotely: https://t.co/qXD1XXmMzC
May 27, 2020 @ 11:28am
The NSERC Engage-funded collaborative project of Lennaert van Veen and @klickhealth has led to this promising paper: https://t.co/l76Mq56xH6 https://t.co/Ub6hgPlVOu CLAIM_lab photo
May 27, 2020 @ 11:18am
Eric Ng is defending his MSc thesis right now - the first online thesis defence in the program. Good luck! https://t.co/8mhCuQhwpT CLAIM_lab photo
Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:45pm
MCSC graduate Jacob Morra presenting with Klick Lab's Yan Fossat. Thanks to the NSERC Engage program! https://t.co/TEPN98McRt
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:18pm
Left to right: Brady, Andrew and Hendrick (with beard). https://t.co/yP3eguwGn8 CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:17pm
Right to left: Marcus, Parikshit, Leanna and Kyle (with beard). https://t.co/djvoGRVgSj CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:17pm
Left to right: Hendrick, Amber and Martin (with beard). https://t.co/aZWISOP4SY CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:15pm
A late shout out to those sharing pizza at the winter social. Right to left: Celina, Chris and Alin (with beard). https://t.co/ua4jgZgNky CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:45am
Really impressed with all speakers at #3mtOnt - so much cool research out there..
Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:51pm
Congratulations Eryn! https://t.co/cIdK9i1MdL
CLAIM_lab photo
Ontario Tech University @ontariotech_u
#UOIT3MT winners! Erin Frawley takes top marks with Elysabeth Reveall-Roy as runner-up and Tara Hattangadi the People’s Choice! https://t.co/bYxpUJq5hS
Jun 14, 2017 @ 4:43am
Greg Lewis and Lennaert van Veen represented CLAIM at the SIAM Dynamical Systems meeting. Some talks are here: https://t.co/TfK9NS2nzd
Nov 9, 2016 @ 1:19pm
Ashlea Colton is set to defend her MSc. thesis on 3D modelling of CANDU reactors on the 18th. Good luck Ashlea!
Nov 9, 2016 @ 1:16pm
Alberto Alinas is set to defend his MSc. thesis on bifurcations in a non-local PDE at the end of this semester. Good luck Alberto!
May 6, 2016 @ 3:25pm
Thanks everybody for attending the Spring Social. We enjoyed the Distinguished Lectures by Bjorn Engquist and dinner at the Red Room.
Jan 7, 2016 @ 12:21pm
Hear Bard Ermentrout explain neural field models at last year's SIAM Snowbird conference:
Jan 4, 2016 @ 9:23pm
Turing Patterns and the "diffusion" mechanism of activator and inhibitor chemicals.


The Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation

The Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation models the growth of an interface (top). In each trial, the thickness of the interface grows in a chaotic and unpredictable manner. The average over many trials, in contrast, shows smooth, predictable growth. The average behaviour may be universal, i.e. the same for a class of different models for growing interfaces. This is the topic of ongoing research of Lennaert van Veen with Takumasa Takeuchi of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Lego Chemistry

Dr. Fedor Naumkin explores new materials using parallel computers rather than Bunsen burners and fume hoods. Using a mixture of classical and quantum physics, the properties of novel combinations of molecules can be predicted.

Light metal atoms can mediate assembling organic molecules into stable junctions with charge-controlled shapes, with molecular-switch and novel-material applications. Hydrogen can be atomically encapsulated inside Be cluster-cage aggregates (extendable to a nanofoam material) with a high storage capacity and with release controlled electrically, thus facilitating hydrogen-based energy solutions. Molecules can be trapped between counterions, forming metastable systems with huge dipole moments, thus enabling efficient optical sensors and energy storage at molecular level. Small aluminum cluster is transformed into a symmetric shell around a molecular carbon core,  thus allowing shape-design of building blocks for nanocomposites.