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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


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 […]


Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:17am
RT @YorkUFGS: From the Vietnam War and mindfulness to video games that teach math and empirically understanding actors, our presenters have…
Apr 19, 2018 @ 7:45am
Really impressed with all speakers at #3mtOnt - so much cool research out there..
Jun 14, 2017 @ 12:43am
Greg Lewis and Lennaert van Veen represented CLAIM at the SIAM Dynamical Systems meeting. Some talks are here:


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.