Back at the Newton Institute!

Hey, I actually made it in one piece!

Traveling through Thailand alone for nearly the past month was a fascinating experience. Yes, there were hard times, but I had a lot of time to think and evaluate future plans – all at a fraction of the cost of living in Seattle. I also got to look at pretty waves!

I have now arrived at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, UK. I will be here for a month to start, and am excited to finish some long overdue projects (as well as start some new projects).

Picture a Scientist

After not being able to sleep last night, a social media site recommended the video: “Picture a Scientist” (NOVA/PBS, Aired 4/14/21).

I thought it would be a short video clip; but for 1 hour and 33 minutes, I was fixated. There’s a lot here to unpack and I’m still processing my thoughts. It’s given me a lot to think about. I hope that I’ll find both the time and courage to share my thoughts. For now, I encourage you to check it out; I’d love to know what you think.

In short, it’s a good reminder of where we were, where we are, and (via the example of the women highlighted in the film) that we can having meaningful impact to make things better future generations of underrepresented groups in STEM.

SIAM Activity Group in Quantitative Justice

Skylar Grey from Wisconsin-Madison and AJ Stewart (from Seattle Unversity – soon to be the AMS Congressional Fellow) are submitting a proposal to SIAM for an activity group in Quantitative Justice.

If you aren’t aware, SIAM activity groups are a really great infrastructure for research and community in specific topics. In order for the SIAM board to approve the creation of the group we need to collect signatures.

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Getting ready for sabbatical

I finished writing a draft showing the connection between AFM and the conserved quantities of Olver.  These notes also extend the idea to constant vorticity and outline a  process for extending to 3-d. I hope to post this soon.  I’m really excited about how this project is going.  Sal is making excellent contributions and I’m really looking forward to see where he pushes this!

For now, it’s all about getting the house rented. Which means I’ve been doing a lot of the following

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It’s been a while…

It’s been a while.  Over the last week, I’ve been working on documenting the conservation laws via a weak formulation of the water-wave problem using some of the work of Sal (undergraduate research student).  At this point, we can systematically derive the 8 7 conservation laws for the irrotational problem (the Hamiltonian is the 8th).  We also have the system in place for constant vorticity.

Hopefully, we’ll have a really rough draft posted soon.