Mathematics Colloquium Friday, Oct. 23rd

The Mathematics Department Colloquium will be Friday, Oct. 23rd, from 2:00 – 2:50pm, in 2100 ALC.  This will then be followed by Math Tea at 3:00pm back in the department commons (4th floor, Harris Hall).

Dr. Sharon Crook, will be visiting from Arizona State University.  Her talk, entitled “Using Mathematics to Understand the Brain”, will  look at a few examples of how such models help us understand the function of the nervous system.  We also will consider a few of the grand challenges in the neurosciences that will require interdisciplinary approaches that bring together experimental neuroscientists, mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists.

Dr. Crook earned her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Maryland at College Park and performed her dissertation research at the Mathematical Research Branch at the National Institutes of Health.  She completed her postdoctoral research training at the Center for Computational Biology at Montana State University. Currently, Dr. Crook holds a joint appointment between the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.