In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served in the 1st floor visitor breakroom beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.
This seminar has been rescheduled for noon, Thursday January 30.
Time/Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:00 p.m.*
Location: Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Speaker: Dr. Tom Hallam, University of Tennessee Professor Emeritus
Abstract: Join us for a special talk with the esteemed Tom Guy Hallam, Professor Emeritus of UT's Departments of Ecology and Environmental Biology and Mathematics, to be held in the newly renovated Tom Hallam Auditorium at NIMBioS. Dr. Hallam received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1965 and began his career as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University, working in the area of comparison theorems for ordinary differential equations. While at Florida State, he initiated a mathematical modeling course. As his interest in applying mathematics to environmental problems took off, he began taking courses in oceanography and ecology. In 1977, Hallam accepted a joint professorship at UT. During the 1980s and 1990s, Hallam's research group integrated ecotoxicology and population dynamics into a watershed quality assessment tool for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His research in using mathematical models to solve problems in ecotoxicology and ecology inspired him to begin an interdisciplinary program at UT combining mathematics and biology. The program seeks to apply mathematical theory to problems in the biological sciences.
Dr. Hallam's talk will cover recollections and comments about the earlier days of mathematical and theoretical ecology, the history of theoretical and computational biology at UT; the talented faculty and graduate students who have been associated with the program, which culminated in NIMBioS. Dr. Hallam's seminar may also cover topics related to white nose syndrome and AIDS.
*Join us for refreshments at 3 p.m. in the 1st floor visitor breakroom.
Seminar Flyer (pdf)
For more information about this and other NIMBioS Seminars, visit http://www.nimbios.org/seminars.