The Arkansas Spring Lecture Series in the Mathematical Sciences are research conferences focused on a specific topic chosen among the current leading research areas.
A principal lecturer is invited to deliver a five-lectures course, and ten specialists give talks on subjects closely related to the conference main topic. Short talks by young PhDs and finishing graduate students are solicited to complement the conference.
Since its inception in 1977, the Arkansas Spring Lecture Series has grown into an ideal opportunity for specialists and young researchers to meet and exchange ideas about topics at the forefront of modern mathematics and statistical sciences. In recent years, a number of outreach activities, in the form of an evening public lecture and dedicated discussion panels, have been added to benefit the local learning community.
Tulin Kaman of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arkansas, organized the 46th Arkansas Spring Lecture Series (SLS) in Computational and Applied Mathematics virtually in April 2021.
These annual conferences focus on topics that are at the forefront of current mathematical research. The SLS provides a unique venue to facilitate interactions between junior researchers and their more senior colleagues. Over the past forty years the conference format has been tested and adapted to optimize this goal. Thanks to the continued NSF support through the years, this series of conferences has grown into a highly effective vehicle for the dissemination of groundbreaking new research in the mathematical sciences and a forum for the discussion of new open problems.
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Lectures from 2021
Lecture 07: Nonlinear Preconditioning Methods and Applications, Xiao-Chuan Cai
Lecture 14: Randomized Algorithms for Least Squares Problems, Ilse C.F. Ipsen