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This Week’s Discoveries | 8 December 2015

8 December 2015
Oort Building
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden

Every Tuesday from 12.30 until 13.10 hrs.

Scientists from our faculty present their most recent discoveries. This 'lunch-colloquium' takes place in De Sitterzaal (Groundlevel J.H.Oortgebouw, Niels Bohrweg 2). Everybody is welcome. The short presentations; 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion, will be such that everybody should be able to understand what has been discovered. A lunch to Discover is provided near De Sitterzaal.

First Lecture

Automata for Protocol Programming on Multicore Hardware
Sung Jongmans (LIACS and CWI)

Sung is a PhD student in the Software Technology group (promotor: Farhad Arbab) at LIACS and a staff member at CWI Amsterdam. His PhD defense is scheduled for March 2016. His research interests include formal methods in computer science in general, and the theory and practice of concurrency in particular.

Second Lectre

A recipe for desert
Eric Siero (MI)

Eric is a PhD candidate in the Analysis and Dynamical Systems group of Arjen Doelman at MI and has worked on spatial vegetation patterns, in collaboration with the group of Max Rietkerk (UU, Ecology). Observations of banded or striped vegetation patterns in drylands are widespread. They studied banded vegetation pattern formation and breakup under increasing environmental pressure, in a simple arid ecosystem model. The relation between banded vegetation resilience and terrain slope (advection) is presented. Eric will defend his PhD thesis on February 9, 2016.