CASCADE RAIN 2017, APRIL 08, 2017

Picture taken in 2006 of Mount Hood, Oregon, USA. By: Moribunt. Wikipedia Commons
Picture taken in 2006 of Mount Hood, Oregon, USA. By Moribunt. Wikipedia Commons.

Welcome to the fourth annual Cascade Rain Meeting!

The Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University is pleased to welcome all participants to the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

The RAIN Meet is a gathering of researchers for rapid and informal communication of ongoing research activities  in computational and applied mathematics in the northwest region. It is intended to complement the PNWNAS, which feature longer lectures by fewer invited speakers.

Format: The RAIN Meet starts at 9:45 am on the conference day with a call for speakers. The respondents, in random order, make up the program. The talk length is determined by the total available time divided by the number of speakers.  Aspiring speakers must be present at 9:45 am and must be prepared to give randomly placed and shrinkable  talks. The talks start at 10:00 am with a randomly selected first speaker.

This format is similar to the Finite Element Circus in the east coat, the Finite Element Rodeo in the south,  and the European Finite Element Fair. However, reflecting the eclectic tastes of our northwest participants, the RAIN Meet is not limited to finite element topics alone.

History: The Cascade RAIN meetings were initially conceived as an event to informally get together the mathematical sciences faculty from Oregon State University and Portland State University. The first workshop was held in Corvallis in 2014 and was called Cascade. In order to disambiguate from other similarly named seminars, this conference series now has a new name: Cascade Regional Applied Interdisciplinary and Numerical (RAIN) Mathematics Meeting, or simply the RAIN Meet. 

Local Organisers: Sebastian Dominguez and Nilima Nigam.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful RAINY city of Vancouver, British Columbia.