Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire. - W. B. Yeats

Simon Tavener

Dr. Simon Tavener

Associate Dean for Academics, College of Natural Sciences
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Phone (970) 491-6645
Fax (970) 491-6639
Office 100 Statistics Building


(1) Fluid mechanics
(2) Numerical bifurcation methods for continuum mechanics

(1) A posteriori error analysis and adaptivity
(2) Sensitivity and inverse sensitivity analysis
(3) Deformation and flow in poroelastic media


Research opportunities for undergraduates

FEScUE is a NSF-funded program to support jointly mentored undergraduate research at the interface of the mathematical and biological sciences.

The College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Institute provides information for undergraduate research opportunities in departments throughout the college.

Teaching (Fall 2014)


MATH 495.1: FEScUE TRE seminar



Freshman Calculus: While at Penn State I was also associated with efforts to develop laboratory experiments for freshman calculus.

OCCAM I have greatly enjoyed two visiting fellowships at the Oxford Center for Collaborative Applied Mathematics in Spring 2010 and Fall 2011.

SIAM I am currently Secretary of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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