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Thanks to the latest material point method (MPM) technology created by UCLA Disney Animators, Alexey Stomakhin, Craig Schroeder, Lawrence Chai, Joseph Teran and Andrew Sell, Disney has been able to simulate incredibly realistic snow in its latest animation comedy, FrozenThe following video was presented at the computer graphics conference Siggpath and explains the mathematics (utilizing a user controllable elasto-plastic constitutive model integrated with a hybrid Eulerian/Lagrangian Material Point Method) involved behind the snow simulation and dynamics used in the film. Watch the below video for various realistic simulations of the "snow" in action.

The Math of Making Snow

On Saturday, November 16, the UCLA mathematics department hosted a conference named A Day of Triangulations. Videos of the talks are now

 A Day of Triangulations

Department Newsletter is now available online.

Fall 2013 Newsletter

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the creation, exposi


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