#### John Adam

2113 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG

NORFOLK, 23529

For a current list of publications and other information, go to https://fs.wp.odu.edu/jadam/ Dr. John A. Adam has been Professor of Mathematics at Old Dominion University since 1984. His Ph.D. from the University of London was in theoretical astrophysics (an exceedingly long time ago). As an undergraduate he was exposed to a concentrated diet of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and he has never fully recovered, even at his advanced age. His first introduction to the USA was through the humor of The Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson. He has broad interests in mathematical modeling and applied mathematics, ranging from mathematical biology to meteorological optics. He is a frequent contributor to Earth Science Picture of the Day (http://epod.usra.edu/). In 2007 he was winner of an Outstanding Faculty Award for the State of Virginia. In 2012 he was a recipient of a Carl B. Allendoerfer Award from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The Award is made to authors of expository articles published in the MAA journal Mathematics Magazine. He has published approximately 110 papers in mathematical and scientific journals, and given over 160 talks and presentations to professional and university/college groups. He has written several books (all published by Princeton University Press): Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World, X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life and A Mathematical Nature Walk. He is also co-author (with physicist Lawrence Weinstein) of Guesstimation: Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin. His latest book, Rays, Waves and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics was published in June 2017.

**Ph.D.** in Theoretical Astrophysics/Applied Mathematics, University of London, University College, (1975)

**B.S.** in Theoretical Physics, Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, (1971)

## Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

- Adam, J. A. and McKinney, S. "FIPSE " $29,861. 2002 - 2005
- Adam, J. A. and Williamson, K. "“The Virginia Center for Urban Education at Old Dominion University: Engineering Graduate Fellows and Master Teachers for Grades 4-5” " $11,000. 2002 - 2005
- Bowers, R. S.. ""Mathematics Institute for Pre-algebra and Algebra Inservice Teachers" $47,000. 1994 - 1995
- Bowers, R. and Cardinale, L. ""Planning a Middle School Teacher Institute for Hampton Roads: Integrating" $48,000. 1993 - 1994
- Bowers, R. S.. ""Mathematics Institute for Pre-algebra and algebra Inservice Teachers"." $50,000. 1992 - 1993
- Bowers, R. S.. ""Reshaping Middle Grades Education to Connect the Classroom to the Community" $57,000. 1991 - 1992
- Barranco, S. ""Diagnostic Tests That Can Predict Cancer Treatment Responses" $75,000. 1990 - 1991
- Adam, J. A. ""Mathematical Models of Solid and Partially Solid Tumor Growth by Diffusion" $50,000. 1989 - 1991
- Adam, J. A. ""Linear Wave Motion and stability Theory in Solar Physics" $30,000. 1980 - 1983

## Research Interests

Mathematical Theory of Waves; Magnetohydrodynamic Waves and Stability in Astrophysics; Spectral Theory of Singular Ordinary Differential Equations Arising in Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Modeling, especially in the context of cancer biology, and wound healing in bone, Meteorological Optics

## Articles

- Adam, J. A. (2017). .
*Virginia Mathematics Teacher*44 (1) , pp. 12-19. - Adam, J. A. Review of “The Beauty of Numbers in Nature” by Ian Stewart.
*SIAM Review*. - Adam, J. A. and Nuntaplook, U. Morphology-dependent resonances in two concentric spheres with variable refractive index in the outer layer: analytic solutions.
*International journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics*. - Adam, J. A. (2017). An Example of Nature’s Mathematics: The Rainbow.
*The Virginia Mathematics Teacher*44 (1) , pp. 12-19. - Adam, J. A. (2003). Mathematical models of tumors and their remote metastases..
*Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers*. - Bellomo, C. and Adam, J. A. (2002). Mathematical models of tumors and their remote metastases..
*Kluwer Press*. - Adam, J. A. (2002). The effect of surface curvature on wound healing in bone: II. The critical size defect.
*Mathematical and Computer Modelling*(35) , pp. 1085-1094. - Adam, J. A. (1996). N-Space, Dimensional Interface Phenomena and an Adventure in Flatland.
*Hyper space*5 (3) , pp. 10--23. - Adam, J. A. (1995). Educated Guesses. Quantum .
*Journal of Mathematics and Science*. - Adam, J. A. (1993). Scattering parameters for an Epstein profile in a half-space.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*6 (4) , pp. 13 - 15. - Adam, J. A. (1991). Self Activation and Inhibition: Simple Nonlinear Model.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*4 (2) , pp. 85 87. - Adam, J. A. (1991). Diffusion models of prevascular and vascular tumor growth. A review.
*Lect. Notes Pure Appl. Math*131 , pp. 625--652. - Adam, J. A. (1988). Complementary levels of description in applied mathematics. III. Equilibrium models of cities.
*Math. Comput. Modelling*(10) , pp. 321 339. - Adam, J. A. (1987). A mathematical model of tumor growth: III. Comparison with experiment.
*Mathematical Biosciences*86 , pp. 213 227. - Adam, J. A. (1986). Spectral theory and stability in astrophysics. II. Rotating stars.
*Astrophysics and space science*127 (1) , pp. 309 320. - Craik, A. D. D.. and Adam, J. A. (1979). ‘Explosive’ resonant wave interactions in a three-layer fluid flow.
*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*92 (1) , pp. 15–33. - Adam, J. A. (1978). Evolution in space and time of resonant wave triads - I. The \textquoterightpump-wave approximation\textquoteright.
*Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences*363 (1713) , pp. 243--255. - Adam, J. A. and Maggelakis, S. A. (1989). A Mathematical Model of Tumor Growth. IV. Effects of a Necrotic Core.
*Mathematical Biosci*(97) , pp. 121 136. - Adam, J. A. (1975). Viscous damping of nonlinear magneto-acoustic waves.
*Astrophysics and Space Science*36 (2) , pp. 479–487. - Adam, J. A. (2002). The effect of surface curvature on wound healing in bone.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*15 (1) , pp. 59-62. - Adam, J. A. (1993). The scattering potential for a polytrope of degree 5.
*Applied mathematics letters*6 (4) , pp. 9–11. - Adam, J. A. (1998). The Pekeris Waveguide: A Case Study in Classical Applied Mathematics.
*Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences*8 (01) , pp. 157–186. - Adam, J. A. (2002). The mathematical physics of rainbows and glories.
*Physics reports*356 (4) , pp. 229–365. - Adam, J. A. (1993). The dynamics of growth-factor-modified immune response to cancer growth: One dimensional models.
*Mathematical and Computer modelling*17 (3) , pp. 83–106. - Adam, J. A. (1984). The critical layers and other singular regions in ideal hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics.
*Astrophysics and space science*105 (2) , pp. 401–412. - Adam, J. A. (1975). Steady magnetogravity flow.
*The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics*28 (4) , pp. 397–403. - Adam, J. A. (1978). Stability of aligned magnetoatmospheric flow.
*Journal of Plasma Physics*19 (1) , pp. 77–86. - Adam, J. A. (1986). Spectral theory and stability in astrophysics. I. Ideal MHD.
*Astrophysics and space science*127 (1) , pp. 163–178. - Adam, J. A. (1980). Some wave reflection problems in solar physics.
*Irish Astronomical Journal*14 , pp. 133–137. - Adam, J. A. (1989). Some results on the spectrum of a magnetoatmospheric wave operator.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*2 (1) , pp. 11–14. - Adam, J. A. (1984). Some mathematical aspects of wave motion.
*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*15 (6) , pp. 719–725. - Adam, J. A. (1977). Solutions of the inhomogeneous acoustic-gravity wave equation.
*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General*10 (9) , pp. L169. - Adam, J. A. (1992). Solution uniqueness and stability criteria for a model of growth factor production.
*Applied mathematics letters*5 (2) , pp. 89–92. - Adam, J. A. (1977). Solar magnetoatmospheric waves-A simplified mathematical treatment.
*Astronomy and Astrophysics*60 , pp. 171–179. - Adam, J. A. (1991). Self-activation and inhibition: The effect of a zero-flux boundary.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*4 (3) , pp. 45–47. - Laven, P., Lock, J. A. and Adam, J. A. (2015). Scattering of a plane electromagnetic wave by a generalized Luneburg sphere–Part 2: Wave scattering and time-domain scattering.
*Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer*162 , pp. 164–174. - Lock, J. A., Laven, P. and Adam, J. A. (2015). Scattering of a plane electromagnetic wave by a generalized Luneburg sphere–Part 1: Ray scattering.
*Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer*162 , pp. 154–163. - Adam, J. A. and McKaig, I. (1997). Scattering from stellar acoustic-gravity potentials: II. Phase shifts via the first Born approximation.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*10 (3) , pp. 39–42. - Nuntaplook, U. and Adam, J. A. (2014). Scalar wave scattering by two-layer radial inhomogeneities.
*Applied Mathematics E-Notes*14 , pp. 185–192. - Adam, J. A. and Laven, P. (2007). Rainbows from inhomogeneous transparent spheres: a ray-theoretic approach.
*Applied optics*46 (6) , pp. 922–929. - McKaig, I. and Adam, J. A. (1993). Propagation of magnetoacoustic-gravity waves in a horizontally-stratified medium: IV. kinematics.
*Astrophysics and space science*202 (2) , pp. 259–271. - Bellomo, C. and Adam, J. A. (1999). Post-surgical passive response of local environment to primary tumor removal II: Heterogeneous model.
*Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences*9 (04) , pp. 617–626. - Adam, J. A. and Bellomo, C. (1997). Post-surgical passive response of local environment to primary tumor removal.
*Mathematical and Computer Modelling*25 (6) , pp. 7–17. - Adam, J. A. (1985). On the spectrum of some singular equations in magnetohydrodynamics.
*Astrophysics and space science*114 (2) , pp. 249–258. - Adam, J. A. (1977). On the occurrence of critical levels in solar magnetohydrodynamics.
*Solar Physics*52 (2) , pp. 293–307. - Cally, P. and Adam, J. A. (1983). On photospheric and chromospheric penumbral waves.
*Solar Physics*85 (1) , pp. 97–111. - Adam, J. A. (1988). On Liouville’s equation and its occurrence in mathematical astrophysics.
*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*19 (6) , pp. 881–890. - Adam, J. A. (1988). On complementary levels of description in applied mathematics II. Mathematical models in cancer biology.
*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*19 (4) , pp. 519–535. - Adam, J. A. (1984). On complementary levels of description in applied mathematics.
*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*15 (5) , pp. 667–673. - Maggelakis, S. A. and Adam, J. A. (1990). Note on a diffusion model of tissue growth.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*3 (1) , pp. 27–31. - Maggelakis, S. and Adam, J. A. (1989). Note on a class of nonlinear time independent diffusion equations.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*2 (2) , pp. 141–145. - Adam, J. A. (1994). Non-radial stellar oscillations: a perspective from potential scattering (I).
*Astrophysics and Space Science*220 (2) , pp. 179–233. - Adam, J. A. (2017). Mountain shadows revisited.
*Applied Optics*56 (19) , pp. G26–G35. - Adam, J. A. (1981). Mechanical wave-energy fluxin magnetoatmospheres: Discrete and continuous spectra.
*Astrophysics and Space Science*78 (2) , pp. 293–350. - Adam, J. A. (1977). Maximum growth rates of magnetoatmospheric instabilities.
*Astrophysics and Space Science*47 (1) , pp. L5–L7. - Adam, J. A. (1980). Maximum growth rate of magnetoatmospheric instabilities. II. A Hilbert space approach.
*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General*13 (1) , pp. 373. - Adam, J. A. (2005). Mathematics in nature. modeling patterns in the natural world.
*The Mathematical Intelligencer*27 (2) , pp. 81–82. - Adam, J. A. (1996). Mathematical Models of Spheroid Growth and Catastrophe-Theoretic Description of Rapid Metastatic Growth/Remission.
*Invasion & metastasis*16 (4-5) , pp. 247–267. - Maggelakis, S. and Adam, J. A. (1990). Mathematical model of prevascular growth of a spherical carcinoma.
*Mathematical and Computer Modelling*13 (5) , pp. 23–38. - Adam, J. A. (1982). Mathematical methods in linear inviscid hydrodynamic stability theory.
*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*13 (4) , pp. 405–422. - Adam, J. A. (1989). Mathematical computer and modelling reports.
*Mathematical and Computer Modelling: An International Journal*12 (7) , pp. 911. - Adam, J. A. (1978). Magnetohydrodynamic wave-energy flux in a stratified compressible atmosphere with shear.
*The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics*31 (1) , pp. 77–98. - Adam, J. A. and Thomas, J. H. (1984). Magneto-atmospheric waves from a localized source.
*Astrophysics and space science*106 (1) , pp. 125–150. - Adam, J. A. and Ward, K. (1997). Limiting spheroid size as a function of growth factor source location.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*10 (3) , pp. 43–46. - Adam, J. A. (2002). Like a Bridge over Colored Water: A Mathematical Review of The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science.
*Notices of the AMS*49 (11). - Adam, J. A. (1988). Integral invariants and complex eigenvalue bounds.
*Applied Mathematics Letters*1 (3) , pp. 203–206. - Adam, J. A. (2004). Inside mathematical modeling: building models in the context of wound healing in bone.
*Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B*4 (1) , pp. 1–24. - Sedlácek, Z., Adam, J. A. and Roberts, B. (1986). Initial-value problem for the 1-D wave equation in an inhomogeneous medium.
*Institute of Plasma Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Report IPPCZ-268*. - Adam, J. A. (1977). Hydrodynamic instability of convectively unstable atmospheres in shear flow.
*Astrophysics and Space Science*50 (2) , pp. 493–514. - Adam, J. A. (2002). Healing times for circular wounds on plane and spherical bone surfaces.
*Applied mathematics letters*15 (1) , pp. 55–58. - Adam, J. A. (2008). Geometric optics and rainbows: generalization of a result by Huygens.
*Applied optics*47 (34) , pp. H11–H13. - Adam, J. A. (2005). Flowers of IceBeauty, Symmetry, and Complexity: A Review of The Snowflake: Winters Secret Beauty.
*Notices Amer. Math. Soc*52 , pp. 402-416 . - Adam, J. A. and Noren, R. (1993). Equilibrium model of a vascularized spherical carcinoma with central necrosisSome properties of the solution.
*Journal of mathematical biology*31 (7) , pp. 735–745. - Adam, J. A. and Nuntaplook, U. (2013). Electromagnetic and Potential Scattering from a Radially Inhomogeneous Sphere.
- Adam, J. A. (1980). Eigenvalue bounds in magnetoatmospheric shear flow.
*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General*13 (10) , pp. 3325. - Adam, J. A. (1996). Effects of vascularization on lymphocyte/tumor cell dynamics: Qualitative features.
*Mathematical and computer modelling*23 (6) , pp. 1–10. - Adam, J. A. and Maggelakis, S. (1990). Diffusion regulated growth characteristics of a spherical prevascular carcinoma.
*Bulletin of Mathematical Biology*52 (4) , pp. 549–582. - Adam, J. A. (1986). Critical layer singularities and complex eigenvalues in some differential equations of mathematical physics.
*Physics Reports*142 (5) , pp. 263–356. - Cally, P. and Adam, J. A. (1983). Complex eigenvalue bounds in magnetoatmospheric shear flow. II.
*Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics*23 (1) , pp. 57–67. - Adam, J. A. (1982). Asymptotic solutions and spectral theory of linear wave equations.
*Physics Reports*86 (5) , pp. 217–316. - Adam, J. A. (1990). An initial value problem for magnetoatmospheric waves: I. Theory.
*Wave Motion*12 (4) , pp. 385–399. - Adam, J. A. (1976). Alfven wave reflection at a density transition region.
*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General*9 (12) , pp. L193. - Adam, J. A. (1991). Activator–Inhibitor Control of Tissue Growth.
*SIAM Review*33 (3) , pp. 462–466. - Arnold, J. and Adam, J. A. (1999). A simplified model of wound healing II: The critical size defect in two dimensions.
*Mathematical and computer modelling*30 (11-12) , pp. 47–60. - Adam, J. A. (1999). A simplified model of wound healing (with particular reference to the critical size defect).
*Mathematical and computer modelling*30 (5-6) , pp. 23–32. - Adam, J. A. (1986). A simplified mathematical model of tumor growth.
*Mathematical biosciences*81 (2) , pp. 229–244. - Adam, J. A. and Panetta, J. (1995). A simple mathematical model and alternative paradigm for certain chemotherapeutic regimens.
*Mathematical and Computer modelling*22 (8) , pp. 49–60. - Adam, J. A. (1982). A note on sigma-stability in hydromagnetics.
*Astrophysics and Space Science*82 (1) , pp. 115–121. - Adam, J. A. (1989). A nonlinear eigenvalue problem in astrophysical magnetohydrodynamics: Some properties of the spectrum.
*Journal of mathematical physics*30 (3) , pp. 744–756. - Adam, J. A. (1987). A mathematical model of tumor growth. II. Effects of geometry and spatial nonuniformity on stability.
*Mathematical Biosciences*86 (2) , pp. 183–211. - Adam, J. A. (1988). A mathematical model of tumor growth by diffusion.
*Mathematical and Computer Modelling*11 , pp. 455–456. - Panetta, J. Carl. and Adam, J. A. (1995). A mathematical model of cycle-specific chemotherapy.
*Mathematical and computer modelling*22 (2) , pp. 67–82. - Adam, J. A. (1987). A linear scattering problem in magnetohydrodynamics: Transmission resonances in a magnetic slab.
*Astrophysics and space science*133 (2) , pp. 317–337. - DeRise, G. and Adam, J. A. (1990). A generalisation of a solvable model in population dynamics.
*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General*23 (14) , pp. L727S. - Adam, J. A. (1998). (A note on) 2 the shape of the erythrocyte.
*Mathematical and computer modelling*27 (7) , pp. 73–77. - Adam, J. A. and Pohrivchak, M. (2016). Evaluation of Ray - Path Integrals in Geometrical Optics.
*Int'l Journal of Applied and Experimental Mathematics*1 (108) , pp. 7. - Adam, J. A. (2011). Zero-order bows in radially inhomogeneous spheres: direct and inverse problems.
*Applied Optics*50 , pp. F50-F59. - Adam, J. A. (2008). Rainbow, geometrical optics, and a generalization of a result of Huygens.
*Applied Optics*47 , pp. H11-H13. - Adam, J. A., Sokolowski, J. A. and Banks, C. M. (2009). A two-population insurgency in Colombia: Quasi-predator-prey models - A trend towards simplicity.
*Mathematical & Computer Modeling*49 , pp. 1115-1126. - Adam, J. A. and Laven, P. (2007). On rainbows from inhomogeneous transparent spheres: A ray-theoretic approach.
*Applied Optics*46 , pp. 922-929. - Adam, J. A., Vermolen, F. and van Baaren, E. (2006). A simplified model for growth factor induced healing of circular wounds.
*Mathematical & Computer Modeling*44 , pp. 887-898.

## Books

- Adam, J. A. (2003).
*Mathematics in nature. modeling patterns in the natural world*. Princeton University Press. - Adam, J. A. (2012).
*A mathematical nature walk-Slovenian translation*. Princeton University Press. - Adam, J. A. (2012).
*X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life*. Princeton University Press. - Adam, J. A. (2017).
*Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics*. Princeton University Press. - Bellomo, N. and Adam, J. A. (1997).
*A Survey of Models for Tumor Immune Systems Dynamics*. Birkhäuser. - Adam, J. A. (2011).
*A mathematical nature walk-Paperback Edition*. Princeton University Press. - Adam, J. A. (2009).
*A Mathematical Nature Walk*. Princeton University Press.

## Book Chapters

- Adam, J. A. (2013). Rainbows in Homogeneous and Radially Inhomogeneous Spheres: Connections with Ray, Wave, and Potential Scattering Theory
*Advances in Interdisciplinary Mathematical Research*(pp. 57–97) Springer. - Nuntaplook, U., Adam, J. A. and Pohrivchak, M. (2016). Some Wave-Theoretic Problems in Radially Inhomogeneous Media
*Light Scattering Reviews, Volume 11*(pp. 339–361) Springer. - Adam, J. A. (2015). Scattering of electromagnetic plane waves in radially inhomogeneous media: ray theory, exact solutions and connections with potential scattering theory
*Light Scattering Reviews 9*(pp. 101–132) Springer. - Vermolen, F., van Rossum, M. WG., Perez, E. Javierre. and Adam, J. A. (2007). Modeling of Self Healing of Skin Tissue
*Self Healing Materials*(pp. 337–363) Springer. - Adam, J. A. (2003). Mathematical models of tumor growth: from empirical description to biological mechanism
*Mathematical Modeling in Nutrition and the Health Sciences*(pp. 287–300) Springer. - Adam, J. A. (1997). General aspects of modeling tumor growth and immune response
*A survey of models for tumor-immune system dynamics*(pp. 15–87) Springer. - Pohrivchak, M., Nuntaplook, U. and Adam, J. A. (2016). “Ray- and wave-theoretic problems in radially inhomogeneous media” (pp. 339 – 361) Springer.
- Pohrivchak, M., Nuntaplook, U. and Adam, J. A. (2016). “Scattering of Plane Electromagnetic Waves by Radially Inhomogeneous Spheres: Asymptotics and Special Functions”
*Mathematical & Statistical Research with Applications to Physical & Life Sciences, Engineering & Technology*(pp. 383 – 417) Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics. - Adam, J. A. (2009). A Mathematical City Walk Princeton University Press.
- Adam, J. A. (2008). Mathematics in Nature, Readings in Mathematics Springer.
- Adam, J. A. and Weinstein, L. B. (2008). Guesstimation - Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin Princeton University Press.
- Adam, J. A. (2006). Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World Princeton University Press.
- Adam, J. A. (2005). Instructor's Manual for Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World Princeton University Press.
- Vermolen, F. J., van Rossum, W. G., Javierre, E. and Adam, J. A. (2007). Modeling of self-healing of skin tissue. In:Self-healing materials: An alternative approach to 20 centuries of materials science Springer.

## Conference Proceeding

- Adam, J. A. (2000). Nutrient concentration in and around a vascularized tumor with a necrotic core
*Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences (METMBS ’00)*(pp. 105-110) Las Vegas:. - Panetta, J. Carl., Chaplain, M. and Adam, J. A. (1999). The mathematical modelling of cancer: a review
*Paper presented at the 1997’International Conference on Mathematical Models in Medical and Health Sciences’ Nashville, 28th-31st, May 1997*(pp. 281-310) Vanderbilt University Press. - LOCK, J. A., LAVEN, P. and Adam, J. A. (2014). Scattering of a plane electromagnetic wave by a radially inhomogeneous generalized Luneburg lens
*LIP2014 conference contribution*. - Adam, J. A. and Cally, P. (1983). Photospheric and Chromospheric Penumbral Waves (pp. 706) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society.
- Adam, J. A. (2000). A mathematical model of wound healing in bone
*Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences (METMBS ’00)*(pp. 97-103). - Vermolen, F. J. and Adam, J. A. (2007). A finite element model for epidermal wound healing
*International Conference on Computational Science*(pp. 70–77). - Vermolen, F. J., van Rossum, W. G., Javierre, E. and Adam, J. A. (2007). A numerical model for epidermal wound healing Ibiza: Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Conference on Coupled Problems.
- Vermolen, F. J. and Adam, J. A. (2007). A finite element model for epidermal wound healing involving angiogenesis. In: Proceedings Part 1, of the ICCS Conference Beijing: Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.

## Presentations

- Adam, J. A. ( 1973). Magnetoacoustic-gravity waves in the presence of a horizontal magnetic field Oral Presentation Symposium on Solar Physics, University College London.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1974). Wave propagation problems in solar physics University of Sussex, Department of Astronomy..
- Adam, J. A. ( 1975). Asymptotic solutions of a magnetoatmospheric wave equation Oral Presentation University of St. Andrews, Dept. of Applied Mathematics.
- (March , 1977). Some results in magnetoatmospheric stability theory Oral Presentation University of Hull.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1977). Magnetohydrodynamic wave energy flux Oral Presentation Symposium, University of Edinburgh.
- Adam, J. A. (September , 1977). Shear instabilities in chromospheric flow systems Oral Presentation Royal Society meeting (London) on Solar Physics .
- Adam, J. A. (September , 1977). Magnetoatmospheric wave heating of a chromospheric plasma Oral Presentation Royal Society meeting (London) on Solar Physics .
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1978). The space-time evolution of resonant wave triads - the pump wave approximation Oral Presentation University of Sheffield.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 1978). Mathematical theory of Alfven wave reflection Oral Presentation Irish Astronomical Society Meeting New University of Ulster.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1978). Asymptotic solutions of astrophysical wave equations Oral Presentation University College Dublin, Dept. of Mathematical Physics..
- Adam, J. A. ( 1979). Wave reflection and stability in astrophysics Oral Presentation Dept. Applied Mathematics, Queen's University, Belfast.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 1980). Yet another paper on Howard's semicircle theorem: a semidumbell theorem Oral Presentation University of Cambridge.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1980). On the nature of mathematical statements Oral Presentation Dept. of Mathematics, Ulster Polytechnic, Belfast.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1981). Mechanical wave energy flux in magnetoatmospheres Oral Presentation University of Bradford.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1981). Some comments of magnetoatmospheric critical levels Oral Presentation University of St. Andrew.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1983). Some singular differential equations in magentohydrodynamics Oral Presentation Department of Mathematics, Clarkson College, New York.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1983). Some mathematical aspects of wave motion Oral Presentation Department of Mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1983). Singular differential equations and critical levels Oral Presentation Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1983). Singular differential equations and complex eigenvalues in hydrodynamics Oral Presentation Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1983). Singular differential equations and complex eigenvalues in hydrodynamics Oral Presentation Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1983). Photospheric and chromospheric penumbral waves Oral Presentation American Astronomical Society Meeting, Pasadena, California.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 1984). Mathematical models of solid tumor growth by diffusion Oral Presentation Eastern Virginia Medical School.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 1984). Magnetoatmospheric waves from a localized source Oral Presentation SIAM National Meeting University of Washington.
- Adam, J. A. (January , 1985). Mathematical models of solid tumor growth by diffusion Oral Presentation University of Rochester Cancer Center.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 1986). Some singular differential equations in plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics Oral Presentation Mathematics Department, Virginia Tech.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1986). A nonlinear eigenvalue problem in astrophysical magnetohydrodynamics Oral Presentation International Conference on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics University of Alabama, Birmingham.
- Adam, J. A. (August , 1987). Mathematical Model of Tumor Growth by Diffusion Oral Presentation 6th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling St. Louis.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 1987). Some Properties of the Spectrum of a Differential Operator in Solar Magnetohydrodynamics Oral Presentation Combined Mid-West-SouthEast Conference on Differential Equations Vanderbilt University.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 1987). Mathematical Model of Tumor Growth by Diffusion Oral Presentation Combined Mid-West-SouthEast Conference on Differential Equations Vanderbilt University.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1988). Acoustic-Gravity Waves in a Spherically Stratified Atmosphere: Generalized Schrodinger Equation Oral Presentation 8th Regional Conference on Differential Equations University of Georgia.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 1989). Diffusion Models of Prevascular and Vascular Tumor Growth - Review Oral Presentation 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Population Dynamics Rutgers University.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1989). Nonlinear Diffusion Problem in Cancer Biology Oral Presentation 9th S.E. Atlantic Conference on Differential Equations UNC Charlotte.
- Adam, J. A. (July , 1990). Modeling Growth Inhibitory/Stimulatory Factors in Cancerous/Normal Tissue Oral Presentation SIAM Annual Meeting Chicago.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 1990). Magnetoacoustic-Gravity Waves and their (Ir)relevance to Solar Physics: an overview Oral Presentation ODU Department of Physics Colloquium.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 1990). Nonlinear Model of Self-Activation and Inhibition Oral Presentation 10th S.E. Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations Virginia Tech.
- Adam, J. A. (January , 1991). Mathematical Modeling in Biology with Applications to Cancer Research Oral Presentation Stanford Research Institute.
- (January , 1991). Mangasarian's Multisurface Method of Pattern Separation for Medical Diagnosis applied to Breast Cytology Oral Presentation Clinical Cancer Research Group, ODU.
- Adam, J. A. (July , 1991). Self Activation and Inhibition of Tissue Growth Oral Presentation ICIAM, Washington D.C..
- Adam, J. A. (March , 1992). Non-Radial Stellar Oscillations: A Quantum Mechanical Approach Oral Presentation International Conference on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics Georgia Tech.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 1992). Estimation, Critical Thinking, and the Teaching of Mathematical Modellng Oral Presentation Conference on Post-Secondary Pedagogy Albany, N.Y..
- Adam, J. A. (February , 1993). V-QUEST Second Annual Conference Oral Presentation Second Annual Conference Norfolk, Va..
- Adam, J. A. (February , 1993). Making Math Connections Lecture Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Va..
- Adam, J. A. (January , 1994). Dimensional Analysis in Mathematical Modeling: The Buckingham Pi Theorem and some of its Applications Oral Presentation Making Math Connections II" Conference, Thomas Nelson Community College.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1994). Teaching for a World of Technology Oral Presentation Maury High School, Airport Hilton, Norfolk.
- Adam, J. A. (January , 1995). Some Aspects of Wave Motion in Astrophysics Oral Presentation .
- Adam, J. A. (February , 1995). Mathematical Models and Metaphors of Tumor Growth: A Speculative Overview Oral Presentation .
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1995). Mathematical Models and Metaphors of Tumor Growth and Vascularization Oral Presentation M.A.A. Regional Meeting Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Va.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 1995). Catastrophe and Chaos - The Mathematicians Contribution to Biology ODU Biology Dept. Seminar.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1996). Quantity, Uncertainty and Change Oral Presentation Keynote Speaker at the Peninsular NCTM Spring Banquet.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1996). Mathematical Models and Metaphors in Cancer Research Oral Presentation Department of Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn..
- Adam, J. A. (July , 1996). Modeling with Difference Equations, and How I Came to Love Them Oral Presentation Ocean Lakes High School Math Teachers' Workshop, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. (August , 1996). Mathematical Models and Metaphors in Cancer Biology Oral Presentation Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting U. of W., Seattle, WA.
- Adam, J. A. ( 1996). workshops on Mathematical Modeling Other Norfolk Public H.S..
- Adam, J. A. (April , 1997). A Cusp-Catastrophe Model of Rapid Metastatic Tumor Growth/Remission Oral Presentation MD/DC/VA Section of the MAA Spring Meeting College of William and Mary.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 1997). A Cusp-Catastrophe Model of Rapid Metastatic Tumor Growth/Remission Oral Presentation International Conference on Mathematical Models in Medicine and the Health Sciences Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
- Adam, J. A. (August , 1997). A Cusp-Catastrophe Model of Rapid Metastatic Tumor Growth/Remission Oral Presentation Society for Mathematical Biology UNC Raleigh.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 1997). A Simple Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equation Model of Rapid Tumor Growth/Remission via a Cusp Catastrophe Oral Presentation Annual Ocean Lakes HS Conference on “Mathematical Connections” Va. Beach.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 1998). Estimation: Its Importance and Methods Oral Presentation Tallwood HS, Va. Beach.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 1998). A Simple Mathematical Model with Profound Consequences Oral Presentation School of Science, Pennsylvania State University, Erie Campus.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 1998). School of Science, Pennsylvania State University, Erie Campus Oral Presentation Cancer Minisymposium University of Minnesota Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, MN.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 1998). Mathematical models of tumor growth: from empirical description to biological mechanism Oral Presentation Cancer Minisymposium University of Minnesota Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, MN.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 1999). Modeling Cancer Progression Oral Presentation Mathematical Institute, Oberwolfach, Germany.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 1999). Modeling Cancer Progression Oral Presentation Mathematical Institute, Oberwolfach, Germany.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 1999). Model Building in Cancer Biology: Are Conceptual Models Useful? Oral Presentation Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 1999). Model Building in Cancer Biology: Are Conceptual Models Useful? Oral Presentation Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.
- (October , 1999). The Mathematical Physics of Rainbows Oral Presentation High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, Colorado.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 1999). The Mathematical Physics of Rainbows Oral Presentation Richard Barry Mathematics Colloquium High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, Colorado.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2000). A mathematical model of wound healing in bone Oral Presentation Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences (METMBS ’00), Las Vegas.
- Adam, J. A. (July , 2000). Mathematical models of tumor growth: from empirical description to biological mechanism Oral Presentation 7th workshop on Mathematical Modeling in Nutrition and Health Sciences Penn State.
- Adam, J. A. (July , 2000). A mathematical model of wound healing in bone Oral Presentation 2000 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences (METMBS ’00) Las Vegas.
- Adam, J. A. (January , 2001). Meteor impacts and hurricanes: how to waste a lot of energy Oral Presentation Virginia Beach Higher Education Center.
- Adam, J. A. (January , 2001). Human blood, melting ice and rainfall: the arithmetic of fluidity and the fluidity of arithmetic Oral Presentation Virginia Beach Higher Education Center.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2001). The mathematical physics of rainbows and glories Oral Presentation Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Georgia Southern University.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2001). Paper folding, growth of bacteria and other simple applications of exponential functions Oral Presentation Bayside Middle School.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2001). Mathematical models of tumor growth: from empirical description to biological mechanism Oral Presentation Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Georgia Southern University.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2001). Human blood, melting ice and rainfall: the arithmetic of fluidity and the fluidity of arithmetic Oral Presentation Thomas nelson Community College, Hampton, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2002). The effect of surface curvature on wound healing in bone: II. The critical size defect Oral Presentation Mathematical Models in Cancer Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University.
- Adam, J. A. (September , 2002). Inside Mathematical Modeling: Building Models in the Context of Wound Healing in Bone Oral Presentation Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2002). Mathematics in Nature” at the CHROME Oral Presentation Math & Science Across the Curriculum NSU.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2002). “Math in Nature” at the Friends of the Library Fall Forum Oral Presentation .
- Adam, J. A. (December , 2002). Introductory Applied Mathematics I & II Oral Presentation Douglass Park Elementary School.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2003). Mathematics in Nature Oral Presentation Norfolk State University.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2003). Patterns, Principles and Poetry in Nature: Some Observations Paper Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2003). Patterns, Principles and Poetry in Nature: Some Observations Oral Presentation Math and Science Colloquium of St. Mary's College, MD.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2003). Can "Tunneling" Occur Between Cancer-Free and Cancerous States? Oral Presentation American Mathematical Society Special Session on Mathematical Modeling Physiology and Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2004). Developing Mathematical Models in Cancer Biology: Some Personal Reflections Oral Presentation Mathematical Oncology at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences University of Toronto.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2004). The Rainbow: a Historico-Mathematical Synopsis Oral Presentation ODU Photonics Conference .
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2004). Mathematics in Nature: Some Thoughts on Course Development Oral Presentation 327th WE-Heraeus Seminar Bonn/Germany.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2004). A Simple Mathematical Model of the Rainbow Oral Presentation Norfolk Public School.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2005). "Patterns in Nature" Virginia Beach Higher Ed Center.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2005). Mathematical patterns in nature: Some theoretical concepts Spring Arts Festival (Theme: The Art in Science) .
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2005). Mathematical patterns in nature: Some general notions Spring Arts Festival (Theme: The Art in Science) .
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2005). Modeling nature's patterns PenCTM annual dinner (Peninsula Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Newport News, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2005). Mathematical models in cancer biology: Philosophy, methodology, utility and limitations Integrative Cancer Biology Program Minisymposium Berkeley, CA.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2005). Patterns around us - life at the base of the atmosphere Hourly and Classified Employees 29th Annual Luncheon .
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2005). Rainbows, halos and glories Hampton, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2006). Patterns in nature Norfolk, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2006). Patterns in nature Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the National Institute for Learning Disabilities Portsmouth, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2006). Nature's beauty: Some reflections and refractions Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series .
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2006). On rainbows from inhomogeneous transparent spheres: A ray-theoretic approach ODU/NSU/EVMS Research Expo 2006 Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2006). A simplified mathematical model for growth factor induced wound healing ODU/NSU/EVMS Research Expo 2006 Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2006). Mathematics - its beauty, power and applicability: Elementary examples from nature and life Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Exeter, NH.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2006). Mathematics - its beauty, power and applicability: Elementary examples from nature and life Norfolk, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2006). Mathematics in nature Fall meeting of the Tidewater Council of Teachers of Mathematics .
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2006). Mathematics in nature Fall meeting of the Tidewater Council of Teachers of Mathematics .
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2007). Patterns in nature University of Nevada Forum Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2007). Patterns in nature Springdale, Utah.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2007). The rainbow: Portraits in art, culture and science New Hampshire.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2007). Mathematics in nature 2007 Virginia Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Conference Hampton, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2007). Noah's arc: Asin in the sky 9th International Meeting on Light and Color in Nature Bozeman, Montana.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2008). Mathematical models for wound healing on a hemi-spherical calvarium: The critical size defect Spring South East Meeting of the American Mathematical Society at LSU Baton Rouge, LA.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2008). Mathematical patterns in nature Williamsburg, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2008). Mathematical patterns in nature Richmond, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2008). Patterns in nature Scientific Colloquium Series Greenbelt, MD.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2008). A "toy" ODE model for the onset of cancer, and guesstimation: Orders of magnitude and the Goldilock's principle Mathematics Undergraduate Lecture Series Charlottesville, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2008). Mathematical patterns in nature 34th Annual Conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Washington, DC.
- Adam, J. A. (January , 2009). Guesstimation, fermi problems and the Goldilocks principle Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory A.I. Mahan Colloquium .
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2009). Using mathematical models of bird eggs as a 'case study' across the Calculus syllabus (I,II,III) 2009 Joint Meeting of the Florida Section of the Mathematical Association of American and the Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association Meeting Ft. Myers, FL.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2009). Mathematical models of bird eggs: a case study for Calculus III students Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics 30th Annual Mathematics Conference Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2009). Guesstimation Math Department Pi Mu Epsilon induction ceremony .
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2009). Guesstimation Math Awareness Week Davie, Florida.
- Adam, J. A. (August , 2009). Guesstimation, fermi problems and the Goldilocks principle Engineer's Club of the Virginia Peninsula Newport News, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (September , 2009). Mathematical patterns in nature Noblis Organization Falls Church, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2009). A mathematical nature walk Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midlothian, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2009). "Waves" of healing, the critical size defect and keloid scars: Some speculation Delft Symposium on Mathematical Models for Wound Healing Netherlands.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2009). Noticing nature's wonderful patterns Norfolk Chapter of the American Association of University Women Meeting Nofolk, VA.
- Adam, J. A. ( 2009). Fermi problems, guesstimation and the Goldilocks principle Amerigroup Corporation Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. (December , 2009). Noticing mathematical patterns in nature 2009 Northeast Regional Conference Lancaster, PA.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2010). Mathematical patterns in nature Mu Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony Richmond, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2010). Mathematical Paterns in Nature Newport News.
- (March , 2010). "A Mathematical Nature Walk" Oren, Utah.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2010). Fermi problems and estimation: The power of arithmetic: the Goldilocks Principle and the geometric mean Falls Church.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2010). "A Mathematical Nature Walk 26th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science & Technology Exeter, NH.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2010). "On the existence of single and twin primary zero-order rainbows in radially inhomogeneous spheres 10th International Conference on Light and Color in Atmosphere St. Mary's City, MD.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2010). "Guestimation, Fermi Problems and the Goldilocks Principle, and Mathematical Patterns in Nature Richmond, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2010). Majestic Themes in Nature and Scripture: Mathematical Patterns in Nature Oral Presentation ASCI (Association of Christian Schools International) New England Educator Convention in Sturbridge, MA.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2010). Ballpark" Numbers, the Geometric Mean and the Goldilocks Principle Oral Presentation ASCI (Association of Christian Schools International) New England Educator Convention in Sturbridge, MA.
- Adam, J. A. (November , 2010). Waves" of healing, the critical size defect and keloid scars: some speculation Oral Presentation 1065th meeting of the American Mathematical Society University of Richmond, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (June , 2011). Mathematical Patterns in Nature Oral Presentation Pacific Northwest Section of the Mathematical Association of America University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK.
- Adams Tufts, K. (June , 2011). Mathematical Patterns in Nature Oral Presentation 4th Annual Summer Mathematics Institute School of Mathematical Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2012). Noticing Mathematical Patterns in Nature Oral Presentation 30th Anniversary Conference of the National Institute for Learning Development Orlando, FL.
- Adam, J. A. (February , 2012). Guesstimation: ‘Ballpark’ Numbers, the Geometric Mean and the Goldilocks Principle Oral Presentation 30th Anniversary Conference of the National Institute for Learning Development Orlando, FL.
- Adam, J. A. (March , 2012). Direct and Inverse problems for Radially Inhomogeneous Spheres, with applications to Rainbow Refractometry and Optical Fiber studies Oral Presentation Virginia State University.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2012). Using Humor in the Classroom: Does it Aid Understanding? Oral Presentation ODU.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2012). Using Humor in the Classroom: Does it Aid Understanding? Oral Presentation ODU.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2012). Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Modeling at the Undergraduate Level Oral Presentation University of Washington.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2012). Noticing Mathematical Patterns in Nature Oral Presentation Hampden-Sydney University, Virginia.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2012). Noticing Mathematical Patterns in Nature Oral Presentation 0th Annual Colonial Academic Alliance U/G Research Conference ODU.
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2012). X and the City: The mathematics of urban life Oral Presentation The World Today program .
- Adam, J. A. (May , 2012). X and the City: The mathematics of urban life Oral Presentation RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) John Adam Street in London.
- Adam, J. A. (August , 2012). Zero-order 'rainbows', electromagnetic wave equations and poles of the scattering matrix: what's all that about? Oral Presentation Mathematical Association of America Madison, WI.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2012). Rainbows’ in homogeneous and radially inhomogeneous spheres: connections with ray, wave and potential scattering theory Oral Presentation South-Eastern Regional Conference on Differential Equations Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
- Adam, J. A. (January , 2013). X and the City Oral Presentation ODU-VBHEC .
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2013). X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life Oral Presentation Fairfield University, CT.
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2013). The Mathematical Basis of a Universal ‘Law of Quarter Powers’ for Critters, Large and Small Oral Presentation Petersburg, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (August , 2013). The Heiligenschein Oral Presentation International Light and Color in Nature Fairbanks, AK.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2013). X and the City: "Arithmetic" Oral Presentation Science Evenings with IDEAS Hofstra University.
- Adam, J. A. (October , 2013). Mathematical Patterns in Nature Oral Presentation Annual Conference of the Association for Constructivist Teaching National Museum of Mathematics, NYC.
- Adam, J. A. (December , 2013). Rays, Waves and Rainbows Oral Presentation University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
- Adam, J. A. (December , 2013). Rays, Waves and Rainbows Oral Presentation University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- (March , 2014). “Guesstimation, Fermi problems and the geometric mean” Oral Presentation Norfolk, Campus.
- (April , 2015). "Mathematical Patterns in Nature: A Talk Your Mother Would Love Coleraine Campus, N. Ireland.
- (July 30, 2015). Natural Mathematics: Can we ‘use’ Nature to interest Students in Mathematical Patterns?” Keynote/Plenary Address Kempsville High School.
- Adam, J. A. (March 18, 2016). Teaching Mathematical Science from Nature’s ‘Book’ in a Secular Environment Paper Faith & Science Conference Virginia Beach.
- Adam, J. A. ( 2016). Rays, Waves and Rainbows: A brief tour through some mathematical history Paper Regional Mathematical Association of America Meeting .
- Adam, J. A. (April , 2017). Patterns in Nature: A Treasure Trove for the Curious Keynote/Plenary Address "Claim Your Curiosity" Conference Macon, GA.
- Adam, J. A. (July , 2017). Patterns in Nature: A Treasure Trove for the Curious Oral Presentation ODU Science Club Café Norfolk, VA.
- Adam, J. A. (September , 2017). Patterns in Nature: A Treasure Trove for the Curious Keynote/Plenary Address Modern Technology and Management Institute Conference Virginia Beach.
- Adam, J. A. (April 21, 2018). Mountain Shadows and Glitter Paths Revisited Oral Presentation ODU Mathematics Awareness Conference Norfolk, VA.

- Mathematics and Statistics Professional/Scholarly Award, Association of American Publishers
- 2012: Carl B. Allendoerfer Award , Mathematical Association of America
- 2009: Outstanding Faculty Members, Old Dominion University
- 2007: Outstanding Faculty Award for the State of Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia
- 2004: Outstanding Academic Title (Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World), Choice
- 1999: Designated University Professor, Old Dominion University
- 1990: Gene W. Hirschfeld Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service, Old Dominion University
- 1989: Listed in "American Men and Women of Science",
- 1983: Fullbright Scholar,