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IPST Weekly Calendar/Fall 2000 

 

Monday - October 9th

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar

 
Tuesday - October 10th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar

Wednesday - October 11th

4:00 PM - CHEM 1325

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and

Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker: Geraldine Richmond

  Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon

Title:         Hydrogen bonding of water at hydrophobic surfaces:  some surprises


Thursday - October 12th

9:30 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker: Professor Bruce Kellogg

  Institute for Physical Science & Technology;  Department of Mathematics; UMCP

Title:         n-widths and a Singularly Perturbed Convection Diffusion Problem

 

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Two Twenty-Minute Talks

Speaker:    Tim Burns

    National Institute for Standards and Technology

Title:       Regular and Chaotic Material Flow During High-Speed Machining

and

Speaker:     Dan Sisan, 

                   Department of Physics, UMCP

Title:        The Effect of Lorentz Forces on Turbulence in Liquid Sodium

 

Friday - October 13th

No Seminars

 

Monday -October 16th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Shing F. Fung

    Space Physics Data Facility,
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Title:           Observations of Magnetospheric Plasmas by the

               Plasma Imager (RPI) on the IMAGE Satellite

Tuesday - October 17th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Gerassimos Orkoulas

   Institute for Physical Science & Technology, UMCP

Title:          Criticality in the Hard-Core Square-Well Fluid

Wednesday - October 18th
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and

Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Victor Yakovenko

                  Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:           Statistical Mechanics of Money (and Income)

Thursday - October 19th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

4:00 PM PLANT SCIENCES 1119
CHPS COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2000
Speaker:     Stefano Poggi

    Chair, Philosophy Department,

    University of Florence, Italy

Title:           Soul and Brain in German Romantic Science:  1790-1830

Friday - October 20th
No Seminars

 

Monday - October 23rd
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Stephen Kahler

   Air Force Research Laboratory,
   Hanscom Air Force Base, MA

Title:          A Synoptic View of Particle Acceleration in Coronal/Interplanetary Shocks

Tuesday - October 24th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Daniel M. Zuckerman

   Department of Physiology,
   The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Title:          Simulating Rare Events in Biomolecular Models

Wednesday - October 25th - Cancelled: Rescheduled for December 6, 2000
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Krishnan Raghavachari

   Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, New Jersey
Title:          Electronic Structure Studies of Silicon Surface Chemistry

Thursday - October 26th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar


Friday - October 27th
No Seminars


Monday - October 30th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Lika Guhathakurta
                    NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Title:           Coronal Magnetic Field Topology and Source Regions of Fast and

                    Slow Solar Wind: Spartan 201, SOHO & Ulysses Observations

Tuesday - October 31st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Sergei Sukharov

                   Department of Biology, UMCP
Title:          Ion Channels Are Driven by Tension

Wednesday - November 1st
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Robert Austin
                   Department of Physics, Princeton University, NJ
Title:          Protein Folding: In Silico and In Silicon

Thursday - November 2nd

9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Applied Math Colloquium; see below

12:15 PM - ENERGY RESEARCH 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Tom Carroll
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Title:          Spatiotemporal Dynamics of a Magnetostrictive Ribbon
and
Speaker:    Dhanurjay Patil
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Identifying Growth Due to Low Dimensional Instabilities in the Atmosphere

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    Luc Tartar
                   Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Title:          Measures and Their Use in Partial Differential Equations

Friday - November 3rd
No Seminars

Monday - November 6th
3:00 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST LECTURE 
Speaker:     Michael F. Shlesinger
                    Chief Scientist, Physical Sciences Division,
                    Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA
Title:           Designing Proteins: A Study in Hydrophobic Eigenfunctions

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Lennard A. Fisk
                    University of Michigan
Title:           The Behavior of the Open Magnetic Flux of the Sun

Tuesday - November 7th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Gregory Eyink
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson
Title:          A Dying Scent on a Turbulent Breeze: Scaling in Passive Decay

Wednesday - November 8th
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Ron Elber
                   Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Title:          Detection of Protein Families by Threading: Successes and Failures

Thursday - November 9th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Weimin Han
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa
Title:          Error Analysis of a Meshfree Method

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    Shu-Ming Sun
                   Virginia Tech.
Title:          Non-Existence of Truly Solitary Waves in Water with Small Surface Tension

4:00 PM - PLANT SCIENCES 1119
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2000
Speaker:    Rob Rynasiewicz
                   Philosophy Department, Johns Hopkins University
Title:          To Be Announced

Friday - November 10th
No Seminars

Saturday – November 11th
NOVIKOV – MINI-SEMINAR
11:00 AM – CSS 4307
Speakers:    Lev Rozansky and Alexander Varchenko
Title:            Quantum Invariants of 3-Manifolds

Monday - November 13th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Allan J. Tylka
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Title:          Energy Spectra in Very Large Gradual Solar Particle Events

Tuesday - November 14th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - November 15th

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
PDE/APPLIED MATH SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Eitan Tadmor
                   Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
                   Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
Title:          High Resolution Methods with Unresolved Small Scales

4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Roberto Car
                    Department of Chemistry and Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University
Title:           Modeling Materials with First-Principles Molecular Dynamics

Thursday - November 16th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Tim Schulze
                    Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
Title:           Convection in Dendritic Layers of a Solidifying Alloy

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Greg Baker
                   Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, Pennsylvania
Title:          One Plus One Equals One: a Synchronization Machine
and
Speaker:     Stephen Morris
                    University of Toronto
Title:           Sand Waves: The Curious Dynamics of Segregation Patterns

4:00 PM - PLANT SCIENCES 1119
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2000
Speaker:    Chris Cosans
                   Department of Philosophy, George Washington University
Title:          Did Aristotle Do Experiments?

Monday - November 20th
3:00 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST LECTURE
Speaker:    William Ian Axford
                   Director, Max Planck Institute for Aeronomie
Title:          The Origin of the Solar Wind

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Spiro K. Antiochos
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Title:          The Magnetic Origins of Coronal Mass Ejections

Tuesday - November 21st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - November 22nd
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and
PHYSICS FORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Thursday - November 23rd
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
No Seminars

Friday - November 24th
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
No Seminars

Monday - November 27th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Kobus le Roux
                   Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware
Title:          Self-Consistent Injection and Acceleration of Pickup Ions
                   at the Solar Wind Termination Shock

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Daniel Wójcik
                   Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
                   Warsaw, Poland and
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Evolution of Quantum Fractals

Wednesday - November 29th
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical
Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Ken Eisenthal
                   Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York
Title:          Probing Liquid Interfaces of Microscopic Particles from
                   Semiconductor Colloids to Liposomes

Thursday - November 30th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Richard Braun
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Delaware
Title:          Insoluble Surfactant Models for a Vertical Draining Free Film

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

2:00 PM - MATH 1313
DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    James Yorke
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Mathematics; UMCP
Title:          Smooth Embedding of Non-Smooth Sets

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
PDE/APPLIED MATH SEMINAR
Speaker:    Georgios Kostakis
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Title:          Electromagnetic Scattering by a Homogeneous Chiral

4:00 PM - PLANT SCIENCES 1119
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2000
Speaker:    Paul Forman
                   Smithsonian Institution, Museum of American History
Title:          The Future of Science; or, The Past as Premonition

Monday - December 4th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Thomas H. Zurbuchen
                  
University of Michigan
Title:          Overview of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections
                   Observed by SWICS-ACE 

Tuesday - December 5th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Wednesday - December 6th
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former  Statistical Physics
and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Krishnan Raghavachari
                   Bell Labs, Lucent Technology, NJ
Title:          Electronic Structure Studies of Silicon Surface Chemistry

Thursday - December 7th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Pedro Morin
Title:          A Convergent Adaptive Finite Element Method for the Stokes Equations.
                   Can Adaptivity Compensate for the Absence of the inf-sup Condition?

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     John D. Weeks, Distinguished Professor
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Chemistry, UMCPark
Title:           Current Induced Step Dynamics and Pattern Formation on Crystal Surfaces

4:00 PM - PLANT SCIENCES 1119
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2000
Speaker:     George Philander
                    Chair, Department of Geophysics, Princeton University
Title:           Why Global Warming is Controversial

Monday - December 11th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - December 12th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Francis W. Starr
                    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Title:           Dynamics of Supercooled Liquids: Water as a Model Liquid

Wednesday - December 13th
4:00 PM - CHEM 1325
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical
Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
No Seminar - End of Semester

Thursday - December 14th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar - End of Semester

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - End of Semester

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM

4:00 PM - PLANT SCIENCES 1119
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2000
No Seminar - End of Semester

Tuesday - January 9th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Erik Luijten
                    Institute for Physical Science & Technology, UMCP
Title:           Phase Separation in Polymer-Polymer-Solvent Mixtures

Thursday - January 11th
3:30 PM - MATH 3106
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Lance Leslie
                    Centre for Environmental Modelling and Prediction,
                    University of New South Wales
Title:           Theory and Applications of a New Coupled Atmospheric Model

Thursday - January 18th
3:30 PM - MATH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Dr. Steve White
                    University of California, Irvine
Title:           The Density Matrix Renormalization Group Thursday - January 25th

9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Eberhard Baensch
                    Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Title:           Finite Element Discretization for "Nonstandard" Boundary Conditions
                    for the Navier-Stokes Equations