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IPST Weekly Calendar/Fall 2001


Monday - September 3rd 
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY 
No Seminars 

Tuesday - September 4th 
1:30 PM - IPST 1116 
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
No Seminar 


Wednesday - September 5th 
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 
INTERDISCIPLINARY TOPICS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS 
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars) 
No Seminar 

Thursday - September 6th 
9:30 AM - MATH 3206 
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR 
Speaker:    Professor Noel Walkington 
                   Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon 
Title:          Construction and Analysis of Unstructured Mesh Generation Algorithms

12:15 PM - ERB 1207 
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
No Seminar 

IPST 1116 - 4:00 PM 
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001 
No Seminar

Monday - September 10th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. N. E. Huang
                   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:          Hilbert Spectral Analysis for Nonlinear and Nonstationary Data

Tuesday - September 11th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - September 12th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Professor David Sholl
                    Carnegie Mellon University
Title:           Can Metal Surfaces Be Used to Separate Chiral Molecules

Thursday - September 13th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Mr. Jae-Hong Pyo
                    Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           A Finite Element Gauge-Uzawa Method for the Evolution Navier-Stokes Equations

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Ulrike Feudel, Carl von Ossietzky
                    University Oldenburg, Germany
Title:           Chaotic Itinerancy in Noisy Multi-stable Systems
and
Speaker:     Bob Dorfman
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Fractal Hydrodynamic Modes in Simple Classical Systems

IPST 1116 - 4:00 PM
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
First Seminar this Semester Scheduled for September 20th

 

Monday - September 17th  

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Lucy McFadden
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Recent Results from the NEAR Mission to 433 Eros

Tuesday - September 18th
12:30 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC)
& the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Two Talks
Speaker:     Bill Dorland
                    Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP), UMCP
Title:           EM Turbulence
and
Speaker:     Rainald Lohner
                    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 

Title:           Fluid-Structures Interaction

1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Daniel I. Fivel
                    Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:           Quantum Coherence, Measurement and the EPR Problem: A NEW THEORY

Wednesday - September 19th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Professor Tom Cundari
                    University of Memphis, TN
Title:           Adventures in Modeling Transition Metals: Challenges, Solutions, and Applications

Thursday - September 20th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Joe Skufca
                    U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
                    and University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Control of Chaotic Systems with Finite Accuracy ;
                    Subtitled - More Knowledge and Better Control -- Free
and
Speaker:     Dan Sisan
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Toward Understanding Magnetic Field Generation: Turbulent Liquid Sodium Experiments
                    and the Effect of Lorentz Forces

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     Robin Andreasen
                    University of Delaware
Title:           Race: Biological Reality or Social Construct?

Monday - September 24th 
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
September 24, 2001 has been canceled.

Tuesday - September 25th
12:30 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC)
& the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Two Talks
Speaker:     Dmitri Klimov 
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Protein Folding
and
Speaker:     Max Suarez 
                    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD


1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - September 26th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Professor Sandra Greer
                    Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP
Title:           Introduction to Ethics in Research

Thursday - September 27th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Axel Voigt
                    Crystal Growth Group, Research Center Ceasar, Bonn, Germany
Title:           From Macro- to Microscale in Modeling Silicon Crystal Growth

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks 
Speaker:     Jim McNally
                    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Title:           Fluorescence Recovery After Photo-bleaching (FRAP): A Method for Studying
                    Molecular Dynamics in Living Cells
and
Speaker:     Wolfgang Losert
                    Department of Physics;  Institutes for Research in Electronics; Applied Physics (IREAP); and 

                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology; UMCP
Title:           Transient Dynamics of Granular Shear Flows: Memory in Granular Matter

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
No Colloquium

Monday - October 1st

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. J. Chen
                    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Title:           Physics of Coronal Mass Ejections: Theory and Observations

Tuesday - October 2nd
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen
                    Institut fur Geometrie und Pratische Mathematik, RWTH Aachen, GER
Title:           Adaptive Multiscale Methods - A Somewhat Different Approach to Discretization

12:30 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
Two Talks - Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Speaker:     Derek Richardson
                    Department of Astronomy, UMCP
Title:           Numerical Simulations of Asteroid Collisions
and
Speaker:     Dmitri Klimov
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Protein Folding

1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Dean Astumian
                    Department of Physics, University of Maine
Title:           Kinetic Models of Molecular Motors and Pumps

Wednesday - October 3rd 
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Professor Eric Borguet
                    University of Pittsburgh, PA
Title:           Effect of Local Environment on Nanoscale Dynamics at Electrochemical Interfaces

Thursday - October 4th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Zhimin Zhang
                    Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Title:           Superconvergence of the Zienkiewicz-Zhu Patch Recovery for Rectangular Elements

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Riccardo Meucci
                    Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Florence, Italy
Title:           Autonomous Bursting in a Homo-clinic System
and
Speaker:     Alexander Pisarchik
                    Mexico
Title:           Synchronization Effects in Modulated Class-B Lasers

IPST 1116 - 4:00 PM
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     Joseph A. Cain
                    University College, London, UK
Title:           A Honeymoon Spent Caked in Mud: George Gaylord Simpson's 1938 Expedition to Venezuela

Monday - October 8th

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar


Tuesday - October 9th

12:30 PM - MATH 3206

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR

(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &

the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

Two Talks

Speaker:     Michael Shay

                    Department of Physics; Institute for Research in Electronics; and

                    Applied Physics (IREAP); UMCP

Title:           Magnetic Reconnection: Exploring Magnetic Explosions in Space Plasmas with 

                    Parallel Fluid and Full Particle Simulations 

and
Speaker:     D. J. Patil

                    Departments of Mathematics; Meteorology; and Institute for Physical Science
                    and Technology, UMCP

Title:           Applications of Chaotic Dynamics to Weather Forecasting


1:30 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Dr. Shubho Banerjee

                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Title:           Phase Coexistence and Criticality in Ionic Systems


Wednesday - October 10th

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and

Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:     Dr. Kristen Fichthorn

                    Associate Professor, Intercollege Graduate Program in Materials

                    College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Title:           Island Nucleation in Thin-Film Epitaxy

 
Thursday - October 11th

9:30 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Professor Howard Elman

                    Department of Computer Science, UMCP

Title:           Performance and Analysis of Preconditioners for the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations


12:15 PM - ERB 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Two Twenty-Minute Talks

Speaker:     Alexis Prevost

                    Department of Physics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Title:           Dynamics of a Helium-4 Meniscus on a Strongly Disordered Cesium Substrate

and
Speaker:     Wolfgang Losert

                    Department of Physics; Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP); and 

                    Institute for  Physical Science and Technology; UMCP

Title:           Transient dynamics of granular shear flows: Memory in Granular Matter


IPST 1116 - 4:00 PM

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)

COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001

No Seminar


Friday - October 12th

3:00 PM - PHYS 1412

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN AMO PHYSICS

Speaker:     Professor Mark Kasevich

                    Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Title:           Atom Interferometry: Finding Your Way with de Broglie Waves


Monday - October 15th

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     D. Kazanas

                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Title:           Cosmic Ray Spectrum Knee: A Herald of New Physics


Tuesday - October 16th

12:30 PM - MATH 3206

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR

(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) & the

Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

(No second speaker today))

Speaker:     Professor Howard Elman

                    Department of Computer Science, UMCP

Title:           Algorithms for Convection-Diffusion Equations


1:30 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Professor J. Robert Dorfman

                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Physics, UMCP

Title:           Fractal Forms and Entropy Production in Relaxation to Equilibrium


Wednesday - October 17th

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:     Professor Jeff Roberts

                    Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Title:           Chemistry at the Surfaces of Laboratory Cloud Particles


Thursday - October 18th

9:30 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

No Seminar

(However, Dr. Osborn wishes to call attention to the Math Colloquium on Friday the 19th!)


12:15 PM - ERB 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Two Twenty-Minute Talks

Speaker:     James V. Lawry, Jr.

                    Herpetology Department, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Title:           Why Can Mosquitoes be so Small?

and
Speaker:     Jim McNally

                    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Title:           Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching (FRAP): A Method Studying Molecular

                    Dynamics in Living Cells


IPST 1116 - 4:00 PM

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001

Speaker:     Richard England, Assistant Director

                    Bellavance Honors Program, Salisbury University, MD

Title:           Beautiful Contrivance: Science, Religion and Language in Darwin's Fertilization of Orchids


Friday - October 19th

3:00 PM - PHYS 1412

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN AMO PHYSICS

No Lecture Scheduled


(Philosophy Seminar Room)

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001

Speaker:     Cliff Hooker

                    Department of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, Australia

Title:           Bioagents: From Autonomy to Insect Intelligence


3:00 PM - MATH 3206

Dr. Osborn wishes to call attention to:

MATHEMATICS' COLLOQUIUM

Speaker:     Professor Mary F. Wheeler

                    Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics,

                    Department of Petroleum Engineering, Department of Mathematics, and

                    Center for Subsurface Modeling, TICAM, University of Texas at Austin

Title:           Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Energy and Environmental Modeling


Monday - October 22nd

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Ted D. Tarbell

                    Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

                    Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto

Title:          New Views of the Solar Corona from TRACE


Tuesday - October 23rd

12:30 PM - MATH 3206

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR

(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &

the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

Two speakers

Speakers:    To be Announced

Topics:        To be Announced


1:30 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Professor C. David Levermore

                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) and

                    Department of Mathematics, UMCP 

Title:           Fluid Dynamical Regimes for Dilute Gases


Wednesday - October 24th

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and 

Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:     Professor Steven Lower

                    Department of Geology, UMCP

Title:           Bacterial Adhesion to Mineral Surfaces


Thursday - October 25th

MATH 3206 - NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Professor Du Qiang

                    Department of Mathematics

                    Penn State University, University Park

Title:           Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations (CVTs) and Their Applications to Numerical PDEs


12:15 PM - ERB 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Two Twenty-Minute Talks

Speaker:    Dr. Amy Q. Shen

                   Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DEAS), Harvard University

Title:          Granular Jets

and
Speaker:    To be Announced

Title:          To be Announced


4:00 PM - IPST 1116

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001, 

in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park)

Speaker:     Dr. Jeffrey L. Ramsey

                    Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Title:           Learning to Apply Theories:  Case Studies from the Chemical Sciences


Friday - October 26th

12:00 NOON - BIO/PSYCH 1208

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001

(In conjunction with the Nanoscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program, University of Maryland, College Park)

Speaker:     Ilya Farber

                    George Washington University, DC

Title:           Recent Neural Models of Consciousness:  What do They Explain and How?


3:00 PM - PHYS 1412

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN AMO PHYSICS

Speaker:     Dr. Luis A. Orozco

                    Department of Physics and Astronomy

                    State University of New York at Stony Brook

Title:           Conditional Measurements in Quantum Optics: From the Field of a Photon to Quantum Feedback


Monday - October 29th

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Dr. A. Surjalal Sharma

                    Senior Research Scientist

                    Department of Astronomy, UMCP

Title:           Global and Multiscale Dynamics of the Magnetosphere


Tuesday - October 30th

12:30 PM - MATH 3206

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR

(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &

the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

Two speakers

Speaker:     Dr. Neal Turner

                    Department of Astronomy, UMCP

Title:           Radiation MHD Simulations of Black Hole Accretion Disks


Speaker:     Professor Ugo Piomelli

                    Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMCP

Title:           Immersed Boundary Methods for CFD


1:30 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Professor John D. Weeks

                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP

Title:           Connecting local Structure to Interface Formation in Liquids


Wednesday - October 31st

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:     Professor Alexander D. MacKerell, Jr.

                    PS: PSC, University of Maryland at Baltimore

Title:           Computational Studies of Base Flipping


Thursday - November 1st

9:30 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Professor Zhiqiang Cai

                    Department of Mathematics, PURDUE University

Title:           The Rate of Corrections and its Application in Scientific Computing


12:15 PM - ERB 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Two Twenty-Minute Talks

Speaker:     Dr. Steven Anlage

                    Department of Physics, UMCP

Title:           Experimental Wave Chaos with Microwave Analogs of the Schroedinger Equation

and
Speaker:     Romulus Breban

                    Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP), UMCP

Title:           Competition between Two Periodic Signals in Phase Synchronization of Chaotic Attractors


4:00 PM - IPST 1116

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001

(In Conjunction With The Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park)

Speaker:     Dr. Todd Grantham

                    Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Charleston, SC

Title:           The Role of Fossils in Phylogeny Reconstruction; or, Why is it so Difficult to Integrate

                    Paleontological and Neontological Evolutionary Biology?


Friday - November 2nd

3:00 PM - PHYS 1412

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN AMO PHYSICS

No Seminar


Monday - November 5th

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Professor Martin A. Lee

                Solar-Terrestrial Theory Group (STTG), Space Science Center,

                Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Title:       The Theory of Particle Acceleration at Coronal/Interplanetary Shocks


Tuesday - November 6th

12:30 PM - MATH 3206

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR

(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &

the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

Two speakers

Speaker:     Professor James D. Baeder

                    Department of Aerospace Engineering, UMCP

Title:           Helicopter Aerodynamics and Acoustics

and

Speaker:     Dr. Anil Deane

                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), University of Maryland, College Park

Title:           Rotating Thermal Convection


1:30 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     David Green

                    Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP

Title:           Dynamics of Nanophase Formation in Silica Synthesis


Wednesday - November 7th

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics &

Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:     Professor Norbert F. Scherer

                    Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, and

                    The College of Physical Sciences, University of Chicago, IL

Title:           Dynamics of Plasmons with Photonic Structures


Thursday - November 8th

9:30 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Dr. Maxim Olshanskii

                    M. V. Lomonosov University, Moscow, Russia

Title:           The Finite element method for the Navier-Stokes equations: A stabilization issue

                    and Iterative Solvers


12:15 PM - ERB 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Two Twenty-Minute Talks

Speaker:     Dr. Jeffrey S. Urbach, Associate Professor

                    Department of Physics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Title:           Correlations and Transitions in a Vibrated Granular Layer

and

Speaker:     Judit Schneider

                    (Visitor to), Duke University, Durham, NC

Title:           Effect of a Leak on the Fractal Dimension and Escape Rate of a Simple Hamiltonian System

 

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)

COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001

No Seminar


Friday - November 9th

3:00 PM - PHYS 1412

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN AMO PHYSICS

Speaker:     Dr. Steven L. Rolston

                    Atomic Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Title:           BEC (Bose-Einstein Condensation): A Coherent Playground for Physicists


Monday - November 19th

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:   Dr. Uri Feldman

                  Systems Development (SSD),

                  Department, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Title:         Relationship between FIP Effect and Morphology in Solar Upper Atmosphere Regions


Tuesday - November 20th

12:30 PM - MATH 3206

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR

(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &

the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

Two Speakers

Speaker:    Professor James A. Carton

                   Department of Meteorology, UMCP

Title:          Computational Meteorology

and
Speaker:    Dr. Susan Sakimoto

                   Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center (GEST),

                   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Title:          Computational Models of Chanellized Lava Flows on Earth and Mars


1:30 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Professor Mikhail Anisimov

                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP

Title:          Novel Behavior in Isotropic Liquids: Beyond Fluid-Fluid Separation


Wednesday - November 21st

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics & Chemical Physics/

Physical Chemistry Seminars)

No Seminar


Thursday - November 22nd

9:30 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

No Seminar

 

12:15 PM - ERB 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

No Seminar


4:00 PM - IPST 1116

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)

COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001

No Seminar


Friday - November 23rd

3:00 PM - PHYS 1412

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN AMO PHYSICS

No AMO Lecture


Monday - November 26th

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speakers:    T. E. Moore, M. R. Collier, M.-C. Fok & S. A. Fuselier

                     NASA/GSFC

Title:            Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions via Neutral Atom Imaging

Tuesday - November 27th

12:30 PM - MATH 3206

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR

Two Speakers

(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &

the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

Speaker:    Dalin Zhang

                   Department of Meteorology, UMCP

Title:          Hurricanes

and

Speaker:    Jeff Hollingsworth

                   CS Tuning

Title:          Programs for Memory Hierarchy

1:30 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar

Wednesday - November 28th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics &

Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:    Tom Beebe

                   University of Delaware

Title:         AFM Studies of Molecular Corrals

Thursday - November 29th

9:30 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Ron Devore, 

                  Robert L. Sumwalt Professsor of Mathematics

                   University of South Carolina

Title:          Adaptive Methods for Solving PDEs

12:15 PM - ERB 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Two Twenty-Minute Talks

Speaker:    Ben Zeff

                   UMCP

Title:          3D Local Measurements in Turbulent Flow

and

Speaker:    Aleksey Zimin

Title:          To be Announced

4:00 PM - AVW 2460

(NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION)

COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS

COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001 (IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF

GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK)

Speaker:    Mitch Waldrop, PhD, Author

Title:          The Dream Machine:  J. C. R. Licklider  and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal

Friday - November 30th

No Seminars