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Tuesday - September 3
3
:30 PM  - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Jean-Rodolphe Roche
                   Universite de Nancy
Topic:        Numerical Methods in Shape Optimization and Applications

 

Monday -  September 9th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
IPST SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Debabrata Panja
                   Institute Lorentz, Leiden University, The  Netherlands
Topic:       A Hitchhiker's View of Fluctuating Fronts

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     J. W. Bieber
                   Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware
Topic          Neutron Monitor Observations of Solar Energetic particles

Tuesday - September 10th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Victor Muñoz
                  Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:        Equilibrium and Kinetics in Protein Folding:  Downhill Folding and Hydrophobic Collapse

Thursday - September 12th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Michael Efroimsky
                  University of Minnesota
Topic:        Inelastic Dissipation in a Freely Precessing Rotator. Applications to Interstellar-Dust
   
           Astrophysics, Tumbling Asteroids, Comets, Rotating Spacecraft, etc. ...
and

Speaker:    Atsushi Uchida, Visiting Research Associate
                  Institute for Research in Electronic & Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Dual Synchronization of Chaos in Optical and Electronic Systems

Monday - September 16th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - September 17th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Sankar Das Sarma
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        How to make Semiconductors Ferromagnetic: A First Course in Spintronics

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Valeria Simoncini
                   Universitá di Bologna, ITALY
Topic:        The Null-Space Free Eigenvalue Problem and the Inexact
                    Shift-and-Invert Lanczos Method

Wednesday - September 18th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Jane Lipson
                   Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH
Topic:       The Effect of Changing Pressure and Molecular Weight on
                   Polymer Blend Miscibility

4:30 PM – GRAND BALLROOM/STAMP STUDENT UNION
Speaker:    Stephen Wolfram
                   Creator, Mathematica; Author of “A New Kind of Science”;
                   CEO, Wolfram Research, Inc.
Topic:       A New Kind of Science

Thursday - September 19th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Daniel Wojcik
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Diffusive-Ballistic Crossover in 1D Quantum Multibaker Walks
and
Speaker:    Aleksey Zimin
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Efficient Local Ensemble Data Assimilation Technique

Monday - September 23rd
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    David M. Rust
                   The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
Topic:        Twist'n from the Sun to the Earth

Tuesday - September 24th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Jean-Noël Aqua
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Classical and Quantal Coulombic Fluids near a Wall

2:00 PM - SCIC 4122 (CSCAMM Seminar Room, Bldg. #406)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) & 
the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC))
Speaker:     Yannis G. Kevrekidis
                    Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and 
                    Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
Topic:         Equation-Free Multiscale Computation:  Enabling Microscopic Simulators to Perform System-Level Tasks
                    http://www.neci.nj.nec.com/homepages/cwg/eqfree.pdf)
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

Wednesday - September 25th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:     David Sholl
                    Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Topic:         Can Metal Surfaces be used to Separate Chiral Molecules?

Thursday - September 26th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Eugenia Kalnay
                    Department of Meteorology (Chair) and Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Are Bred Vectors and Lyapunov Vectors the Same?
and
Speaker:     Douglas N. Armstead
                    Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:         Long Time Algebraic Relaxation in Chaotic Billiards

 

Monday - September 30th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Mei-Ching Fok
                   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Modeling Energetic Neutral Atoms in the Ring Current

Tuesday - October 1st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Amnon Aharony
                   School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University
Topic:       Adiabatic Quantum Pumping

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406
CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Semyon V. Tsynkov
                   Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University and Tel Aviv University
Topic:        Optimization of Acoustic Source Strength in the Problems of Active Control of Sound

Wednesday - October 2nd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
(NOTICE CHANGE TO IPST BLDG CONFERENCE ROOM!)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Hacene Boukari
                   National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Topic:        Stability of Tubulin Dimers and Drug-Induced Tubulin Polymers by
                   Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy

Thursday - October 3rd
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Jonathan Ozik
                   Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Simulating Granular Coral Snake Patterns in Long Rotating Cylinders
and
Speaker:    Sang-Yoon Kim
                   Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Strange Nonchaotic Attractors in Quasi-periodically Forced Period-Doubling Systems

Monday - October 7th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    David Sibeck
                   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Energetic Particles in the Foreshock Cavity

Tuesday - October 8th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Young C. Kim
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Screening in Electrolytes near Criticality: What to Simulate and How?

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Dmitri Klimov
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Aggregation of A? 16-22 Amyloid Peptides: A Molecular Dynamics Study


3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Monique Dauge
                   Institut Mathématique de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, FRANCE
Topic:       Approximation of Maxwell Singularities by Nodal Finite Elements

Wednesday - October 9th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116 (NOTICE CHANGE TO IPST BLDG CONFERENCE ROOM!)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Wolfgang Losert
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Understanding and Controlling Pattern Formation on the Microscale

Thursday - October 10th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Joerg Schumacher
                   Philipps-Universitaet, Germany
Topic:        Clustering of Lagrangian Tracers on Free-surface flows
and
Speaker:    Wayne Hayes
                   University of Toronto, Canada
Topic:        Shadowing the Softened N-body Problem

Monday - October 14th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Columbus Day!

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

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
will be joint with NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR (See following item.)

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
JOINT NUMERICAL ANALYSIS/SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING
(CSCAMM)SEMINAR
Speaker:    C. David Levermore
                   Department of Mathematics & Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        The Convergence of Numerical Transfer Schemes in Diffusive Regimes

               http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas/


Wednesday - October 16th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (NOTICE SEMINAR RETURNS TO MARKER ROOM!)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Daniel Kivelson
                   University of California at Los Angeles
Topic:        Envisaging the Physics of Supercooled Liquids and Glasses

Thursday - October 17th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
                  http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

3:30 PM - CSIC 2107 (NOTE: DIFFERENT LOCATION)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Gene H. Golub
                   Stanford University, CA
Topic:        Solution of Non-Symmetric, Real Positive Linear Systems

Monday - October 21st
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    L. Barbier
                   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays

Tuesday - October 22nd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Ted Einstein
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Terrace-Width Distributions on Stepped Surfaces: From Mean Field to "Wigner Surmise"

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
No Seminar

               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas/

Wednesday - October 23rd
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Gang Wu
                   Queen’s University, United Kingdom
Topic:        Direct Detection of Alkali Metal Ions in Biological Structures by Solid-State NMR

Thursday - October 24th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Lou Pecora
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:        Synchronization of Oscillators in Small-World Networks
and
Speaker:    To Be Announced
Topic:        To be Announced
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CpaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Michael D. Silberstein
                   Department of Philosophy, Wenger Center, Elizabethtown, College, PA
Topic:        Emergence vs. Fundamentalism in the Natural Sciences and Metaphysics

Monday - October 28th
4:00 PM - MATH 3206
THE ANNUAL AVRON DOUGLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE
Speaker:     Professor Haim Brezis
                    Universite de Paris VI, Insitiut Universitaire de France, and Rutgers University, NJ
Topic:         Topology and Sobolev Spaces

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    P. Sokolsky
                   High Energy Astrophysics Institute, University of Utah
Topic:        The Sky Above, the Mud Below - The Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray Spectrum Controversy

Tuesday - October 29th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
No Seminar
            http://www.cscamm.umd.edu

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Zhiming Chen
                   Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Topic:        A Convergent Adaptive Finite Element Algorithm with Reliable and Efficient Error Control
                   for Linear Parabolic Problems

               http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas/

Wednesday - October 30th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Grant D. Smith
               University of Utah
Topic:        Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Studies of Structure, Thermodynamics and
                   Dynamics of Polyethylene oxide in Aqueous Solution


Thursday - October 31st
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Victor Yakhot
              Boston University
Topic:        Hydro-Kinetic Equation for Description and Simulation of Strongly Nonlinear Fluids
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Monday - November 4th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    B. Dennis
              NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        First Results from the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar ectroscopic ager (RHESSI)

Tuesday - November 5th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Dr. Yuri Godin
               CeLight, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Topic:        Mathematical Modeling of Photonic Crystals

3:30 PM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    F. Seydou
               UMIACS, University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:       An Inverse Problem for Anisotropic Objects

Wednesday - November 6th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    John Morris
               Virginia Tech
Topic:        The dynamics of Gas-Surface Collisions on Functionalized Organic Thin Films

Thursday - November 7th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Tom Carroll
               Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:        Regions of Period Doubling in the Diode Resonator
and
Speaker:    Moustafa Fofana
               Mechanical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Topic:        Hopf Interactions in Machining Operations with Nonlinear Regenerative Chatter

Monday - November 11th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar—Veteran's Day

Tuesday - November 12th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    John D. Weeks
                   Institute for Physical  Science and Technology, and Department of Chemistry, UMCP

Topic:        Gaussian Fluctuations and Molecular Fields:  A Simple Theory of Nonuniform Fluids

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
                   www.cscamm.umd.edu

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Guowei Wei
                Michigan State University
Topic:        A Local Spectral Method for Scientific Computing

Wednesday - November 13th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Wendell Hill
               Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Imaging, Correlation and Molecular Coulomb Explosion: A Graphical Interface for Isolating
                   Pre-Explosion Geometries and Molecular Alignment


Thursday - November 14th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    To be Announced
Topic:        To be Announced
and
Speaker:    To be Announced
Topic:        To be Announced
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/


4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Richard Manning
               Carlton, Ottawa, CANADA
Topic:        Naturalism and Improper Functions  

Monday - November 18th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    S. Kanekal
                The Catholic University of  America, Washington, DC
Topic:        Relativisitic Electron Dynamics in the Earth's Radiation Belts:  SAMPEX and POLAR Measurements

Tuesday - November 19th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Nicos S. Martys
                National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:         Mesoscopic Modeling of Complex Fluid Flow: Theory and Validation

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Richard Tsai
                Mathematics Department, Princeton University, NJ
Topic:        Visibility in an Implicit Framework
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/Seminars/

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Zhiming Chen
                Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Topic:        A Convergent Adaptive Finite Element Algo                rithm with Reliable and Efficient Error Control for Linear
                    Parabolic Problems


Wednesday - November 20th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Ralph Nossal
                National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Topic:        Physical Aspects of Clathrin Mediated Endocytosis:  How Cells Suck It Up

Thursday - November 21st
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Cristel Chandre
               Georgia Tech
Topic:        Time-Frequency Analysis of Chaotic Systems
and
Speaker:    Guocheng Yuan
                Brown University
Topic:        Cross-Jet Transport and Mixing in a Meandering Jet
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CP&S) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Janneke van Lith
                   Philosophy Department, University of Utrecht
Topic:        Entropy and Levels of Description

Friday - November 22nd
Special Seminar (NOTE DAY)
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Detlef Lohse
                Univeristy of Twente
Topic:        Rayleigh-Benard Convection

 3:00 PM - MATH 3206
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(Third in The International Congress of   Mathematicians (ICM) Lecture Series)
Speaker:    Eitan Tadmor
               The Center for Computational and Mathematical Modeling and
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:        High Resolution Methods for Time Dependent Problems with Piecewise Smooth Solutions

Monday - November 25th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    E. Mobius
                   University of New Hampshire
Topic:        Particle Acceleration in Co-rotating Interaction Regions

Tuesday - November 26th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Steven J. Schiff
                   Krasnow Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Psychology,
                   George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Topic:        Relating Bad Brains, Rocks, and Gases:  Are Seizures Phase Transitions?

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    William Dorland
                   Department of Physics, IREAP/CSCAMM, UMCP
Topic:        Astrophysical Gyrokinetics: Turbulent Heating, Fluctuation Signatures and more
Visit            http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/Seminars/

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Ming-Jun Lai
                   University of Georgia
Topic:        Multivariate Spline Method for Numerical Solution of PDE

SPECIAL SEMINAR/Note Day & Time
Wednesday - November 27th
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
2:00 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
(The format for this seminar emphasizes applicable dynamics.)
Speaker:    Tomas Bohr
                   Technical University of Denmark
Topic:        Structure Formation in Laminar Fluid Flow:  The Creation of Corners, Cusps and Needles

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
No Seminar

November 28th/29th
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS!

Monday - December 2nd
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:   A. Stephens
                  NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Topic:       Cosmic-Ray Electrons and Anti-Protons

Tuesday - December 3rd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
See Special Seminar on Friday December 6th

2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Weinan E
                   Princeton Institute for Computational Sciences and Engineering, NJ
Topic:        Heterogeneous Multiscale Methods
and
Speaker:    Li-Tien Cheng
                   Princeton Institute for Computational Sciences and Engineering, NJ
Topic:        The Level-Set Method and Schrödinger's Equation

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar
See Thursday, December 5th

Wednesday - December 4th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    William Steel
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Probing Solvent Polarity at Liquid Interfaces Using Molecular Rulers

Thursday - December 5th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Romulus Breban
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Scaling Properties of the Indeterminate Saddle-Node Bifurcation
and
Speaker:    To be Announced
Topic:        To be Announced

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
APPLIED MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    John Ball
                   Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK       
Topic:        Varying Volume Fractions

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Andrew Elby
                   Physics Education Research Group, Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        What Science Education Researchers Talk About When They Talk about "Epistemology":
                   An Introduction to Students' Views of Knowledge

Friday - December 6th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    David Sherrington
                   Department of Theoretical Physics, Oxford University, and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, NJ
Topic:        Glassy Behaviour due to Constrained Dynamics  

Monday - December 9th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Fall AGU Meeting

Tuesday - December 10th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Yng-gwei Chen
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Different Thermodynamic Pathways to the Solvation Free Energy

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    C. William Gear
                   NEC Laboratories
Topic:        Macro Scale Numerical Analysis from Microscopic Simulators
Visit http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/12-10%20seminar%20anncmnt.pdf to view the abstract.

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Susan Minkoff
                   University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Topic:        Coupled Flow and Mechanics for Time-Lapse Seismic Modeling

Wednesday - December 11th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
Joint Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar
Speaker:    Ad Bax
                   Leading expert in NMR, Member of the National Academy of Sciences, and National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Topic:        Weak Alignment Provides New Opportunities in the NMR Study of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Peter Rossky
                   University of Texas at Austin
Topic:        Chemistry in Supercritical Fluids

Thursday - December 12th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Bob Behringer
                   Duke University, NC
Title:          Fluctuations, Rate-Dependence, and Jamming in Dense Granular Materials

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Ilya Farber
                   George Washington University, Washington, DC

Topic:        Peirce and Scientific Realism  

Tuesday - December 17th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL UMD BIOPHYSICS STUDY GROUP MEETING
(alternating, in this time slot, with the Informal Statistical Physics Seminars)
Continuing overview of the current Biophysics research at the University of Maryland. 
This week's informal presentations will be by:
Speaker:     John Weeks
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
and
Speaker:    David Fushman
                   Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
The aim of the biophysics study group meetings is  to discuss current research and research opportunities 
in biophysics or a closely related field.
All faculty interested in biophysics, their collaborators on and off campus, and interested postdocs and
graduate students are invited to attend.

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Daniel Kessler
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        A Posteriori Error Estimates for the Allen-Cahn Problem:  Is It Possible to Survive Gronwall's Inequality?

Friday, January 3rd
CSS 2324
Sagdeev at 70 – A Celebration Symposium on Science and Security Sagdeev’s Legacy
A G E N D A
Welcoming: William Kirwan, William Destler, Steve Halperin
Session I: 9:30 – 12:30 (Marshall Rosenbluth, Chair)
Daniel Goldin, Riccardo Giacconi, Samuel Ting, Thomas Graham, Jumber Lominadze
Lunch
Session II: 1:30 – 4:30 (Dennis Papadopoulos, Chair)
Richard Garwin, Charles Kennel, Frank Von Hippel, Bruno Coppi, Jordan Goodman, Katepalli Sreenivasan
6:30 Reception - 7:30 Banquet
Chuan Liu, MC
The Inn and Conference Center, University Boulevard at Adelphi Road

Saturday, January 4th
Session III: 9:00 – 1:00
Patrick Diamond, Dmitri Ryutov, Boris Braizmann, Misha Malkov, Valentin Shevchenko, Vitali Shapiro, George Zaslavsky, 

Further information on the above seminars is obtainable by sending questions to phys-chair@umail.umd.edu.

ON-CAMPUS:
Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling in advance: 301-405-4874.

It would be appreciated if we could be notified at least one week in advance.

For your convenience there is a map on the web:    "guide to visitor parking".

It can be accessed at:       
http://www.ipst.umd.edu/IpstMap.jpg