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Wednesday - September 3rd
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Speaker:    Joseph Francisco
                   Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, IN
Topic:        Structure and Reactivity of Open-Shell Complexes:  New Frontiers in Atmospheric Chemistry

 

Monday - September 8th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
FIRST SEMINAR NEXT MONDAY (September 15th)

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Vladimir S. Ptuskin
               Institute for Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Waves Propagation, 
               Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN), Visiting Senior Research Scientist, 
               Institute for Physical  Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Supernova Remnants as Cosmic Ray Accelerators
                     http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday - September 9th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS
FIRST SEMINAR NEXT TUESDAY (September 16th).

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Soeren Bartels
               Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Numerical Analysis of Some Non-Convex Variational Problems
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday - September 10th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM SEMINAR)
NO SEMINAR LISTED AS OF THIS DATE:   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

RESCHEDULED (see Friday, September 12th) due to  ACS Meeting (ends 11th)


4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
No Seminar


Thursday - September 11th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Shmuel Fishman
    
           Department of Physics, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, IL
Topic:        Trapping of Particles by Lasers:  The Quantum Kapitza Pendulum
and
Speaker:    To be Announced 
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

Friday - September 12th
10:00AM - 11:30AM
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Inauguration of the Access Grid in CSCAMM
For more info see the following website
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/facilities/access_grid.htm

1:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Robert Walker
    
          Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:        Probing Polarity across Liquid Surfaces with Molecular Rulers

Monday - September 15th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Marco Colombini
                Department of Biology, UMCP
Topic:        Self-Assembly of Lipids into Cylindrical Channels that Permeabilize Membranes to Proteins

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    P. T. Gallagher
               NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Recent Insights in Flares and CMEs Using RHESSI
               http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday - September 16th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Shmuel Fishman
               Department of Physics, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Technion City (Haifa), Israel
Topic:        Kicking Cold Atoms: Quantum Resonances and Decoherence

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Marcus Calhoun-Lopez
               Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:       Numerical Solutions of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws:  Incorporating Multi-Resolution Viscosity Methods 
                  into the Finite Element Framework
              http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday - September 17th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
To date, no seminar has been scheduled on the CSCAMM Website:   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located on the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    David Reichman
               Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Topic:        Simple-Minded Models of Nanoparticle Self-Assembly
    
          http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars/pchem_semfall03%20.pdf

Thursday - September 18th   -  Cancelled due to weather
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Kyuyong Lee
    
           Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Dynamics of Grain Boundary Migration
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Monday - September 22nd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Victor Munoz
              Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:       The Nature of the Free Energy Barrier for Two-State Folding

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:   
Hina Khan
                Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics
                NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:   
      Low-Energy Neutral Atoms in the Magnetosphere:  IMAGE/LENA Observations of 
                   Ionospheric Outflow and Cusp-Related  Emissions
               http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html  

Tuesday - September 23rd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:    Sean Sun
              Mechanical Engineering Department, Whiting School of Engineering,
              Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD 
Topic:       How to Compute Free Energies from Non-equilibrium Processes

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    John Zweck
                Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
Topic:        Euclidean Invariant Computation of Salient Closed Contours in Images
                http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday - September 24th
11:00 AM - IPST 1116
INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSEMBLY MEETING
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Angus I.D. Macnab
                Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling, UMCP
Topic:        Simulations of Resistive Magnetohydrodynamics Using Lattice Boltzmann Methods
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Andrew Rappe
                Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Understanding and Manipulating Molecule-Surface Interactions

Thursday - September 25th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Applied Dynamics Seminar Today!
                  http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  


Monday, September 29th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Denis Wirtz
                   Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University, 
   
           Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD
Topic:        Rheology at the Micro- and Nanoscales:  Applications in Cell Biology

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Hillary V. Crane
               Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
   
            and Bruny Island Radio Spectrometer, Australia
Topic:        "Flare" and Shock Acceleration in Solar Energetic Particle Events
               http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, September 30th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:    Victor Galitski
               Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Essential Singularities in Disordered Magnets

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Mark Ainsworth
               Mathematics Department, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland
Topic:        Adaptive hp-Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Physics Lecture Hall)
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIA
Speaker:  James F. Drake
Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:    Singularities, Electron-Holes, and the Magnetic Reconnection Problem
               www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia/

Wednesday, October 1st
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Margaret S. Cheung
               Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Solvation in Protein Folding Analysis, Combination of Theoretical and Experimental Approaches
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Murthy Gudiapati
               NASA Ames Laboratory, San Jose, CA, and Institute for Physical Scisnce and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        VUV-Processed Cryogenic Cosmic Ices – From Molecular Spectroscopy to Origins of Life

Thursday, October 2nd
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for this seminar includes lunch and two twenty-minute talks that emphasize applied dynamics.)
Speaker:    Justin Stambaugh
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        To be Announced
and
Speaker:    Julio Friedman
                   University of Maryland, College Park

Topic:        To be Announced
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Monday, October 6th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Sergey Bezrukov

                National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Topic:        Voltage-Gated Ion Channels, "Life's Transis- tors," in Amplification of Weak Signals

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dimitris Vassiliadis

               Universities Space Research Association and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Modeling the Dynamics of the Relativistic Electron Flux in Earth's Outer Radiation Belt
               http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, October 7th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS
(As in the past, each seminar will be preceded by an informal cafeteria lunch to which all are welcome, departing from Room 2100B about five minutes after 12:00 Noon)

Speaker:    F. T. M. Nieuwstadt
               J. M. Burgers Centre, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Topic:        Drag Reduction by Polymers and Fibers


3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Richard S. Falk
               Department of Mathematics, Hill Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Topic:        Finite Element Approximation Theory Using Fami- lies of Reference Elements

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

Wednesday, October 8th
11:00 AM  (NOTE: SPECIAL TIME AND ROOM)
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 3118)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:    Ron DeVore
               Industrial Mathematics Institute, Mathematics Department, University of South Carolina,       Columbia
Topic:        Quasi-Interpolants
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
CSIC Bldg. #406 (see website listed below for rooms)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING WORKSHOP:  Women of Applied Mathematics – Research and Leadership
                   http://www.cs.umd.edu/~oleary/symposium.html
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS (This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Andrei Sanov
               Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona
Topic:        Visualization of Electron Detachment from Molecular and Cluster Anions


Thursday, October 9th
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
CSIC Bldg. #406 (See website listed below for rooms)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING WORKSHOP:  Women of Applied Mathematics – Research and Leadership 
                http://www.cs.umd.edu/~oleary/symposium.html
                http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

12:15 PM -ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for this seminar includes lunch and one short talk that emphasizes applied dynamics.)

Speaker:    Kyuyong Lee
                Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:          Dynamics of Grain Boundaries

              http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/    

Monday, October 13th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar  (See 11:00 AM listing under 14th)

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
No Seminar – Columbus Day Observance
                    http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html


Tuesday, October 14th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
SEMINARS IN BIOCHEMISTRY
Speaker:    Andreas Matouschek
                   Mechanisms of Action of Macromolecular Machines), Department of Biochemistry, Molecular 
                   and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Topic:        Protein Unfolding in the Cell

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:    Jean-Noel Aqua
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Ionic Criticality:  An Exactly Soluable Model and its Lessons

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Christoph Schwab
                   Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
Topic:        Finite Elements for Elliptic Problems with Stochastic Data
                    http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, October 15th
2:00 PM* (NOTE: TIME AND ROOM!)
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Lili Ju
                   Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Topic:        Numerical Simulations of the Quantized Vortices in a Thin Superconducting Hollow Sphere
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Krzysztof Szalewicz
                   Department of Physics, University of Delaware
Topic:        First-principles Predictions Based on Accurate ab initio Intermolecular Potentials:  
                  
Clustered Molecular Condensed Phase

Thursday, October 16th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Michael Schatz
                   School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic:        Optical Manipulation of Flow Dynamics in Thermal Convection Experiments
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

BURGERS LECTURE
4:00 PM (Reception @ 3:30 PM) - CSS 2324- 
(Sponsored by the Institute for Physical Science and Technology in conjunction with the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Speaker:    F. T. M. Nieuwstadt
                   J. M. Burgers Centre for Fluid Dynamics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Topic:        Resolving Reynolds' Riddle

Monday, October 20th  thru
Friday, October 24th
NONEQUILIBRIUM INTERFACE DYNAMICS:  THEORY AND SIMULATION FROM ATOMISTIC 
TO CONTINUUM SCALES
WORKSHOP 1:  Fundamental Physical Issues in Nonequilibrium Interface Dynamics (10/20 - 10/24)
Objectives:  This workshop focused on basic properties of growing surface and  evolving interface in nonequilibrium systems, in particular nanoscale systems.  Participants from statistical mechanics, surface physics, materials science, and applied mathematics communities discussed new issues in the nonequilibrium interface dynamics and the possible approaches to attack the new problems.
              http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/nid03/

Monday, October 20th 
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:  Leonard F. Burlaga
              Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:      Search for the Heliosheath:  The Heliospheric Magnetic Field near 85 AU
               http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, October 21st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
JOINT INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS AND BIOPHYICS SEMINAR
Speaker:  Alain Karma
              Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Evanston, IL
Topic:      Patterns of Electrical and Calcium Signaling in Cardiac Arrhythmia

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

Wednesday, October 22nd
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
No Seminar
             http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
No Seminar

Thursday, October 23rd
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:  Vernon L. Towle
              Neurology and Surgery, Director, Neurophysiologic Functional Localization Laboratory, 
                Department of Neurology, The University of Chicago, IL
Topic:      Organized Patterns of Electrophysiologic Coherence Across the Human Cortex
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

Monday, October 27th  thru
Friday, October 31st
NONEQUILIBRIUM INTERFACE DYNAMICS:  THEORY AND SIMULATION FROM ATOMISTIC 
TO CONTINUUM SCALES

WORKSHOP 2:  Hierarchical Modeling and Multiscale Simulation of Materials Interfaces
Objectives: 
This workshop continued and extended the discussion in Workshop 1 but with a much broader scope.  It concentrated more on mathematical and computational aspects of the underlying research.  Participants explored general topics in condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, materials science, and applied mathematics related to the interface dynamics in nonequilibrium systems.  Such topics include the electron charge density, spintronics, grain boundary motion, etc.  Emphasis was placed on the construction of various kinds of hierarchical models and multiscale algorithms as well as the development of innovative approaches to bridge the gap in the description with different scales.

Focal Points:  stress-driven interface dynamics; noise-driven interface;dynamics; grain boundary evolution; plate and shell theories for nanostructures; dislocations; martensitic, ferromagnetic, and ferroelectric interfaces; singularities and singular limits; density functional theory calculations; molecular dynamics simulations; kinetic Monte Carlo simulations; finite element, finite difference, and spectral methods; accelerated multiscale algorithms; other related topics
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/nid03/

Monday, October 27th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
A joint seminar related to the intriguing observations from Voyager 1 in 2002 and 2003
Speaker:        Frank McDonald
                  Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:           The "con" argument that Voyager 1 never left the supersonic solar wind
and
Speaker:       Tom Krimigis
                   Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
Topic:           The "pro" argument that Voyager 1 encountered a heliospheric boundary and 
                       exited the supersonic solar wind in mid-2002

                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, October 28th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
JOINT INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar

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

Wednesday, Octob er 29th  
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (SCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:       Carsten Carstensen
                  Istitute for Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis at Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Topic:           Adaptive Finite Elements for Relaxed Methods (ERM) in Computational Microstructures
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:        Arnold Tharrington
                   Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
Topic:            Proton Transfer in Biological Systems

Thursday, October 30th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        James A. Yorke
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:            Weather Forecasting as Seen by a Nonlinear Dynamicist
and
Speaker:        Yongsun Hwang
                  ECE, UMCP
Topic:            Communication Secrecy via a Class of Chaotic Spread Spectrum Systems
                  http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

2:00PM - MATH 1311
DYNAMICS SEMINAR (Dynamical Systems Seminar)
Speaker:    Brian Hunt
                   Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Critical Saddle--Node Bifurcations and Morse-Smale Maps

Monday, November 3rd
4:00 PM - MATH 3206 (Math Colloquium Room)
A celebration of:  JIM YORKE @ 40*

(one in a series of three lectures "Mathematical Minicourses")
Speaker:    James Yorke
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Departments of Mathematics 
                   and Physics,UMCP
Topic:        Chaos and Weather Prediction

*                Forty years at Maryland!!

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    John Kasianowicz
                   Group Leader, Biomolecular Materials Group, Biotechnology Division, National Institute
                   of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:        DNA Transport in Single Nanopores
(Host:        Marco Colombini: colombini@umd.edu)

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Nathan A.  Schwadron
                   Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
Topic:       The Source and Fate of Solar Wind:  New Theories that Explain Recent Riddles
                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, November 4th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Jose M. Ortiz de Zarate
                   Department of Applied Physics I, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
Topic:        Why are Nonequilibrium Correlations Long Range?

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Raul Tempone
                   Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Topic:       Adaptive Weak Approximation of Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, November 5th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (SCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Xiaoming Wang
                   Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
Topic:        Large Prandtl Number Behavior of the Boussinesq System of Rayleigh-Benard Convection
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Speaker:    Sergey Egerov
                   Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Topic:        Integral Equation Study of Inhomogeneous Super-critical Solutions

Thursday, November 6th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Yue-kin Tsang
                   Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Intermittency in Two-Dimensional Turbulence with Drag
and
Speaker:    Michael Oczkowski
                   Department of Meteorology,
UMCP
Topic:        Atmospheric Low Dimensionality and Targeted Observations
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/


4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Canceled

Friday, November 7th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR LECTURE SERIES
Speaker:    Stephen G. Brush
                   Institute for Physical Science & Technology and Department of History, UMCP
Topic:        Is Mathematics the Key to the Universe?  Variations on a Theme of Eugene Wigner

Monday, November 10th
4:00 PM - MATH 3206 (Math Colloquium Room)
A CELEBRATION - JIM YORKE @ FORTY* 
(second in a series of three lectures describing current research of the Nonlinear Applied Dynamics Group)
Speaker:    James Yorke
               Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Departments of Mathematics and Physics, UMCP
Topic:       Modeling the Population Dynamics of HIV/AIDS
*             Forty years at Maryland!!

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Ralph Callender
                Albert Einstein College of Medicine, City University of New York
Topic:        The Role and Contribution of the Dynamical Nature of Proteins to Enzymatic Catalysis
(Host:  Wolfgang Losert)

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Larry J. Paxton
                Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD
Topic:        Exploring the Upper Atmosphere with the NASA TIMED Mission
                http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, November 11th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
Joint INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS and BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Anatoly B. Kolomeisky
                  Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX
Topic:        Phenomenological Theory of Protein Nucleation Phenomena

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
(See Thursday's listing!)

Wednesday, November 12th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Alina Chertok
                Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Topic:        Finite-Volume-Particle Methods for Models of Transport of Pollutant in Shallow Water
                http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Carlos Gonzalez
                Physical And Chemical Properties Division, National Institute of Standards and 
    
            Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:        Simple Theoretical Tools in the Study of Electron Transport in Molecules

Thursday, November 13th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Brian Hunt
                Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Using an Ensemble to Determine which Trajectory               Best Fits the Data
                http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
Joint NUMERICAL ANALYSIS and PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS/APPLIED MATH SEMINAR
Speaker:    Tom Hou
                Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Topic:        Efficient Numerical Computations of Stochastic  Partial Differential Equations
                http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Speaker:    Joseph Berkovitz
                Philosophy Department,UMBC
Topic:        A Relational Modal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity

Friday, November 14th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM - FALL AZIZ LECTURE
Speaker:    Tom Hou
                Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Topic:        Multiscale Modeling and Computation of Flow in  Heterogeneous Media  

Monday, November 17th
4:00 PM - MATH 3206 (Math Colloquium Room)
A CELEBRATION - JIM YORKE @ FORTY* 
(Third in a series of three lectures describing current research of the Nonlinear Applied Dynamics Group)
Speaker:    James Yorke
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Departments of Mathematics and Physics, UMCP
Topic:       Almost Every Observation:  A Mathematical Theory of Measurement
*           40 years at Maryland!!

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Vladislav Markin
                   University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas
Topic:       Thermodynamics of Mechanosensitivity
Host:        Sergey Sukharev

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Regina J. Cody
                   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Laboratory Chemical Research Applied to the Atmospheres of the Outer Planets
                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, November 18th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Amy J. O'Brien
                   Digital Systems Resources, Inc., Fairfax, VA
Topic:        Fuzzy Logic, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Shades of Gray

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Mario Ohlberger
                   Institut für Angewandte Mathematik (IAM), Universität Freiburg, Germany
Topic:        Error Estimates for Finite Volume Approximations of Non-Linear Conservation Laws on Bounded Domains
                   htp://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, November 19th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (SCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Martin Meier-Schellersheim
                   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Topic:        Current Challenges in Computational Cell Biology
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Steven Robey
                   Surface Dynamical Processes Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:       Electronic Structure of Molecular Monolayers:  A View with One- and Two-Photon Photoelectron Spectroscopies

Thursday, November 20th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Masahiro Toiya
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Oscillatory Granular Shear Flow
and
Speaker:    Daniel Lanterman
                   Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics (IREAP), UMCP
Topic:        Effects of Long Chain Polymers on Dissipation Scale Turbulence Statistics
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Speaker:    Hans Halvorson
                   Department of Philosophy, Princeton University, NJ
Topic:        Can Quantum Cryptography Imply Quantum Mechanics:  Three Toy Theories

Monday, November 24th
2:00 PM  -  Note change of day.
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING  (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Dr. Alex Mahalov
                   Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University
Topic:        Global Regularity of the 3D Navier-Stokes Equations with Weakly Aligned Large Initial Vorticity
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Judith T. Karpen
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:       A Holistic View of Solar Prominences:  From Formation to Eruption
                  http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, November 25th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Madhav Ranganathan
                   Institute for Physical  Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Kinetic Theory for Dynamic Fluctuations in Simple Fluids

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Madhu Nayakkankuppam
                   Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Topic:        Solving Large-Scale Semidefinite Programs in Parallel
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, November 26th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
No Seminar

Thursday, November 27th
No Seminars - THANKSGIVING

Monday, December 1st
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Tetsuya Yoshida
                   High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Japan
Topic:        Cosmic Ray Measurements with BESS
                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, December 2nd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Ramses von Zon
                   The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Topic:        Extensions of the Fluctuation Theorem—Differences between Work and Heat

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Junping Wang
                   Colorado School of Mines and NSF Mathematical Sciences
Topic:        Computational Simulation of Surface and Subsurface Fluid Flow
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, December 3rd
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Dmitry Chalikov
                   Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), UMCP
Topic:        Precise Numerical Scheme and Long-Term Integration:  The Principal Equations for 
                    Potential Flow with a Free Surface
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking  lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Speaker:    Timothy Lee
                    NASA Ames Laboratory, Moffett Field, CA
Topic:        The Impact to Quantum Chemistry in the 21st Century

Thursday, December 4th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for this seminar today includes lunch and two talks that emphasize applied dynamics.)
Speaker:    Tom Carr
                   Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Topic:        Exploring Pulsating Lasers with Maps
and
Speaker:    Juan G. Restrepo
                   Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Desynchronization Bursts in Networks of Coupled Oscillators
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Speaker:    William Demopoulos
                   Philosophy Department, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Topic:        Logicism and the Analysis of Number

Monday, December 8th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    P. Dimitrakopoulos
                   Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Relaxation of an Initially Straight Semiflexible Biopolymer

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
No Seminar
                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html

Tuesday, December 9th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Raymond L. Orbach
                   Director, Office of Science, US Department of Energy
Topic:        A Complex System Dynamics:  Continuous Phase Transitions and Scaling in Spin-Glasses

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Eric de Sturler
                   Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topic:        Preconditioning Generalized Saddle-Point Problems Using Cheap Approximations to the Schur Complement
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, December 10th
2:00 PM  -  CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Alexis Vasseur
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
Topic:        Motion of Particles in a Fluid:  An Asymptotic Problem
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

Thursday, December 11th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 120 7
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for this seminar today includes lunch and two talks that emphasize applied dynamics.)
Speaker:    Atsushi Uchida
                   Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Consistency of Dynamics in a Microchip Laser
and
Speaker:    Steffan Bohn
                   Magnasco Laboratory, Rockefeller University, New York
Topic:        Foams, Crack Patterns and Others:  Geometry and History of Two-Dimensional Networks
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

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