Monday - September 8^{th}
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
FIRST SEMINAR NEXT MONDAY (September 15^{th})
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 9^{th
}
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 10^{th}
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 11^{th})
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and
PHYSICS
No Seminar
Thursday - September 11^{th}
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 15^{th}
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 16^{th}
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 17^{th}
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 18^{th}
- 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 22^{nd}
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 14^{th})
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 20^{th} 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 20^{th}
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 27^{th} 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