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IPST Weekly Calendar/Fall 2004  

Tuesday, September 7th

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Ronald De Vore

                            CSCAMM and Department of Mathematics, UMCP

Topic:                   Estimators for Supervised Learning

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

 

4:00 PM   (Note correction of Day/Date)

CHE 2110 (Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Building)

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR

Speaker:              Jan Sengers, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

                            Institute for Physical Science and Technology, Affiliated with

                            Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP

Topic:                  Surprises in Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Hydrodynamics of Fluids

Wednesday, September 8th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING

(CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:               Qiang Du

                             Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Topic:                   Vesicle Membranes under the Elastic Bending Energy:   Models and Simulations

                             http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

Thursday, September 9th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Benjamin Vigoda

                            Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory and Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute

                            of Technology, Cambridge

Topic:                  Analog Logic:   How to Compute with Continuous-Time Analog Circuits

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

Monday, September 13th

4:00 PM  - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Seminar Canceled

                             http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:               John B. Sigwarth

                            NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Topic:                  Global Auroral Imaging:  Dynamic Pressure-Induced Auroral Brightenings and

                            Conjugate Auroral Observations.  What Have We Learned from 200 EIT

                            Waves?

                            http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 14th

1:15 PM - IPST 116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Richard E. Prange

                             Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:                   Resurgence in Quasiclassical Scattering

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Khamron Meckhay

                            Department of Mathematics, UMCP

Topic:                  Convergence of Adaptive FEM for Second-Order Linear Elliptic PDE

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

Wednesday, September 15th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:              Nicos Martys

                           Materials and Structures, National Institute of Standards and Technology,

                           Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:                  Study of a Dissipative Particle Dynamics Based Approach for Modeling

                           Suspensions

                            http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Note:  First seminar in this series is scheduled for September 29th.

Thursday, September 16th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Eugenia Kalnay                        

                            Department of Meteorology and Institute for Physical Science and Technology,

                            UMCP

Topic:                  Data Assimilation as Synchronization between Truth and Model:  Experiments

                           with the Lorenz 3-variable Model

and

Speaker:              To be Announced

Topic:                  To be Announced

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

2:30 PM - PHYS 1201

ATOMIC, MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL SEMINAR

Speaker:     Jabez McClelland

                  Electronic and Optical Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and

                  Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:         Nanotechnology with Atom Optics

 

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Doug English

                  Chemistry Department, UMCP

Topic:         Measuring Molecular Interactions with Single-Molecule Spectroscopy:  

                   Binding, Bending, Sticking

                   http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:     James F. Drake

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

                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), UMCP

Topic:         Production of Energetic Electrons during Magnetic Reconnection Events

                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, September 21st

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Sumanta Tewari

                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

                   (visiting from University of Oregon, Eugene)

Topic:          Floating Phases in Josephson Junction Arrays

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Anthony J. Kearsley

                  Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division,

                  National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic         An Infeasible Point Method for Solving a Class of Multidimensional Scaling Problems

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

 

Wednesday, September 22nd

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:    Alexei Novikov

                  Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Topic:        Advection-Diffusion for Cellular Flows at High Peclet Number

                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Note:   The first seminar in this series is scheduled for September 29th.

 

Thursday, September 23rd

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Arvind Srinivasan

                  Computer Science, UMCP

Topic:         Social Contact Networks and Disease-Spread

and

Speaker:     Christopher Danforth

                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP

Topic:         Stalking:   Aggressive Shadowing of a Noisy Trajectory

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

Monday, September 27th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:      Jeffrey Diamond

                    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, National Institutes of Health,

                    Bethesda , MD

Topic:          Maximizing the Dynamic Range of Synapses in the Mammalian Retina

                    http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:00 PM - MTH 3206

MATHEMATICS GRADUATE MINICOURSE SERIES

Speaker:       Dave Levermore

                     Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:           Mathematical Models II

 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:       Bonnard J. Teegarden

                     Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center,

                     Greenbelt , MD

Topic: :          INTEGRAL:   A Space Observatory for Gamma-Ray Astronomy

                       http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, 28th September

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Michael A. Coplan

                       Director, Chemical Physics Program, Institute for Physical Science and

                       Technology, UMCP

Topic:             Electron Correlations in Atoms and Molecules

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Raul Tempone

                       Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM), Institute for Computational

                       and Engineering Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin

Topic:              Convergence Rates for an Adaptive Dual Weighted Residual Finite Element Algorithm

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

 

Wednesday, 28th September

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:         Ronald Devore

                       Department of Mathematics and Center for Scientific Computation and

                       Mathematical Modeling, UMCP

Topic:              Image Compression via Wavelets

                       http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:         Robin Selinger

                       Department of Physics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Topic:             Chirality and Chiral Symmetry-Breaking in Polymers, Liquid Crystals, and Membranes

 

4:00 PM - ENERGY RES 1207 (Large Conference Room)

PLASMA PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Brian Hunt

                       Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and

                       Technology, UMCP

Topic:             Determining the Initial Conditions for a Forecast

 

Thursday, 30th September

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Ira Schwartz

                       Head, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Laboratory,

                      Washington, DC

Topic:             Modeling of Secondary Infection

and

Speaker:         Leah Chock

                       Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Topic:             To be Announced 

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

Monday, October 4th

2:30 PM - PHYS 1201

Joint Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (AMO)/Quantum, Coherence, and Information (QCI) Seminar

Speaker:        Daniel Greenberger

                      Physics, SCI, City College of New York

Topic:            A Very General Bell's Theorem Without Inequali- Ties for Two Particles

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Yuri Chizmadzhev, A. N. Frumkin Institute of Elec- Trochemistry, Moscow, RUSSIA

Topic:              Thermodynamics and Statistics of Rafts in Liquid Measures

                        http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:           Nat Gopalswamy

                        NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Topic:               Intensity Variation of Large Solar Energetic Par- ticle Events http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 5th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:           Shumel Fishman

                         Department of Physics, UMCP (Visiting from Physics Department, The Technion, Haifa, Israel)

Topic:               Eigenmodes and Thermodynamics of a Coulomb Chain

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:           Andreas Veeser

                         Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita degli Studi di Milano , Italy

Topic:               Convergent Adaptive Finite Elements for the Elliptic obstacle problem                                 

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

Wednesday, October 6th

2:00 PM  - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:           Thomas Strohmer

                         Department of Mathematics, University of California at Davis

Topic:               Pseudodifferential Operators, Time-Frequency Analysis, and Mobile Communications

                         http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 0116 INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:           Zachariah Levin

                        National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:               Electron Microscopy for Thick Samples

Thursday, October 7th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

No Seminar            

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

Monday, October 11th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled

                       http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled

                     http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 12th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Walter I. Goldburg

                             Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Topic:                    Fluctuating Energy Dissipation in the Steady State

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Eitan Tadmor

                             CSCAMM, Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science

                             and Technology, UMCP

Topic:                    Twenty Examples of Entropy Stable Schemes

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

 

Wednesday, October 13th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

No Seminar Scheduled

                 http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

 

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:               Jack Tossell

                            Department of Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry, UMCP

Topic:                   Mo Oxides and Sulfides in Aqueous Solutions

 

Thursday, October 14th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Jonathan Ozik

                            Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:                  Fractal Population Distributions Resulting from Reproduction and

                            Local Resettlement of Offsprings

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

Monday, October 18th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Ruxandra Dima

                             Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:                   Conformational Conversion in Prions:   A Molecular Dynamics Perspective

                             http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:               Stephen M. White

                             Department of Astronomy, UMCP

Topic:                   Solar Radio Astronomy and the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR) Project

                             http://space.umd./seminars

 

Tuesday, October 19th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Wolfgang Losert

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

                             Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), and

                            Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:                   The Memory of a Sandpile

3:00 PM   (Note - seminar is one-half hour earlier today.)

MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Edward J. Garboczi

                            Materials and Construction Research Division),

                            National Institute of Standards and Technology

Topic:                   Computing the Linear Elastic Properties of Random Materials

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

 

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR-TEACHER LECTURE

Speaker:               Michael A. Coplan, Director

                            Chemical Physicis Graduate Program (CHPH),

                            Institute for Physical Science and Technology,

                            College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences, UMCP

Topic:                  University Interdisciplinary Studies, A Short History with Examples

Wednesday, October 20th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:               George Zaslavsky

                             Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics, New York Univerity

Topic:                    Fractional Kinetics and its Application to the Anomalous Transport

                              http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:               Charles Tarrio

                             Electron and Optical Physics Division, National Institute of Standards

                             and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:                    EUV for Next-Generation Lithography

 

Thursday, October 21st

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Bruno Eckhardt

                             Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

                             and Fachbereich Physik, Philipps-Universit¨at Marburg, Germany

Topic:                    Reversibility and chaotic advection

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

Monday, October 25th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Michael E. Paulaitis

                             Department of Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering and Biophysics,

                             Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Topic:                   Effect of Pressure on Protein Unfolding Studied by Small-Angle Neutron

                            Scattering and Molecular Simulation

                             http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:               Joseph Giacalone                  

                             Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson

Topic:                   Diffusive Shock Acceleration in the Heliosphere

                             http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, October 26th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               J. Robert Dorfman

                             Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) and

                            Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:                  The Memory of a Sandpile

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Benjamin Shapiro

                            Aerospace Engineering, UMCP

Topic:                   Results and Challenges in Control of Micro Fluridic Systems

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

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

IPST SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM

(Jointly with the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemistry)

Speaker:               Arup K. Chakraborty

                            Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry,

                            University of California at Berkeley

Topic:                   Intercellular Communication in the Adaptive Immune System

Wednesday, October 27th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:               Warren Wiscombe

                             Senior Scientist, Climate and Radiation Branch, NASA/Goddard

                             Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Topic:                   Review on the Subject of the Evolution of Cloud Radiative Transfer

                            from 1D to 3D (from the 1970s)

                             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 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

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

Speaker:               Joshua Bienfang

                            Electron and Optical Physics Division, National Institute of Standards

                            and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:                   Quantum Cryptography

 

Thursday, October 28th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

(The format for this seminar includes lunch and talk(s) that emphasize applied dynamics.)

Speaker:               Ned J. Corron

                            U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

  Topic:                 Beam Steering and Oscillator Design for RF Chaos Arrays

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

Monday, October 25th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Michael E. Paulaitis

                             Department of Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering and Biophysics,

                             Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Topic:                   Effect of Pressure on Protein Unfolding Studied by Small-Angle Neutron

                            Scattering and Molecular Simulation

                              http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:               Joseph Giacalone                  

                             Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson

Topic:                   Diffusive Shock Acceleration in the Heliosphere

                             http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, October 26th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               J. Robert Dorfman

                             Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) and

                            Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:                  The Memory of a Sandpile

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Benjamin Shapiro

                            Aerospace Engineering, UMCP

Topic:                   Results and Challenges in Control of Micro Fluridic Systems

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

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

IPST SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM

(Jointly with the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemistry)

Speaker:               Arup K. Chakraborty

                            Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry,

                            University of California at Berkeley

Topic:                   Intercellular Communication in the Adaptive Immune System

Wednesday, October 27th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:               Warren Wiscombe

                             Senior Scientist, Climate and Radiation Branch, NASA/Goddard

                             Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Topic:                   Review on the Subject of the Evolution of Cloud Radiative Transfer

                            from 1D to 3D (from the 1970s)

                             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 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

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

Speaker:               Joshua Bienfang

                            Electron and Optical Physics Division, National Institute of Standards

                            and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:                   Quantum Cryptography

 

Thursday, October 28th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Ned J. Corron

                            U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

  Topic:                 Beam Steering and Oscillator Design for RF Chaos Arrays

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

Monday, November 1st

4:00 PM - IPST 1116 BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Mathias Loesche

                  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and

                  Cold Neutrons for Biology and Technology (CNBT), Center for Neutron Research,

                  National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:        Membranes, Proteins, and Interfaces--X-ray and Neutron Scattering Studies

                  http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

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

Speaker:     Hoseok Ahn

                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCPark

Topic:         The Energy Spectra of Protons and Helium Measured with the Advanced Thin Ionization

                   Calorimeter (ATIC) Experiment

                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 2nd

1:15 PM - IPST 1116 INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Ted Jacobson

                   Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:         What Thermodynamics Do Black Holes Have? And Why?

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Albert Cohen

                   Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Topic:         Adaptive Multiscale Methods for Transport Equa- tions--Theory and Algorithms

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

Wednesday, November 3rd

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

Speaker:     Wolfgang Dahmen

                   Institut für Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Topic:         The Dual Weighted Residual Method from a Wavelet Perspective

                   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 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

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

Speaker:     Daniel Kosov

                   Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP

Topic:         Resistance of a Molecule

Thursday, November 4th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207 APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Matt Paoletti

                   Department of Physics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Topic:         Front Propagation and Mode-Locking in an Advec- tion-Reaction-Diffusion System

and

Speaker:     Tom Solomon

                   Department of Physics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Topic:         Chaotic Mixing and Chemical Pattern Formation in a Blinking Vortex Flow

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

Friday, November 5th

3:00 PM - Math 3206

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM-- DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS LECTURE SERIES

Speaker:     John D. Weeks

                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of Chemistry and

                   Biochemistry, UMCP

Topic:         Screening, Structure and Simulation of Ionic Fluids: The Long and Short of It

                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/

Monday, November 8th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Dorothy Beckett

                   Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP

Topic          Kinetic Control of a Protein Functional Switch

                   http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speake :      David Ruffolo

                   Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Topic:          Precision Modeling of Solar Energetic Particle Transport

                    http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, November 9th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar Schedulted

 

3:30 PM   - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Dianne P. O'Leary

                   Computer Science Department and UMIACS, UMCP

Topic:          The Linear Algebra of Quantum Computing

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

 

Wednesday, November 10th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:     John Shadid

                  Computational Sciences Department, Sandia National Laboratories,

Topic:        Stabilized Finite Element (FE) Simulations of Transport/Reaction Systems:

                  Algorithms and Applications

                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS

8050 Greenmead Drive (off Metzerott Road)

College Park, MD   20740

LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR

Speaker:     Rajarshi Roy

                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), and

                   Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:         Nonlinear Dynamics of Lasers with Feedback

 

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:     Gerald Miller

                   Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP

Topic:         Ammonium Nitrate:   A Simple Compound with Five Crystals Structures

 

Thursday, November 11th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Dimtry Dolgopyat

                   Department of Mathematics, and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:         Dynamics of Adiabatic Invariants for Systems with Resonances

and

Speaker:     Charles Reichard

                   Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

Topic:         Jamming in Granular Matter

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

2:00 PM - MTH 1311

DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:     Dmitry Dolgopyat

                   Department of Mathematics, and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:          Randomness in Near-Integrable Systems

 

4:00 PM - MTH 1311

JOINT WAVELET-HARMONIC ANALYSIS/SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELINGCSCAMM SEMINAR

Speaker:      Jared Tanner

                    Department of Statistics, Stanford University, La Jolla, CA

Topic:          High Resolution Algorithms through Localized Fourier Analysis

Monday, November 15th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:       Stanley Osher

                     Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

Topic:           An Iterative Regularization Method and Inverse Scale Space for Image Restoration

                     http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:       Hays S. Rye

                    Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, NJ

Topic:           Expansion and Compaction of a Protein Folding Intermediate by GroEL

                    http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:       Douglas C. Hamilton

                     Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:           First Results from Cassini on the Ion Composition in Saturn's Magnetosphere

                     http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, November 16th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar Scheduled

 

2:00 PM - IPST 1116

SPECIAL INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IPST) COLLOQUIUM

"ELLIOTT W. MONTROLL:   A RETROSPECTIVE"

Presented by:   Michael Shlesinger

                        Chief Scientist, Non-Linear Science, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA

       

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

JOINT NUMERICAL ANALYSIS/SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM)SEMINAR

Speaker:       Weizhu Bao

                     Department of Computational Science, National University of Singapore

Topic:           Efficient and Stable Numerical Methods for the Generalized and Vector Zakharov System

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

Wednesday, November 17th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:     Corey O'Hern

                   Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Yale University

Topic:         Topological Classification of Jammed States

                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

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

Speaker:       Mark Tuckerman

                     Department of Chemistry, New York University, Washington Square Park,

                     Greenwich Village

Topic:           Molecular Dynamics from Semiconductor Surfaces to Proteins: The Present and (Near)

                     Future of Condensed Phase Structures

 

Thursday, November 18th

BURGERS SYMPOSIUM

 

        Seminar9

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

No Seminar Scheduled

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

3:30 PM - MTH 3206

JOINT NUMERICAL ANALYSIS-PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION

(PDE)/APPLIED MATHEMATICS (AMSC) SEMINAR

Speaker:     Michael Vogelius

                   Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Topic:         Non-Linear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems Related to Corrosion Modeling

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

 

Friday, November 19th

2:00 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for today's seminar is one talk that emphasizes applied dynamics.)
Speaker:     Sascha Hilgenfeldt

                   Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathemathics, Mechanical Engineering Department,

                   Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Topic:          Bubble Shapes in Foams: The Importance of Being Isotropic

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

3:00 PM - MTH 3206       

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM--AZIZ LECTURE

Speaker:       Michael Vogelius

                     Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Topic:           Electromagnetic Imaging for Small Inhomogeneities

Monday, November 22nd

2:30 PM - PHYS 1201
ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Colin McCormick

                             Physics Division, National Institute of Science and Technology,

                            Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:                   From Laboratory to Legislation: Opportunities in Science Policy

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Julio M. Fernandez

                            Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York

Topic:                  Monitoring the Folding Pathway of Proteins with Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy

                            http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Therese A. Kucera

                             Laboratory for Astronomy & Solar Physics, NASA/Goddard Spaceflight Center,

                             Greenbelt, MM

Topic:                    Solar Prominences Observed at Ultraviolet Wavelengths

                              http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, November 23rd

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Charles W. Clark

                             Chief, Electron and Optical Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and

                             Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:                    Superfluid and Laser Analogies with Coherent Matter Waves

3:30 PM   - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

No Seminar Scheduled - Thanksgiving Week

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

 

Wednesday, November 24th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

No Seminar Schedule - Thanksgiving Week

                            http/www.cscamm.umd.edu/

 

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

No Seminar Schedule - Thanksgiving Week

Monday, November 29th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar Scheduled

                            http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Stephen M. White

                             Department of Astronomy, UMCP

Topic:                   Solar Radio Astronomy and the Frequency Agile

                            Solar Radiotelescope (FASR) Project

                            http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 30th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Charanbir Kaur

                             Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:                   A Molecular Field Theory for Charged Walls and Counterions

 

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Long Chen

                            Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Topic:                  Optimal Anisotropic Error Estimates and Applications to Convection

                            Dominated Problems

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

 

Wednesday, December 1st

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:              Peter Markovich

                            Institute for Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria

Topic:                  On Highly Oscillatory Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

                            http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

 

4:00 PM - IPST 0116

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:               Garth Simpson

                             Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Topic:                   Exploring Polarization in Nonlinear Optical Measurements of Biological Interfaces

 

Thursday, December 2nd

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Hans-Georg Purwins

                            Institute of Applied Physics, University of Muenster, Germany

Title:                     Spatio-Temporal Patterns in Plasma Discharges

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

 

Friday, December 3rd

3:00 PM - MATH 3206

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM SECOND IN THE SERIES "MATHEMATICS AND BIOLOGY"

Speaker:               Stephen Altschul

                            Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation (MATH, IPST, & CSCAMM),

                            UMCP and National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health,

                            Bethesda, MD

Topic:                  Scoring Systems for Protein Sequence Alignment

                            http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/

Monday, December 6th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Seminar Canceled

                       http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Luke Dones

                       Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO
Topic:             Cassini: Imaging Results

                       http://space.umd.edu/seminars


Tuesday, December 7th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Peter Vekilov

                       Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, TX
Topic:             Phase Transitions in Protein Solutions

2:30 PM - PHYSICS 1201

JOINT QUANTUM COHERENCE AND INFORMATION AND AMO SEMINAR
Speaker:          Eite Tiesinga

                       National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD
Topic:             Ultracold Atomic Gases


Wednesday, December 8th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:         Dongho Chae

                      Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling, and

                      Department of Mathematics, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
Topic:            The Role of Direction Fields in the Regularity for Some Fluid Equations

                      http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

Thursday, December 9th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Nandi Leslie

                      Applied and Computational Mathe matics, Princeton University, NJ
Topic:             Spatially Explicit Models for Tropical Deforestation
and
Speaker:         Juan G. Restrepo

                       Institute for Research in Elec tronics & Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:             The Onset of Synchronization in Large Networks of Coupled Oscillators

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

Tuesday, December 14th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Konstantin (Kostya) Khanin

                  Mathematics Department, School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences,

                  Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Topic:        Burgers Turbulance and KFZ (Kardar-Paris-Zhang) Scaling

2:30 PM - PHYS 1201
JOINT ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL (AMO) PHYSCIS and QUANTUM COHERENCE

AND INFORMATION SEMINAR
Speaker:     Paul Lett

                   Physics Laboratory, Atomic Physics Division, National Institute of Standards

                   and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:         A (Proposed) Experiment to Determine the Correct Stress-Energy Tensor, or:

                  What is the Momentum of a Photon in a Dielectric?

                   http://www.physics.umd.edu/qcoh/abs041214.html

Thursday, December 16th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Roald Sagdeev

                 Director, East West Space Science Center, Institute for Physical Science and Tech nology and

                 Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:       Cosmic Ray Shock as a Non-Linear Plasma Problem

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

Updated 12/21/04