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IPST WEEKLY CALENDAR - FALL 2005

Tuesday, September 6th
2:30 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
Refreshments @ 2:00 PM
Speaker:          Dr. Dan Gauthier
                       Duke University
Topic:              Using dissipative Spatial Structures to Achieve Ultra-Low-Light-Level Optical Switching
Contact:  Luis Orozco - lorozco@umd.edu
http://www.physics.umd.edu/~lorozco/AMOSeminars/Fall2005/Seminars_F05.htm

3:30 PM  - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Prof. Jian-Guo Liu
                       Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Novel Finite Element Navier-Stokes Solvers without Inf-Sup Conditions
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Today

Wednesday, September 7th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. #406
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR - SPECIAL SEMINAR
Refreshments @ 3:00 PM
Speaker:          Dr. Jing Zou
                       CSCAMM, UMCP
Topic:              Super Fast Fourier Transform
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html
Note:  If you would like to meet with Dr. Zou, please contact:  pa@cscamm.umd.edu

Thursday, September 8th
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
12:15 pm - 1207 ERF
Speaker:         James Hart
                       University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:              Simullations of Time Domain Scattering from Chaotic Microwave Cavities
and
Speaker:          To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

(Special Time:  Joint NA/PDE/APPLIED MATH SEMINAR)
3:30 - MTH 3206
Speaker:          Prof. Christoph Schwab
                       Seminar of Applied Mathematics, ETHZ, Zurich
Topic:              Sparse Adaprtive FEM for Multiple Scale Problems
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Monday, September 12th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Rudolf Podgornik
                  National Institute and Human Development, NIH
Title:           The Physics of DNA
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Refreshments @ 4:00 PM
Speaker:     Dr. Peter Biermann
                   Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and University of Bonn, Germany
Title:           Overview of Galactic Cosmic Rays:  Status and Next Steps       
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 13th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Prof. Michael E. Fisher
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           CRITICALITY IN IONIC SYSTEMS:  Recent Progress, Open Questions

2:30 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
No Information
Contact:  Luis Orozco - lorozco@umd.edu
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/seminars/weekinreview.htm

3:30 PM  - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Prof. Ohannes Karakashian
                        Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
Topic:              A Posteriori Error Estimates and Convergence of Adaptive Methods for a
                        Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Elliptic Problems
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, September 14th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. #406
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR - SPECIAL SEMINAR
Refreshments @ 3:00 PM
Speaker:          Dr. Tomoya Tatsuno
                       CSCAMM, UMCP
Topic:             Degenerate Continuous Spectra and Secular Behavior:  Linear Dynamics in Fluids and Plasmas with Sheared Flow
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html
Note:  If you would like to meet with Dr. Tatsuno, please contact:  pa@cscamm.umd.edu

Thursday, September 15th
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
12:15 pm - 1207 ERF
Speaker:         Woodrow Shew
                       Ecole Normal Superieur, Lyon
Topic:              Rising Bubbles and Wake Induced Path Instabilities
and
Speaker:          Jennifer Galanis
                       NIH
Title:                To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday. September 16th
No Seminars

Monday, September 19th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Information
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Merav Opher
                  George Mason University
Title:           Effect of the Interstellar Magnetic Field on the Termination Shock: 
                  Explaining the Voyager Results       
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 20th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Madhav Ranganathan
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Dynamics of Spiral Steps on Crystalline Nanomounds

3:30 PM  - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Prof. Eberhard Baensch
                        Department of Mathematics, University of Erlangen, Germany
Topic:              Uniaxial, Extensional Flows in Liquid Bridges
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, September 21st
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. #406
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR - SPECIAL SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
3:00 PM - Seminar Room/Lower Level/LPS @ 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park
Speaker:          Professor J. Robert Anderson
                       Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:              Quantum Computing Based on Josephson-Junction Phase Qubits

Thursday, September 22nd
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
12:15 pm - 1207 ERF
Speaker:         Sejin Han
                       University of Maryland and NIH
Topic:              Collagen Network Formation
and
Speaker:          To Be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Monday, September 26th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Prof. Jooyoung Lee
                        Korea Institue for Advanced Studies
Topic:              Protein Structure Prediction and Global Optimization
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     George Simnett
                  University of Birmingham
Title:           Observational Insights into Solar Particle Acceleration to Relativistic Energies
                  and the Relevance to Flare  Energetics
http://space.umd.edu/seminars\

Tuesday, September 27th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Robert Axtell
                   Center on Social and Economic Change, Brookings Institution
Title:           Heavy-tailed Fluctuations in Firm Sizes and the Central Limit Theorem

3:30 PM  - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Chensong Zhang
                        Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:              A Posteriori Error Analysis for Parabolic Variational Inequalities in Finance
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday, September 28th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. #406
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR - SPECIAL SEMINAR
Speaker:          Allen Tannenbaum
                        Department of Electrical and Computer and Biomedical Engineering
                        Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic:              Geometric Registration Methods in Medical Imaging
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
3:00 PM - Seminar Room/Lower Level/LPS @ 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park
No Information Provided

Thursday, September 29th
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
12:15 pm - 1207 ERF
Speaker:         Jennifer Galanis
                       NICHD/NIH
Topic:             Spontaneous Pattrening of Confined Granular Media
and
Speaker:          Jeff Urbach
                       Georgetown University
                       Shaking and Shearing in a Vibrated Granular Layer
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday. September 30th
No Information Provided

Monday, October 3rd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Prof. Alenka Luzar
                        Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University
Topic:              Dynamic Aspects of Non-Covalent Interactions
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Stephane Coutu
                        Pennsylvania State University
Title:                 Highest Energy Physics with Auger
http://space.umd.edu/seminars\

Tuesday, October 4th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Dr. Denis Tsygankov
                     Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:               Spontaneous Synchronization:  Josephson Junctions and FIber Lasers
(For further information, contact:  M. E. Fisher, Coordinator.)

3:30 PM  - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - see Wednesday, October 5th
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Zheng-Tian Lu
                       Argonne National Laboratory
Topic:              Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Saharan Water
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia/

Wednesday, October 5th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. #406
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR - JOINT WITH MATH
Speaker:          Prof. Chi-Wang Shu
                        Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
Topic:              Anti-Diffusive High Order Weighted Essentially Non-Oscillatory Schemes for
                        Sharpening Contact Discontinuities
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

Thursday, October 6th
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
12:15 PM - 1207 ERF
Speaker:         Michael Newey
                       IREAP, UMCP
Topic:             Segregation Transients in a Granular Tumbler Flow
and
Speaker:         To be Announced
Topic:             To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday. October 7th
12:00-1:30 PM - IPST 1116
BURGERS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Serge Simoens
                       Burgers Visiting Associate Professor, UMCP and CNRS, Lyon
Topic:             Turbulent Mixing and Applicatoins
and
Speaker:         Kenneth T. Kiger
                      Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMCP
Topic:             Experimental Measurements in Multiphase Flows

Monday, October 10th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Helim Aranda-Espinoza
                       Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UMCP
Topic:             Spreading and Motility of Leukocytes
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Columbus Day - No Seminars Scheduled

T uesday, October 11th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Alan DeSilva
                       Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:             Observations of Electrical Conductivity in Metal Plasmas

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor Alfred Schmidt
                      Zentrum fuer Technomathematik, Universitaet Bremen , Germany
Topic:             Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Allen-Cahn and Phase Field Problems
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
SPECIAL DISTINGUISHED-SCHOLAR TEACHER LECTURE
Speaker:         Thomas Cohen
                       Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:             How the Hedgehog was Harried and Other Fables From the Land of Pentaquarks
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

5:00 PM - CSIC 1115
ISR DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Speaker:         Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas
                       Boeing Professor of Operations Research, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Topic:             Robust and Adaptive Optimization:  A Tractable Approach to Optimization
                       under Uncertainty
Note:              Roundtable Discussion: 2:00 PM - AVW 2168

Wednesday, October 12th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:       C. David Levermore
                     Director, AMSC, UMCP
Topic:           Fluid Approximations of Gyrokinetic Regimes http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

4:00 PM - Market Seminar Room (Chem 0112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker :       Professor Sergei Savikhin
                     Department of Physics, Purdue University
Topic:            Photosystem I:  Following the Path of Energy and Electron Transfer

Thursday, October 13th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker 1:   Harmut Erzgreaeber
                    Department of Physics, Vrije University, Amsterdam
Topic:          Bifurcation Analysis of a Semiconductor Laser with Filtered Optical Feedback
and
Speaker 2:   Greg Bewley & Dan Lathrop
                    Department of Physics and IREAP, UMCP
Topic:          Superfluid Vortices
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 14th
No Information Provided

Monday, October 17th
4:00PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Michael Sheetz
                      Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Topic:            Understanding Complex, Robust Functions in Mammalian Cells
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Professor James F. Drake
                        Department of Physics/IPST/IREAP, University of Maryland
Topic:              A Fermi Mechanism for the Production of Energetic Electrons During Magnetic Reconnection.
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 18th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Homer Walker
                       Mathematical Sciences Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Topic:             Globalization Techniques for Newton-Krylov Methods.
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:         Dr. Daniel Lathrop
                      Department of Physcs/IPST/IREAP, UMCP
Topic:             Laboratory Models of Geophysical and Astrophysical Turbulence.
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 19th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:         Michael Brenner
                       Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
Topic:             Drying Mediated Self Assembly
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:         Professor Jim Weisshaar
                      Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin.
Topic:             Protein Diffusion and Vesicle Fusion
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, October 20th
12:15 - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker 1:     Shmuel Fishman
Topic:            Quantum Resonancs for Kicked Cold Atoms
and
Speaker 2:     Kris Helmerson
                      Physics Laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Topic:            Quantum Transport of a Periodically Kicked Bose-Einsten Condensate
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 21st
No Information Provided

Monday, October 24th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Michael Gilson
                       Biotechnology Institute, University of Maryland
Topic:             Theory and Modeling of Molecular Recognition
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Michael F. A'Hearn
                       Department of Astronomy, UMCP
Topic:              Deep Impact: Excavating Comet Tempel 1
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 25th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Cornelia Fermuller
                       Computer Vision Laboratory, Center for Automation Research, Institute for Advanced
                       Computer Studies, UMCP
Topic:             Encounters of Vision with Scientific Computing
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:         Gregory Sullivan
                       Department of Physics, UMCPUniversity of Maryland
Topic:             A New Window on the Universe: Neutrino Astronomy at the South Pole
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 26th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC BLDG. (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:        Giles A. Francfort
                      Universite Paris Nord
Topic:             Brittle Fracture Revisited
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room )
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:         Professor Dana Dlott
                       Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Topic:             Vibrational Energy in Molecules and Molecular Nanostructures
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, October 27th
11:00 AM - ENGR 2164
FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEWS
Speaker:       Prof. Robert A. Dalrymple
                    Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Balitmore
Topic:           Nautral Flooding Diasters:  Thailand and New Orleans

12:15 PM - 1207 ENERGY RESEARCH BLDG.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker 1:      Samuel Zambrano
                      URJC, Spain
Topic:             Chaotic Resonance: A "Stochastic Resonance" Phenomenon induced by a Chaotic Signal
and
Speaker 2:       To be Announced
Topic:               To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:15 PM - PHYS 1412
2005:  THE WORLD YEAR OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE AND MUSIC
(presented by Department of Physics and French Embassy, Washington, DC)
Speaker:         Professor Richard E. Berg
                      Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:            The Physics of Sound:  What Makes Musical Tones Different? 
                      (A deomnstration lecture)
http://www.physics.umd.edu/lecdem/yopsound.htm

Friday, October 28th
4:30 PM-6:00 PM @ FRENCH EMBASSY, Washington, DC
7:30 - Lecture/Concert
2005:  THE WORLD YEAR OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE AND MUSIC
(presented by Department of Physics and French Embassy, Washington, DC)
Topic:           SOUND SCIENCE:  Lectures by international acoustics experts discussing the human voice, auditory perception,
                     and stringed instruments 
RSVP:          elise.yakuboff@cnrs-usa.org  -  Event is Free!!

No Other Seminar Information Provided.

Monday, October 31st
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, November 1st
11:00 AM - 2460 AVW
SPECIAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR
Speaker:       Professor Kameshwar Poolla
                    Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Topic:          Metrology, Modeling, and Control for Semiconductor Manufacturing

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

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:       Professor Zdenek Strakos
                     Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Topic:           Estimating the A-norm of the Error in (Preconditioned) CG
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:       Professor Howard Milchberg
                     Institute for Physical Scinece and Technology, UMCP
Topic:           Big Science (In a Small Room) with Extremely Intense Lasers
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 2nd
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:       Thierry Goudon
                     CNRS-Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille.
Topic:           Modeling of Fluid/Particles Interactions
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:       Professor Mary Shultz
                     Department of Chemistry, Tufts University
Topic:           Water, Water Everywhere...Using Small Molecules to Probe the Surface Chemistry of TiO2
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, November 3rd
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:       Hernan Makse
                     Levitch Institute, CCNY
Topic:            Self-Similarity of Complex Networks (one-long talk)

3:30 PM - JMP 1202 (Ground floor, JM Patterson Bldg.)
Speaker:       Gianluca Iaccarino
                     Center for Turbulence Research, Stnaford University
Sopic:           LES on Cartesian Grids with Anisotropic Refinement
Contact:        James Baeder (x5-1107) or baeder@eng.umd.edu

Friday, November 4th
12:00 Noon - IPST 1116
BURGERS SEMINAR
Speaker 1:       Professor Sasa Kenjeres
                        Burgers Visiting Associate Professor, UMCP and J.M. Burgerscentrum, Delft
Topic:               Numerical Simulations of Turbulence Subjected to the Combined Effects of Thermal Buoyancy
                        and Magnetic Fields
and
Speaker 2:       Dimitry Chalikov
                        Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, UMCP
Topic:               Numerical Simulation of Coupled Wind-Wave Dynamics

Monday, November 7th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Harmen Bussemaker
                       Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Topic:             Condition-Specific Regulation of mRNA Stability in Yeast
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Ramin Sina
                        Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Cosmic-Ray Antiprotons in the Galaxy
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 8th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Jeng-da Chai ( Dissertation Defense)
Topic:              Orbital-Free Density Functional Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids
PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT TIME: 1:30 PM

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Jerry Prince
                        Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Topic:              Cortical Surface Alignment Using Optical Flow in an Eulerian Framework
http://www.math.umd.edu.research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          David Cory
                        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:              Quantum Information Processing with Spins
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 9th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Chen Greif
                        The University of British Columbia
Topic:               Preconditioners for the Time-Harmonic Maxwell Equations in Mixed Form
http://www/cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Semianr Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Professor Stephen White
                        Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California, Irvine
Topic               Translocons, Membranes and the Folding of Membrane Proteins
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, November 10th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker 1:        Kaveri Josh
                        University of Maryland
Topic:              Turbulent Thermal Convection in Liquid Sodium
and
Speaker 2:       Santiago Tirana
                        University of Maryland
Topic:              Laboratory Experiments on Liquid Metal Spherical-Couette Flows
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
SPECIAL PUBLIC LECTURE
Speaker:          Paul Horn
                       Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM
Topic:              The Changing Nature of Innovation

Friday, November 11th
No Seminars Provided

Monday, November 14th
4:00PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Mark Goulian
                      Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:             Perturbing, Modeling, Imaging, and Evolving Cell Signaling Circuits in Bacteria

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Adam Szabo
                       Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:             Is There Still Something We Do Not Know about Interplanetary Shocks?
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 15th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor C. David Levermore
                       IPST and Department of Mathematic, UMCP.
Topic:             Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamics:  Entropy-Based Closures

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Marco Verani
                       Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Topic:             A Finite Element Formulation for a Shape Optimization Problem
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:         Gianni Fiorentini
                       University of Ferrara
Topic:             Geo-Neutrinos:  A New Probe of the Earth's Interior
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

5:00 PM - CSIC 1115
FALL 2005 DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
Speaker:         Dr. H. Vincent Poor
                      George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering, Department of Engineering, Princeton
Topic:             Signal Processing and Wireless Networks

Wednesday, November 16th
10:00 AM - AVW 2168
FALL 2005 DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
Roundtable Discussion
Speaker:         Dr. H. Vincent Poor
                      George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering, Department of Engineering, Princeton

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:         I. Michael Navon
                      C.S.I.T., and Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
Topic:             On Adjoint Error Correction and Bounding Using Largange Form of Truncation Term
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:         Professor Yung-Ya Lin
                      Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Topic:            Shake, Rattle and Roll: Measuring Isomerization Rates by Rotational Spectroscopy
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, November 17th
12:15 PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Lai Sang Young
                       New York University
Topic:             Nonequilibrium Steady States for Some Hamiltonian and Stochastic Models

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM - University College Inn and Conference Center - RM 1105
SECOND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE BURGERS PROGRAM FOR FLUID DYNAMICS

Friday, November 18th
No Seminar Information

Monday, November 21st
9:00 AM - 4:30PM
BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCE BLDG.
FALL 2005 BIOPHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speakers:     Professor George Lorimer(UMCP)
                    George Stan (NIH/UMCP)
                    Martin Karplus (Harvard University)
                    Amnon Horovitz (Weizman Institute of Science)
                    Mark Fisher (University of Kansas)
                    Dev Thirumalai (UMCP)
Topic:          The GroE Chaeronin Machine
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Peter H. Yoon
                        Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Self-Consistent Generation of Suprathermal Electrons (Kappa distribution) by Beam-Plasma Interaction.
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 22nd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Martin Linden
                       KTH-Shockholm and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Bacterial Motility via Pilus Retraction: Modeling a Powerful Molecular Motor.

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor L. Ridgway Scott
                       Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Chicago
Topic:             The FEniCS Project to Automate Computational Mathematical Modeling
http://www/math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          J. C. Seamus Davis
                       Cornell University
Topic:             Atomic-Resolution "Mottness Mapping" in Lightly Hole-Doped Cuprates
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquium

Wednesday, November 23rd
No Seminars Scheduled - Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24th
THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 25th
No Seminars Scheduled - Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 28th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Dr. Margaret Cheung
                     Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:            Life in a Crowd:  Macromolecular Crowding and Confinement Effects on Protein Interactions in Living Systems.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Robert B. Decker
                     Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:           The Voyager Spacecraft at the Termination Shock
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

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

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor Alex Kiselev
                     University of Wisconsin, Department of Mathematics
Topic:            Diffusion and Mixing in Fluid Flow
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:         Michael Naughton
                       Boston College
Topic:             Physics of Molecular Organic Conductors
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 30th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:        Leila De Floriani
                     Department of Computer Science, UMCP
Topic:           Modeling Non-Manifold Multi-Dimensional Shapes
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

3:00 PM - LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 - (301)935-6400
Speaker:        Dr. Anthony Yu
                      Northrop Grumman Corporation
Topic:            The Development Effort of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) Laser Transmitter
                      for the NASA ICESat Mission
Note:             For guests attending the LPS seminar, please use the phone on the left hand side of the front door
                      to call the receptionist for entry.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, December 1st
12:15PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Will Ray
                      University of Maryland
Topic:             Crisis in a Semiconductor Laser with Optical Feedback
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Vadim Kaloshin
Topic:            Nonlocal Arnold Diffusion for the Restricted Planar Circular 3 Body Problem

7:00 PM - CHEM 1407
S PECIAL SEMINAR IN CELEBRATION OF UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Speaker:        Professor Paul Crutzen, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Topic:          Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate in the "Anthropocene"

Friday, December 2nd
12:00 NOON - IPST 1116
BURGERS SEMINAR
Speaker 1:     Andre Marshall
                      Fire Protection Engineering, UMCP
Topic:            Fluid Flows in Combustion
and
Speaker 2:     Xiabobo Yao
Topic:            Characterizing Fire Induced Flow Transport Along Ceilings Using Salt-Water Modeling

Monday, December 5th
4:00PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor Anatoly Kolomeisky
                     Department of Chemistry, Rice University
Topic:           Coupling of Two Motor Proteins:  A New Motor Can Move Faster
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled / AGU Meeting
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, December 6th
1:15PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor Bei-lok Hu
                     Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:           What's Statistical Physics to Quantum Gravity

3:30PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Note:            Special NA-PDE/Appl. Math Seminar
Speaker:        Professor Chun Liu
                     Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
Topic:            Macro-Micro Models in Viscoelastic Materials:  An Energetic Variational Approach
http://www.math.umd.edu/research.seminars

4:00PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:        Ian Shipsey
                     Purdue University
Topic:           Cochlear Implants: A Technical and Personal Account
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, December 7th
2:00PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:        Doron Levy   
                     Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Topic:            Post-Transplantation Dynamics of the Immune Responses to Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

3:00PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740
(301)935-6400
Speaker:        Professor Lawrence Bennett    
                     George Washington University, Institute for Magnetics Research
Topic:            Bose-Einstein Condensation of Magnons in Nanomaterials

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:        Professor Jacob Petrich
                     Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Topic:            Fundamental and Applied Uses of Light: From Antiviral Agents to Solvation Dynamics to Food Safety
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, December 8th
12:15PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker 1:     Erin Rericha
                      University of Maryland
Topic:            How Does Dicty Find Its Way?
and
Speaker 2:     Amy Finkbiner, University of Maryland
Topic:            A Dynamical Approach to a Self-Adapting Peer-to-Peer System
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30PM - MTH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:        Professor Willi Jaeger
                      Institut fr Angewandte Mathematik, Im Neuenheimer Feld 294, D-69120,
                      Heidelberg, Germany
Topic             Reactive Flow Through Porous Medi a

5:00 PM - J. H. KIM ENGRG. BLDG 1110 (Lecture Hall)
FALL 2005 WHITING-TURNER BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL LECTURE SERIES; presented by
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Reception @ 4:30 p.m.
Speaker:        Dr. Robert Metcalfe
                     3Com Founder, Ethernet Inventor and Venture Capitalist
Topic:           Ethernet and Entrepreneurship
For more information:  http://www.eng.umd.edu/whitingturner/

Friday, December 9th
3:30PM - MTH 3206
AZIZ LECTURE
Speaker:        Professor Willi Jaeger
                      Institut fr Angewandte Mathematik, Im Neuenheimer Feld 294, D-69120
                     Heidelberg, Germany
Topic:            Multi-Scale Modeling in Biosciences-Ion Transport Through Membranes

Monday, December 12th
3:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR (note special day/time)
Speaker        Professor Sergiu Klainerman
                     Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
Topic:           A Break-Down Criterion for the Einstein Equations
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor John Nagle
                     Professor of Physics and Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Topic:            Structure of Biomembranes: Challenges for Experiment and Theory
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
End of Semester - No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, December 13th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor Alberto Pimpinelli
                     Universite Blaise Pascal Clermont-2, and UMCP
Topic:            Crystal Surfaces Out of Equilibrium:  Instabilities, Multiscaling and Nonlocality

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:       Professor Alexi Novikov
                     Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
Topic:           A Homogenization Approach to Large-Eddy Simulation of Incompressible Fluids
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
No Seminar Scheduled

Wednesday, December 14th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor Sergiu Klainerman
                      Princeton University, Department of Mathematics
Topic:            A Break-Down Criterion for the Einstein Equations
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall05/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:        Professor Richard Berg
                      Director, Physics Lecture-Demonstration Facility, Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:            The Physics IQ Test

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, December 15th
12:15 PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, December 16th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, December 19th
2:00 PM - PHYS 0360 (CSR Conference Room)
SPECIAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Thomas Seligman
                     Centro de Ciencias Fisicas, University of Mexico, Cuernavaca
Topic:            Fidelity Decay:  Theory and Experiments

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, December 20th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY STAT. MECH. MEETING

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, December 21st
3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES duled
No Seminar Scheduled

4:00 PM - Marker Seminar Room (Chem 0112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, December 22nd
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, December 23rd
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, December 26th - Monday, January 2, 2006
HOLIDAY BREAK - End of Semester
No Seminars Scheduled

IPST Weekly Calendar/WINTER BREAK 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
3:00PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Drs. Robert J. Runser and Matthew S. Goodman
                       Telecordia Technologies and Laboratory for Telecommunications Sciences
Topic:             Quantum Cryptography in Reconfigurable Fiber Optic Networks

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES (*Refreshments served at 2:30PM)
Speaker:          Dr. David A. Salstein
                       NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland, Baltimore County,
                       and Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Lexington, MA
Topic:             Atmospheric angular momentum and related excitation of Earth rotation/polar motion
                       from meteorological analyses and models

Updated 3/7/06