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IPST FALL 2005 SEMINARS

IPST WEEKLY CALENDAR - FALL 2006

Tuesday, September 5th
4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     John F. Hawley, University of Virginia
Topic:         The General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Black Hole Accreation Disks
                   and Jets

http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, September 6th
2:00PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Gadi Fibich
                   Tel Aviv University
Topic:          New Singular Solutions of the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation (NLS)
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
                 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Professor Peter Kofinas
                   Fischell Department of Bioengineering, UMCP
Topic:         Functional Polymer Nanostructures for Nanobiotechnology Applications

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Vlad Sadchenko
                   Department of Chemistry, George Washington University
Topic:         Ultrafast Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy and Microcalorimetry: New Tools to
                   Uncover Mysteries of Ice

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Tuesday, September 12th
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Robert A.Walker
                   Department.of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:         At Arm's Length - Correlating Molecular Structure with Interfacial Solvation

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Walter Gander
                  Department of Computational Science, ETH Zurich
Topic:        Generating Numerical Algorithms Using Computer Algebra
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Theodore Hodapp
                   Hamline University
Topic:         Physics Teaching:  The Role of College and Universities in the Preparation of Future Teachers
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, September 13th
2:00PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor David Hoff
                   Department of Mathematics, Indiana University
Topic:          Lagrangean Structure and Propagation of Singularities in Multidimensional Compressible Flow
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
                 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Professor Dimitri Basov
                   Physics Department, University of California, San Diego
Topic:         An Infrared Probe of Charge Injection in Organic Field Effect Transistors

Monday, September 18th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Sergei Sukharev
                   Department.of Biology, UMCP
Topic:         The Gating Mechanism of the Bacterial Mechanosensitive Channel MscS
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:00 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     D. Aaron Roberts
                   NASA/GSFC
Topic:         Lots of Things We Don't Know About Solar Wind Turbulence
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 12th
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Jocelyn Rodgers
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Nonuniform Charged Systems:  Accurate Short-Ranged Simulations

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Milan Mihajlovic
                  Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Topic:        Efficient Preconditioning of the Navier-Stokes Equations with the Free Surface Condition
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1412
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
ISR DISTSINGUISHED LECTURE
Speaker:     Professor Steven Strogatz
                   Cornell University, Theoretical and Applied Mathematics
Topic:         The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, September 20th
10:00 AM - 2168 A. V. Williams Bldg.
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
ISR DISTSINGUISHED LECTURE
Roundtable Discussion
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

2:00PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Efthimios Kaxiras
                   Department of Physics, Harvard University
Topic:          Simulations of Complex Materials Across Multiple Scales
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
                 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Dr. Lee J. Richter
                   Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:         Optical Characterization of Semiconducting Polymer Thin Films

Thursday, September 21st
12:15 PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEINAR
Speaker:     Stefan Koehler
                   Emory University
Topic:          Swimming in A Granular Medium
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, September 22nd
3:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Anne Krapiel
                   Princeton U niversity
Topic:          Role of Molybdenum and Other Oroanions in the Nitrogen Cycle of Soils
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, September 25th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:00 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     James L. Burch
                   Southwest Research Institute
Topic:         Magnetospheric Multiscale - The Reconnection Mission
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 26th
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

11:00AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Mourad Sadqi
                   Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:         Atom by Atom Analysis of Global Downhill Protein Folding
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Andrea Bonito
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Three-Dimensional Viscoelastic Flows with Complex Free Surfaces:  Numerical Simulations and
                  Mathematical Analysis of Simplified Problems

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Paul McEuen
                   Cornell University
Topic:         Carbon Electronics: From "String" Theory to Nanoguitars
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, September 27th
2:00PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Selim Esedoglu
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Topic:        
Finding Global Minimizers of Segmentation and Denoising Functionals
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar

Thursday, September 28th
12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, September 29th
12:00 PM - CSS 4311
FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEWS SEMINAR/BURGERS PROGRAM
Speaker:     Professor Rainald Lohner
                   School of Computational Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Topic:         Simulation of Flows with Violent Free Surface Motion

Monday, October 2nd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:00 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Ken McCracken
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Long-Term Changes in the Cosmic Radiation and the Heliomagnetic Field;
                 1428-2005

http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 3rd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Iqbal Hamza
                    Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, UMCP
Topic:          Notes from the Underground:  Specifications of Heme Trafficking Pathways in C. Elegans
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jurgen Mimkes
                   Physics Department, University Paderborn, Germany
Topic:         Chemistry of Social Bonds:  A Thermodynamic  View of Socio-Economic Systems

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      John Hall, Nobel Prize Winner
                   National Institute of Standards and Technology    
Topic:         The Optical Frequency Comb - A Tool of Many Uses
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 4th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Nigel Goldenfeld
                   Department of Physics, University of Illinois
Topic:         Beyond Phase Field Models:  Renormalization Group Approach to Multiscale Modeling
                   in Materials Science

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

2:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Mike Tarlov
                    National Institutes of Standards and Technology
Topic:          Recent Advances in Surface Science of Biomolecules
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
                 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Dr. William D. Oliver
                    MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Topic:          Microwave-Induced Sideband Cooling:  Atomic Physics with a Superconducting
                   Persistent-Current Qubit

4:30 PM - CHEM 1402 (Chemistry Lecture Hall)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Alfred Bader
                    Alfred Bader Fine Arts
Topic:          The Real History of The Benzene Ring Structure
                    Richard Anschutz, Archibald Scott Couper and Josef Loschmidt:  A Detective at Work
Cohosted by the ACS and NIH
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, October 5th
12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:  Shmuel Fishman
                    Technion
Topic:          Tunneling Out of Phase Space Islands of Maps
and
Speaker #2:  Matt Cornick ( tentative)
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:           State Estimation of a Rayleigh-Benard Convection Experiment
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 6th
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Mark Ellison
                   Ursinas College
                   Maryland Symposium on Chemistry Research at Undergraduate Institutions
Topic:         Gas Absorption on Carbon Nanotubes
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, October 9th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:       Lori Goldner
                    Optical Technology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic:           Optical Interrogation of Single Biomolecules and Molecular Complexes,
                     with Applications to RNA/Protein Complexes

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, October 10th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Michael Jarstfer
                    University of North Carolina
Topic:          Chemistry to Study Telomere Biology
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Olga Dudko
Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health
Topic:         Single Molecule Experiments:  Rates and Activation Free Energies

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Ivo Babuska
                    Institute for Computational Science and Engineering,University of Texas at Austin
Topic:          Are the Computational Results Reliable?
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Distinguished Teacher Lecture
Speaker:      E. F. (Joe) Redish
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          Thoughts on Teaching Physics While Listening to Ravel's Bolero;
                    Implications of Research on Learning and Knowing

http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 11th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Professor Wolfgang Losert
                    Physics Department and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:          Forced Shape Deformations of Interfaces and Biopolymer Networks

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Bill Phillips
                    National Institute of Standards and Technology and UMCP
Topic:          Coherent Atoms in Optical Lattices
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, October 12th
11:00AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Mr. James Creagan
                    UMCP (Advisor: Professor Lyle Isaacs)
Topic:           To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Juri Toomre
                    JILA and Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado
Topic:           Unfolding the Sources of Solar Magnetism
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 13th
4:00 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      J. Randy Jokipii
                   University of Arizona
Toic:          New Insights into the Solar-Wind Termination
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Monday, October 16th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Elliot Elson
                  Biophysics, Washington University, St. Louis
Topic:        Can the Collagenase Brownian Ratchet Exert a Significant Force on a Cell?
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Chris Paranicas
                   Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:         The Inner Magnetosphere of Saturn as Revealed by the Cassini Spacecraft
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 17th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. George Lorimer
                   Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:          GroEL: A Cellular Nanomachines
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Elliot Elson
                    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine
Topic:          Molecular Cluster-Size Distributions from Fluorescence Fluctuations

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Dr. J. M. Cascon
                    Department of Mathematics, University of Salamanca, Spain
Topic:          Convergence and Optimality of an AFEM for General Second Order Linear Elliptic PDE
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Distinguished Teacher Lecture
Speaker:      Kevork Abazajian
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:           The New Cosmology
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 18th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
                 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Dr. Alexander Efros
                    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:          Mode Locking of Electron Spin Coherence in Singly Charged Aluminum Dots

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Bill Phillips
                    National Institute of Standards and Technology and UMCP
Topic:          Coherent Atoms in Optical Lattices
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, October 19th
11:00AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Dina Merrer
                    Barnard College
Topic:          Mechanism of Carbene Additions to Cycloropenes:  Dynamics and Strain
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Juan G. Restrepo
                    Northeastern University
Topic:          Characterizing the Dynamical Importance of Network Nodes and Links
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
JOINT CSCAMM/MATH/NORBRT WIENER CENTER
Speaker:      Professor Anna Gilbert
                    Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Topic:          Fast Algorithms for Space Analysis
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

Friday, October 20th
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Tom Moffat
                    National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic:           To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, October 23rd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Dr. Tatiana Rostovtseva
                  Section on Molecular Transport, Laboratory of Physical and Structural Biology,
                  NICHD, NIH
Topic:        Major Mitochondrial Channel, VDAC: Transport Properties and Their Regulation
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Speaker:     Gordon D. Holman
                   NASA GSFC
Topic:         Results from X-Ray Observations of Solar Flares with the Ramaty High Energy Solar
                   Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI)

http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 24th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Ron Orlando
                    Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia
Topic:          Proteomics and Glycoproteomicss, Answering Questions or Creating Them?
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Dr. Denis Tsygankov
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:          Wrong-way Walking and Hidden Steps of Molecular Motors

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Leszek Demkowicz
                    Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Department of Aerospace Engineering
                    and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
Topic:          hp-Finite Elements for Maxwell Equations: Discrete Compactness and hp-Convergence
                   for Maxwell Eigenvalues

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM

Speaker:      John E. Harris
                    Stanford University
Topic:         Evidence for a Quark-Gluon Plasma at RHIC
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 25th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar

CSCAMM WORKSHOP
Analytical and Computational Challenges of Incompressible Flows at High Reynolds Number
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Speaker:      Professor Ichiro Takeuchi
                    Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Center for
                    Superconductivity Research, UMCP
Topic:          Combinatorial Approach to Materials Discovery

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Alex Benderskii
                    Wayne State University
Topic:          Coherent Nonlinear Spectroscopies of Surfaces and Interfaces
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, October 26th
CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
MARKER SYMPOSIUMS:
1:00PM
Speaker:      Professor Luis Echegoyen
                    Clemson University
Topic:          Chemical and Electrochemical Properties of Fullerenes, Endohedral Fullerenes
                    and Other Carbon Compounds

2:00PM
Speaker:      Professor Lyle Isaacs
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          The Cucurbit [n]uril Family
3:30PM
Speaker:      Professor Peter Stang
                    University of Utah
Topic:          Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly
                   of Metallocyclic Polygons Via Coordination

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      To be Announced
Topic:          To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 27th
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Patrick Hatcher
                    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University
Topic:          Adduction of Peptides to Natural Organic Matter: Implications of N Cycling
                    in the Environment

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, October 30th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Maria Kurnikova
                    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Topic:          Molecular Modeling of Structure and Energetics of Ion Channel-Forming
                   Protein-Polysaccharide Complexes

http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Frank McDonald
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Where Were the Anomalous Cosmic Rays When Voyager 1 Crossed the Termination Shock
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 31st
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. George Cody
                    Carnegie Geophysical Institute of Washington
Topic:           Hydrothermal Organic Reactions, Transition Metal Sulfides, and the Origins of Life
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Surajit Sengupta
                    S. N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India
Topic:          Microstructure Selection During Solid State Transformations:  The Role of
                   Non-Elastic Variables

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Luc Mieussens
                    Mathematiques pour l'Industrie et la Physique, Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse
Topic:          Numerical Simulations of Rarefied Gases in Curved Channels:  Thermal Creep,
                    Circulating Flow, and Pumping Effect

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      Jogesh Pati
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:           Quest for Unification:  Probings Through Neutrino Oscillations, Matter Asymmetry
                    and Decay of the Proton

http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 1st
8:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Paul Dagdigian
                    Johns Hopkins University
Topic:          Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy for Basic and Applied Studies: Spectroscopy
                    of Transient Polyatomic Intermediates and Detection of Explosives

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Michael Vogelius
                    Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University
Topic:          Electromagnetic Imaging and Cloaking
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS 8050
                 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Dr. Charles YC Lee
                    US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA
Topic:            AFOSR Interests on Organic Photonics

Thursday, November 2nd
11:00 AM -  CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
Room 0112, Marker Seminar Room
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Mr. Huan Wang
                    UMCP (Advisor: Professor Steven Rokita)
Topic:           Metal-Based Supramolecular Chemistry
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:   Tom Carroll
                      Naval Research Laboratory
Topic:            Using a Phase Space Statistic to Detect Resonant Objects
and
Speaker #2:   Andrew Pomerance
                     University of Maryland, College Park  UMD
Topic:            Locally Forced Biopolymer Networks:  Viscoelasticity on the Filament Scale
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, November 3rd
12:00 Noon - ENGR 2164
FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEWS/SEMINARS OF THE BURGERS PROGRAM
Speaker:      Professor Kaye L. Brubaker
                   Department of Civil Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Is Summer Getting Longer?  Trends in the Northern Hemisphere Water Cycle

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Joseph Loo
                    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Topic:           To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, November 6th
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
Speaker:      Nahee Park
                    Ewha Womans University, Korea
Topic:          Measuring for the Charge of High Energy Cosmic-Ray Particles in the CREAM Experiment
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 7th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Don Burke
                    University of Missouri-Columbia
Topic:           Stretching the Speed Limits and Evolutionary Limits of RNA Catalysis
Host:            Dr. Kahn
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

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

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Dr. Alexi Lozinski
                    Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
Topic:          Modeling and Simulations of Gas Bubbles in a Fluid
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      Leo Kadanoff
                    University of Chicago
Topic:           Computer Simulation and Prediction - The Good The Bad and The Awful
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 8th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
                 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Dr. Oh-Kil Kim
                   Chemistry Division and Institute for Nanoscience, Naval Research Laboratory,
                    Washington, DC
Topic:          One-Dimensional Energy/Electron Transfer Through a Helical Channel

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Philip Anfinrud
                    National Institutes of Health
Topic:          Watching Proteins Function with Picosecond Time-Resolved Laue Crystallography,
                    Time-Resolved Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering, and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, November 9th
11:00 AM -  CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
Room 0112, Marker Seminar Room
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Mr. Wei Zhang
                    UMCP (Advisor: Professor Lawrence Sita)
Topic:          To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:   Kyle Gustafson
                      University of Maryland
Topic:            Fractional Diffusion and Finite Larmor Radius Effects in 2-D Plasma Models
and
Speaker #2:   Cory Poole, University of Maryland
Topic:            To be Announced
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM -  MATH 3206
PDE/APPLIED MATH SEMINAR
Speaker:      Daniel Koester
                    University of Augsburg, Germany
Topic:          Numerical Simulation of Acoustic Streaming on Surface Acoustic Wave-Driven Biochips
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/pde

Friday, November 10th
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:      Ms. Marjan Alagmand
                    UMCP (Advisor: Professor Neil Blough)
Topic:           To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, November 13th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Dyche Mullins
                   Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Topic:         The Secret Life of Actin 
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND C, OSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:       John Krizmanic
                    NASA GSFC
Topic:           The Orbiting Wide-Angle Collectors (OWL) Experiment: Observing Ultra-High Energy
                    Cosmic Rays from Space

http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 14th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. San Shi
                    Children's National Medical Center
Topic:           Family Portrait of the Transcarbamylases
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:       Dr. Saar Rahav
                    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:           The Classical Limit of Quantum Transport

1:45PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:       Dr. Murthy Gudipati
                     IPST, UMCP, NASA Ames and University of Cologne
Topic:           Understanding the Evolution of Dirty-Ices in the Universe – From the
                     Chemical Physics Perspective

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      John Thomas
                   Duke University
Topic:         Optically-Trapped, Strongly-Interacting Fermi Gases
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 15th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:        Dr. Rodrigo Platte
                      Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Arizona State University
Topic:            A Hybrid Fourier-Chebyshev Pseudospectral Method for Non-Periodic Hyperbolic Problems
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
                 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:       Dr. Josefino C. Comiso
                     NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:            Arctic Warming Signals Associated with Greenhouse Gases

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Eric Bittner
                    University of Houston
Topic:          Ultra-fast Energy Transfer and Exciton Breakup Dynamics in DNA:  Does DNA Act
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, November 16, 2006
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Bioscience Day
Speaker:       Professor Steven Benkovic
                     Pennsylvania State University
Topic:           Advances in Enzymology
and
Speaker:       Dr. Jeff Gildersleeve
                     National Cancer Institute
Topic:           Carbohydrate Chemistry and Glycobiology
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar .
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE BURGERS PROGRAM FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
1:00-5:30PM
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, UMCP
Rooms 1107 and 1111
Invited Lecturers:
#1     Gijs Ooms
         J.M. Burgerscentrum, The Netherlands
#2     Elias Balaras
         University of Maryland
#3     Shiyi Chen
          Johns Hopkins University
#4     Alan Faller
         Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Friday, November 17th
12:00 NOON - ENGR 2164
FDR SEMINAR
Speaker:       Martin Van Hecke
                    University of Leiden
Topic:           A Stationary Granular Fluid
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:      Ms. Marjan Alagmand
                    UMCP (Advisor: Professor Neil Blough)
Topic:           To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, November 20th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:        Dr. Gang Dong, Faculty Candidate
                     Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology
Topic:            Structural Insights into the Final Stages of Exocytosis - The Architecture
                     and Assembly of the Exocyst

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:30 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:        Mr. Darren Bykowskii
                      UMCP Advisor:  Professor Michael Doyle
Topic:             Synthetic Applications of the Vinylcarbenes:  Ylide, Cyclopropanation, and
                      C-H Insertion Reacton
s
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Dr. Arpita Upadhyaya
                      Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:            Polymerization and Adhesion in Cellular Movements: Pushing, Pulling and Sticking
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND C, OSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Moo Hyun Lee
                      Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:             Performance of the CREAM Calorimeter
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 21st
10:00 AM - CHEM 3219
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Dissertation Defense
Speaker:        Ms. Hui Li
                      UMCP Advisor:  Professor Janice Reutt-Robey
Topic:            N-Heteroaromatic Acid Adlayer Structures Under Hydrogen Bonding Influence:
                      A Comprehensive UHV-STM/XPS/RAIRS Study

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Professor Sean Sun
                      Mechanical Engineering and Whitaker Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Topic:            The Physics of Bacterial Cell Division

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Igor Griva
                    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
Topic:          Case Studies in Shape and Trajectory Optimization:  Catenary Problem
http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      Nergis Mavalvala
                    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:          Gravitational Wave Detection:  What's new? What next?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 22nd
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
                 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar

Thursday, November 23rd
No Seminars - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24th
No Seminars - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 27th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Dr. Arthur LaPorta
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:           Observing the Sequence-Specific Kinetics of an RNA Polymerase Molecule Using
                     Optical Tweezers
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Matthew Hill
                    Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:          The Tangle of Ion Populations in the Termination Foreshock and Heliosheath
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 28th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
(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:      Professor Sow-Hsin Chen
                    Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, M.I.T.
Topic:          Dynamic Crossover in Protein Hydration Water and the Glass Transition in Biopolymers

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      Douglas P. Hamilton
                   University of Maryland
Topic:          Neptune's Satellite Triton: A Retrospective
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 29th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM
Speaker:      Professor Boaz Nadler
                    Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
                    Weizmann Institute of Science
Topic:          Statistical Data Analysis and Stochastic Dynamical Systems – A Two Way Street
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Professor Anna Kidiyarova-Shevtchenko
                   Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department
                   Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Topic:           Rapid Single Flux Quantum Superconducting Digital Technology

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room/Bldg, #091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor George Flynn
                    Columbia University
Topic:           Probing Self-Assembly and Chemistry at Interfaces: A Sub-Nanometer View
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, November 30th
11:00 AM CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room/Bldg. #091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Ram Hosmane
                    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Topic:          Artificial Blood. Cell-Free Oxygen Carriers Based on Hemoglobin
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Oreste Piro
                    Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Title:             Left or Right?  Follow the Flow!
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
This is the lecture in the PDE/Applied Math Seminar at 3:30 PM given in connection with the Aziz Lecture, which is on November 30, 2006.
Speaker:      Professor George Papanicolaou
                    Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Topic:          Optimal Illumination in Array Imaging

Friday, December 1st
12:00 PM - Martin Hall 3164
FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEW
Speaker:      Jim Jenkins, Cornell University
Topic:          Dense Inclined Flows of Granular Materials
http://www.physics.umd.edu/calendar

3:00 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
AZIZ LECTURE
Speaker:      Professor George Papanicolaou  
                    Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Topic:          Imaging in Random Media

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room/Bldg. #091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Jeff Long
                    Naval Research Laboratory
Topic:          Mesoporous Three-Dimensional Nanoarchitectures for Sensing, Catalysis,
                   Energy Storage, and –Conversation, and You-Name-It!

Monday, December 4th
1:00 PM - 1201 Physics Building
Special IPST Seminar, joint with the Quantum Information & Physics Seminar Series
Speaker:      Dr. Jeffrey Bub
                    Department of Philosophy, UMCP
Topic:          Quantum Computation from a Quantum Logical Perspective

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Dr. R. Blake Hill
                    Johns Hopkins University
Topic:          A Model for the Membrane-Induced Conformational Change of Bcl-xL
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Tea & Cookies 4:00-4:30 PM
Speaker:      Fred Ipavich
                    University of Maryland
Topic:          Solar Wind Heavy Ion Systematics
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, December 5th
8:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room/Bldg, #091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. David Benson
                   Wayne State University
Topic:         Designing Proteins to Function at Materials Interfaces to Generate Analytical Reagents
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Thomas C. Schelling
                   Department of Economics, UMCP
Topic:         Modeling Voluntary Segregation Among People:  An 'Agent-Based' Approach

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Christian Kreuser
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Augsburg, Germany
Topic:         Convergence of Adaptive Finite Element Methods for $p$-Laplace Equation
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      David Spergel
                    Princeton University
Topic:          Cosmology After WMAP
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, December 6th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM
Speaker:      Professor Teng Li
                    Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMCP
Topic:          Modeling the Deformation of Organic/Inorganic Hybrids Mechanics of
                   Flexible Macroelectronics

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

2:30 PM - PHYS 1201
SPECIAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Alexander Rodin
                    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Topic:          Moscow Phystech - Building A Research University

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:      Professor Michael E. Fisher
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:           MOLECULAR MOTORS:  Observations and Theory

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room/Bldg, #091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Claudio Margulis
                    University of Iowa
Topic:           Simulations of the Dynamic and Thermodynamics of Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, December 7th
11:00 AM CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room/Bldg. #091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Ms. Emily Potts
Advisor:      Professor Philip DeShong
                    University of Maryland
Topic:          To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

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

2:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room/Bldg. #091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Dissertation Seminar
Speaker:     Mr. Shenghu Zhou
Advisor:      Professor Bryan Eichhorn
                   University of Maryland
Topic:         Architecture Controlled Bimetallic Nanoparticles for Heterogeneous Catalysis http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Friday, December 8th
Notice:  Acad. Evgeny Velikhov is visiting campus.
Acad. Velikhov is the President of the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy.
He is also Chairman of the Development Board for the International Thermonuclear Pilot Reactor (ITER),
and a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (see http://www.kiae.ru/eng/str/direct/vep.htm
for more details).  During his visit he will give a seminar and a public lecture:
1
1:00-Noon - 1207 ERB      
Topic:       Magneto-rotational Instability
3:30-4:30 PM  1110 Kim Engingeering Bldg.
Topic:       Energy Security and the Russian Role .

Monday, December 11th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Dr. Marco Colombini
                    Biology Department , UMCP
Topic:          Ceramide Channels
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, December 12th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
(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:    Daphne A. Fuentevilla
                  Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP
Topic:         Modeling Voluntary Segregation Among People:  An 'Agent-Based' Approach

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jing Zou
                  Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling, UMCP
Topic:          The Super Fast Spectral Method for Multiscale PDEs
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

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

Wednesday, December 13th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC (#406)
CSCAMM
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar

Thursday, December 14th
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - 127 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Friday, Demcember 15th
No Seminars

Monday, December 18th
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, December 19th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

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

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

Wednesday, December 20th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM
No Seminar.
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall06/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar

Thursday, December 21st
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

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

Friday, December 22nd
No Seminars

Next Week
University Closed - Holiday Break
Return on January 2, 2007

No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, January 8th - Friday, January 12th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, January 15th - Friday, January 19th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, January 22nd - Friday, January 26th
No Seminars Scheduled

END OF SEMESTER

 

Updated 2/19/07