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IPST WEEKLY CALENDAR - FALL 2008

Monday, September 1st
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Holiday
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, September 2nd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu; (301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu; (301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu; (301)405-1610

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

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

Wednesday, September 3rd
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Tom Hou
                   Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Cal Tech
Topic:         On the Stabilizing Effect of Convection in 3D Incompressible Flows
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar
For further information, please contact Dr. Michael Mandelberg (301-935-3151) or
Dr. Bob Anderson (301-405-6142).

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

Thursday, September 4th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, September 5th
No Seminars

Monday, September 8th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Rosemary Killen
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         The MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 9th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Mark Nelson
                   Dupont
Topic:         Metabolic Engineering of E. coli for the Commercial Production of I,3-Propanediol
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu; (301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu; (301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu; (301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Peter Smereka
                   University of Michigan
Topic:         Modeling and Simulation of Heteroeptixial Growth
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Zackaria Chacko
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Symmetry as a Guide to a New Physics at the Weak Scale
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, September 10th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Tom Pearl
                    North Carolina State University
Topic:          Molecular-Level Probing of Weakly Bound Metallic Nanoparticles, Chiral Domains,
                    and Single Biomolecules

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Michael Shelley
                  The Courant Institute, New York University
Topic:        Dynamics and Transport in Active Suspensions
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull (301-935-3155) or
Dr. Dennis Drew (301-405-6146).

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

4:00 PM - (Bldg. #406/CSCAMM SEMINAR ROOM)
CANCER DYNAMICS
Note:  This Fall, for the first time:  Research Interaction Team (RIT) on CANCER DYNAMICS;
           (AMSC 689, Section 3502)

Organizers:
Doron Levy (Math/CSCAMM), dlevy@math.umd.edu mailto:dlevy@math.umd.edu
Wolfgang Losert (Physics/IPST/IREAP), wlosert@umd.edu mailto:wlosert@umd.edu

This new RIT is part of an initiative to encourage a dialogue between cancer researchers from the National Cancer Institute and
Scientists and engineers from the University of Maryland. The RIT will feature guest speakers from the NCI.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. David Lenvens, Head, Gene Regulation Section, NCI/NIH
Dr. Petr Kalab, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, NCI/NIH
Dr. Jim McNally, Director, Flourescence Imaging Facility, NCI/NIH
Dr. Lee Helman, Head, Molecular Oncology Section, Pediatric Oncology Branch, NCI/NIH

Students that are potentially interested in Cancer Research are encouraged to attend the RIT. Credit for this course can be obtained
by studying and presenting a paper on a topic agreed on with one of the organizers. Cancer research provides many exciting research
opportunities in math, physics, biology, and related fields. Listening to talks from leading experts is a wonderful way to get acquainted
with the field.
More details can be found on the new Cancer Dynamics Group Webpage:
http://www.cancer.umd.edu <http://www.cancer.umd.edu/>
For more details, please contact one of the organizers.

Thursday, September 11th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - 3206 MATH
CSCAMM SEMINAR (Joint with Department of Mathematics)
Note:  Special Time and Place
Speaker:     Professor Kevin Zumbrun
                   Department of Mathematics, Indiana University
Topic:         Stability of Strong Viscous Shock Layers in an Ideal Gas
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

Friday, September 12th
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Speaker:     William E. Vanderlinde
                   Laboratory for Physical Sciences, College Park, MD
Topic:         Scanning Electron Microscopy at the Nanoscale
For more information, contact Annette Mateus (301-405-5207) or amateus@umd.edu.
Further information about the above seminar may be obtained at
http://www.physics.umd.edu/calendar
or by sending email to phys-chair@physics.umd.edu

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Qian Wang
                   University of South Carolina
Topic:         Chemistry and Hierarchical Assembly of Bionanoparticles
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, September 15th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Daniel H. Reich
                   Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Topic:         Probing Cell Mechanics and Cell-cell Interactions with Tailored Magnetic Nanoparticles
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Vladimir Ptuskin
                   IZMIRAN
Topic:         Supernova Remnants as Cosmic Ray Accelerators
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 16th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Mr. Zheng Cao
                   UMCP, Graduate Student
Topic:         Ubiquitylation and Degradation of Arrested RNA Polymerase II
                   During Transcript Elongation in Yeast

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu; (301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu; (301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu; (301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Bin Zhang
                   Penn State University
Topic:         New Finite Element Methods for Fourth Order Partial Differential Equations
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Jim Drake
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          Magnetic Reconnection: A Mechanism for Cosmic Particle Acceleration
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, September 17th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Philip DeShong
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Glycosyl-Functionalized Nanomaterials:  Science at the Interface of Biology, Chemistry,
                  and Medicine

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Gadi Fibich
                   Department of Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
Topic:         Applied Math Approach to Auction Theory
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Dr. Arnold H. Silver, Consultant
Topic:         Single Flux Quantum Electronics in Superconductors
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull (301-935-3155);
Professor Dennis Drew (301-405-6146)

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

Thursday, September 18th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Eric Forgoston
                   U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Topic:         Escape Rates in a Stochastic Environment with Multiple Scales
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, September 19th
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Speaker:     Professor Robert C. Cammarata
                  Johns Hopkins University
Topic:        Synthesis, Processing, and Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposite Thin Films
For more information, contact Annette Mateus (301-405-5207)
Further information about the above seminar may be obtained at
http://www.physics.umd.edu/calendar
or by sending email to phys-chair@physics.umd.edu

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Eric Hintza
                   National Science Foundation
Topic:         Atmospheric Chemistry Over the Oceans
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, September 22nd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Marco Colombini
                   Department of Biology, UMCP
Topic:         Inferring Channel Structure and Dynamics from Functional Studies
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 23rd
1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Jean Noel Aqua
                   IRPHE-Marseilles, France
Topic:        Elasticity and Self-Organization in Crystal Growth
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu; (301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu; (301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu; (301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Chen Greif
                  University of British Columbia
Topic:         Block Preconditioners for Saddle Point Linear Systems
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Michael Fuhrer
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Massless and Massive Electrons in Atomically- Thin CarbonMagnetic Reconnection: A Mechanism for Cosmic Particle Acceleration
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, September 24th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Tim Minton
                   Montana State University
Topic:         Atomic Oxygen Chemistry in Low Earth Orbit
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Yonatan Sivan
                   School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University
Topic:         Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Stability and Instability Dynamics
                   of Positive Lattice Solutions

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Michael Shur
                   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Topic:         Terahertz Sensing Technology
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull (301-935-3155);
Professor Dennis Drew (301-405-6146)

4:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (CSCAMM Seminar Room)
NEW: CANCER DYNAMICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     David Levens
                  National Cancer Institute
Topic:         The Genetic and Genomic Response to Transcriptionally-Generated Supercoils: 
                  The Example of C-MYC Oncogene

http:// www.cancer.umd.edu/colloquium.html

Thursday, September 25th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, September 26th
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Speaker:     Professor Raymond Phaneuf
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Patterning for Directed Self-Organization and as a Probe of Interface Stability

Monday, September 29th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Hoseok Ahn
                  University of Maryland. College Park
Topic:        Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter (ATIC) Long-Duration Balloon Experiment
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, September 30th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Lizbeth Kirk Hedstrom
                    Brandeis Univesity
Topic:          IMP Dehydrogenase and the Dynamics of Drug Selectivity
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jan Sengers
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Light Scattering of Fluctuations in Polymer and Electrolyte Solutions
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Sergei Sukharev
                   Biology, UMCP
Topic:         Tension-Activated Membrane Channels
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Haiyan Gao
                  Duke University
Topic:        A New Search on Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM)
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 1st
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Tony Chan
                  National Science Foundation & Department of Mathematics, UCLA
Topic:         Images, PDEs and Wavelets
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Paul Prucnal
                  Princeton University, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Topic:         All-Optical Processing for Optical CDMA and Network Security
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull (301-935-3155);
Professor Dennis Drew (301-405-6146).

Thursday, October 2, 2008
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Vladimir Sidorov
                  Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Chemistry
Topic:         Functional Biomembrane-Active Receptors
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Stu Antman
                  Department of Mathematics & IPST, UMCP
Topicv        Shuddering
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Gang Yu Liu
                  University of California, Davis
Topic:         A Nanoengineering Approach for the Investigation of Surface Chemistry and
                  Cell Signaling Processes

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Friday, October 3rd
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Speaker:     Professor Antonios Zavaliangos
                  Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
Topic:        Pharmaceutical Powder Compaction: Numerical Simulations and Characterization Experiments

Monday, October 6th
3:00 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Marco Casolino
                   INFN, and The University of Rome Tor Vergata
Topic:         Cosmic Ray Matter and Anti-Matter Research in Space with Pamela Experiment
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Kwaku T. Dayie
                  Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:        Consequence of Motion for RNA: From Spin Physics to Catalytic Function
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor D.S. Burnett
                 Cal Tech
Topic:        The Genesis Mission. Status and First Results on Solar Wind Composition
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 7th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Kevin Weeks
                  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topic:        High-Throughput RNA Structure Analysis of the HIV Genome
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jordan Horowitz
Topic:        Directed Flow in Nonadiabatic Stochastic Pumps
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

2:00 PM - MTH 3206
LECTURE IN HONOR OF THE 70TH BIRTHDAY OF SERGEI NOVIKOV
Speaker 1:     Igor Krichever
                     Soliton Equations and Riemann-Schottky Type Problems
Speaker 2:    Boris Mityagin
                    Instability Zones of the Hill Operator and Their Asymptotic Behavior
Speaker 3:    Jonathan Rosenberg
                    40 Years of Novikov's Higher Signataure Conjecture
Speaker 4:    Sergei Novikov
                   A New Discretization of Complex Analysis

Please note Room/Bldg. Change:
3:30 PM - CSIC 4122C (CSCAMM Seminar Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Elias Balaras
                  Bioengineering, UMCP
Topic:         Embedded-Boundary Methods for Fluid- Structure Interactions in Biological Flows
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Refreshments @ 3:30 PM
Speaker:     David Kestenbaum
                  National Public Radio
Topic:        My Editor is a Boson:  Tales from the Border of Science and Journalism
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 8th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Ben Palmer
                  Laboratory For Physical Sciences
Topic:         Probing Anomalous Two-Level Systems With a Cooper-Pair Box
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull (301-935-3155);
Professor Dennis Drew (301-405-6146).

Thursday, October 9th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Andrei Vedernikov
                   Department of Chemistry, UMCP
Topic:          Platinum and Palladium Mediated Aerobic C-H Oxidation in Solution:
                   From Model Studies to Catalysis

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Please note Special Date/Time/Location:
Friday, October 10th
11:00 AM - IPST 1116
JOINT FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEW & APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jane Wang
                  Cornell Univesity
Topic:         Insect Flight:  Aerodynamics, Efficiency, and Evolution
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:     Professor Helen M. Chan
                   Departmnt of Materials Science & Engineering, Lehigh University
Topic:         Compositional Influences on Boundary Transport in Alumina: Applications to Scale Growth

Please note Special Date/Time:
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor David Allara
                  Pennsylvania State University
Topic:         Kinetic vs. Thermodynamic Driving Forces in the Formation of Nanostructured
                  Assemblies at Surfaces

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, October 13th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Cynthia Wolberger
                   Co-Director, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
Topic:         Regulation by Lysine Modification: Mechanisms of Sir2 Deacetylation and Polyubiquitin Chain Assembly
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, October 14th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Alexander Drohat
                  University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Topic:        Repairing G.T. Mismatches at CpG Sites in DNA – Insight from Structure and Kinetics
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Jeffrey Klauda
                  UMCP
Topic:        What Can We Learn from Molecular Simulations of Lipid Bilayers?
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Bill Dorland
                  UMCP
Topic:        5-D Plasma Turbulence
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 15th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor John Weeks
                   Institute for Physical Science & Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Taming Coulomb Interactions in Models for Water, Polar Molecular Liquids, and Polyelectrolytes
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Hailiang Liu
                   Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
Topic:         Alternating Evolution, Flux Refinement, and the Level Set Method
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Dr. Tony Cantu
                  Consultant, Former Chief Research Scientist, Forensic Services Division, U.S. Secret Service
Topic:         Fraud, Fakes, and Forgeries - The Chemistry of Documents
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull (301-935-3155);
Professor Dennis Drew (301-405-6146).

Thursday, October 16th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Robert Haner
                  Department of Chemistry, University of Bern
Topic:         Modified DNA – Where are the Limits?
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:  Colin McCann
                    University of Maryland
Topic:           To be Announced
Speaker #2:  To be Announced
Topic:           To be Announced
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 17th
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
1 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Speaker:     Dr. Berend T. Jonker
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.l
Topic:         Generation, Modulation and Electrical Detection of Spin Currents in Silicon in a Lateral Transport Geometry

Monday, October 20th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Michael Gibson
                  Center of Advanced Research, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Rockville, MD
Topic:        Modeling Molecular Recognition: Entropy, Affinity and Design
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
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 21st
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. David Mosser
                  Maryland Pathogen Research Institute
Topic:        Biochemical and Immunological Methods to Identify Discrete Macrophage Sub-Populations
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Doron Cohen
                  Ben-Gurion University
Topic:         Semi Linear Response of Energy Absorption
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jacques Rappaz
                   Eloe Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Topic:         A New Algorithm to Simulate the Dynamics of a Glacier
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Jeremiah Ostriker
                   Princeton University
Topic:         Concordance Cosmology
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 22nd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Oden Rabin
                  Department of Material Science and Engineering, UMXP
Topic:        Nanostructured Materials for Thermoelectrics, Medical Imaging and Sensing
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Robert P. Lin
                   University of California, Berkeley
Topic:         Particle Acceleration and Explosive Energy Release by the Sun
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Selim Esedoglu
                  Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Topic:        New Algorithms for Multi-phase Flow and High Order Geometric Motions
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Ofer Naaman
                  Univesity of California, Berkeley
Topic:         Nonlinear Phase-Locking in High-Q Josephson Resonators: Bifurcation Readout Without Switching
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull (301-935-3155);
Professor Dennis Drew (301-405-6146).

Thursday, October 23rd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Vincent Rotello
                   Professor Charles A. Goessmann
                  University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Topic:         Scaffolds and Building Blocks: Nanoparticles in Materials and Biology
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:     Ashutosh Gupta
                        Department of Physics, UMCP and National Cancer Institute
Topic:              Statistics of Gene Expression
Speaker #2:     Kimberly Glass
                        Department of Physics, UMCP and National Cancer Institute
Topic:               Biological Dynamics: Controlling Gene Expression VIA DNA Methylation
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 24th
1 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:      Professor Peter K. Davies
                   Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Topic:         Nano-Chessboard Superlattices Formed by Spontaneous Phase Separation in Oxides

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Charles Sharpless
                  University of Mary Washington
Topic:         Photochemical Processing of Environmental Pollutants: Predicting Rates in Aqueous and
                  Non-Aqueous Systems

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, October 27th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Susan Rempe
                   Biomolecular Interfaces & Syst, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Topic:         Ion Discrimination by Nanoscale Design
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Merav Opher
                   George Mason University
Topic:         Pinning Down the Direction and Magnitude of the Local Instellar Magnetic Field
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, October 28th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Vincent Shen
                   NIST
Topic:         Free Energy and Stuff Via Flat Histogram Sampling Methods
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Young Ju Lee
                   Rutgers University
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Distinguished Scholar Teacher Lecture
Speaker:     Professor Ted Jacobson
                  University of Maryland
Topic:         Black Holes and Warped Spacetime
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, October 29th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jonathan Sherratt
                   Department of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University
Topic:        Nonlinear Dynamics and Pattern Bifurcations in a Model for Vegetation Stripes
                  in Arid Environments
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm:

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Nader Engheta
                  University of Pennsylvania, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, Philadelphia
Topic:         Circuits with Light at the Nanoscale: Metananocircuits and Metactronics
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

3 PM - 2110 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
SPECIAL SEMINAR - MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:     Dr. Mihaela Tanase
                   Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL               
Topic:         Magnetization Behavior In Exchange Biased Patterned Nanostructures

Thursday, October 30th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Ms. Lenea Rader
                   UMCP, Graduate Student
Topic:          Spheres, Rods,and Cubes: Role of Metal Nanoparticle Morphology on Optical Properties
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Colin McCann
                   Dept of Physics, UMD and National Cancer Institute, NIH
Topic:         Group Dynamics and Quorum Sensing During Dictyostelium Discoideum Chemotaxis
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, October 31st
1 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:     Professor Sergei Urazhdin
                   Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Topic:         Current-Induced Dynamical States of Nanomagnets

Monday, November 3rd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Peter Yoon
                   University of Maryland
Topic:         Toward a Fully Kinetic Theory of Solar Wind Turbulence
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, November 4th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Knud Nierhaus
                   Frei University, Berlin
Topic:         Why Ribosomes have Three tRNA Binding Sites
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR .
Speaker:     Professor Arthur Adib
                   NIH
Topic:         From Path Integrals to Nonequilibrium Work Theorems
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu; (301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu; (301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu; (301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Margot Gerritsen
                   Energy Resources Engineering , Stanford University
Topic:         Truly Multi-D Simulations of Flows and Transport in Porus Media
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Charles Meade
                   RAND Corporation
Topic:         Physics and Future Challenges in Public Policy
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 5th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Kit Bowen
                   Johns Hopkins University
Topic:         Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Cluster Anions
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Burkhard Zink
                  Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University
Topic:         Numerical Techniques for Accretion Flows around Black Holes
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Fow-Sen Choa
                  University of Maryland Baltimore County
Topic:        Quantum Cascade Lasers: Design, Growth, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

Thursday, November 6th
12:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Matt Duez
                   Cornell University
Topic:         Black Hole-Neutron Star Binaries in Numerical Relativity
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Wim van Saarloos
                  Director, Lorenz Center, University of Twente, Holland
Topic:         A General Approach to Front Propagation into Unstable States
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, November 7th
CSCAMM Day
10:00 AM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
Topic:      Research Overview
Speaker:  CSCAMM faculty and postdocs
More Information: A series of talks by CSCAMM faculty members highlighting their research. Click here for the schedule of speakers: http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/home/CSCAMM-day-schedule-2008.pdf

The Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium in Electrical and Computer Engineering presents:
2:00 PM - Kim Engineering Bldg. - Rm. 1110
Speaker:      Dr. Joseph Turnage
 
                  Senior VP, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group
Topic:          New Nuclear Development: Part of the Strategy for a Lower Carbon Energy Future
For information please contact Ted Knight:  teknight@umd.edu

http://www.ece.umd.edu/calendar/index.php?mode=4&id=3244

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Johan Schijf
                  Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Topic:        Multiple Approaches to Characterizing Metal Binding on the Surface of the Marine Macroalga Ulva Lactuca
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, November 10th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Kristen J. Verhey
                  Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School
Topic:         Road Signs for Kinesin Motors
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator:
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 11th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Knud Nierhaus
                   Frei University, Berlin
Topic:         Why Ribosomes have Three tRNA Binding Sites
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Wim van Saarlos
                   University of Leiden
Topic:         When Soft Matter Gets Hard: Response of Granular Media Near the Jamming Transition
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jonathan Goodman
                  New York University
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Matthew Strassler
                  Rutgers University
Topic:         The Large Hadron Collider: What’s It For, and What’s at Stake?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 12th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Ann McCoy
                  Ohio State University
Topic:         Puzzling Protons: Unraveling Spectroscopic Signatures of Large Amplitude Motions
                   in Hydrogen-Bonded Systems

http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Fabian Waleffe
                  Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin
Topic:        What is Turbulence?
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Todd Stievater
                  Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:         Photonic Microharp Chemical Sensors
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

Thursday, November 13th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Michael Haley
                  Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Topic:         It Takes Alkynes to Make a World: From Organic Materials to Supramolecular Chemistry
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

AZIZ LECTURE  
3:30 PM - MTH 3206
Speaker:     Prof. Gregoire Allaire
                  Ecole Polytechnique
Topic:        Diffractive Behavior of the Wave Equation in Periodic Media
www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas

Friday, November 14th
BURGERS SYPOSIUM 
1:00 PM/5:30 PM - Kim Engineering Bldg. - Rooms 1107 & 1111
Speakers:     Wim van Saarloos - Burgers Lecturer
                    J.M. Burgerscenrum, Leiden University
                    Eitan Tadmor
                    University of Maryland
                    Elaine Oran
                    Naval Research Laboratory
                    José M. Ortiz de Zárate
                    Complutense University, Madrid  
For further information, please contact Prof. James Wallace: wallace@eng.umd.edu

1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:      Dr. Richard Leapman
                   National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health
Topic:         Quantitative Nanoscale Imaging of Biological Structures in the Electron Microscope

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Amanda Grannas
                  Villanova University
Topic:         Photochemistry in Snow and Ice: Assessing the Fate of Organic Pollutants in the Arctic
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

AZIZ LECTURE  
3:30 PM - MTH 3206
Speaker:     Prof. Gregoire Allaire
                  Ecole Polytechnique
Topic:        Topology Optimization of Structures
www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas

Monday, November 17th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - FIRST ANNUAL COHEN FOUNDATION PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM
Speaker:     Professor Kristen J. Verhey
                   Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School
Topic:         Single Molecules
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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 18th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Daniel Nelson
                  Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology
Topic:         Structure/Function Studies on PlyC, A Multimeric Bacteriophase Lysin
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Ray Mountain
                  NIST
Topic:         Getting it Right. An Internally Consistent Method for the Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Surface
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Guy Baruch
                   Tel Aviv University
Topic:         Numerical Solution of the Nonlinear Helmholtz Equation
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
                  University of Texas at Dallas
Topic:         The Physics of NASCAR: Science at 200 mph
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, November 19th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Ming Zheng
                   Dupont
Topic:         Carbon Nanotube/DNA Interactions Fundamentals and Applications
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Tim Delsole
                  Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, George Mason University
                  Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)
Topic:         Accounting for Model Error in the Ensemble Kalman Filter
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Tom Murphy
                  Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UMCP
Topic:         Linearized Electrooptic Phase Modulation for Microwave-Photonic Signal Transmission
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

Thursday, November 20th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
12 min Talks on Fluid Dynamics
Speaker 1:   Doug Kelley
                   UMCP
Topic:          A Hhydromagnetic Spherical Couette Experiment with a Soft Iron Core
Speaker 2:   Santiago Triana
                   UMCP
Topic:          Spherical Couette Flow in a Three Diameter System
Speaker 3:   To be Announced
Speaker 4:    To beAnnounced
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, November 21st
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Reza Ghoddsi
                   UMCP
Topic:         Toward Self-Sustaining Integrated Microsystems for Chemical and Biological Detection
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, November 24th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Tea & Cookies @ 4:15 pm
Speaker:     Professor George Gloeckler
                  University of Michigan
Topic:        Composition of the Inner Source of Pickup Ions and Mercury's Plasma Environment:   Results from MESSENGER's FirstTwo
                  Mercury Flybys and the Cruise Phase in Between

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

Tuesday, November 25th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

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

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

Wednesday, November 26th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

Thursday, November 28th
12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, November 28th
No Seminars - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 1st
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Tea & Cookies @ 4:15 PM
Speaker:     Matthew E. Hill
                   Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:         The New Jovian Magnetotail
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, December 2nd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Robert Lipton
                  Louisiana State University
Topic:        Local Approximation Error for Generalized FEM for Problems with Piece Wise Constant Coefficients
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Refreshments @ 3:30 PM
Speaker:     Professor Rob Phillips
                  California Institute of Technology
Topic:        How Viruses Make New Viruses: A Single Molecule View
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, December 3rd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Millard Alexander
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         The Breakdown in the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation in Chemical Reactions
http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Refreshments Served
Speaker:     Dr. Silviu Niculescu
                  CNRS, France
Topic:        Delays in Interconnected Systems. Stability Analysis, Algorithms and Applications
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Refreshments @ 2:30 PM
Speaker:     Dr. Johnpierre Paglione
                  Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials, Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:         The New Iron-Arsenide Superconductors
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

Thursday, December 4th
12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, December 5th
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:    Professor Elizabeth Dahl
                 Loyola College of Maryland
Topic:       An Ocean Source of Tropospheric Alkyl Nitrates
http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars

Monday, December 8th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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 9th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Dr. Subir Sachdev
                  Harvard University
Topic:        Quantum Criticality and Black Holes
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, December 10th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Special Organic Seminar
Speaker:     Dr. William F. Reynolds
                  University of Toronto
Topic:        Using 2-Dimensional NMR for Organic Structure Determination
                  a)  The Basic Approach
                  b)  Getting the Best Possible Results in the Least Possible Time
http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Dionisios Margetis
                  Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        On Kinetic Descriptions of Crystal Surface Evolution
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Doreen McDonald
                   United States Pharmacopeial (USP), Rockville, MD
Topic:         Ensuring Quality Medicines for You
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

Thursday, December 11th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar (Advisor:  Dr. Frederick Khachik)
Speaker:     Ms. Kristine Crawford
Topic:         Asymmetric Synthesis of Functionalized Aldehydes and Ketones by Chiral Imidazolidinones
http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars

12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. David Hu
                  Georgia Tech
Topic:         Snakes on a Plane
For further information, contact:Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

1:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Ph.D. Defense (Advisor:  Professor Bryan Eichhorn)
Speaker:    Mr. Selim Alayoglu, UMCP
Topic:         Architecturally-Controlled Bimetallic Nanoparticles for Heterogeneous Catalysis
http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar (Advisor:  Professor Michael Doyle)
Speaker:     Mr. Xiaochen Wang, UMCP
Topic:         Catalytic Asymmetric 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrones
http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars

Friday, December 12th
Friday, December 12th
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:      Professor David M. Bartels
                    Radiation Laboratory, Notre Dame University
Topic:          Reactions of OH radicals, H atoms, and Solvated Electrons in Supercritical Water

Monday, December 15th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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 16th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar 
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 17th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/fall08/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar
For further information, please contact Dr. Cliff Hull, (301)-935-3155, or Professor Dennis Drew (301)405-6146.

Thursday, December 18th
12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, December 19th
1:30 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Shen Ye
                   Catalysis Research Center, Hakkaido University
Topic:         Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) Study on the Organic Thin Film Interfaces
http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars

END OF SEMESTER

IPST WEEKLY CALENDAR - SPRING 2009
Monday, February 9th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Seminar Cancelled - postponed until February 16th
Speaker:      Professor Sergei Sukharev
                   Department of Biology, UMCP
Topic:          Surfaces and Boundaries in the Mechanosensitive Channel Gating
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Alexander Malinin
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology,UMCP
Topic:          To be Announced
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 10th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jeetain Mittal
                   Laboratory of Chemical Physics,NIH
Topic:         Static and Dynamic Correlations in Water at Hydrophobic Interfaces
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Kate Evans
                  Computational Earth Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Topic:         Fully Implicit Solution Framework for Scalable Earth System Models
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

Wednesday, February 11th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Christopher Jones
                  Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Warwick
Topic:        Going With the Flow and Using the Information
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

4:00PM - 1116 IPST
SPECIAL BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Eytan Domany
                   Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
Topic:         Do Chromosomal Instabilities Cause Cancer?

Thursday, February 12th
12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 13th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, February 16th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Sergei Sukharev
                   Department of Biology, UMCP
Topic:          Surfaces and Boundaries in the Mechanosensitive Channel Gating
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, February 17th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Win Hang-Tong
                    N.I.H.
Topic:          Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogensis and Huyman Disease
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

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

Wednesday, February 18th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Harald P. Pfeiffer
                   Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech
Topic:         Binary Black Hole Simulations and Implicit Time-Stepping
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Thursday, February 19th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Phil Gale
                  University of Southhampton
Topic:         New Anion Receptors and Membrane Transport Agents
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     To be Announced
Topic:         To be Announced
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 20th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, February 23rd
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. P. Leslie (Les) Dutton
                  Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Marcus and Eyring:  Electron Tunneling in Electron Transfer Chains and Oxidoreductase Catalysis
                 (George Lorimer)
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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, February 24th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Ming-Yih Lai
                    UMCP
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR .
Speaker:     David Pincus
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Probing the Dynamics of the UvrD Helicase from E. Coli with Theory and Simulation
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

Wednesday, February 25th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Benjamin Shapiro
                   Department of Aerospace Engineering, UMCP
Topic:         Control of Small Things: From Steering Cells on Chips to Targeting Drugs to Deep Tumors
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Thursday, February 26th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Phil Gale
                   University of Southhampton
Topic:         New Anion Receptors and Membrane Transport Agents
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM
1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Rhonda Dzakpasu
                   Georgetown University
Topic:         Temporal Interdependencies Between Coupled Neurons in CNS Networks
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR ( JOINT NA/PDE SEMINAR)
Speaker:     R.B. Kellogg
Topic:         A Singularly Perturbed Semilinear Reaction- Diffusion Problem in a Polygonal Domain
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

Friday, February 27th 
11:00 AM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
Speaker:     Dr. Ehud (Udi) Yariv
                   Faculty of Mathematics at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Topic:         Electro-Hydrodynamic Particle Levitation on Electrodes: Asymptotic Analysis
For further information please contact:   Professor James Wallace, Department of Mechanical Engineering;
wallace@umd.edu

Monday, March 2nd
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Biophysics Society Meeting
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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, March 3rd
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Ganesh Sriram
                  Department of Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Mapping Carbon Traffic in Metabolic Networks by Isotope Labeling
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

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:     Angela Olinto
                   University of Chicago
Topic:          The Highest Energy Cosmic Particles
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 4th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR / SPECIAL EVENT
Kenetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena: Young Researchers Workshop
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Thursday, March 5th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Seth M. Cohen
                  University of California, San Diego
Topic:        Covalent Postsynthetic Modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Juan G. Restrepo
                  University of Colorado
Topic:        Synchronization of Calcium Alternans in Tissue
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 6th
3:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Michael Zachariah
                   UMCP
Topic:         Ion Mobility to Manipulate and Characterize NanoParticles in the Gas-Phase
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Monday, March 9th
12:15 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR (Note special time and date)
Speaker:     Dr. Werner Benger
                  Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University
Topic:         Fiberbundle-Based Visualization of a Stir Tank Fluid
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Jordan Goodman
                  University of Maryland , College Park
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 10th
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Wilfred van Donk
                  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic:        Biosynthesis of Lantibiotics, Polycyclic Thioether Antibiotics
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Martin Lenz
                   Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie
Topic:         Polymerization and Mechanochemical Action of Dynamin
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Karsten Urban
                  University of Ulm, Germany
Topic:         Numerical Optimization in Engineering Applications
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Mark Alford
                  Washington University, St. Louis
Topic:         Superconducting Quarks: Condensed Matter in the Heavens
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 11th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Chen Greif
                 Department of Computer Science
                 University of British Columbia
Topic:        An Inner-Outer Iteration for Computing Page Rank
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, March 12th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Jovica Badjic
                  Ohio State University
Topic:        Gated Molecular Baskets
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Tom Murphy, ECE
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Nonlinear Dynamics of Optoelectronic Oscillators
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 13th
3:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:    Professor Russell Dickerson
                 University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Air Quality in Baltimore and Beijing: A Tale of Two Cities
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Monday, March 16th
12:15 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR (Note special time and date)
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, March 17th
1:15 PM
IPST Building Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu (301)405-1610

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

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

Wednesday, March 18th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, March 19th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No seminar - Spring Break
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 20th
No Seminars Scheduled - Spring Break

Monday, March 23rd
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - ACS Meeting
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     To be Announced
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 24th
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Wen-Hsing Cheng
                  UMCP, Nutrition
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

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 1108
about five minutes after 12:00 noon.)
Speaker:     Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Escorted Nonequilibrium Simulations: A Strategy to estimate free Energy Differences Efficiently
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Yuesheng Xu
                   Syracuse University
Topic:         Fast Methods for Optimal Kernel Selection in Machine Learning
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Kamran Behnia
                  Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
Topic:        Electrons in Bismuth Beyond the Quantum Limit
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 25th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Refreshments Served
Speaker:     Professor Merav Opher
                  Department of Physics and Astronomy
Topic:        Plasma Effects in the Interaction of the Solar System with the Interstellar Medium
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, March 26th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Ms. Domonique Downing
                  UMCP
                  (Advisor: Professor Bryan Eichhorn)
Topic:        Mechanisms for the Growth of Metallic Nanoparticles
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:  Ernie Barreto
                    George Mason University
Topic:           Ion Concentration Dynamics: Mechanisms for Bursting and Seizing
Speaker #2:  Paul So
                    George Mason University
Topic:           Synchronization in Interacting Populations of Oscillators with Time Varying Coupling
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 27th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, March 30th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Eric Westhoff
                  Architecture et Réactivité de l ’ARN, Institut de biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du CNRS,
                  Université de Strasbourg
Topic:        Elementary Motifs of RNA Architecture
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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, March 31st
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Wen-Hsing Cheng
                  UMCP, Nutrition
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor John Fourkas
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Unraveling Liquid Structure and Dynamics at Solid Interfaces
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu
(301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu
(301)405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Radu Balan
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Hassan Jawahery
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Matter-Antimatter Asymmetries: What Have We Learned at the B Factory Accelerators?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 1st
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Charlie Epstein
                  Department of Mathematics , University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        A Tale of Two Transforms
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 2nd
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Thomas Lectka
                   Johns Hopkins University
Topic:        New Catalytic, Asymmetric Alpha-Functionalization Reactions:  Three Reactive Manifolds of Ketene Enolates
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     To be Announced
Topic:         To be Announced
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar:
Speaker:     Ms. Rennisha Wickham
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Synthesis and Applications of Microphase Separated Block Polyofins
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Friday, April 3rd
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, April 6th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Srinivasa R. Raghavan
                  Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Adventures with Soft Matter: From Photorheological Fluids to Blood-Gelling Biopolymers
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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, April 7th
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Blanca Barquera
                   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

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 1108
about five minutes after 12:00 noon.)
Speaker:     Andy Ballard
                   Chenical Physics, UMCP
Topic:         Replica Exchange Sampling using Nonequilibrium Switches
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu; (301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu; (301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu; (301)405-1610

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:     Leon Balents
                  Kavil Institute - Santa Barbara
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 8th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 9th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Professor Steve Miller
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Next Generation Commodity Polymers:   Petroleum vs. Biomass
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:  Victor Nagy
                  University of Maryland
Topic:         Mean-Field Theory of a Recurrent Epidemological Model
Speaker #2:  Andrew Pomerance
                  University of Maryland
Topic:         The Effect of Network Topology on the Stability of Discrete State Models of Gene Networks
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar:
Speaker:     Ms. Rennisha Wickham
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Synthesis and Applications of Microphase Separated Block Polyofins
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Friday, April 10th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, April 13th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Feng Gai
                  Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Kinetics of Peptide Folding and Aggregation in Crowded and Confined Environments
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Anatoly Spitkovsky
                   Princeton University
Topic:         Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Shocks
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 14th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Hashim Al-Hashimi
                  University of Michigan
Topic:         NMR Movies of RNA Dynamics Reveal a Code for Structural Adaptation
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Lawrence Pratt
                  Tulane University
Topic:         Molecular Quasi-Chemical Theory and Packing of Molecules in Real Liquids
For further information contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns@umd.edu; (301)405-4439
Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu; (301)405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan Girvan@umd.edu; (301)405-1610

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:     Jay Davis
                  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Topic:        Nuclear Forensics: Preparing for the Experiment One Hopes Never to Do
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 15th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Amir Riaz
                  Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Unstable Dynamics of Fluid Interfaces in Geologic CO2 Sequestration Systems
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 16th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Ted Cohen
                  University of Pittsburgh
Topic:         Preparation of Allylmetallics for Use in Metallo-Ene Cyclizations.
                  An Efficient Synthesis of (-) Kainic Acid

http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Robert Ecke
                   Los Alamos National Laboratory
Topic:         Turbulence in Flatland: Transfer Mechanisms and Lagrangian Dynamics
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Note Special Day, Time & Place
3:30 PM-4:30 PM - 2400 CSIC Bldg. (Auditorium)
CSCAMM
Speaker:     Professor James C. McWilliams
                   Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics , Department of Atmospheric and
                   Oceanic Sciences, UCLA
Topic:         Turbulent Fluid Dynamics at the Margins of Rotational and Stratified Control: 
                   Submesoscale Fluid Dynamics in the Ocean

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Ms. Romuna Heymann
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Glowing Through the Last Decade: Mechanistic Modeling and Synthetic Modifications of
                  Green Fluorescent Proteins Chromophore

http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Friday, April 17th
3:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Jack Tossell
                   Department of Chemistry, UMCP
Topic:         Qionone-Hydroquinone Complexes as Model Components of Humic Acids
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

UPCOMING EVENT:
Sunday, April 27th

4:00 PM - 1115 CSIC
(Computer Science Instructional Center; next to A.V. Willliams Bldg.)
Speaker:     Alex Szalay
                   The Johns Hopkins University
Topic:         From Galaxies to Sensor Networks:  Science in an Exponential World
Sponsored by Deartment of Computer Science, Institute for Physical Science & Technology, and
Office of Information Technology

Updated 4/13/09