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Fri, Sep 11, 2009
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

Quantum Games: Einstein and Bohr Meet Alice and Bob
Jeffrey Bub, Distinguished University Professor
Department of Philosophy, UMCP

Biophysics seminar
Mon, Sep 14, 2009
Refreshments at 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Coupling ATP Utilization to Protein Remodeling by ClpB, a Hexameric AAA+ Protein
Dr. Shannon Doyle
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI, NIH

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Sep 14, 2009
Tea and cookies at 4:15, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg.

A Possible Acceleration Mechanism for Anomalous Cosmic Ray
Professor James Drake
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquium
Tue, Sep 15, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 PHYS Bldg.

Gravity and Dark Matter in the Universe
Stacy McGaugh
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 16, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

Multiscale Modeling and Stochastics of Field-effect Sensors
Dr. Clemans Heitzinger
Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna and Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Thu, Sep 17, 2009
11:00 am
0112 Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

Porous Materials from Self-Assembled Cyclic Ureas
Professor Linda Shimizu
University of South Carolina

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 17, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

Long-Term Dynamics of Large Systems of Coupled Phase Oscillators
Professor Edward Ott
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Sep 21, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg.

A Statistical Model of Magnetic Islands in a Large Current Layer.
Ray Fermo
University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 22, 2009
1:15 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Bioinspired Nonlinear Ionic Systems: Fluctuations and Oscillations in Single Nanopores.
Professor Zuzanna Siwy
UC Irvine

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 22, 2009
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
CSCAMM Seminar Room

Conservative High Order Semi-Lagrangian WENO Method for the Vlasov Equation.
Jing-Mei Qiu
Colorado School of Mines

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 22, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Phys. Bldg.

Atomic and Molecular Physics for Forefront Astronomy
Kate Kirby
American Physical Society

CSCAMM Weekly Seminar Series
Wed, Sep 23, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

Special event - Kinetic Frg Annual Meeting

Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Wed, Sep 23, 2009
3:30 pm
Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740
(301) 935-6400

Experimental Signatures of Quantumness
Ari Mizel
LPS

Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminars
Thu, Sep 24, 2009
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

Topological and supramolecular considerations for organic electronics: from unusual aromaticity to bioelectronic nanomaterials
Professor John D. Tovar
The Johns Hopkins University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 24, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

How is the Primary T Cell Response Regulated?
Doron Levy
Department of Mathematics and CSCAMM
University of Maryland

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 28, 2009
4:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Non-Linear Elasticity of Extracellular Matrices and Mechanical Communication Between Cells
Professor Paul Janmey
University of Pennsylvania

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Sep 28, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg.

TeV Electron Measurements with the CREST Experiment
Nahee Park
University of Chicago

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 29, 2009
1:15 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Effects of Critical Fluctuations on Asymmetric Interfaces
Christopher Bertrand
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 29, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

TBA
Elisabeth Ullmann
University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 29, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Physics Bldg.

Symmetry Lost and Found: Emergence of a Persistent Spin Helix in Semiconductor
Professor Joseph W. Orenstein
University of California - Berkeley

CSCAMM Weekly Seminar Series
Wed, Sep 30, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

Discontinuous Galerkin and Nonconforming in Time Optimized Schwarz Waveform Relaxation for Coupling Heterogeneous Problems
Professor Caroline Japhet
LAGA, Universite Paris 13 and CSCAMM

Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Wed, Sep 30, 2009
3:30 pm
Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740

Advanced materials for Electronics Applications: Quantum Dot Molecules and Epitaxial Graphene
Michael Yakes
Naval Research Laboratory

Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics Seminar
Thu, Oct 1, 2009
11:00 am
Room 0112, Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

New Cascade Chemistry from Abnormal Nitroalkene Nucleophilic Activation by NH-Amine
Professor Mike Shi
University of West Virginia

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 1, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

Neuronal Networks: Critical States and Functions
Hondan Yang
University of Maryland and The National Institutes of Health

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 5, 2009
4:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Pushing the Envelope in Biological Imaging
Hari Schroff
National Institutes of Health

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Oct 5, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg.

The Global Interplanetary Shock Scenario
Daniel B. Berdichevsky
Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 6, 2009
1:15 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Application of Load-Dependent Chemical Reactions: Biological Friction and Cell Mechanosensation
Sam Walcott
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 6, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Physics Bldg.

Engineering Fundamental Coupling Interactions at the Nanoscale
Min Ouyang
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Weekly Seminar Series
Wed, Oct 7, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

HPC Phase VI - the Final Convergence
Prof. Thomas Sterling
Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University

Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Wed, Oct 7, 2009
3:30 pm
Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740

Low-Cost Sensors and Instrumentation: Small Solutions to Big Problems
Govind Rao
Center for Advanced Sensor Technology
Department of Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering, UMBC

Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Oct 7, 2009
11:00 am
0112, Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

Collisions of OH Radicals with Atmospheric Species: Sleuthing Energy Exchange and Reaction with Theory
Jacek Klos
University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 8, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

The Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation with Disorder: Results and Puzzles
Shmuel Fishman
The Technion, Israel

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 12, 2009
4:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Conformational Equilibrium in the Yeast Telomerase RNA Pseudoknot Domain
Professor Carla Theimer
University of Albany, SUNY

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
1:15 pm
0112, Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

Control theory under the microscope: guiding the motion of synthetic molecular machines
Professor Christopher Jarzynski
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 13, 2008
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

Variational Multiscale Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Tom Hughes, AZIZ Lecturer
University of Texas , Austin

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Physics Bldg.

The Search for New Superconductors
Paul Ching-Wu Chu
University of Houston

CSCAMM Weekly Seminar Series
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSCI Bldg.

The MP/SOFT Method for Quantum Dynamics Simulations
Professor Victor S. Batista
Department of Chemistry, Yale University

Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
3:30 pm
Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland

High-Speed Devices and Integration for Wireless and Sensing Applications
Patrick Fay
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

Quantum Turbulence
Dan Lathrop
IREAP, University of Maryland

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 19, 2009
4:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Role of promiscuous binding and intrinsic disorder in protein interactions (Dorothy Beckett)
Anna Panchenko
National Institutes of Health

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Oct 19, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg.

What's So Peculiar about the Current Sunspot Minimum?
Neil Sheeley
NRL

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
1:15 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Emergence of Molecular Order in Nonequilibrium Copolymerizations
Professor David Andrieux
Yale

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

Numerical Challenges for Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations of Highly Compressible Turbulence
Pino Martin
Aerospace Engineering and UMIACS, UMCP

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Physics Bldg.

Presenting Unpopular Theories
Prange Prize Lecture
Philip W. Anderson
Princeton University

CSCAMM Weekly Seminar Series
Wed, Oct 21, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

Earth System Predictions: A Regional Prototype
Professor Raghuram Murtugudde
Department of AOSC and ESSIC
University of Maryland

Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics Seminar
Thu, Oct 22, 2009
11:00 am
0112, Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

Photodriven Electron Transfer at Nanostructured Molecular-Semiconductor Interfaces
Professor Jerry Meyer
The Johns Hopkins University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 22, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

The Dynamics of Nucleation in Stochastic Cahn-Morrel Systems
Evelyn Sander
Department of Mathematics, George Mason University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Oct 26, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg.

Cosmic Ray Acceleration in Supernova Remnants and Transport in Galactic Magnetic Fields
Vladimir Ptuskin
Russian Academy of Science (IZMIRAN)

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 27, 2009
1:15 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Thermalization Near Integrability in the 1D Bose-Hubbard Model
Amy Cassidy
NIST

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 27, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Convection-Reaction-Diffusion Systems with Transmission Conditions
Emmanuil H. Georgoulis
Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester, UK

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 27, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Physics Bldg.

Enlightening the Darkness
Patrick O’Shea
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Weekly Seminar Series
Wed, Oct 28, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

Central-Upwind Schemes for Two-Layer Shallow Water Equations
Professor Alex Kurganov
Department of Mathematics
Tulane University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Fri, Oct 30, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

The Influence of Short Orbits on Wave Chaotic Scattering
Steve Anlage
University of Maryland

PALS - Planetary Astronomy Lunch Series
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
12:30 pm
2315 CSS Bldg.

Chemical Physics of Solar System Ices
Dr. Murthy Gudipati
UMD/IPST, JPL

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
4:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Sensing Voltage in Ion Channels
Professor Francisco Bezanilla
University of Chicago

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg.

What is Solar Minimum and Why Should We Care?
Dean Pesnell
Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 3, 2009
1:15 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Epidemic Spread and Control Strategies on Adaptive Networks
Leah Shaw
William and Mary College

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 3, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

TBA
Andrea Bonito
Texas A&M

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 3, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Physics Bldg.

Modeling the Dynamics and Gravitational-Wave Emissions of Coalescing Binary Black Holes
Alessandra Buonanno
University of Maryland

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
9:00 am
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

Maximum Caliber – The Stochastic Dynamics of Few-Particle Systems
Ken Dill
University of California, San Francisco

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
9:50 am
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

Using Repeat Proteins to Dissect Cooperatively and Its Role in Protein Folding
Doug Barrick
Johns Hopkins University

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
11:00 am
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

Force-Clamp Technique for Accurate Recording of Single Protein Folding Kinetics
Jasna Brujic
New York University

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
11:50 am
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

Universality and Specificity in Protein Folding
Dave Thirumalai
University of Maryland

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
1:30 pm
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

Ultrafast Protein Folding
William A. Eaton
National Institutes of Health

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
2:30 pm
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

Moving the Protein Folding Problem from the Test Tube to the Cell
Lila Gierasch
University of Massachusetts

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
3:30 pm
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

The GroELS Nanomachine: Allostery, Time and Distance Scales Matter!
George H. Lorimer
University of Maryland

Second Annual Cohen Foundation Biophysics Symposium
Topics in Protein Folding

Tue, Nov 10, 2009
3:30 pm
1103 Biosciences Bldg.

The Energy Landscape for Protein Folding, Function and Biomolecular Machines
Jose Onuchic
Univerisity of California, San Diego

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 10, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

TBA
Julianne Chung
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 3, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Physics Bldg.

Statistical Physics Meets Neurobilogy: Is Your Brain Wired Optimally?
Dmitri Chklovskii
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

CSCAMM Weekly Seminar Series
Wed, Nov 11, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

A Stochastic Dynamical Systems View of the Atlantic
Professor Henk Dijkstra
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Utrecht University

Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Nov 11, 2009
11:00 am
Room 0112, Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg

Dynamics of the Growth of Amyloid Fibrils
Govardhan Reddy
University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Wed, Nov 11, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg

Line-Defect Patterns of Unstable Spiral Waves in Cardiac Tissue
Juan Restrepo
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Mon, Nov 16, 2009
3:00 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg

A Seamless Multiscale Method and Its Application to Complex Fluids
Weiqin Ren
Courant Institute, NYU

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Nov 16, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg

The Sun’s Dynamo: Standard Model, Prediction Methods + New Ideas.
Ken Schatten
A.I. Solutions

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 23, 2009
4:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Water, Water Everywhere . . . Even in Amyloid Fibrils?
Dr. Robin Hochstrasser
University of Pennsylvania

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Nov 23, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg

Connecting the Sun to the Earth Through Solar Irradiance
Phillip C. Chamberlin
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 24, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

Analysis and Simulation of Bose-Einstein Condensation and Quadrature-rule Type Approximations to the Quasicontinuum Method
Yanzhi Zhang
Florida State University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 30, 2009
4:00 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Genomic Frameshifting
Professor Jonathan D. Dinman
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular
Genetics, UMCP

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Dec 1, 2009
1:15 pm
1116 IPST Bldg.

Bioinspired Nonlinear Ionic Systems: Fluctuations and Oscillations in Single Nanopores.
Dr. Zhonghan Hu
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 1, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

Solving the Outer Boundary Problem Using Hyperboloidal Compactification
Anil Zenginoglu
CSCAMM, UMCP

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 1, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Phys. Bldg.

What Life is Like for a Physicist in Congress
Bill Foster
14th District Illinois

Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Dec 2, 2009
11:00 am
0112, Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

Optical Characterization of Thin Films in Organic Electronic Devices
Lee Richter
National Institute of Standards and Technology

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 2, 2009
2:00 pm
4122 CSIC Bldg.

Blowup in Multidimensional Aggregation Equations
Professor José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata
ICREA and Departament de Matemátiques Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 3, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

Optimizing Low Reynolds Number Locomotion
Peko Hosei
Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminars
Mon, Dec 7, 2009
4:30 pm
2400 CSS Bldg

Cosmic Ray Modulation Over the Past 10,000 Years
Ken McCracken
IPST, University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 8, 2009
3:30 pm
3206 Mathematics Bldg.

TBA
Robert van de Geijn
UT, Austin

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 8, 2009
4:00 pm
1410 Phys. Bldg.

Shih - I Pai Lecture
The Challenge of Sustainability: Lessons from an Evolutionary Perspective
Simon A. Levin
Princeton University

Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Dec 9, 2009
11:00 am
0112, Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Bldg.

Functional Nanomaterials
Shashi Karma
Army Research Laboratory

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
12:15 pm
1207 Energy Research Bldg.

Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Time-Delay Opto-Electronic Oscillator
Dan Gauthier
Department of Physics, Duke University