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CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Aug 31, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Nonlinear Transport Models and Their Analysis
Prof. Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin
CSCAMM and Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 6, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A Diffuse Interface Model For Electrowetting
Dr. Abner Salgado
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 7, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

First Passage in High Dimensions
Dr. Eli Ben Naim
Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 12, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Allosteric interactions in the polymodal mechanosensitive channel MscS
Sergei Sukharev
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 12, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Some Impacts of Astro2010 and the Budget Outlook on Astrophysics
W. Vernon Jones
Senior Scientist for Suborbital Research, NASA Headquarters

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Developing Nonlinear Models for Aeroservoelastic Behavior of Large-scale Horizontal-axis Wind Turbines
Prof. Sergio Preidikman
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Homing In on Gravitational Waves
Peter Shawhan
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 14, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Computational Studies of RNA Switches
Prof. Danny Barash
Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 14, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Wonderful compactifications of groups as moduli spaces of principal bundles
Michael Thaddeus
Columbia University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 15, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The Dynamics of Spreading over a Dissolving Surface
Dr. James A. Warren
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 19, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

An observation of EUV waves as a counterpart of propagating fast-mode waves high above the solar surface (1.5-3 solar radius) observed by STEREO SECCHI COR1
Ryunyoung Kwon
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 20, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Strongly coupled and critical Coulomb systems: after twenty years, what's new for Debye, Bjerrum, and Landau?
Professor Michael Fisher
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 20, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Comparison of hp-Adaptive Finite Element Strategies
Dr. William F. Mitchell
NIST

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 20, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Space-Time, Quantum Mechanics and Scattering Amplitudes
Nima Arkani-Hamed
Institute for Advanced Studies

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 22, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Modeling Recruitment Dynamics on Adaptive Social Networks
Dr. Maxim Shkarayev
Department of Applied Science, College of William and Mary

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 26, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Molecular force and structure of nucleic acids assemblies
Xiangyun Qiu
George Washington University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 26, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Search for magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES underwater neutrino telescope
Nicolas Picot-Clemente
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 27, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Liquid water: a state between two critical points
Professor Mikhail Anisimov
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 27, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Spin and Pseudo-Spin in Graphene
Philip Kim
Columbia University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 28, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Hierarchies in Simulation-Based Science and Engineering
David Levermore
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 28, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

An introduction to essential dimension
Patrick Brosnan
University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 29, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The Dynamics of Network Coupled Phase Oscillators: An Ensemble Approach
Gilad Barlev
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 4, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Hyper-transport in potentials that are random in space and time
Professor Shmuel Fishman
Technion, Haifa, Israel

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 4, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Multigrid preconditioners for linear systems arising in PDE constrained optimization
Andrei Draganescu
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 4, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Particle Physics from a Warped Extra Dimension
Kaustubh Agashe
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 5, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Mixed models for nonlinear flows on networks
Prof. Benedetto Piccoli
Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Rutgers University - Camden

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 6, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Complex Network Structural Analysis of Vicsek's Bird Flocks
Dr. Julian Candia
University of La Plata (Argentina)

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 10, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Stacked Rhodamine Dimers: A novel means to explore (and simplify!) the allosteric transitions of the chaperonin cycle
George H. Lorimer
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Confined propagation of covalent chemical reactions in an electron sea
Yu Huang Wang
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Effective a Posteriori Error Estimators for Low Order Finite Elements
Qifeng Liao
Computer Science Department, UMCP

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Why are Neutrinos So Light? Early Results from the EXO Double Beta Decay Experiment
Carter Hall
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Wed, Oct 12, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Synchronization Tendencies of Pulse Coupled Oscillators with Conduction Delays
Carmen C. Canavier
Louisiana State University Dept. of Opthalmology and Neuroscience

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 12, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Application of the Implicit Particle Filter to a Model of Nearshore Circulation
Robert Miller
College ofOceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 18, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Contact, Adhesion and Friction Between Self-Affine Surfaces: Does Friction Scale with Contact Area?
Professor Mark Robbins
Johns Hopkins University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 18, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Fast reconstruction methods for diffuse imaging with many sources
Dr. Gunay Dogan
NIST

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 18, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Non-Intrusive Discrimination of Plastic Antipersonnel Landmines from Battlefield Clutter Using Holographic Radar
Timothy D. Bechtel
University of Pennsylvania/Enviroscan

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Optimization-Based Methods for Discretization of Partial Differential Equations
Dr. Cory Hauck
Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The Computational Structure of Spike Trains
Prof. Cosma Shalizi
Dept. of Statistics, Carnegie Melon University

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Oct 21, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Rigidity of group actions, cohomology and compactness
David Fisher
Indiana University, Bloomington

Biophysics Seminar
Sun, Oct 23, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Understanding the mechanism of polyubiquitin chain assembly using solution state NMR spectroscopy
Joel Tolman
Johns Hopkins University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 24, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Polymer Brushes and the Nuclear Pore Complex : Implications for a Novel form of Gated Transport
Ajay Gopinathan
University of California, Merced

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 24, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Using Space as a Non-linear Plasma Laboratory
Dennis Papadopoulus
Departments of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Interacting steps and related systems
Dr. Diego Luis Gonzalez
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A Fluid-Structure Interaction Model to Simulate Mitral Valve Regurgitant Flow
Prof. Annalisa Quaini
Department of Mathematics, University of Houston

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Prange Prize Lecture: More Is Indeed Different: An Example from Electron Physics in Semiconductors
Daniel Tsui
Princeton University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Wed, Oct 26, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Phase Synchronization of Coupled Lasers in Complex Networks
Micha Nixon
Wiezmann Institute of Science

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 26, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

River Ecology: How Branching Geometry Influences Connectivity, Extinction Risk and Biogeography
Prof. Bill Fagan
Department of Biology, University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Oct 28, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A Filtration of Open/Closed Topological Field Theory
Ezra Getzler
Northwestern University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 31, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

A Common Origin of Galactic and Extragalactic Cosmic Rays
Peter Biermann
Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 1, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Direct characterization of hydrophobic hydration during cold and pressure denaturation
Silvina Matysiak
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 1, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Solving the Energy Crisis Without Coal and Nuclear Reactors
Arjun Makhijani
Inst. for Energy and Environmental Research

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 2, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

The FENE Dumbbell Model of Polymeric Flows
Hailiang Liu
Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 2, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Rational billiards and the SL(2,R) action on moduli space
Alex Eskin
University of Chicago

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 3, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

How Neural Diversity Influences Network Dynamics
Rhonda Dzakpasu
Department of Physics, Georgetown Univerisity

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 7, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Acceleration of Galactic Cosmic Rays in Supernova Remnants
Vladimir Ptuskin
IZMIRAN, Russia

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 8, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Minimal model of a mechanical Maxwell demon
Mr. Dibyendu Mandal and Prof. Chris Jarzynski
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 8, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Flexible Stochastic Collocation Algorithm on Arbitrary Nodes
Dongbin Xiu
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 8, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Lighting the Way to Fusion Energy with Intense Lasers
Richard Freeman
Ohio State University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 9, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Eigen problems in renewal equations: the effect of time dependence
Dr. Thomas Lepoutre
INRIA Rhône Alpes and Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon, France

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 9, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Why and how do we use wavelets to study turbulence?
Marie Farge
Directrice de Rechearche, CNRS École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 10, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Dynamical Instability on Boolean Networks as a Percolation Problem
Shane Squires
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 14, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Polymer physicist’s perspective on unfolded proteins and DNA: A spherical cow or a viable theory?
Dmitri E. Makarov
University of Texas

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 15, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Sorting in Space
Hanan Samet
Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia: Shi-I Pai Lecture
Tue, Nov 15, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The rheology of concentrated suspensions of non-Brownian particles; a historical survey of some recent variations on a theme by Albert Einstein
Dr. Andreas Acrivos
Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science and Engineering at the City College of New York

Burgers Lecture
Wed, Nov 16, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Rooms 1107 & 1111 Kim Engineering Building (Bldg. 225)

Is the resistance of fluid flow still an open problem in the fully-developed turbulent flow regime?
Marie Farge
Directrice de Recherche, CNRS; École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 16, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

PDE models for nanowire bio- and gas sensors including stochastic effects
Dr. Clemens Heitzinger
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 16, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Michigan State University
Tien-Yien Li
Mixed volume computation and solving polynomial systems

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 17, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Nonlinear Dynamics for Optical Imaging
Dr. Laura Waller
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 21, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Understanding the mechanism of polyubiquitin chain assembly using solution state NMR spectroscopy
Joel Tolman
Johns Hopkins University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 21, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Puzzling out the Heliosheath Observations from the Voyager Probes
Matthew E. Hill
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 28, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Mechanisms of Cell Polarity Revealed By Molecular Biology and Microfluidic Technologies
Chris Janetopoulos
Vanderbilt University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 29, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantum fluctuation theorems from decoherent-history open-system approaches
Professor Bei-Lok Hu
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 29, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Exploring the corner: numerical relativity near space-like infinity
Jorg Frauendiener
University of Otago, New Zealand

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 29, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Search for New Physics: The Era of Precision Measurements
Hassan Jawahery
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 30, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2117 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Classification with Stable and Informative Invariants
Stéphane Mallat
Center of Applied Mathematics, École Polytechnique

Numerical Analysis Seminar: Aziz Lecture
Fri, Dec 2, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Optimal and Practical Algebraic Solvers for Discretized PDEs
Jinchao Xu
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Dec 6, 2011
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Teaching Physics to Biologists - Can We Do Stat Mech in Physics I?
Edward Redish
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 6, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Unexplored Territory in some Nonstandard Parabolic Equations and their Application
Alfred S. Carasso
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 6, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Exploring the Physics of Graphene with Local Probes
Joseph Stroscio
National Institute of Standards and Technology

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 7, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Existence, Stability and Dynamics of Some Single- and Multi-Component Solitary Waves: From Theory to Experiments
Panayotis Kevrekidis
Department of Mathematics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Dec 7, 2011
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

DMS to THRIVE
Sastry G. Pantula
National Science Foundation

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 8, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Neuromorphic VLSI and Spike-based Neural Computation
Timothy Horiuchi
Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Dec 12, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Transition Radiation Performance Study from ATLAS TRT
Taeksu Shin
Department of Physics, Hampton University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 13, 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Multilevel, Sparse Tensor and Adaptive Discretizations of Random Elliptic PDE
Dr. Claude J. Gittelson
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 15, 2011
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Chimera States in Heterogeneous Kuramoto Networks
Dr. Carlo R. Liang
Dept. of Mathematics, Massey University, New Zealand

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Jan 25, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Polynomial embeddings for quadratic algebraic equations
Radu Balan
Department of Mathematics and CSCAMM, University of Maryland