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Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 4, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Understand Genomic Networks through Statistical Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics
Michelle Girvan
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 5, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

TBA
Andre Tits
Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 10, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Bioscience Research Building (Bldg. 413)

Seeing the unseen in cell machinery by label-free spectroscopic imaging
Ji-Xin Cheng
Purdue University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 10, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Origin and Propagation of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays
Vladimir Ptuskin
IZMIRAN, Russia

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 11, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Single Molecule Experiments Reveal the Role that Energy Landscapes Play in Biological Processes
Arthur La Porta
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Dynamical Singularities in Online Learning and Adaptive Delayed-Feedback Control
Asaki Saito
Future University Hakodate and JST PRESTO Department of Complex Systems and Astronomy

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Sep 14, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

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

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 18, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Wave Chaos: Universal Properties and Applications
Steven Anlage
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 18, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Quantum Materials: From Superconductors to Insulators... and Back!
Johnpierre Paglione
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 19, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Time-averages of multiscale PDE systems and applications in geophysical fluid dynamics
Bin Cheng
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

A 20-year perspective on engineering proteases: From damaging perfectly good enzymes to enzymatic machines for biological computing
Philip Bryan
IBBR & Bioengineering, UMCP

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Force Balance in the Evolution of a Class of ICMEs
Daniel B. Berdichevsky
Independent scholar

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 25, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Fluctuations and efficiency of a quantum heat engine
Saar Rahav
Technion, Haifa, Israel

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 25, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Numerical Simulations of Black Holes: The Agony and the Ecstasy
Manuel Tiglio
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 26, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Conservative time-discretization for stiff Hamiltonian systems and molecular chain models
Brenton LeMesurier
Department of Mathematics, College of Charleston

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 27, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Synchronization and Spatial Dynamics in Optical Networks and Lattices
Thomas E. Murphy
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Sep 28, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

An introduction to essential dimension
Patrick Brosnan
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

New Insights Into Amyloid Formation from Solid State NMR
Robert Tycko
NIDDK, NIH

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Sources, sinks, and transport of energetic particles in Saturn's magnetosphere
Peter Kollmann
Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University

Physics Colloquia: Shih-I Pai Lecture
Tue, Oct 2, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Hamilton's Diabolical Singularity
Sir Michael Berry
University of Bristol, UK

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

Dissecting mechanical hemolysis using direct numerical simulations of whole blood
Elias Balaras
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Revival-echoes and localization of interacting wave packets in anharmonic potentials
Mark Herrera
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 10, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

TBA
Maria Gualdani
Department of Mathematics, George Washington University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Fri, Oct 12, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Non-ergodic dynamics of economic models
Ole Peters
London Mathematical Laboratory

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

A Single Molecule View of the Central Dogma in Yeast
Dan Larson
NIH

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Protein physics by advanced computational techniques: conformational sampling and native state discrimination
Dr. Pilar Cossio
NIH

Physics Colloquia: Prange Prize Lecture
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Random Walk to Graphene
Andre Geim
University of Manchester

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Constraint Reduction in Interior-Point Methods for Linear and Convex Optimization
Andre Tits
Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 18, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Identifying the Drivers of Cancer in Gene Regulatory Networks
John Platig
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Recent Progress in Development and Application of Non-Additive Interaction: Models for Molecular Simulations of Biophysical Systems
Sandeep Patel
University of Delaware

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Thermal fluctuations in fluids on earth and in space
Jan V. Sengers
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Entropy-Driven Liquid-Liquid Separation in Supercooled Water
Vincent Holten
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Maximum principle and entropy consistency for numerical approximations of nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws
Bojan Popov
Department of Mathematics Texas A&M University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Testing Einstein in Space: The Gravity Probe B Detective Story
Francis Everitt
Stanford University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 24, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Image Inpainting and Sparse Approximation
Gitta Kutyniok
Department of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin

Mathematics Colloquium
Thu, Oct 25, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

The geometrical nature of protein hydrogen bonds
Robert Penner
Aarhus University and California Institute of Technology

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 29, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Composition of Titan's Ionospheric Outflow: Mass Resolved INMS Observations of Exospheric Ions From the T40 Flyby
Joseph Westlake
Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Searching, stepping, and stomping: what polymer theory can teach us about the molecular motor Myosin V
Michael Hinczewski
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Error estimates DG methods for Stokes with minimal regularity
Johnny Guzman
Division of Applied Mathematics Brown University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Higgs and All That
LHC Group
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 1, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Modeling and Measuring Signal Relay in Noisy Directed Migration of Cell Groups
Can Guven
IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Thu, Nov 1, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Towards a unified theory of Sobolev inequalities
Mario Milman
Department of Mathematics, Florida Atlantic University

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Nov 2, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Propagation of waves in networks of thin fibers and slowing down of the light
Boris Vainberg
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Channels and nano-pores: explicit modeling of conductance
Sergei Noskov
University of Calgary

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 6, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Experimental Quantum Simulations of Spin Models: Ground States, Dynamics, and Thermalization
Christopher Monroe
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 6, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Analysis of Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Methods Applied to the Wave Equation
Peter Monk
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Physical Nature of Bacterial Decision Making
Janè Kondev
Brandeis University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 7, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A PDE view of fractals
Umberto Mosco
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 8, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Soft Matter: From Grains to Cells
Kerstin Nordstrom
IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

In Search of Concurrence between Biological and Synthetic Single Molecule Structure/Function
Christy Landes
Rice University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 12, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Interaction between Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and Coronal Holes (CHs) during the Solar Cycle 23 and its Geomagnetic Consequences
Amaal A. Mohamed
Department of Physics, The Catholic University of America

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Nanoprecise flow control of particles and other nano-objects
Benjamin Shapiro
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Karen Willcox
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics Center for Computational Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Physics Colloquia: Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Matter of Our Matter
Betsy Beise
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 14, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media: Modeling, Travelling Waves and Stability
Michael Shearer
Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 14, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Indices for inward vector fields, and fixed points of transformation groups
Morris Hirsch
Universities of California and Wisconsin

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Contact Network Models for Immunizing Infectious Diseases
Shweta Bansal
Department of Biology, Georgetown University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Mon, Nov 19, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Error estimates DG methods for Stokes with minimal regularity
Johnny Guzman
Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

What cell shape oscillations can tell us about cortical actin-microtubule interactions and amoeboid migration
Ken Jacobson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 19, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Composition of Titan's Ionospheric Outflow: Mass Resolved INMS Observations of Exospheric Ions From the T40 Flyby
Joseph Westlake
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration
Phillip Sprangle
Naval Research Lab/ University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 27, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Holevo's bound from a general quantum fluctuation theorem
Sebastian Deffner
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 28, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Entropy, entropy production and trend to equilibrium in Kac's model of any dimension
Amit Einav
Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 28, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Counter-Examples: Charms, Cautions, and Cognition
Michael Fisher
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 29, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Quantifying collective migration in cell monolayers
Rachel Lee
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Dec 3, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

77Se NMR of selenoproteins
Sharon Rozovsky
University of Delaware

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 4, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Capturing Community Behavior in Very Large Networks using MapReduce
Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 5, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Interaction of noise and nonlinear dynamics in the wind-driven ocean circulation
Henk Dijkstra
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Utrecht University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Dec 5, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Multiple Recurrence Phenomena for Non-amenable Groups and A Szemeredi-like Theorem for the Free Group
Hillel Furstenberg
Hebrew University

Physics Colloquia
Thu, Dec 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Buildin (Bldg. 413)

Implanted Computers for Creating Improved Medical Treatments
Robert Fischell
Fischell Biomedical, LLC

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Dec 10, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Disposing of some chaperonin myths. How to win a Lasker Prize but get it mostly wrong
George H. Lorimer
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Dec 10, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Voyager 1 Transition to Interstellar Space
Matthew E. Hill
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Dec 11, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Searching, stepping, and stomping: what polymer theory can teach us about the molecular motor Myosin V
Michael Hinczewski
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 11, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Application of Finite Element Exterior Calculus (FEEC) to Flow Problems
Long Chen
University of California at Irvine

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 11, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Steven M. Kahn
Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Dec 12, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Analysis and approximations of some nonlocal models
Qiang Du
Department of Mathematics and Department of Materials Sciences, Penn State University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 13, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Spatiotemporally Driven Lattices: Directed Currents and Transport
Benno Liebchen
University of Hamburg