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CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 4, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption
Victor Yakovenko
Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 10, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

High Order FEM for Wave Propagation: Like it or lump it!?
Mark Ainsworth
Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 10, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Coherent Control of Intense Terahertz Generation in Laser-Produced Plasmas
Ki-Yong Kim
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 11, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Coagulation-Fragmentation Model Without Detailed Balance for Animal Group-Size Statistics
Jian-Guo Liu
Department of Mathematics & Physics Duke University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 11, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Modeling of Crystal Surfaces: A Journey from Atoms to PDEs and Back
Dionisios Margetis
IPST & Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 16, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Propagation of Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy
Vladimir Ptuskin
IZMIRAN, Russia

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 17, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

A Structural Phase Transition for Cold Ion Chains: Classical and Quantum
Shmuel Fishman
Technion, Israel

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 17, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A decomposition technique for integrable functions with applications to the divergence problem on bad domains
Fernando Lopez Garcia
Woschester Polytechnic Institute

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 17, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Push, Pull and Sense: how forces modulate cellular dynamics
Arpita Upadhyaya
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 18, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Variational Implicit Solvation of Biomolecules
Bo Li
Department of Mathematics and Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 18, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Rigidity and Flexibility of Schubert classes
Colleen Robles
IAS/Texas A&M

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 19, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Predictability of User Behavior in Social Media: Bottom-Up v. Top-Down Modeling
David Darmon
AMSC, University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 24, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Dynamics of Artificial Spin Ice
John Cumings
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 24, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations: from Lloyd method to multigrid and beyond
Maria Emelianenko
Department of Mathematics, George Mason University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 25, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Green's functions for time-dependent Fokker-Planck equations
Anna Mazzucato
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 26, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Quantum and Dispersive wave analysis via Hydrodynamics
Avy Soffer
Math Department, Rutgers University

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Sep 27, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

From Gene Trees to Species Trees (by invitation of the hiring committee)
Tandy Warnow
University of Texas at Austin

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 1, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Drums and Membranes That Sound the Same
Scott Wolpert
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 1, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Hierarchical Krylov Methods and Nested Krylov Methods for Extreme-Scale Computing
Lois Curfman McInnes
Mathematics and Computer Science Division Argonne National Laboratory

Biophysics Seminar
Tue, Oct 1, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Dynamics of Living Systems: From Actin Waves to Cell Migration
Wolfgang Losert
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 3, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Adaptive Brain Changes in Selective Attention
Jonathan Fritz
Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Thu, Oct 3, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Spontaneously Emitted Fluctuations in Unmagnetized Plasmas
Tim Felten
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Oct 4, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Meromorphic differentials with real periods, and the geometry of the moduli space of curves
Samuel Grushevsky
Stony Brook

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Inferring and programming the structure and dynamics of macromolecular machines
Mark Bathe
MIT

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 7, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Mysterious sources of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays
Ke Fang
University of Chicago

Biophysics Seminar
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Dynamical systems biology: from dynamics to mechanisms in cell regulation
Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Szilard-Machine-Like Features in a Processive Motor Protein & Afterthoughts on Dolphins and Winnetou
Martin Bier
East Carolina University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

An energetic variational approach for Ionic Fluids and Ion Channels
Chun Liu
Department of Mathematics Penn State University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Hottest, and Most Liquid, Liquid in the Universe
Krishna Rajagopal
MIT

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 9, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Predicting brain tumor behavior: biology? genetics? modeling?
Pedro Lowenstein
Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan School of Medicine

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Oct 9, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Stationary Dynamical Systems and a Szemeredi Theorem for the Free Group
Hillel Furstenberg
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 10, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Symmetries, Cluster Synchronization, and Isolated Desynchronization in Complex Networks
Lou Pecora
NRL and Aaron Hagerstrom, UMD

Mathematics Colloquium
Mon, Oct 14, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Oriented cohomology of projective homogeneous spaces
Kirill Zainoulline
University of Ottawa

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Cooperation, cheating, and collapse in microbial populations
Jeff Gore
MIT

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 15, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

A path-based approach to characterizing dynamical processes on complex landscapes
Alexandre Morozov
Rutgers University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 15, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Discrete Emprirical Interpolation for Nonlinear Model Reduction
Danny Sorensen
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Densest Matter in the Universe
Paulo Bedaque
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Strong Control in Cavity QED
Luis Orozco
University of Maryland, JQI

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Self-Assembly of Globular Protein-Polymer Block Copolymers
Bradley Olsen
MIT

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Voyager 1 Observations of Large Galactic Cosmic Ray Anisotropies in Interstellar Space
Matthew Hill
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Statistical mechanics and control implementation using port-Hamiltonian systems
Henrik Sandberg
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Bounds on Eigenvalues of Matrices Arising from Interior-Point Methods
Chen Greif
Department of Computer Science The University of British Columbia

Physics Colloquia - Shih-I Pai Lecture
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Energy and our other Natural Resources: Minerals, Land, Water and the Atmosphere
Ellen Williams
BP International Ltd.

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 23, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Boundary integral methods using signed distance function and the closest point mapping
Richard Tsai
Department of Mathematics and Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Organizing the bacterial chromosome for division
Chase P. Broedersz
Princeton University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 29, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantitative Theory of the Structural Glass Transition
Vassiliy Lunchenko
University of Houston

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 29, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A New Mixed Formulation For a Sharp Interface Model of Stokes Flow and Moving Contact Lines
Shawn Walker
Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 29, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Accelerating Universe
Roger Blandford
Stanford University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Nonlocal-interaction equations: phenomena and structures
Dejan Slepcev
Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Some results for Allen-Cahn phase transition models
Paul Rabinowitz
University of Wisconsin

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Ensemble methods for Lyapunov exponents and data assimilation
Brian Hunt
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 4, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Modeling the Earth's Space Environment System
Alex Glocer
Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Putting water on a lattice: The importance of long wavelength density fluctuations in theories of hydrophobic and interfacial phenomena
Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
UC Berkeley

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Experimental Quantum Geometry: Testing the Stillness of Space
Craig Hogan
University of Chicago

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 6, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

An Eulerian-Lagrangian Method for Optimization Problems Governed by Multidimensional Nonlinear Hyperbolic PDEs
Alina Chertock
Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Thu, Nov 7, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Coagulation dynamics of random shocks and phase boundaries
Robert Pego
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Nov 8, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Universality and chaos in clustering and branching processes - Aziz Lecture
Robert Pego
Carnegie Mellon University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

System-level reconstruction of developmetn with light-sheet microscopy
Phillip Keller
Janelia Farm Research Campus (HHMI)

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 11, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

MESSENGER Observations of Mercury's Tenuous Atmosphere
Matthew H. Burger
Morgan State University/GESTAR and NASA/GSFC

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 12, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Coarsening of Particle Systems
David Levermore
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 12, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

On the Existence of Flows Driven by Body Couples and Couple Stresses in Magnetic Nanoparticle Suspensions
Carlos Rinaldi
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Otherworldly Career of Freeman Dyson
Phillip Schewe
Joint Quantum Institute

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 13, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Continuum descriptions for dynamics of self-propelled particles
Vladislav Panferov
Department of Mathematics, CA State University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 13, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Separation of variables in algebraic geometry
Douglas Ulmer
Georgia Tech

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 18, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Protein Stability in Living Cells
Gary Pielak
University of North Carolina

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 19, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Effects of surface interactions on the single-particle dynamics of water under strong confinement
Chris Bertrand
NIST

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 19, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Active Fluids on Surfaces
Michael Shelley
Courant Institute, New York

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Energy Challenges: What Role for Efficiency and Renewables?
Sam Baldwin
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 20, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

On semilagrangian methods for kinetic equations
Giovanni Russo
Department of Mathematics, Università di Catania

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 20, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

What is K-theory and what is it good for?
Paul Baum
Penn State

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 21, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Stability of Boolean networks: The joint effects of topology and update rules
Shane Squires
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 25, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Lessons from our Innermost Planet: Mercury's Magnetosphere and Magnetic Field
Brian Anderson
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Global income inequality; current trends and future prospects
Branko Milanovic
World Bank (Research Dept)

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Modeling and simulation of non-Newtonian fluids: fluid-particle suspensions, mantle flow and ice dynamics
Georg Stadler
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Gender and (physical) Science
Amy Graves
Swarthmore College

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Dec 2, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Mean-Field Electrostatics of Lipid Membranes
Slyvio May
North Dakota State University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Dec 2, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Recent Results from IceCube
Erik Blaufuss
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Tue, Dec 3, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Extension and approximation of functions
Charles Fefferman
Princeton University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 3, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

TBA
David Spergel
Princeton University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Wed, Dec 4, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Inviscid damping and the asymptotic stability of planar shear flows in the 2D Euler equations
Jacob Bedrossian
Courant Institute, New York University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Dec 4, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

On symplectic isoperimetry, billiards, and Mahler's conjecture
Shiri Artstein
Tel Aviv University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 5, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Quantifying Network Topology Robustness in Adversarial Environment: A Game Theoretic Approach
Assane Gueye
NIST

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Dec 10, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Shock Turbulence in Finance and Its Monetization
Michael Lipkin
Katama Trading LLC

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 10, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

K-14 Math and Science Education: A Physicist Meets Reality
Bob Eisenstein
Santa Fe Alliance for Science

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 11, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Beyond incoherence and beyond sparsity: A new framework for compressed sensing
Ben Adcock
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Dec 11, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

The Mathematics of Supersymmetry: Graphs, Codes, and Super-Curves
Charles Doran
University of Alberta

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 12, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Stabilization of incoherence in the disordered Hamiltonian Mean Field model
Juan Restrepo
University of Colorado, Boulder

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Fri, Dec 13, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

X-ray imaging with space detectors based on the moiré effect
Diego Casadei
University of Applied Science of North-West Switzerland