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Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 2, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Validation of Quantum Devices: from Quantum Random Numbers to the D-Wave Devices
Matthias Troyer
ETH Zurich

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 3, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Mixing and enhanced dissipation in the inviscid limit of the Navier-Stokes equations near the 2D Couette flow
Jacob Bedrossian
CSCAMM and Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Advection-condensation of water vapor in a model of coherent stirring
Yue Kin Tsang
University of Edinburgh

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

An energy-enstrophy method for nonlinear stability in two-dimensional hydrodynamics
Yue Kin Tsang
University of Edinburgh

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 9, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Analysis of numerical method for the Monge-Ampere Equation
Gerard Awanou
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 9, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Measurement of Enhanced Confinement at High Pressure Magnetic Cusp System
Jaeyoung Park
E=mc2 Fusion Development Corporation

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 10, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Asymmetric Auctions
Gadi Fibich
CSCAMM, University of Maryland and Department of Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 10, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

The fundamental group of an algebraic variety, and hyperbolic complex manifolds
Burt Totaro
UCLA

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The neurophysiology of pipe flow
Dwight Barkley
Department of Mathematics, Universit of Warwick

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Simulations of Cell Membranes: Developing Accurate Lipid Force Fields and Probing Conformational Changes in Membrane Transporters
Jeffrey Klauda
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantum many-body dynamics: Some rigorous results on Bose-Einstein condensation
Dio Margetis
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Functional-analytic limitations and numerical aspects for variable splitting approaches in TV-regularization
Micheal Hintermuller
Department of Mathematics, Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Nonlinear Oscillators: Quantum Activation, Quantum Measurements, Quantum Heating
Mark Dykman
Michigan State University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

The Huygens' principle as a computational tool
Semyon Tsynkov
Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Modeling Complex Contagions and Opinion Dynamics
Keith Burghardt
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Emergent biophysical aspects of pathogen cell death associated with antibiotic susceptibility
Daniel Dwyer
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Physics a Century ago: Memorable or Forgotten?
Stephen Brush
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Ultracold Disordered Quantum Gases
Brian DeMarco
University of Illinois

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Paul Mantica
Michigan State University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

An extended shallow water model with viscous layer
Francois James
University of Orleans

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Existence of a solution to an equation arising from the theory of Mean Field Games
Wilfrid Gangbo
Georgia Institute of Technology

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Patlak-Keller-Segel and related models for collective motion of organisms
Jacob Bedrossian
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

The dynamics of matrix protein self-assembly and mineralization
James DeYoreo
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Metastability, spectrum, and eigencurrents of the Lennard-Jones-38 network
Maria Cameron
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A Study of the Agglomeration Equations for Agent-Countermeasure Particle Interactions
William G. Szymczak
Code 7131, Naval Research Laboratory

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Non-trivial Pursuits: Finding Topological States of Matter
Johnpierre Paglione
University of Maryland

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Chris Monroe
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

UQ Algorithms for Extreme-scale Systems
Dongbin Xiu
Department of Mathematics, and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

The Malliavin Calculus and its Applications
David Nualart
University of Kansas

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am
4172 A. V. Williams (Bldg. 115)

Computational methods for large-scale matrix equations: recent advances
Valeria Simoncini
Universita di Bologna, Italy

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Inhibition guarantees ceaseless cortex dynamics
Juan Restrepo
Department of Applied Mathematics University of Colorado

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 6, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Spatial and Temporal Fluctuations of Proteins in Live Cells
Enrico Gratton
University of California-Irvine

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Timo Heister
Clemson University, South Carolina

Physics Colloquia: Shih-I Pai Lecture
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 082)

Pride and Prejudice in Science and Engineering
Anneke Levelt Sengers
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

When Electrons Aren't Enough: Applications of Radiochemistry
J. David Robertson
University of Missouri (Walters)

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Mihalis Dafermos
Princeton University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Statistical description of mixed systems (chaotic and regular)
Shmuel Fishman
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

On the work of Fields Medalists Artur Avila and Maryam Mirzakhani
Giovanni Forni
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 13, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Excitement on non-excitable cells: the biophysical nature of cellular coordination by ions in pollen tubes
Jose Feijo
University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Molecules in Heat Baths: Quantum Coherence in the Excitation of Light Harvesting Systems with Natural Incoherent Light?
Paul Brumer
University of Toronto

Physics Colloquia: Prange Prize Lecture
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

A New Kilogram in 2018
Klaus von Klitzing
Max Planck Institute

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Properties and applications of metallic and semiconductor nanomaterials
David W. Wei
University of Florida

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Interfaces and flux-saturated mechanisms
Juan Soler
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Granada

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Dynamical transitions in large systems of mean field coupled oscillators
Wai Lim Ku
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Laplacian multi-wavelets bases for high-dimensional data and their applications
Nir Sharon
Department of Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Mapping the Collective Response of Water to Complex Surfaces with Local Molecular Field Theory
Richard Remsing
University of Pennsylvania

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Implicit solvers for incompressible flow problems
David Silvester
University of Manchester, England

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier
John Preskill
California Institute of Technology

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Analyzing reactive molecules in aquatic environments with quantum chemistry
J. Samuel Arey
EPFL (Blough)

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The role of geometric structures in chaotic phase space - Ionization and chaos induced energy hopping from mathematical perspective
Korana Burke
University of California - Davis

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Fluctuating nonlinear spring model of mechanical deformation of biological particles
Valeri Barsegov
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

The Curious Case of Non-Equilibrium Finance (Turbulence lives!)
Michael Lipkin
Katama Trading LLC

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Nicholas Butch
NIST

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

X-ray diffraction imaging of quantum vortices in superfluid He droplets
Andrey Vilesov
Department of Chemistry University of Southern California

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

An introduction to the theory of noncommutative motives
Goncalo Tabuada
MIT

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 3, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Coupling of protein synthesis and folding: Pulling on single nascent chains with optical tweezers
Christian Kaiser
John Hopkins University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 3, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

On a few properties of very dilute matter frozen in space magnetic fields
Daniel Berdichevsky
Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

An integral method to compute Helmholtz free energies of crystalline solids
Zhiyue Lu
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Simulations of DNA Binding Landscapes in Helical Coordinates
Garegin A. Papoian
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMD

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Quenched Disorder and Vestigial Nematicity
Steve Kivelson
Stanford University

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Nonlinear terahertz spectroscopy and control over molecules and materials
Keith Nelson
MIT

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

A constraint-preserving numerical method for approximating wave maps into the sphere
Franziska Weber
Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Some geometric mechanisms for Arnold Diffusion
Rafael de la Llave
Georgia Institute of Technology

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 10, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Physics of information processing in a simple organism: On E. coli’s chemosensory system
Yuhai Tu
IBM

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 10, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Double Layers, Electron Heat Flux Suppression, Driving the Solar Wind
Marc Swisdak
University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermodynamics of sensory adaptation and the energy-speed-error tradeoff
Yuhai Tu
IBM Watson Research Center

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Isogeometric mortaring technique
Annalisa Buffa
Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche (IMATI) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 27100 Pavia, Italy

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

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

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

NIST Monoclonal Antibody Reference Material for the Advancement of Characterization Technologies
John Schiel
NIST

Mathematics Colloquium - Aziz Lecture
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

The interplay between geometric modeling and simulation of partial differential equations
Annalisa Buffa
IMATI-CNR Pavia

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Particle orbits in stellarators
Matt Landreman
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Cellular growth laws are rooted in proteome physics
Ken Dill
Stony Brook University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Dynamical Radiation Belts: New results from the Van Allen Probes mission
Shri Kanekal
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

The Principle of Maximum Caliber in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Ken Dill
Stony Brook University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Numerical pricing of financial options with simple finite difference methods
Jens Hugger
Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Copenhagen Denmark

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Quantum Information Processing with Superconducting Circuits
Irfan Siddiqi
University of California, Berkeley

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Control strategies for interacting particle systems
Michael Herty
Department of Mathematics, RWTH Aachen University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Alexei Borodin
MIT

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Modeling Urgent Diffusion: Information Spread during Time Sensitive Events
William Rand
Center for Complexity in Business University of Maryland

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Whistler Wave Generation by Continuous High Frequency Heating of the Upper Ionosphere
Aram Vartanyan
University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia: DST Lecture
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

How Many Physicists Does it Take to Discover a New Particle? The Higgs Boson and Big Science
Sarah Eno
University of Maryland

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Dec 1, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Comprehensive Inner Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Model
Mei-Ching Fok
Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermodynamic consistency and other challenges in coarse-graining models
Marina Guenza
University of Oregon

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A Computational Study of Some Numerical Schemes for a Test case with Steep Boundary Layers
Rao Appadu
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Space as an Open Plasma Laboratory
Dennis Papadopoulos
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 3, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Phase Retrieval for single-shot lensless FEL experiment
Oren Raz
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 4, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Translating Sonoluminescence to therapy for MRSA chronic wounds
Seth Putterman
University of California - Los Angeles

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Dec 8, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Electron Heating and Acceleration in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection
Joel Dahlin
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Dec 9, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Turbulence and Transition in Energetic Reactive Flows
Elaine Oran
Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 9, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Quantum Matter Without Quasiparticles
Subir Sachdev
Harvard University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

The Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation and Weak Turbulence
Pierre Germain
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Recent developments on certain dispersive equations as infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems
Gigliola Staffilani
MIT

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Defining Chaos
Brian Hunt
Department of Mathematics, IPST, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Hunting for WIMPs in the Panda Land
Xiangdong Ji
University of Maryland