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Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Jun Allard
University of California - Irvine

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Gelation by Self-Assembly: Fundamentals and Some Applications
Srinivasa Raghavan
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Interpolatory Matrix Approximations
Mark Embree
Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Searching for Muon to Electron Conversion at Fermilab
Eric Prebys
Fermi Lab

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Analysis of Bounded Confidence Multidimensional Opinions in Continuous Time
Muruhan Rathinam
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Galileo's New Mathematics
Mark A. Peterson
Mount Holyoke College

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

The influence of cloud representation on climate change projections of summer rainfall
Cristiana Stan
George Mason University

Special Seminar
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Ultra-large Multiple Sequence Alignment
Tandy Warnow
Department of Computer Science & Bioengineering, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 21, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Membrane rigidity and thermorheology of cells
Sebestain Schmidt
University of Leipzig

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 22, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Characterizing microscopic rearrangements and interactions within granular flows
Matthew Harrington
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 22, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Nonequilibrium models for active matter systems, their numerical treatment and applications to complex biological systems
Qi Wang
Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 22, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Neutral Naturalness
Zackaria Chacko
University of Maryland, College Park

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

TBA
Kim Klockow
NOAA/OAR

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Texture sensing mechanisms in neutrophil migration
Satarupa Das
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Statistical physics in the oeuvre of Chen Ning Yang
Michael Fisher
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Minimal geodesics along volume preserving maps, through semi-discrete optimal transport
Jean-Marie Mirebeau
CNRS, University Paris-Sud, Department of Mathematics, UMR 8628, Orsay, France

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Swarm Formation and Flocking Dynamics via Discrete Positive Systems
Ulrich Krause
Department of Mathematics, University of Bremen, Germany

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

A Low Dimensional Paradigm for High Dimensional Chaos
Suddhasattwa Das
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland College Park

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

From Tropical Storms to Decadal Prediction: GEOS-5 AGCM Physical Parameterizations for a Wide Range of Applications and Resolutions
Andrea Molod
ESSIC, NASA/GSFC

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 5, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Simulation of Mechanical Properties of Membranes
Richard Pastor
NIH/NHLBI

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A new approach to numerical computation of Hausdorff dimension of invariant sets associated to iterated function systems
Richard Falk
Department of Mathematics, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Molecular Machines and other Adventures in Nanomechanics
Peter Hoffmann
Wayne State University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 7, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

A unified approach to semi-infinite linear optimization and duality in convex optimization
Amitabh Basu
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 8, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Advanced Institute for Computational Science Big Data, Supercomputing, and Data Assimilation
Takemasa Miyoshi
Data Assimilation Research Team, RIKEN

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 12, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Khalid Salaita
Emory University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Inference as optimal transportation
Youssef M. Marzouk
Aerospace Computational Design Lab, MIT

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Physics and Intelligibility
Alison Peterman
University of Rochester

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

On weak solutions of Quantum Navier-Stokes and Korteweg Navier-Stokes equations
Stefano Spirito
GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Milnor-Witt K-Theory
Stefan Gille
University of Alberta, Canada

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

From oscillating candles to complex spatiotemporal arrhythmias in the heart
Flavio Fenton
Georgia Tech, School of Physics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

What would happen to Superstorm Sandy in a future warmer world?
William K. M. Lau
Earth Science System Interdisiplinary Center, University of Maryland

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 19, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Quantifying the Energy Landscape of Ribosome Function
Paul Whitford
Northeastern Univesity

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Generalized Wigner Surmise Applied to Distributions in the Nanoworld and the Real World: From Steps and Islands on Surfaces to County Areas and Paris Metro Stations
Ted Einstein
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia - Shih-I Pai Lecture
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

U.S. Training of Chinese Scientists and its Impact
Chung S. Yang
Rutgers University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Electrostatic levitation of dust grains near the moon and asteroids
Christine Hartzell
University of Maryland, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Aerosols in the MERRA-2 Reanalysis
Arlindo da Silva
GMAO, NASA/GSFC

CSCAMM Seminar
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Graph Limits and Dynamics of Large Networks
Georgi Medvedev
Department of Mathematics, Drexel University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 27, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

What Makes Water Unique? A Molecular Perspective
Toshiko Ichiye
Georgetown University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 27, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

$C^0$ DG methods for elliptic problems in non-divergence form
Michael Neilan
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 27, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Voyagers in Interstellar Space and Cassini at Saturn
Douglas C. Hamilton
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

The truth about diffusion (in liquids)
Aleksandar Donev
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Pressure driven flow of normal and super fluids through single nanopipes
Peter Taborek
University of California - Irvine, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Using Single-Forcing Coupled Climate Model Experiments to Understand the Response to Orbital Forcing
Tony Broccoli
Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 2, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Two distinct actin networks mediate traction oscillations to confer mechanosensitivity of focal adhesions
Jan Liu
NIH

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 3, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Incorporating local boundary conditions into nonlocal theories
Burak Aksoylu
Wayne State University, Department of Mathematics TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Department of Mathematics

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Probing and Controlling Quantum Matter at the Single Atom Level
Immanuel Bloch
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics & Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 4, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Deterministic and Stochastic Bounds in the Phase Retrieval Problem
Radu Balan
Department of Mathematics and CSCAMM, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Core-shell microgels: smart materials with tunable properties
Manis Chaudhuri
Harvard University

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet: Advances in Sensor Networks, Big Data and Analytics
Bill Callahan
Earthnetworks

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Optimal Thermodynamic Control and the Geometry of Ising magnets
Gavin Crooks
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Geometry of ODE's with a small parameter
Dima Arinkin
University of Wisconsin

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Quantifying stability in networks: From linear to basin stability
Juergen Kurths
Potsdam Inst. for Climate Impact and Humboldt University

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Atmospheric optics & radiative transfer: Genesis and Evolution
Ping Yang
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 16, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Brillouin microscopy to image tissue and cell mechanical properties
Guiliano Scarcelli
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Ewald Sums in One, Two, or Three Dimensional Periodicity
Zhonghan Hu
Jilin University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Greedy algorithms and thresholding for dictionaries
Wolfgang Dahmen
Institut fur Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik, RWTH-Aachen University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Maximum Entropy and the Inference of Pattern and Dynamics in Ecology
John Harte
University of California, Berkeley

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Numerical methods for the Dirac equation in the non-relativistic limit regime
Yongyong Cai
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

Mathematics Colloquium - Aziz Lecture
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Tensor Sparsity - a Regularity Notion for High Dimensional PDEs
Wolfgang Dahmen
Aachen University, Germany

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 19, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Insects in a Changing World: Modeling Insect Populations In the Context of Climate and Land-Use Change
Sharon Bewick
University of Maryland, Department of Biology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 19, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Aerosol water: now you see it, now you don’t!
Anne Marie Carlton
Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 23, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Plant proteins with medically important properties: structural studies of three members of the β-trefoil family that function as serine protease inhibitors or as lectins
Alexander Wlodawer
NIH

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantum work fluctuations: notions and exact results
Sebastian Deffner
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Analysis of an augmented mixed-FEM for the Navier-Stokes problem
Jessica Camano
Departamento de Matematica y Fisica Aplicadas, Universidad Catolica de la Santisima Concepcion

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Ultracold Molecules – a New Frontier for Quantum Physics and Chemistry
Jun Ye
JILA-Boulder

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 30, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Emulsions by design
Jasna Brujic
New York University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 1, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Cosmology at the crossroads
Michael S. Turner
University of Chicago

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Entropic structure and duality estimates for cross diffusion models
Thomas Lepoutre
INRIA Rhône Alpes and Institut Camille Jordan (Lyon)

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Wave chaos and enhancement of coherence with rippled waveguides
Dong Ho Wu
Naval Research Laboratory

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

TBA
Nathan Magee
The College of New Jersey

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Blended atomistic-to-continuum hybrid methods for modeling crystalline materials
Helen Li
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte