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CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Metastable distributions of Markov chains with rare transitions and related problems that result in differential equations with nonstandard boundary conditions
Leonid Koralov
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Mathieu Florence
Paris 6

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 6, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Defining Chaos
Brian Hunt
University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Down-to-earth searches for cosmological dark matter
Carter Hall
University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 8, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Perception and Memory in Animal Movement
Bill Fagan
University of Maryland, Department of Biology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 8, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Improving Societal Benefit Areas from Applications Enhanced by the Joint Polar Satellite System
Mitchell Goldberg
NOAA/NESDIS

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 12, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Taking the Temperature of Solar Energetic Particles
Don Reames
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

A kinetic theory of birth, death, and fission of age-structured populations
Tom Chou
UCLA

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

The Physics of Hearing: From Basics Physical Principles to Bionic Auditory Prostheses
Matt Goupell
University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Analysis and Simulation of Cyclic Pursuit
Kevin Galloway
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

ShapeFit and ShapeKick for Robust, Scalable Structure from Motion
Paul Hand
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

On the Generation of Gravity-Capillary Solitary Waves in Deep Water
Naeem Masnadi
University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Satellite Retrievals of Air Quality and Climate Relevant Trace Gases at Goddard Space Flight
Nickolay Krotkov
NASA/GSFC

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Path integral-based inference of PDEs and bond energies and mobility in Dynamic Force Spectroscopy
Tom Chou
UCLA

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Modeling Cell-ECM Interactions in Cancer Invasion
Yi Jiang
Georgia State University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantum Thermalization and Localization in a Trapped Ion Quantum Simulator
Paul Hess
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Signals from a Composite Higgs boson and a Composite Top Quark
Kaustubh Agashe
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Local Structure Analysis in Atomic Systems
Emanuel Lazar
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Practical Kalman Filtering with and Without a Model
Tyrus Berry
George Mason University | Department of Mathematical Sciences

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

The Tropospheric Oxidizing Capacity: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
Yasin Elshorbany
NASA/GSFC

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Mechanical control of cell and tissue morphogenesis
Otger Campas
University of California at Santa Barbara

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 3, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Massive star explosions, cosmic rays and gravitational waves
Peter Biermann
MPIfR, Bonn; KIT, Karlsruhe; Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Univ. of Bonn

22nd Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 082)

The Folding Cooperativity of a Protein is Controlled by the Topology of its Polypeptide Chain
Carlos J. Bustamante
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair of Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

TBA
Tom Goldstein
University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 6, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The Force of Fluctuations: Analysis and Control of Extinctions on Networks
Ira Schwartz
Naval Research Laboratory

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 6, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Assessing the impact of the Anthropocene on atmospheric composition using remote sensing from aircraft and space based instrumentation: the SCIAMACHY Project and its legacy
John Burrows
Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Germany

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Excitement on non-excitable cells: glutamate-like receptors and calcium homeostasis in plant cells
Jose Feijo
University of Maryland College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 11, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

The two-dimensional hydraulic jump
Jayanta Bhattacharjee
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Dynamics near the subcritical transition of the 3D Couette flow
Jacob Bedrossian
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Noise-Influenced Dynamics
Balakumar Balachandran
University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Developing Future Air Quality Observing Strategies
Jim Crawford
NASA/LaRC, VA

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Imaging with intensity-only measurements
Alexei Novikov
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 20, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Chaos, Noise and Random Numbers
Rajarshi Roy
University of Maryland, Institute for Physical Science and Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 20, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

The zonally resolved atmospheric energy budget: a theory for regional precipitation change
William Boos
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Quest for the Next Generation of Antibiotics: A Bacterial Mechanosensor, MscL, as a Novel Drug Target
Paul Blount
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

European Neolithic societies (8000-4000 BP) exhibited early warning signs in advance of dramatic social collapse: New evidence from modeling and computational statistics
Sean Downey
University of Maryland | Anthropology Department

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

The Thundery Summer of 2016: A Review of Severe Weather Events in the D.C. Region, Including the Ellicott City Flash Flood
Jeffrey Halverson
Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Self-Assembly in Complex Fluids
Arun Yethiraj
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Physics Colloquia
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Some Words, A Few Pictures & One Equation About the First Searches for Gravitational Waves
Virginia Trimble
University of California, Irvine

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Fluctuations in liquids on earth and in space
Jan V. Sengers
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Mixed-Integer PDE-Constrained Optimization
Sven Leyffer
Argonne National Laboratory

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Effective models for Ginzburg-Landau vortices
Sylvia Serfaty
Courant Institute and Pierre and Marie Curie University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 3, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Reservoir Computing Using Autonomous Boolean Networks
Dan Gauthier
Ohio State University | Department of Physics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 3, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

NOAA’s Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS)
Ivanka Stajner
NOAA/NWS

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Coordination and Division of Labor: Dissecting the Operating Mechanism of a Biological Nanomachine Using Single-Molecule Manipulation
Shixin Liu
The Rockefeller University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 7, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission: Observations of magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause
Li-Jen Chen
GSFC

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 8, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Non-equilibrium Conformational Fluctuations in Enzymes and Membranes
Jianshu Cao
MIT

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 8, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Finding Low-Rank Solutions via the Burer-Monteiro Approach, Efficiently and Provably
Anastasios Kyrillidis
University of Texas

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

The ultimate physical limits of privacy
Artur Ekert
University of Oxford

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 9, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Sequential Importance Sampling for Counting Linear Extensions
Isabel Beichl
Mathematical and Computational Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 9, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
0403 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Extracting bits from analog samples: frames, compressed sensing, phase retrieval, and beyond
Sinan Gunturk
Courant Institute, New York University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Spatio-Temporal Optical Vortices
Howard Milchberg
University of Maryland | IPST, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Physics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Insights into subtropical cloud feedback mechanisms from high-resolution simulations
Chris Bretherton
Atmospheric Sciences and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: The Multiscale Challenge
Gregory Voth
University of Chicago

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The development of turbulence during magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause
Marc Swisdak
University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Flames, fire whirls, and blue whirls: What more can there be?
Elaine Oran
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Modern Multiscale Methods for First-Principles Collisionless Plasma Simulation
Luis Chacon
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Neutrino masses: where we are, where we are going and why is it important?
Rabindra Mohapatra
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Adaptive Estimation in Two-way Sparse Reduced-rank Regression
Tingni Sun
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Subexponential growth, measure rigidity, strong property (T) and Zimmer's conjecture
David Fisher
Indiana University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 17, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

ECHO, ECHo, Echo, echo... When Echoes Overwhelm Landau Damping
William Dorland
University of Maryland | Department of Physics, IREAP

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 17, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Two decades of ground-based microwave measurements of the middle atmosphere
Gerald Nedoluha
Middle Atmospheric Physics Section, Naval Research Lab

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 21, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Binding to and Searching Membranes: A Tale of Two Bacterial Virulence Factors
Anne Gershenson
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 22, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Building a Quantum Computer Atom by Atom
Chris Monroe
University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Statistical Physics of Adaptation
Jeremy England
MIT

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

When Waves Meet Chaos: A Clash of Paradigms
Steven Anlage
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Geometric Methods for the Approximation of High-dimensional Data sets and High-dimensional Dynamical Systems
Mauro Maggioni
Johns Hopkins University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 1, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

A book report: How complex cells evolved from bacteria, a story of energy
James Yorke
University of Maryland, Department of Mathematics and IPST

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Dec 1, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Overview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS) and Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS)
Flavio Iturbide-Sanchez
NOAA/NESDIS

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Dec 2, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Steve Zelditch
Northwestern University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Dec 5, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Stochastic Mechanisms in Membrane Traffic
Jeanne Stachowiak
University of Texas at Austin

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Dec 5, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Nanoflare Heating of the Solar Corona
James A. Klimchuk
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Dec 6, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Fluctuations in liquids on earth and in space
Jan Sengers
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Dec 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Macroscopic Physics, the Higgs Boson, and Cosmological Evolution of Parameters
David Kaplan
Johns Hopkins University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Dec 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Irreversibility, information and the second law of thermodynamics at the nanoscale
Chris Jarzynski
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Dec 8, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Fermi Acceleration in Discontinuous Systems
Dmitry Doglopyat
University of Maryland, Department of Mathematics and IPST

Mathematics Colloquium, Aziz Lecture
Fri, Dec 9, 2016
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Modeling traffic flow on a network of roads
Alberto Bressan
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University