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Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Wed, Sep 6, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Reaction coordinate in chemistry: fool's gold, or an actionable concept?
Pratyush Tiwary
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 6, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

How Grain Boundaries Move
David Srolovitz
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 7, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Ultrafast Large-scale Neural Network Processor on a Chip
Daniel Lathrop and Itamar Shani
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Mechanics and dynamics of simulated membranes: extracting bending moduli and difficulty in the extraction of diffusion coefficients
Frank Brown
University of California, Santa Barbara

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Down-to-earth searches for cosmological dark matter with LUX and LZ
Carter Hall
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space, no time: Data and the computational modeling of complex systems
Yannis Kevrekidis
Johns Hopkins University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Finite element approximation of nonconvex uniformly elliptic fully nonlinear equations
Abner J. Salgado
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Economic Complexity
Luciano Pietronero
University of Rome, "La Sapienza”, Italy

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Synchronization of Quantum Dipoles
Juan Restrepo
University of Colorado Boulder

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Science, Population and the Environment: What Is, What Could Be
Robert Engelman
Worldwatch Institute

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Reconstructing Visual Circuits with Volumetric Super-resolution Fluorescence Microscopy
Colenso Speer
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

An angular momentum method for approximating wave maps into the sphere
Franziska Weber
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

New Interface between Quantum Optics and Nanoscience: the Bottom-Up Approach and Applications
Min Ouyang
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Spreading in a kinetic reaction-transport equation for population dynamics
Nils Caillerie
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgetown University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Approximation Algorithms: Some ancient, some new - the good, the bad and the ugly
Samir Khuller
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Basin Entropy: A Measure of the Final State Unpredictability and Applications to Some Physical Systems
Miguel Sanjuán
Rey Juan Carlos University

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Groundwater depletion and its impacts
Lenny Konikow
USGS

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantum and thermal noise in optomechanical systems
Thomas Purdy
NIST

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Life After Grad School for the Quantitatively Inclined - Big Banks, Start-ups, and the Great In-between
Charles Reyl
Select Equity Group

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Mathematical Modeling of Cell-Cycle Structured Unicellular Populations, and a Numerical Continuation and Bifurcation Analysis
Markus Kirkilionis
Warwick Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

A Model-Free Machine Learning Technique for Studying High Dimensional Spatiotemporal Chaos
Jaideep Pathak
University of Maryland, College Park

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

TBA
Angela Fritz
Capital Weather Gang

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Engineering the physical properties of the tumor microenvironment
Kandice Tanner
National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 2, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

A New Look at the TeV Sky with the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory
Jordan A. Goodman
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 3, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Dynamical Consistency in Sustainable Nanoparticles
Rigoberto Hernandez
Johns Hopkins

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 3, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Phase Transitions and Criticality in Biological Networks: Implications for Genes and Neurons
Michelle Girvan
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Stability of some super-resolution problems
Dmitry Batenkov
Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Oct 4, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Binet-Legendre metric and applications of Riemannian results in Finsler geometry
Vladimir Matveev
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 5, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Complexity and Self Organization in Superconducting Metamaterials
George Tsironis
University of Crete

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 5, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Multi-hazard tropical cyclone disaster impact scenario modeling and my recent damage assessment following Hurricane Harvey
Richard Krupar
Center for Disaster Resilience - Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Thu, Oct 5, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

An optimal adaptive Fictitious Domain Method
Rob Stevenson
University of Amsterdam

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Light sheet fluorescence microscopy for fast, gentle, and high resolution imaging
Abhishek Kumar
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology | National Institute of Standards and Technology

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Metastability transition in genome evolution and population structure of bacterial species
Purushottam Dixit
Columbia University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Adaptive Higher-Order Finite Element Simulations for the Time-Harmonic Maxwell Equations
Matthias Maier
University of Minnesota

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Moore’s Law and the Physics of Manufacturing Nanoscale Devices
Charles Tarrio
NIST Gaithersburg

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Granular Dynamics in Low Gravity
Derek Richardson
University of Maryland | Department of Astronomy

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Innovation to Create the Energy System of the Future
Ellen Williams
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

A Finite Element Scheme for a Phase Field Model of Nematic Liquid Crystal Droplets
Shawn Walker
Louisiana State University

Shih-I Pai Lecture
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Toll Physics Building (Bldg. 082)

Perturbation and Control of Human Brain Network Dynamics
Danielle Bassett
University of Pennsylania

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

A Hele-Shaw problem for tumor growth: Mathematical Analysis
Antoine Mellet
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Ultra-High Intensity Laser Physics and Applications
Phillip Sprangle
University of Maryland | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering / Department of Physics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Building a Weather Ready Nation: What It Means to Your Future
Louis Uccellini
NOAA/NWS

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

How, when and why does a drug leave the binding pocket of a host protein?
Pratyush Tiwary
IPST, University of Maryland

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

The latest gravitational-wave discovery from LIGO and Virgo
Peter Shawhan
University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Large Scale Molecular Simulation of Nanoparticle-Biomolecule Interactions
Ruhong Zhou
IBM Watson Research Center

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

A new and robust approach to construct energy stable schemes for gradient flows
Jie Shen
Purdue University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Quantum Information Processing and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat
Dave Wineland
NIST/Boulder and U. Oregon

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Hierarchical construction of images and the problem of Bourgain-Brezis
Eitan Tadmor
CSCAMM, Mathematics & IPST, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Neural Representation of Speech in Human Auditory Cortex
Jonathan Simon
University of Maryland | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Improving constraints on aerosols in the United States using ground based observations, satellite retrievals, radar, and a chemical transport model
Aishwarya Raman
ESSIC, University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Adaptive FEM for the fractional Laplacian: a priori and a posteriori error estimates, efficient implementation and multigrid solver
Christian Glusa
Sandia National Laboratories

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Searching for the Origin of Matter Using Pear-Shaped Nuclei
Jaideep Singh
Michigan State

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 1, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Multiscale convergence properties for spectral approximations of a model kinetic equation
Zheng Chen
Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 1, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Some results on affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties
Xuhua He
University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 2, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Modeling the Network Dynamics of Pulse-Coupled Neurons
Sarthak Chandra
University of Maryland | IREAP

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Using Ensemble Prediction System Forecasts to Rapidly Assess Tropical Cyclone Impacts on Residential Communities
Richard Krupar
Center for Disaster Resilience, UMD

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 7, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Prominent and Subtle Manifestations of Persistent Probability Currents in Non-equilibrium Steady States
Royce Zia
Virginia Tech

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Nov 7, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Optimal Estimation and Computation from Data
Simon Foucart
Texas A&M University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Hidden momentum
David Griffiths
Reed College

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Nov 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Mathematics meets Biology: from Adaptive evolution to Zebrafish
Alexander Lorz
Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Nov 8, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Quantitative estimates of propagation of chaos for large systems of interacting particles
Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Optimal Bounds and Extremal Trajectories for Time Averages in Dynamical Systems
Charles Doering
University of Michigan | Mathematics | Center for the Study of Complex Systems

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Role of Indonesian Seas on Global Ocean Circulation and Climate
Dwi Susanto
AOSC, UMD

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Protein conformational dynamics in recognition and catalysis: AlkB, GCN4, and Ribonuclease H
Arthur Palmer
Columbia University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

New Measurements of Suprathermal Ions, Energetic Particles, and Cosmic Rays in the Outer Heliosphere from the New Horizons PEPSSI Instrument
Matthew E. Hill
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

High-energy gamma rays from particle accelerators in the Galaxy
Elizabeth Hays
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Fluid polymorphism: from superfluid helium to metallic hydrogen
Mikhail Anisimov
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Einstein's Equations from Entanglement
Brian Swingle
University of Maryland, College Park