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IPST Weekly Calendar/Spring 2001 

Monday - January 29th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST LECTURE
Speaker:     Dr. Steven M. Girvin, Distinguished Professor of Physics
                    Indiana University
Title:           Physics of "Which Layer?" Uncertainty

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - January 30th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Melanie Becker
                    Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:           String Theory, GCD, and Quantum Gravity

Wednesday - January 31st
2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SPECIAL IPST/MATH LECTURE
Speaker:     Dr. Eric Vanden-Eijnden
                    Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Title:           Random Perturbation of Partial Differential Equations

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics
and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
No Seminar

Thursday - February 1st
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor R. Bruce Kellogg
                    Department of Mathematics; Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Corner Singularities, Boundary Layers, and Interior Layers

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Friday - February 2nd
No Seminars

Monday - February 5th
3:15 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST LECTURE
Speaker:     Dr. James F. Drake
                    Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Magnetic Reconnection: The Mechanism for Dissipating Magnetic Energy


4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - February 6th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. George H. Weiss
                    Mathematical and Statistical Computing Laboratory
                    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Title:           Some Problems in the Interpretation of Data from Single-Molecule

Wednesday - February 7th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Paul Dagdigian
                    Johns Hopkins University
Title:           Electronic Structure in Van der Waals Clusters

Thursday - February 8th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Ricardo H. Nochetto
                    Department of Mathematics; Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Positivity Preserving Finite Element Interpolation and Applications to Variational Inequalities

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     David DeShazer
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Detecting Phase Synchronization in a Chaotic Laser Array
and
Speaker:     Julio Friedmann
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Sediment Gravity Flows that Shape the Ocean Floor:  The Non-Linear Nature of Turbidity Currents

Friday - February 9th


Monday - February 12th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr.E. S. Seo
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Status of High Energy Cosmic Ray Composition Measurements

Tuesday - February 13th
2:00 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jerome Magnin
                    Center for Stochastic Processes in Science and Engineering
                    and Department of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
                    State University, Blacksburg, VA
Title:           Liesegang Patterns: A One-Century-Old, but Still Vivid Topic in Pattern Formation

Wednesday - February 14th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST LECTURE
Speaker:     Professor Eitan Tadmor
                    Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics and Department of Mathematics
                    University of California, Los Angeles
Title:           High Resolution Recovery of Piecewise Smooth Data from its Spectral Information

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     David Feder
                    Electron Optical Physics Division
                    National Institute of Science Technology
Title:           Vorticies and Bose-Einstein Condensation

Thursday - February 15th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Edward Ott
                    Department of Electrical Engineering; Institute for Systems Research and 
                    Department of Physics; UMCP
Title:           Two-Dimensional Turbulence with Drag

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     David Egolf
                    Georgetown University
Title:           Mechanisms of Extensive Chaos in Rayleigh-Benard Convection
and
Speaker:     Brian Hunt
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Fractal Properties of Strange Nonchaotic Attractors

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE on the HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     David Cantor
                    DeWitt Stetten, Jr. Memorial Fellow in the History
                    of the Biomedical Sciences and Technology for 2000-2001
                    National Institutes of Health
Title:           Radium, Cancer, and the Meanings of Hope in Mid-20th Century American Medicine

Monday - February 19th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - February 20th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar 

2:00 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST LECTURE
Speaker:     Dr. Gary P. Zank
                    Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware
Title:           New Frontiers: Exploring the Edge of our Heliosphere and Beyond

Wednesday - February 21st
3:30 (- 6:30) PM - SYMONS HALL 0200
COMMITTEE on the HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Barnum Workshop (1st of two)
Speaker:     Howard Barnum
                    Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
Title:           From An Elementary Introduction to Quantum Computation and Information Processing

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical
Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Sandra Greer
                    Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP
Title:           Polymerization of the Protein Actin

Thursday - February 22nd
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Omar Lakkis
                    Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:           An A Posteriori Error Estimate and Adaptivity for the Mean Curvature Flow of Graphs


12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Istvan Szunyogh
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           To be announced
and
Speaker:     James A. Yorke
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Mathematics; UMCP
Title:           A Solid Foundation for Embedding Methods for Time Series

3:30 (- 6:30) PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Barnum Workshop (2nd of two)
Speaker:     Howard Barnum
                    Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
Title:           From Quantum Error Correction to Quantum Data Authentication:
                    Noise-Proofing and Spoof-Proofing Quantum States

Monday - February 26th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Barrett Rogers
                    Institute for Plasma Research, UMCP
Title:           Physics of Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection

Tuesday - February 27th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - February 28th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical
Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Angela Gronenborn
                    Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health
Title:           Magnetic Field Induced Alignment of Biological Macro-molecules:
                    Development and Characterization of Media for the Extraction of Residual Dipolar Couplings

Thursday - March 1st
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Georg Dolzmann
                    Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:           Computation of Microstructure and Relaxation of Energies

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     James A. Yorke, Distinguished University Professor
                    Department of Mathematics ; Director, Institute for Physical science and Technology
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           A Solid Foundation for Embedding Methods for Time Series
and
Speaker:     Wolfgang Losert
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Dynamics of Pattern Formation in Alloys and Polymer Blends

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     Paolo Mancosu
                    Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley
Title:           Mathematical Explanation: Problems and Prospects

Friday - March 2nd
11:00 AM (-Noon) - MATH Y3206
Sixth Monroe H. Martin Prize Lecture
First Speaker:     Robert J. McCann
                   University of Toronto
Title:          Exact Solutions to the Transportation Problem on the Line

2:45 (- 3:00) PM
Presentation of the Sixth Monroe H. Martin Prizes


3:00 (- 4:00) PM
Second Speaker:    Yury Grabovsky
                    Temple University
Title:           The General Theory of Exact Relations for Effective Moduli of Polycrystals

Monday - March 5th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - March 6th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

SEVENTH ANNUAL SHIH-I PAI LECTURE IN FLUID DYNAMICS AND PLASMA DYNAMICS
3:15 (- 3:55) PM - PHYS 1204 (Toll Lounge)
4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
Speaker:     Professor Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
                    Mason Laboratory, Yale University,  New Haven, CT
Title:           Convection

Wednesday - March 7th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Keiji Morojuma
                    Department of Chemistry, Emory University
Title:           The Multi-Layered MO + MM Method, ONIOM, and its Applications

Thursday - March 8th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Chen Wang
                    Institute for Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics
                    and Department of Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington
Title:           Fast Solvers for the 3-D Primitive Equations of the Atmosphere and
                    Ocean Formulated in Mean Pressure Poisson Equation

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Joshua Socolar
                    Duke University, Durham, NC
Title:           Stabilization (or not) of Plane Waves through Time-Delay Feedback
and
Speaker:     Daniel Gauthier
                    Duke University, Durham, NC
Title:           A Flexible Source of High-Speed Optical Chaos

4:00 PM - IPST 1116 COMMITTEE on the HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY of SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     Alberto Cordero
                    Department of Philosophy, Queen's College, NY
Title:           Classical Properties in a Quantum Mechanical World

Monday - March 12th
1:30 (3:30) PM
IPST 1116 - SPECIAL IPST LECTURE
Speaker:     Professor Christopher C. Davis
                    Associate Dean and Director of the Gemstone Program
                    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Optical Communications without Fibers: Theoretical and
                    Experimental Issues in Dealing with a Turbulent, Fading Channel

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR 

Speaker:    Dr. M. Collier
                   Interplanetary Physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:          New Results from IMAGE/LENA

Tuesday - March 13th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - March 14th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/
Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Thursday - March 15th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. William G. Szymczak
                    Physical Acoustics Branch (Code 7131)
                    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
Title:           Simulations of Violent Free Surface Dynamics

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-minute Talks
Speaker:     Mason Porter
                    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Title:           Quantum Chaos in Vibrating Billiard Systems
and
Speaker:     Daniel Wojcik
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Dimension of Interaction

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
No Seminar

Saturday - March 17th
(8:15AM/begins)
Tuesday, March 20th (12:00 Noon/ends)
Room 3206 

SEMI-ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND RELATED TOPICS
Scheduled Speakers, Titles, and Abstracts, as well as other details,
are located at: "http://www.math.umd.edu/~bhunt/01ws">www.math.umd.edu/~bhunt/01ws
This spring workshop is supported by the University of Maryland
(Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology)
and the National Science Foundation.

Monday - March 26th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. P. Evenson
                    Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware
Title:           Origin and Modulation of Low Energy Cosmic Ray Electrons

Tuesday - March 27th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - March 28th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics
and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Josef Zwanziger
                    Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
Title:           Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials for Optics and Electrochemistry

Thursday - March 29th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Al Schatz
                    Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Title:           New Asymptotic Error Expansions in the Finite Element Method
                    and Richardson Extrapolation

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Martin Greiner
                    Duke University, Durham, NC
Title:           From Synthetic towards Real Fully Developed Turbulence
                    Learning from Phenomenology
and
Speaker:     Jong-Won Kim
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Front Propagation of Spatio-Temporalc Chaos

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     Arthur I. Miller
                    Department of Science & Technology Studies
                    University College, London, UK
Title:           Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty that Causes Havoc

Monday - April 2nd
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. J. T. Hoeksema
                    NASA/HQ, Washington, DC and Stanford University, CA
Title:           The Structure of the Heliospheric Magnetic Field in Solar Cycle 23

Tuesday - April 3rd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Krzysztof Goral
                    Center for Theoretical Physics and College of Science
                    Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Title:           Multi-Mode Dynamics of Ultracold Bose Gases

Wednesday - April 4th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
SPECIAL IPST/CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Speaker:     Mikhail A. Anisimov
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Dpartment of Chemical Engineering; UMCP
Title:           Finding Simplicity in Complexity: Complex Fluids Near Critical Points

Thursday - April 5th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Peter Monk
                    Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark
Title:           Analysis of a Finite Element Method for Electromagnetic Scattering

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Doug Armstead
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Title:          Anomalous Diffusion in Billiard Systems
and
Speaker:    Aleksey Zimin
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Title:          Bifurcation Scenarios for the Bubbling Transition

Monday - April 9th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. T. T. von Rosenvinge
                   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:          Recent Results from the Advanced Composition Explorer

Tuesday - April 10th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Weinan E.
                   Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
                   New York University and Princeton University, NJ
Title:          Thermally Activated Switching of Ferro-magnetic Thin Films

Wednesday - April 11th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Tony Heinz
                   Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York
Title:          Detection and Control of Electric Fields on Femtosecond Time Scales

4:00 PM - ARMORY BLDG 0120
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
(CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:    Huw Price
                   Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia
Title:          Boltzmann's Time Bomb

Thursday - April 12th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Rajarshi Roy
                   Institute for Plasma Research;  Department of Physics;  and
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology; UMCP
Title:          Multiple Wave Interactions in Nonlinear Optical Fibers:
                   Experiments and Models

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Jim Warren
                   National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Title:          Phase Field Modeling of Crystal Grainsand
and
Speaker:    Didier Depireux
                   University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Title:          The Dynamics of Neural Responses in Primary Auditory Cortex

Monday - April 16th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. S. M. Krimigis
                   Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD
Title:          Observations in Jupiter's Vicinity with the Magnetospheric
                    Imaging Instrument during Cassini/Huygens Flyby
                    (October 2000--March 2001)

Tuesday - April 17th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - April 18th
9:30 AM
PROCESS MEASUREMENTS DIVISION SEMINAR
NIST Admin Fluid Science, A Symposium in Honor of Mike Moldover's 60th Birthday
Martin Trusler (Imperial College); JAN SENGERS (UMCP and NIST); MICHAEL FISHER (UMCP)
Jim Mehl (U. Delaware); John Cahn (NIST); Walter Goldberg (U. Pittsburgh);
Moses Chan (Penn State); Bobby Berg (NIST) will discuss research that reflects Mike's
broad interests and areas of research (NIST Contact: Bobby Berg, 301-975-2466, robert.berg@nist.gov)

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
No Seminar

Thursday - April 19th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Jack Douglas
                    National Institute of Standards and Technology,
                    Gaithersburg, MD
Title:           Non-Equilibrium Pattern Formation in the Crystallization
                    of Polymer Blend Films
and
Speaker:     Vasily Dronov
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:         Stalagtite Basin Structure of Dynamical Systems with Transient Chaos in an Invariant Manifold

Monday - April 23rd
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
SPECIAL MATH COLLOQUIUM: AZIZ LECTURE
Speaker:     Professor Franco Brezzi
                    Istituto di Analisi Numerica del CNR Dipartimento di Matematica
                    Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Title:           Recent Approaches in the Treatment of Subgrid Scales

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. O. C. St. Cyr
                    The Catholic University of America and
                    The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC and
                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:           White Light Coronagraphs and CMEs

Tuesday - April 24th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Ania Wyczalkowska
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Impurity Effects on the Heat Capacities of Near-Critical Fluids

3:00 PM - MATH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Franco Brezzi
                    Istituto di Analisi Numerica del CNR Dipartimento di Matematica
                    Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Title:           Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Elliptic Problems:  A General Framework

Wednesday - April 25th
2:00 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL NONLINEAR DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Eugenia Kalnay
                    Chair, Department of Meteorology
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Ensemble Weather Forecasting

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Andrian Parsegian
                    Laboratory of Structural Biology
                    National Institutes of Health
Title:           Single Ion Counting

Thursday - April 26th
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Henry Abarbanel
                    University of California, San Diego
Title:           Small Networks of Biological and Electronic Neurons

4:00 PM - IPST 1119
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     Lucia Dacome
                    Max Planck Institute for History of Science
Title:           The Medical Statics of Everyday Life:  Weight-watching, Personal Narrative
                    and Health in the Eighteenth Century

Monday - April 30th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. N. R. Sheeley, Jr.
                    E. O. Hulbert Center for Space Research
                    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Title:           New Evidence for Magnetic Field Line Reconnection in the Corona

Tuesday - May 1st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Dmitri Klimov
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Stretching Proteins

Wednesday - May 2nd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Lori Goldner
                    Optical Technology Division
                    National Institute of Standards and Technology
                    Gaithersburg, MD
Title:           Single Molecule Spectroscopy

Thursday - May 3rd
9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Matthias Gobbert
                    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
                    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Title:           Mathematical Modeling of Deposition Processes in Semiconductor Manufacturing

12:15 PM - ERF 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Tom Solomon
                    Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Title:           Effects of Lagrangian Chaos on Droplet Stretching and Breakup
and
Speaker:     Ernest Barreto
                    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Title:           Breakdown of Shadowing in Coupled Chaotic Systems

3:306:30 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Mini-Symposium on Philosophy of Physics

3:30 PM
Speaker:     Frank Arntzenius
                    Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Title:           Time Reversal Operations and the Direction of Time
and
5:15 PM
Speaker:     Antony Valentini
                    Theoretical Physics, Blackett Laboratory
                    Imperial College, London, England, UK
Title:           Signal-locality in Hidden-Variables Theories


Friday, May 4th
2:00 PM - CSS 2400
Speaker:    M. Malkov
                   University of California, San Diego
Title:          Nonlinear Phenomena in Diffusive Shock Acceleration and Limitation of Maximum Energy

Monday - May 7th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. D. A. Roberts
                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,  Greenbelt, MD
Title:           Spectra and Field Lines in the Nonlinear Heliosphere

Tuesday - May 8th 1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - May 9th 4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     Richard A. Register
                    Department of Chemical Engineering,  Princeton University, NJ
Title:           Crystallization in Block Polymers

Thursday - May 10th 9:30 AM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Charles Misner
                    Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:           Bits of Numerical Relativity:
                    (1) Spherical Harmonic Decomposition on a Cubic Grid
and
                    (2) Some Current Progress in Numerical Relativity at the Alfred Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany

12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Bruce Gluckman
                    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Title:           Experimental Control of Seizures in Live Hippocampal Networks
and
Speaker:     Vasily Dronov
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Title:           Communicating with a Chaotic Traveling Wave Tube Microwave Generator

IPST 1116 - 4:00 PM
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2001
Speaker:     Joseph Berkovitz
                    Department of Philosophy
                    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Title:           Causal Loops in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Monday - May 14th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. R. MacDowell
                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:           Magnetic Holes: A Consistent Source of Plasma Waves in the Solar Wind

Tuesday - May 15th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor D. Thirumalai
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Title:           Chaperonin-Mediated Protein Folding

Thursday - May 17th
12:15 PM - ERB 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Yuri Braiman
Title:           Friction at the Atomic Scale: Dynamics and Control

Tuesday, May 22nd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jean-Philippe Bouchaud
                    CEA, Saclay, France
Title:           Financial Risks: A Physicist's Perspective

Tuesday, June 5th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Johannes Hager
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Logarithmic Corrections Near Tricritical Points

Tuesday, June 12th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Marcia C. Barbosa
                    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Title:           A Soluble Model for Hydrogen Bonded Liquids