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IPST Weekly Calendar/Spring 2002 


Monday - January 28th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - January 29th
12:30 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
No Seminar Today - instead will be co-sponsoring Thursday's Meteorology Seminar
(See Thursday's listings below.)

1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker: Daniel Kessler
                Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:       Numerical Analysis and Simulation of a Solutal Phase-Field Model

Wednesday - January 30th
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 - January 31st
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Istvan Szunyosh
                   UMCP
Title:          On the Relationship between the Quality of Weather Forecasts
                   and the Resolution of the Forecast Models
and
Speaker:    Nicholas Weber
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Title:          Adaptation to the Edge of Chaos via Low-Pass Filtered Feedback

3:30 PM - CSS 2400 (Auditorium on second floor, new wing)
METEOROLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
Speakers:    Drs. Jean-François Estrade and Joe Sela
                     Environmental Modeling Center/NCEP/NOAA

Title:            The NCEP Global Spectral Model: New Challenges in Parallelization

Friday - February 1st
No seminars

 

Monday - February 4th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
(in collaboration with) MATHEMATICS STUDENT-FACULTY COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    Stuart Antman
                   Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics,
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology and
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:          Clifford Truesdell and His Battles 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Matthew E. Hill
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:          Anomalous Cosmic Ray Transport During the Solar Cycle 22
                   Recovery Phase

Tuesday - February 5th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC)
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Seminar will not occur at this time and location today. Instead CSCAMM
joins with the Numerical Analysis Seminar Series and the Physics
Colloquium Series for a SPECIAL SEMINAR.
(See Listing below for the SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM.)

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Seminar will not occur at this time and location today. Instead the
Numerical Analysis Seminar Series joins with CSCAMM Series and the
Physics Colloquium Series for a SPECIAL SEMINAR.
(See Listing below for the SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM.)

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
(Joint with Numerical Analysis and CSCAMM)
Speaker:    James Stone
                  Astronomy Department, UMCP
Topic        Numerical Models of Accretion Flows Around Black Holes

Wednesday - February 6th
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:    Susan Gregurick
                   Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
                   University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Title:          An Ab Initio Study of the Mode Coupling in N-Methylacetamide,
                   a Model for the Peptide Group

Thursday - February 7th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Andrew Belmonte
                   Department of Mathematics
                   Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Title:          Hydrodynamic Instabilities of Wormlike Micellar Fluids
and
Speaker:    Eugenia Kalnay, Chair
                   Meteorology Department, UMCP
Title:          Are Bred Vectors the Same as Lyapunov Vectors 


2:00 PM - MATH 3206
Special Seminar
(This is a potential candidate for the Flagship Initiative joint IPST/MATH.)
Speaker:    Dirk Hundertmark
                   California Institute of Technology
Title:          Recent Results on Lieb-Thirring Inequalities

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)
COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Dan Fivel
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:          Quantum Surveying: How Generalized Bell States Act as
                   Measuring Rods on Manifolds of Coherent States

Friday - February 8th
No seminars

 

Monday - February 11th
11:00 AM - MATH 3206
SPECIAL SEMINAR
(This is a potential candidate for the Flagship Initiative joint IPST/MATH.)
Speaker:     Kieth Promislow
                    Indiana University
Title:           Pattern Formation in Optical Parametric Processes

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    D. Biesecker
                   Emergent Technology, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:          Kreutz Sungrazing Comets:  From Aristotle to SOHO

Tuesday - February 12th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Speaker:    Kunibert Siebert
                   Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik, Universitaet Freiburg, GERMANY
                   (Visitor, University of Maryland, College Park, Spring 2002)
Title:          ALBERT: Flexible and Efficient Adaptive Finite Element Software

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Christoph Schwab
                   Seminar of Applied Mathematics, ETHZ, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Title:          Two-scale Regularity and Sparse Grids for Homogenization Problems

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    Stuart Antman
                   Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and
                   Technology, UMCP
Title:          Nonlinear Continuum Physics

Wednesday - February 13th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
Special Seminar
(This is a potential candidate for the Flagship Initiative joint IPST/MATH.)
Speaker:    Jens Eggers
                   University of Essen, GERMANY
Title:          Scaling Theory of Singularities

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical
Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
(Tea & Coffee at 3:45 PM)
Speaker:    Rob Dickson
                   Georgia Institute of Technology
Title:          Harnessing Single Molecule Dynamics for New Nanotechnologies

Thursday - February 14th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Arshad Kudrolli
                   Clark University
Title:          Vortices in Vibrated Granular Rods
and
Speaker:    To be Announced
Title:          To be Announced

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)
COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
No Seminar


Friday - February 15th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM [Distinguished University Professor Lecture Series]
(Tea follows Colloquium in MATH 3201)
Speaker:    Jim Yorke
                   Departments of Mathematics and Physics, and Institute for Physical Science
                   and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Determining the Genome of the Human and Other Animals

Monday - February 18th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206 
Speaker:    David Levermore 
                   Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and
                  Technology, UMCP
Title:         Mathematics for Fun and Profit: An Introduction to Portfolio Theory
Tea follows across the hall

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

Tuesday - February 19th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Peter Blair Blakie
                   Electron and Optical Physics Division
                   National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Title:          Bose-Einstein Condensates in Optical Lattices

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Speaker:    Charles C. Goodrich
                   Department of Astronomy, UMCP
Title:          Modeling Space Weather

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Pingwen Zhang
                   Department of Scientific and Engineering Computing
                   Peking University (visiting Princeton University)
Title:          Moving Mesh Methods Based on Harmonic Maps

Wednesday - February 20th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and
Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Tea & Coffee at 3:45 PM
Speaker:    Josh Halpern
                   Howard University, Washington, DC
Title:          Vinyl Radical Spectroscopy and What It Tells Us about Dynamics

Thursday - February 21st
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
One-Hour Talk
Speaker:    Katepalli Sreenivasan
                   Director, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
 Title:          An Informal Discussion of Atmospheric Predictability

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)
COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Stephen Brush
                   Department of History and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Cautious Revolutionaries: Maxwell, Planck, Hubble

Friday - February 22nd
No Seminars

 

Monday - February 25th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Tea & Cookies @ 4:00 PM
Speaker:    M. L. Goldstein
                   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt
Title:          Recent Results from the Cluster Mission

Tuesday - February 26th
1:00 PM (Note Time!)
IPST 1116 - SPECIAL CONDENSED MATTER/STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Kedar Damle
                   Department of Physics, Harvard University
Title:          The Curious World of Quantum Spin Chains: Quantum Fluctuations, Interactions, and Disorder in "Lineland"

1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Today

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) & the
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Speaker:    James Warren
                   Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science
                   National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Title:          Theoretical and Computational Materials Science: Challenges and Opportunities

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Victoria E. Howle
                   Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA
Title:          Solving 3D Incompressible Navier-Stokes via Parallel Block Preconditioning

Wednesday - February 27th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
(Tea & Coffee at 3:45 PM)
Speaker:    Edward Castner
                   Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, New Jersey
Title:          Dynamics in Aqueous Polymers: From Hydrogen Bonds to Drug Delivery

Thursday - February 28th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
One-Hour Talk
Speaker:    Horst Meyer
                   Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC
Title:          Heat Transfer and Convection Onset in a Compressible Fluid: ^3He Near the Critical Point

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
No Colloquium Today

Friday - March 1st
No Seminars

 

Monday - March 4th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Canceled

Tuesday - March 5th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Wim van Saarloos
                    Department of Physics and Lorentz Institute, University of Leiden
Title:           Forces in Granular Media: Bulk Versus Boundaries

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC); the
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Speaker:     David Levermore
                    Department of Mathematics; Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Modeling Transition Regimes with Entropy-Based Moment Closures of Kinetic Theories

2:00-3:00 PM - PHYS 1201
MATHEMATICIANS' AND PHYSICISTS' WORKSHOP ON STRING THEORY AND BEYOND
(The first of a series of three lectures)
Speaker:     Sergey Novikov
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Mathematics
Title:           Integrable Systems and Quantum Field Theory

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Mark Embree
                    Rice University
Title:           Convergence of Eigenvalue Algorithms for Nonsymmetric Matrices

Wednesday - March 6th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Tea & Coffee at 3:45 PM
Speaker:     Gerhard Hummer
Title:           Water in Hydrophobic Channels: From Carbon Nanotubes to Proteins

Thursday - March 7th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Peter Schiffer
                    Pennsylvania State University
Title:           Jamming and Drag in Granular Media
and
Speaker:    To be Announced
Title:          To be Announced

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)
COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:     Adina Roskies
                    Department of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title:           The Internalist's Dilemma: Insights from "Acquired Sociopathy"

Friday - March 8th
1:30 PM - MATH 3206
SPRING 2002 FINITE ELEMENT CIRCUS
University of Maryland, College Park
and
Saturday - March 9th (Ending in afternoon)
For details see: www.math.umd.edu/research/circus/

Monday - March 11th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     R. A. Mewaldt
                    California Institute of Technology
Title:           New Views of Solar Energetic Particles from the ACE Spacecraft

Tuesday - March 12th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Johannes Hager
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Droplet Condensation and Crystal Shapes in Two Dimensions

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC); the
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
Speaker:     Spiro Antiochos
                    E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research
                    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Title:           Modeling the Sun's Activity

2:00-3:00 PM - PHYS 1201
MATHEMATICIANS' AND PHYSICISTS' WORKSHOP ON STRING THEORY AND BEYOND
(The second in a series of three lectures)
Speaker:     Sergey Novikov
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:           Integrable Systems and Quantum Field Theory II

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Zhimin Zhang
                    Department of Mathematics
                    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Title:           Recovery Techniques of the Finite Element Method

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM/LECTURE SERIES IN AMO THEORY
Speaker:     Peter Drummond
Title:           Superchemistry and Quantum Squeezing with Matter Waves

Wednesday - March 13th
1:30 PM - PHYS 1402
LECTURE SERIES IN AMO THEORY
Speaker:     Ivan Deutsch
Title:           Quantum Information Processing in Optical Lattices

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:     Zlatko Baçic
                    New York University
Title:           Vibration-tunneling dynamics of free andhelium-microsolvated HF dimer:
                    Full-dimensional quantum treatment

Thursday - March 14th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:     Ron Skupsky
                    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Title:           Mathematical Modelling of Gradient Sensing in Eukaryotic Cells
and
Speaker:    Jonathan Aurnou
                   Carnegie Institute of Washington
Title:          Effects of Shell Geometry on Planetary Dynamos

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND APPLIED PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Wolfgang Losert
                    Department of Physics; Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Control of Binary Alloy Crystal Growth Patterns

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)
COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Andrew Elby
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:          What Science Education Researchers Talk About When They Talk About 'Epistmology':
                   An Introduction to Students' Views of Knowledge

Friday - March 15th
No Seminars


Monday - March 18th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    A. J. Klimas
                   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:          Self-organized Critical Plasma Sheet and Substorm Onset

Tuesday - March 19th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Canceled

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC)
& the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
Speaker:    Alfred Schmidt
                   Zentrum fuer Technomathematik, Universitaet
                   Bremen, GERMANY
Title:          Multi-Mesh Finite Element Methods for Coupled Systems of PDEs with Applications to Thermo-Elasticity
                   and Problems with Phase Transitions

2:00-3:00 PM - PHYS 1201
MATHEMATICIANS' AND PHYSICISTS' WORKSHOP ON STRING THEORY AND BEYOND
(The second in a series of three lectures)
Speaker:    Sergey Novikov
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:          Integrable Systems and Quantum Field Theory III

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Rick Falk
                   Department of Mathematics
                   Rutgers University, New Jersey
Title:          Quadrilateral H(div) Finite Elements

Wednesday - March 20th
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:    Howard Fairbrother
                   Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Title:          Chlorocarbon Dehalogenation using Electron Beams and "Zero Valent" Iron: 
                   Towards a Mechanistic Understanding quantum treatment

Thursday - March 21st
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar this week

Friday - March 22nd
No seminars

March 23-26  (Saturday-Tuesday)
Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland, College Park
Spring 2002 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn State Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics
              http://www.math.umd.edu/~mmb/md02/
(One of the speakers will be Jim Yorke)

SPRING BREAK - NO OTHER SEMINARS THIS WEEK

Monday - April 1st
12:00 NOON - BIO/PSYCH 1208
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS)
COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002 (in collaboration with) THE PROGRAM IN BEHAVIOR, EVOLUTION,
ECOLOGY, AND SYSTEMATICS (BEES)
Speaker:     Werner Callebaut
                    Limburgs Universitait Centrum, BELGIUM, and University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
Title:           Evo-Devo: A Viennese Perspective

3:00 PM - PHYS 1201
Seventh Annual Fischell Lecture
Speaker:     Dr. Andrew DePristo
                    President, GeneData AC (USA)
Title:           Traveling from Physics to Chemistry to Biology by Computer
For more info, see the Dean's website at:     http://www.cmps.umd.edu/fischell-2002.htm

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     J. R. Jokipii
                    University of Tucson, AZ
Title:           A New Look at the Diffusive Acceleration of Cosmic Rays

Tuesday - April 2nd
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Robert J. Rubin
                    National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
                    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Title:           Statistical Dynamics of Coupled Harmonic Oscillators. What's new?

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) & the
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
Speaker:     Shiyi Chen
                    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Title:           New Insights into Fluid Turbulence Using High-Resolution Numerical Simulations

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Tobias von Petersdorff
                    Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:           Boundary Element Methods for Maxwell Equations in Lipschitz Domains
(This is joint work with A. Buffa, R. Hiptmair, C. Schwab.)

Wednesday - April 3rd
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 Coker
                    Boston University
Title:           Understanding Excited State Relaxation in Solution Quantum Treatment

Thursday - April 4th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Paulo Arratia
                   Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Title:          Spontaneous Chaos in non-Newtonian Fluids
and
Speaker:    Justin Lacombe
                   Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Title:          To be Announced

Friday - April 5th
Distinguished University Professor Lecture Series
Speaker:     Sergei Novikov
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology; Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:            Integable Systems in Modern Mathematics


Monday - April 8th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    George Sisco
                   Department of Astronomy, Boston University, MA
Title:          The Global Magnetosphere under Storm-Time Conditions

Tuesday - April 9th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Lydia L. Sohn
                   Department of Physics, Princeton University, NJ
Title:          Nanoelectronic Sensing: From Single Cells to Single Molecules

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speakers:    Nail A. Gumerov and Ramani Duraiswami
                     Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Laboratory, UMIACS, UMCP
Title:            Fast Multipole Methods for the Helmholtz Equation: New Fast-Translation Operators


Wednesday - April 10th
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:    Dr. Jeremy Broughton
Title:          Science, Statistics, Management and Finance: Is This a Career Path for Chemists and Physicists?

Thursday - April 11th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Wayne Hayes
                   University of Toronto
Title:          Shadowing the gravitational N-body Problem
and
Speaker:    Julio Friedman
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Title:          Sandstone Injectites: A Geological Record of Granular Fluidization, Dynamic Crack Propogation,
                  and Seismic Shaking

Monday - April 15th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Opher Ganel
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          The "CREAM" Calorimeter Design

Tuesday - April 16th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Adrian Dragulescu
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:          Stock-market Fluctuations: Theory versus Data

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    John Osborn
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Title:          On Principles for the Selection of Shape Functions for the Generalized Finite Element Method

Wednesday - April 17th
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:     Lisa Lapidus
                    Laboratory for Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Title:           Dynamics of Elementary Structures in Protein Folding

Thursday - April 18th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Crystal Cooper

                    Institute for Physial Science and Technology, UMCP

Title:           A Reaction-Diffusion Model for Experimentally Altered Visual Function in Xenopus Frogs

and

Speaker:     Dhanurjay Patil

                    Institute for Physical Science and Technolgy, UMCP
Title:           Using Large Member Ensembles to Study Regions of Local Low Dimensionality

                    in the Atmosphere

Monday - April 22nd
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. T. J. Bogdan
              HAO, Colorado
Title:          High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research & National Science Foundation

Tuesday - April 23rd
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Ruxandra Dima
               Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Surprising Instabilities in Proteins Related to Mad Cow Disease

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Speaker:    Max Suarez
               NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:          Seasonal Climate Prediction at Goddard

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Cheng Wang
               Department of Mathematics, Indiana University
Title:          A Fourth-Order Numerical Solver for the Plane Geostrophic Equations Using Staggered Grid

PHYS 1204 (Tool Lounge)
ANNUAL SHIH-I. PAI LECTURE
4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Physics Lecture Hall)
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL SHIH-I. PAI LECTURE IN FLUID DYNAMICS AND PLASMA DYNAMICS
Speaker:    Gregory Barenblatt
               University of California at Berkeley and
               Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title:          Turbulence: The Last Problem of Classical Physics, New Approach and Perspectives

Wednesday - April 24th
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:    Ian Smith
                   University of Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Title:          Chemistry among the Stars: Reaction Kinetics at a New Frontier

Thursday - April 25th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Special IPST Seminar
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Allen Hunt
                   CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title:          Why Percolation Theory is Necessary to Understand Water Retention, Unsaturated Flow, and
                   Solute Diffusion in Porous Media
and
Speaker:    To be Announced
Title:          To be Announced

 

Monday - April 29th
11:00 AM - IPST 1116
Special IPST Seminar

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Murthy Gudipati
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Collisional Energy Transfer Involving Atoms and Molecules en route Photochemically
                   Induced Energy Transfer

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. D. N. Baker
                   Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title:          CLUSTER Measurements of Space Plasmas in the Context of GlobalMultispacecraft Observations:
                  The Telescope-Microscope Combination

Tuesday - April 30th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Herman Z. Cummins
                   Department of Physics, City College of New York
Title:          Light-Scattering Study of the Glass Transition in Salol:  Effects of Translation-Rotation Coupling

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
Speaker:    Joan Centrella
                   Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:          Adaptive Mesh Refinement in Numerical Relativity: An Enabling Technology for 
                   Gravitational Wave Source Modeling

Wednesday - May 1st
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:    Thomas Cundari
                   University of Memphis, TN
Title           Adventures in Modeling Transition Metals: Challenges, Solutions and Applications

Thursday - May 2nd
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Special IPST Seminar
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    Robert Leheny
                   Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Title:          Memory in an Aging Structural Glass
and
Speaker:    Kyuyong Lee
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Title:          Cell-Dendrite transition

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
SPECIAL JOINT APPLIED MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
Speaker:    Randolph E. Bank
                   Department of Mathematics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Title:          A New Paradigm for Parallel Adaptive Meshing Algorithms

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CHPS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Rescheduled; will be presented in the Conference "New Directions in the Foundations of Physics",
May 3-5, at the American Institute of Physics in College Park. For the program and other details, see
   
                http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html
Speaker:    Orly Shenker
                   Philosophy, London School of Economics, UK
Title:          Logic and Entropy

Friday - May 3rd
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM "AZIZ LECTURE"
Speaker:    Randolph E. Bank
                   Department of Mathematics, University of California at San Diego,
La Jolla, CA
Title:          Multigrid: From Fourier to Gauss

OFF-CAMPUS
Friday-Sunday  -  May 3rd - 5th
American Institute of Physics, College Park
NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS
(Co-sponsored by The Foundations of Physics Group affiliated with the
newly formed Committee for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPaS)
For the program, abstracts of papers, and other information see
http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html


Monday - May 6th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     J. A. Slavin
                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Title:           Space Technology 5: Enabling Future Constellation Missions

Tuesday - May 7th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Boris Shraiman
                    Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations, Murray Hill, New Jersey
Title:           Statistical Mechanics and Transcription Control Networks

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
COMBINED: SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
and
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Phillip Colella
                    Applied Numerical Algorithms Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title:           Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Multiphysics Problems

Wednesday - May 8th
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:     Jeanne Pemberton 

                    Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona
Title:           New Approaches to Laboratory Studies of Heterogeneous Atmospheric Processes

Thursday - May 9th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DISTINGUISHED AMO THEORY LECTURE
Speaker:     Keith Burnett
                Department of Physics, Oxford University, UK
Title:           Industrial Strength Quantum Field Theory ("Entanglement in Evolving Bose-Einstein
                    Condensates") 

 

Friday - May 10th

No Seminars

Monday - May 13th
11:00 AM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST SEMINAR
Speaker:    Partha Mitra
                   Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ
Title:          How Does the Zebra Finch Learn to Sing?

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE and COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Tea & Cookies @ 4:00 PM
Speaker:    Dr. K. McCracken
                   Visitor, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:          Cosmic Ray Modulation in the Heliosphere During the Past 10,000 Years

Tuesday - May 14th
1:30 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Sheryl H. Erhman
                   Department of Chemical Engineering, UMCP
Title:          "Nanobots Will Kill Us All!" Big Questions about Small Particles

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR
(Sponsored by the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Program (AMSC) &
the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM))
Speaker:    Klaus Schulten
Title:          Physics of the Kidney: How It Filters a Bathtub of Water a Day Without Letting a Proton Pass

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Kunibert Siebert
                   Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik, Universitaet Freiburg, GERMANY (visiting UMCP)
Title:          Fully Localized A Posteriori Error Estimators and Barrier Sets for Contact Problems

Thursday - May 16th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Special IPST Seminar
Two Twenty-Minute Talks
Speaker:    David DeShazer
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Title:          To be Announced
and
Speaker:    Matt Ferguson
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Title:          Fluctuation Theorem

1:30 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    William E. Eaton
                   Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Title:          Probing the Free Energy Surface for Protein Folding with Single Molecule Fluorescence 
                   Spectroscopy

Friday - May 24th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (MARKER ROOM)
Special Seminar (Sponsored by the Center for Biological Structure and Organization)
Speaker:     Helen Saibil
                    Department of Crystallography, Birbeck College, London, UK
Title:           Cryoelectron Microscopic Studies of the Allosteric Mechanism of Groel

Tuesday - May 28th
10:00 AM - IPST 1116
Special IPST Seminar
Speaker:    Chris Jarzynski
                   Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM
Title:          Microscopic Response of a System Driven Far from Equilibrium

1:30 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Henk van Beijeren
                   Institute of Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Title:          The Uphill Turtle Race:  On the Short-Time Behavior of Nucleation Probabilities

Thursday, May 30th - Friday, May 31st
8:00 AM-4:30 PM - PHYS 1410
A Symposium in Honor of Bob Dorfman's 65th Birthday
"From Molecular Chaos in Dynamical Chaos"

Tuesday - June 4th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Katepalli Sreenivasan
                    Institute for Physical, Science and Technology, UMCP
Title:           Effects of Anisotropy on Scaling Turbulence