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IPST Weekly Calendar/Spring 2003

 

Friday, January 3rd
CSS 2324
Sagdeev at 70 – A Celebration Symposium on Science and Security Sagdeev’s Legacy
A G E N D A
Welcoming: William Kirwan, William Destler, Steve Halperin
Session I: 9:30 – 12:30 (Marshall Rosenbluth, Chair)
Daniel Goldin, Riccardo Giacconi, Samuel Ting, Thomas Graham, Jumber Lominadze
Lunch
Session II: 1:30 – 4:30 (Dennis Papadopoulos, Chair)
Richard Garwin, Charles Kennel, Frank Von Hippel, Bruno Coppi, Jordan Goodman, Katepalli Sreenivasan
6:30 Reception - 7:30 Banquet
Chuan Liu, MC
The Inn and Conference Center, University Boulevard at Adelphi Road

Saturday, January 4th
Session III: 9:00 – 1:00
Patrick Diamond, Dmitri Ryutov, Boris Braizmann, Misha Malkov, Valentin Shevchenko, Vitali Shapiro, George Zaslavsky, 
Further information on the above seminars is obtainable by sending questions to phys-chair@umail.umd.edu.

 

Thursday - January 16th
1:15 PM (NOTE SPECIAL DAY!!)
IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    David R. Nelson
                   Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Harvard University
Topic:        Localized States and Biophysics

Tuesday - January 21st
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) Joint with
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Ian Sloan
                  University of New South Wales, Australia
Topic:        Good Approximations on the Sphere, with Applications to Geodesy and the Scattering of Sound
Please visit:
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/New/seminars/AY2003/1-21-03%20seminar%20anncmnt.pdf to view the abstract
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

Tuesday - January 28th
3:00 PM - AVWilliams Conference Room 2460 (ECE Department)
SPECIAL ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    N. S. Kopeika
                   Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, ISRAEL
Topic:       Atmospheric Effects on Optical Wireless Communication

3:30PM - Colloquium Room of the Mathematics Department - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Georgios Zouraris  
                   University of the Aegean, Greece
Topic:        Finite element methods for elliptic PDEs with stochastic coefficients

Wednesday - January 29th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Pierre Gremaud
    
               North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Topic:        Numerical and Mathematical Issues in Bulk Solid Handling
To view the Abstract,  please visit
    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/New/seminars/AY2003/1-29-03%20seminar%20anncmnt.pdf
Please contact dbanks@cscamm.umd.edu if you would like to meet with Dr. Gremaud
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Akihiro Furube
                   National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
Topic:        Ultrafast Stepwise Electron Injection From Ru-Complex Dye into the Conduction Band of ZnO

Monday - February 3rd
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Tuesday - February 4th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Chandan Dasgupta
                   Indian Institute of  Science, Bangalore, INDIA
Topic:        Mound Formation and Coarsening in Surface Growth

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Pedro Morin
                   Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Aregentina
Topic:        Finite Element Methods for Surface Diffusion

Wednesday - February 5th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Next Seminar is February 19th
    
              http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Andrei F. Kostko
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Competition of Mesoscales in the Static and Dynamic Behavior of Polymer Solutions

Thursday - February 6th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Two twenty-minute talks
Speaker:    Jim Yorke
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic         Learning about Reality from Observation
and
Speaker:    Romulus Breban
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic         Scaling Properties of the Indeterminate Saddle-Node Bifurcation
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Andrew Elby

                   Physics Education. University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        What Science Education Researchers Talk about when They Talk about "Epistemology":
                   An Introduction to Students' Views of Knowledge

Friday - February 7th
3:00 P.M - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    Katepalli Sreenivasan
                   Director,  Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        To be Announced

Monday - February 10th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    J. W. Gjerloev
                   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        On Relating Auroral Emissions and Ionospheric Electrodynamics

Tuesday - February 11th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Alsadair C. Steven
                    Laboratory of Structural Biology Research, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
                    Skin Disorders     (NIAMS), Bethesda, MD

Topic:        Phase Transitions in Prions and Viruses and their Functional Implications

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Andreas Veeser
                   University of Freiburg, Germany
Topic:        A Posteriori Error Estimates, Averaging, and Superconvergence

Wednesday - February 12th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Next Seminar is February 19th
                 http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Keith Schwab
                    Laboratory for Physical Sciences University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Quantum Effects in Nano-Mechanical Devices

Thursday - February 13th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dan Lathrop
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Singularities in Fluid Flow
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
Speaker:    Carl Craver
                   Philosophy Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Topic:        Cognitive Neuroscience and the Dissociable Self

Friday - February 14th
12:00 NOON - Biol-Psych Building, Room 1208
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS)COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2002
With Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS)
Speaker:    Carl Craver
                   Philosophy Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Topic:        Remembering Mechanisms:  The Long-Term Discovery of Long-Term Potentiation  

Monday - February 17th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar – Presidents’ Day

Tuesday - February 18th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Rogerio de Sousa
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Spin Echoes and Coherence for Quantum Computation

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    J. Rappaz
                   Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Topic:        Modeling, Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Motions of a Glacier

Wednesday - February 19th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Ramani Duraiswami
                   UMIACS, UMCP
Topic:        Creating Virtual Audio via Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking  lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:     John Fourkas
                    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Topic:         Seeing and Shaping the Microscopic World with Multiphoton Absorption

Thursday - February 20th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Itai Cohen
                    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Topic:         The Shear Excitement of Confined Colloidal Particles
and
Speaker:     Greg Bewley
                    Yale University, New Haven, CT and University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Rotating Grid Turbulence in Cryogenic Fluids
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
JOINT PDE/APPLIED MATH AND WAVELET/HARMONIC ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Eitan Tadmor
                    CSCAMM, IPST and Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:         On a New Scale of Regularity Spaces for Incompressible Euler Equations  

 

Friday - February 21st

CSCAMM/IPST Joint Workshop

9:00AM - 5:30PM - CSIC 4122

"Singulalrities in Eulerian Dynamics.  Experiments, Theory and Numerics"

    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/sng03/

 

Monday - February 24th
4:30 PM  CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Miriam A. Forman
           State University of New York at Stony Brook
Topic:        Introduction to Intermittent Turbulence with Solar Wind Velocity as an Example

Tuesday - February 25th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR -- BIOPHYSICS
Speaker:    Joanna Aizenberg
              Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, NJ
Topic:        Biologically-formed Single Crystals: Architecture, Mechanics, Optics and Biomimetics

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:    E. Darrigrand
           University of Delaware
Topic:        Coupling of Fast Multipole Method and Microlocal Discretization For the Integral Equations of Electromagnetism

Wednesday - February 26th
2:00 PM CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Next CSCAMM Seminar is March 5, 2003
    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

3:30 PM - LPS (Seminar Room, Lower Level)
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park - (301)935-6400
For more information please contact George Metze:  metze@eng.umd.edu

Speaker:    Ellen D. Williams
                Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Fluctuations of Nanoscale Structures

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Will Hines
                   National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:        Characterizing Single Antibody-Antigen Interactions and Fluorescence Dynamics with
          a Combined Confocal and Atomic Force Microscope

Thursday - February 27th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      To be Announced
Topic:          To be Announced
and
Speaker:      Justin Stambaugh
             University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          Pattern Formation in a Monolayer of Magnetic Spheres
                http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

 

Monday - March 3rd
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    L. J. Lanzerotti
               Lucent Technologies, NJ
Topic:        A Decadal Survey in Solar & Space Physics

Tuesday - March 4th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
NO TUESDAY INFORMAL SEMINAR - SEE GIBBS DOUBLE SYMPOSIUM BELOW

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Alfio Quarteroni
Topic:        To be Announced

Wednesday - March 5th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Dr. Ramani Duraiswami
               UMIACS, UMCP
Topic:        Creating virtual audio via Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Next Seminar March 12th

GIBBS DOUBLE CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday - March 5th
4:00-6:00 PM - PHYS 1410
Speaker:  Professor Ole Knudsen
                 Department of History, Aarhus University, Denmark
Speaker:  Professor Robert W. Batterman
                 Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University

For further information please contact:   Michael E. Fisher (301)405-4819 or Stephen G. Brush (301)405-4846
             Web site: www.ipst.umd.edu/gibbs.pdf

 

Thursday - March 6th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for this seminar includes lunch and one talk that emphasizea applicable dynamics.)
Speaker:    To be Announced
Topic:        To e Announced
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

 

GIBBS DOUBLE CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, March 6th
4:00-6:00 PM - PHYS 1410
Speaker:  Dr. Johanna Levelt Sengers
                 NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

and
Speaker:  Professor C. David Levermore
                 Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
For further information please contact:   Michael E. Fisher (301)405-4819 or Stephen G. Brush (301)405-4846

            Web site: www.ipst.umd.edu/gibbs.pdf

 

Monday – March 10th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. D. K. Haggerty
               JHU/APL, MD
Topic:        Solar Electrons

Tuesday – March 11th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. David Fushman
               Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:        Conformation and Dynamics of Polyubiquitin Chains

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Alan Demlow
               Cornell University
Topic:        Properties of Mixed Finite Element Methods             for Elliptic Problems

Wednesday - March 12th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Dr. Xiangdong Ji
               Dept. of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Lattice QCD for Pedestrians
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Dr. Oleg Lavrentovich
               Kent State
Topic:        Three-Dimensional Non-destructive Imaging of Orientational Order in Soft Matter by
 
                  Fluorescence Confocal Polarizing Microscopy

Thursday - March 13th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Jong-Won Kim
               Max Planck Institute for Complex Systems, Dresden
Topic:        Effects of Random Noise on a Simple Class of Growing Network Models
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

2:00-3:30 PM - PHYSICS 1201
CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. James W. Davenport
               Center for Data Intensive Computing, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Topic:        Surface Magnetism

 

Monday – March 17th
IPST COLLOQUIUM
1:00 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
Speaker:    David Sherrington
                   Oxford University
Topic:        Magnets, Microchips, Memories and Markets; Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. A. Harding
                   NASA/GSFC 
Topic:        Gamma-Ray Bursts

Tuesday - March 18th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Martin Greiner
                   Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
Topic:        Complex Wireless Communication Networks-An Applied Statistical Physics View

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Andreas Prohl
                   ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Topic:        Numerical Analysis of Nematic Liquid Crystals

Wednesday - March 19th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
No Seminar 
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Dr. John Gillaspy
                   NIST 
Topic:        From EUV Lithography to the Quantum Vacuum: The Physics and Applications of Highly Charged Ions

Thursday - March 20th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Michael Newey
                   Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMCP 
Topic:        Pattern Formation in a Rotating Drum of Sand Mixtures
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday - March 21st
IPST COLLOQUIUM
3:00 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
Speaker:    Charles Doering
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Topic:        Bounds on Turbulent Transport

 

Wednesday - March 26th   (Note:  Special Day)
1:15 PM - IPST 1116INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Vijay S. Pande
                   Departments of Chemistry and Structural Biology, Stanford University
Topic:        FOLDING@HOME: Using Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics and 100,000 CPUs 
                   to Tackle Difficult Problems in Computational Biophysics"

 

Monday - March 31st
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. M. Swisdak
               Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetosphere

Tuesday - April 1st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Rogerio de Sousa
               Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Spin Echoes and Coherence for Quantum Computation

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    C. T. Kelley
               Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Topic:        Design of Groundwater Remediation Systems with Sampling Method

Wednesday - April 2 nd 
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Dr. Shi Jin
               Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic:        Computations of Multivalued Solutions of Nonlinear PDEs
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Professor Bob Eisenberg
               Department of Molecular Biophysics, Rush University, Chicago, IL
Topic:        Ion Channels as Natural Nanotubes Electrostatics of Crowded Charge Implies Biological Selectivity
                   and Permeation


Thursday - April 3rd
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Paul Melby
               Department of Physics, Georgetown University
Topic:        The Depletion Force in Bidisperse Granular Media:  A New Mechanism for Segregation
and
Speaker:    J. T. Halbert
               University of Maryland
Topic:        The Hyperbolic Dynamics of a Taffy-Pulling Machine:  In search of a physical example of a Plykin Attractor
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday - April 4th
11:00 AM - Computer Science Instructional Center
CSIC Bldg. #406 - Room 3117
Speaker:    Benjamin Schumacher
               Department of Physics, Kenyon College, Ohio
Topic:       What is Information?

Monday – April 7th
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM)SPECIAL WORKSHOP
    April 7-11, 2003
    "Perspectives on incompressible flows.  Comparison of different computational strategies".

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

No Seminar

Tuesday – April 8th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Professor Libchaber's lecture had to be cancelled; a replacement lecture is being sought. 

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday – April 9th
2:00 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Christopher Jarzynski
                   Los Alamos National Laboratory
Topic:       Targeting Schemes for Free Energy Computation

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
See Monday Above – Special Workshop - April 7-11
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 Room 1115
8th Annual Robert Fischell Lecture
Speaker:    Dr. Robert Fischell
Topic:        Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the Treatment of Epilepsy, Heart Attacks
               
    and Migraine Headaches"

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Professor Jeff Saven
                   Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Stacking the Deck in Games with Proteins:  Toward a statistical theory of sequence ensembles 

                   and combinatorial protein design

Thursday – April 10th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Jim Drake
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Magnetic Reconnection
and
Speaker:    To be Announced                          
Topic:        To be Announced
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Speaker: Don Howard
                Philosophy Department, Notre Dame University
Topic:     Who Invented the Copenhagen Interpretation? A Study in Mythology  

 

Monday - 14th April
1:00 pm - IPST 1116
IPST COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    Alan Newell
               University of Arizona
Topic:        Wave Turbulence and Intermittency

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    A. Smith
               University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Searching for Gamma-Ray Bursts with MILAGRO

Tuesday - 15th April
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Eve D. Ostriker
              Department of Astronomy,  UMCP
Topic:        Star Formation:  The Big Picture

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar

Wednesday - 16th April
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Wei Cai
               University of North Carolina
Topic:        Numerical Methods for Maxwell's Equations in Inhomogeneous Media
                http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    George Shields
                Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Topic:        Overview of Chemical Physics Research at Hamilton:  Accurate pKA Calcuations in Aqueous
                Solution, Progress and Challenges

Thursday - 17th April
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    C. David Levermore
                Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Entropy-Based Closures of Stochastic Dynamics
and
Speaker:    Ian Frommer
                University of Maryland
Topic:        A Simple Model of Computer Network Flow
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Speaker:    Nancy Hall
                Department of Philosophy, UMCP
Topic:        R. A. Fisher and Randomized Experimental  Design 

Monday – April 21st
4:00 PM - CHEM 1407
BIOPHYSICS GROUP SEMINAR
Speaker:  Dr. Carlos Bustamante
                 University of California, Berkeley
Topic:      Unfolding of a Single RNA Molecule by Force

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    D. Mitchell
                   Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD
Topic:        Recent Results from the IMAGE Spacecraft

Tuesday – April 22nd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112
BIOPHYSICS GROUP SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Carlos Bustamante
                   University of California, Berkeley
Topic:        Grabbing the Cat by the Tail:  Studies of the Packaging of DNA by Single Phi29 Bacteriophage 
                   Particles Using Optical Tweezers

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Corey S. O’Hern
                   Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yale University
Topic:        Effective Temperatures in Systems near Jamming

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    David Silvester
                   University of Manchester
Topic:        Error Estimation and Adaptivity of Eliptic PDEs

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112
BIOPHYSICS GROUP SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Carlos Bustamante
                   University of California, Berkeley
Topic:        Measuring the Torsional Rigidity of DNA:  An old problem with a new twist

Wednesday – April 23rd
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Woclech Czaja
                    Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:         Singularity Detection in Images Using Dual Local Autocovariance
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Roger Van Boeyen
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Measuring the Correlated Motion of Atomic Electrons

Thursday - April 24th 
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Colin Denniston
                   Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Topic:        Signatures of Jamming in Granular Flows
and
Speaker:    Juliana Oprea
                   Colorado State University
Topic:        Transition from Kinematic to Dynamic Regime in an Intermediate Convective Dynamo Model
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Monday – April 28th 
12:00 NOON - Biology/Psychology 1208
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
(Co-sponsored with BEES)
Speaker:    Michael R. Dietrich
                   Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, NH
Topic:        Keeping Time: Probability, Mechanisms, and the Molecular Clock

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

Tuesday – April 29th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Alan Finkelstein
                   Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Topic:        Protein Translocation Associated with Channel Gating

2:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR (joint with PDE and Applied Math Seminar)
Speaker:    Daniel Kessler
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Phase-field Models:  A Parameter Hell
                    http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

4:00 PM* - PHYS 1410
NINTH ANNUAL SHIH-I. PAI LECTURE IN FLUID DYNAMICS AND PLASMA DYNAMICS
Speaker:    David Ruelle
                   Institut des Hautes, Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France
Topic:        Statistical Mechanics far from Equilibrium:  Towards a General Theory

Wednesday – April 30th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Robert Pego
                   Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Domain Coarsening - Modeling Analysis and a Bit of Computation
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot.

3:00 PM - MATH 3206
SPECIAL MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    David Ruelle
                   Institut des Hautes, Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France
Topic:        First- and Second-Order Perturbation: Calculations in Smooth Ergodic Theory

3:30 PM - LPS - 8050 Greenmead Drive (Seminar Room, Lower Level)
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:    Wendell T. Hill
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology (affilliated with the Department of Physics), UMCP
Topic:        Neutral Atom Hollow Light Guides

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    X. Sunney Xie
                   Harvard, Cambridge, MA
Topic:        Probing Single Enzyme Molecules at Work

Thursday – May 1st 
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Gijs Ooms
                   Director, Burgers Center, The Netherlands
Topic:        Effect of Particle Inertia on the Turbulence in a Suspension
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday – May 2nd  thru Sunday – May 4th
The American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD
"New Directions in the Foundations of Physics:  A Memorial Conference for Rob Clifton (1964-2002) "
Speakers include:   Jeffrey Bub, Michael Dickson, Hans Halverson, Lucien Hardy, Adrian Kent,
                                  David Malament, Itamar Pitowsky, Laura Ruetsche, Rob Spekkers, and Jos Uffink
Sponsored by the COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS), Foundations of Physics Group, University of Maryland, the Department of History and Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science (for further information contact Jeffrey Bub at:   jbub@carnap.umd.edu)  

Monday – May 5th 
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    G. Denolfo
               NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic        :Recent Results from the ACE/CRIS Experiment

Tuesday – May 6th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Jan V. Sengers
                Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Thermal Nonequilibrium Fluctuations in Fluid Layers below the Rayleigh-Benard Convective Instability

3:00 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL IPST COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Bruce Margon
                Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
Topic:        The Universe in Ten Terabytes:  Initial Results from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
(joint with PDE and Applied Math Seminar)
Speaker:    Daniel B. Szyld
               Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Topic:        Convergence of Inexact Krylov Subspace Methods
                 http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas  

Wednesday - May 7th  
2:00PM - CSIC 406, Room 4122
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:    Dr. Tai-Ping Liu
                   Stanford University
Topic:        Gas Flows with Shocks

4:00 PM* - IPST 1116
SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Speaker:    Mostafa El-Sayed
               Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Topic:        Small is Different; Some Interesting Properties of Material Confined to the Nanometer Scale of Different Shapes

Thursday – May 8th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Sergey M. Bezrukov
                NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Topic:           Stochastic Resonance as a Consequence of Improved Statistics
and 
Speaker:    Eric Kostelich
Topic:        To be Annunced
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Speaker:    Laura Perini
               Department of Philosophy, Virginia Institute of Technology
Topic:        The Truth in Pictures
For an abstract of the talk, see:   http://carnap.umd.edu/cpas/events.html  

Friday, May 9th
IPST Colloquium
1:00–2:00 PM – IPST 1116
Speaker:    Alian Bensoussan
                University Paris-Dauphine
Topic:        Linear Random Functionals and Applications to Stochastic Partial Differential Equation

Monday – May 12th
4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    J. Klimchuk
                   Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic        Heating of Coronal Loops

Tuesday - May 13th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Sergey Leiken
                   National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Topic:        Biophysics of Brittle Bones and Hypertensive Joints:  New Lessons from Collagen Studies

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
(joint with PDE and Applied Math Seminar)
Speaker:    Mario Ohlberger
                   University of Freiburg, GERMANY
Topic:        Robust a posteriroi error estimates for Convection Dominated Weakly Coupled Parabolic Systems
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas

Wednesday - May 14th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Hailiang Liu
                   Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
Topic:        KdV Dynamics in the Plasma-Sheath Transition
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

Thursday - May 15th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Paul So
                   George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Topic:        To be Announced
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday - May 16th
11:00 AM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL STATISTICAL MECHANICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    M. H. Ernst
                   Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
Topic:       Anomalous Stationary Solutions of the Nonlinear Boltzmann Equation for Inelastic Systems:  
                   Stretched and Compressed Gaussians  

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Monday-Friday - May 19th-23rd
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING
A Workshop on "Analysis and Numerics for Modeling Semiconductor Devices and Biological Channels”
Registration limited: http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/smc03/rsvp.htm
Directions: www.cscamm.umd.edu/directions
Additional Info at:   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/smc03
See attachment below:  
http://www.ipst.umd.edu/AnalNum4ModlgSemiconDevAndBio.pdf
Monday - May 19th
9:55                Eitan Tadmor - Welcome Remarks
10:00-10:45    Carl Gardner (Arizona State)
                   "Recent Results for (1) The Smooth Quantum Hydrodynamic Model for Semiconductor Devices, & 
                      (2) An Electro-diffusion Model of the Biological Channel"
11:00-11:45    Dave Levermore (Maryland)
                   "Transition Regime Models for Semiconductor Devices"
2:00-2:45        Igor Zutic (Maryland)
                    "Semiconductor Spintronics"
3:00-3:45        Jian-Guo Liu (Maryland)
                    "Ground State of Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation as a Limit of a Gradient Flow"
4:15-5:00        Irene Gamba (Texas at Austin)
                    "Quantum charged transport and the boundary value problem"  
Tuesday – May 20th
10:00-10:45    Robert Eisenberg (Rush Medical Center, Chicago)

                      "Ion Channels, Devices of Molecular Biology"
11:00-11:45    Wolfgang Nonner (Miami)
                     "Current in ion channels described as drift-diffusion of charged hard spheres"
2:00-2:45        Giovanni Russo (Universita di Catania)
                     "Hydrodynamical models for semiconductor device simulation"
3:00-3:45        Hailiang Liu (Iowa State)
                     "Critical Thresholds in Euler-Poisson Equations and Related Models"
4:15-5:00        Discussion:  "Hydrodynamic versus kinetic theory approaches to semiconductor device modeling"
                  Moderators: Carl Gardner and Dave Levermore

Wednesday - May 21st 
10:00-10:45    Marco Saraniti (Illinois Institute of Technology)
                      "Particle-Based Simulation of Ionic Charge Transport through Biological Ion Channels:  Numerical Issues"
11:00-11:20    Sergei Sukharev (Maryland)
                       "Mechanosensitive channels:  a multidimensional approach"
11:30-12:00    Yasmin Dolak (Vienna University of Technology)
                    "A Kinetic Theory Approach to Resolving the Chemotactic Wave Paradox"
2:00-5:00       Open for Discussion
Thursday - May 22nd

10:00-10:45    Lorenzo Pareschi (Universita di Ferrara)
                     "Numerical methods in quantum kinetic theory"
11:00-11:45    Hailiang Li (Osaka University)
                       "Quantum hydrodynamical model for semiconductors"
2:00-2:45        Ingenuin Gasser (Universitat Hamburg)
                     "On the Relation between Different Macroscopic Semiconductor Models"
3:00-3:45        Matthias Gobbert (Maryland, Baltimore County)
                     "Numerical Simulations of the Boltzmann Transport Equation for Applications in Microelectronics
                     Manufacturing"
4:15-5:00        Open for Discussion  

Friday - May 23rd
10:00-10:45    Umberto Ravaioli (Illinois)
                      "Adaptation of Computational Electronics approaches for Transport Simulation of Ionic Channels"
11:00-11:45    Fabio Chalub (University of Vienna)
                      "Kinetic models for Chemotaxis"
11:45              Closing Remarks
                      http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

 

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Tuesday - May 20th 

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Albert J. Libchaber
                  Laboratory for Experimental Condensed Matter, Rockefeller University, New York
Topic:            Some Physics Techniques for Biology

Thursday - May 22nd

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     James Yorke
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Departments of Mathematics and Physics, UMCP
Topic:        To be Announced
and
Speaker:    Brian Hunt
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:       To be Announced
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Thursday - June 5th 
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Nikolaj Nawri
                  Department of Meteorology, UMCP
Title:          Basic Interactions of Vortex Formation
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/ 

 
Tuesday -  June 10th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122)
JOINT CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM)/DEPARTMENT OF
MATHEMATICS PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND APPLIED MATH SEMINAR
Speaker:    Pierre Degond
   
            MIP, University Toulouse 3 and CNRS, France
Topic:        Quantum Hydrodynamic Models Derived From The Entropy Principle
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/AY2003/degond_06-10-03.htm
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg and G2 parking lot

Thursday - June 12th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Jonathan Ozik
               University of Maryland, College Park
Topic         Growing Networks with Geographical Attachment Preference: Emergence of Small Worlds
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/ 

Thursday - June 19th 
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Juan Restepo
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Local branching Laws and Scaling in Bifurcating Networks
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/ 

2:00 PM - AVW 2168
INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH
Speaker    Dirk Aeyels
                  University of Ghent, Belgium
Topic:       Stability of Phase Locking Behavior of Coupled Oscillators

ON-CAMPUS:
Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling in advance: 301-405-4874.
It would be appreciated if we could be notified at least one week in advance.

For your convenience there is a map on the web:    "guide to visitor parking".

It can be accessed at:        http://www.ipst.umd.edu/IpstMap.jpg