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IPST Weekly Calendar/Spring 2004 

 

Semester Starts 1/26/04

   Wednesday, January  7 , 2004 
   2:00PM - CSCAMM Seminar Room 4122 - CSIC Bldg. #406
   CSCAMM SEMINAR
   Speaker:     Shai Dekel -  Chief Scientist, RealTime Image 
   Topic:         Elements of Adaptive Geometric Multivariate Approximation 
                 http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring04/index.htm#dekel_01-07-04    

Tuesday - January 27th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS AND NANOSCIENCE SEMINAR
Speaker:     Nadya Mason
                   Materials Research Science and Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Topic:        Local Gate Control Carbon Nanotutube Quantum Dots

Wednesday - January 28th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Albert Cohen
                    Laboratoire J.-L. Lions at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FRANCE
Topic:        Geometric Approximation of Images and Surfaces
                http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg& G2 parking lot.


4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:     John Fourkas
                   Department of Chemistry,  Boston College, MA
Topic:        Making Things with Light

Thursday - January 29th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for this seminar today includes lunch and two talks that emphasize applied dynamics)
Speaker:    Ildar Gabitov
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson
Topic:        Communications in Disordered Optical Media
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Monday, February 2nd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICSSEMINAR
Speaker:    George Lorimer
                   Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry & Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Dynamics of a Protein Nanomachine:  Setting the Chaperonin Chronometer

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Eric R. Christian
                   NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Topic:        A TIGER (Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder) in Antarctica
                   http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html  

Tuesday, February 3rd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Michael E. Fisher
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Lars Onsager and the Ising Model:  Some Fruits of Genius

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Kyoung-Sook Moon
                    Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Adaptive Monte Carlo Algorithm for Stochastic Differential Equations

Wednesday, February 4th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Xiantao Li
                    Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM), Princeton University, NJ
Topic:        Multiscale Modeling and Computation for Solids
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  

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

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Jeff Owrutsky
                    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:        Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy of Ions in Reverse Micelles  

Thursday, February 5th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Priya Ranjan
                    ENGR-Institute for Systems Research, MCP
Topic:        Greed Considered Harmful
and
Speaker:    To be Announced
Topic:        To be Announced
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  


Friday, February 6th
11:00 AM - IPST 1116
BURGERS PROGRAM FOR FLUID DYNAMICS:  INFORMAL SEMINAR
Speaker:    Howard Brenner
                   Department of Chemical Engineering, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
Topic:        Problems with the Classical Navier-Stokes Equations  

Monday, February 9th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICSSEMINAR
Speaker:    Kenton Swartz
                   Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 
                   National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Topic:        Structure and Mechanics of Ion Gating in Potassium Channels

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR  
Speaker:    Simon Wing
                     The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
Topic:          Imaging the Magnetotail
                     http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Fall_2003_Seminar.html  

Tuesday, February 10th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    J. R. Dorfman
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Fractal Forms in Chaotic Transport

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Francisco Pena
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Some Contributions to the Modeling of Ferro-Alloys Production

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Physics Lecture Hall)
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:    Daniel Lathrop
                   Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Liquid Sodium Flows Showing the Magneto-Rotational Instability

Wednesday, February 11th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Gilad Lerman
                   Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, NY
Topic:        Identifying Differentially Expressed Genes via Multiscale Geometric Analysis
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Speaker:    Mark Schlossman
                   Department of Physics. University of Illinois, Chicago
Topic:        Probing Liquid-Liquid Interfaces with X-rays: Molecular Ordering and Phases

Thursday, February 12th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Paul Brumer
                   Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic:        Coherent Control of The Quantum Kicked Rotor:  From Controlled Chaotic Diffusion to
                   Rachet Accelerators
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

Friday, February 13th
3:00 PM - Math 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(This talk is part of the Mathematics Department's Distinguished University Professor series.)
Speaker:    Eugenia Kalnay
                   Department of Meteorology and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Chaos and Atmospheric Predictability  

REMINDER:   Saturday-Thursday, February 14th-18th
BIOPHYSICAL SOCIETY MEETING IN BALTIMORE, MD
                www.biophysics.org  

Monday, February 16th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar (see meeting in Baltimore, listed above)
                http://www.biophysics.umd.edu  

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
No Seminar - Holiday
               http://space.umd.edu/  

Tuesday, February 17th
12:15 PM  (Note change of Day/Date) - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Raymond Goldstein
                Department of Physics, University of Arizona
Topic:        Individual and Collective Dynamics of Bacteria
                http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    R. Bruce Kellogg
                Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park)
                Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina
Topic:        Corner Singularities in the Two-Dimensional Compressible Navier-Stokes System
                www.math.umd.edu/dept/seminars/nas  

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM)
JOINT BIOSCIENCE COLLOQUIA (first of two)
Speaker:    Ken A. Dill
               Assistant Dean of Research, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Topic:        Protein Folding:  A New Twist on the Transition State Idea

Wednesday, February 18th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM)
JOINT BIOSCIENCE COLLOQUIA (second of two)
Speaker:    Ken A. Dill
               Assistant Dean of Research, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Topic:        Towards an Understanding of Water, the Hydrophobic Effect, and Ion Solvation

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
No Seminar (see Thursday, February 19th at 3:00 PM)

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Mark Schlossman
                Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Chicago
Topic:        Probing Liquid-Liquid Interfaces with X-Rays: Molecular Ordering and Phases
                http://www.chem.umd.edu/seminars/physical_S04.pdf  

Thursday, February 19th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar (see Tuesday, February 16th)
                http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

3:30 PM (note change in day/date/time)
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
JOINT SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM)/APPLIED MATHEMATICS/PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Shouhong Wang
                Department of Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington
Topic:        Bifurcation and Stability of Rayleigh-Benard Convection
                http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.
 

Monday, February 23rd
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Robert Tycko
               Chief, Solid State NMR and Biomolecular Physics Section, Laboratory of Chemical Physics,
              National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH),
 
                 Bethesda, MD
Topic:        Solid State NMR Structures of Amyloid Fluids

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    David D. Lario
                The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
Topic:        Energetic Particle Response to CMEs at Low and High Heliographic Latitudes 
                http://space.umd.edu  

Tuesday, February 24th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Young C. Kim
                Institute for Physical Science & Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Simulating Criticality to High Precision via Finite-Size Scaling

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Thomas Russell
                Center for Computational Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado at
                Denver, and Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington, VA
Topic:        Some Contributions to the Modeling of Ferro-Alloys Production
                http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/  


Wednesday, February 25th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Qing Nie
                Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine
Topic:        Computational Analysis of Morphogen Gradients
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  

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

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Donna Chen
                Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Topic        :Studies of the Growth and Reactivity of Oxide-Supported Metal Nanoclusters as Models for
                Heterogenous Catalysts

Thursday, February 26th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Peter Frick
                Head, Laboratory of Physical Hydrodynamics, Perm State University, Russia
Topic:        Sodium Experiments in a Torus--Spin-Down Dynamos
                http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

4:00 PM - SKINNER HALL 1112
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS)COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2003
Speaker:    Michael Devitt
                Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center, The City University of  New York
Topic:        Scientific Realism - The Metaphysical Issues
                http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html  

Friday, February 27th
3:00 PM - Math 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(This talk is part of the Mathematics Department's Distinguished University Professor series.)
Speaker:    Michael E. Fisher
                Institute for Physical Science & Technology and Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        The Stochastic Dynamics of Molecular Motors  

 

Monday, March 1st
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Yale Goldman, M. D.
                Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, and Department of Physiology,
                School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Structural Dynamics of a Molecular Motor by Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy:  Nature’s Own
                   Soft, Smart, and Energy Efficient Nanotechnological Triumph!

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Lynn M. Kistler
                Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Topic:        The Contribution of O+ to Pressure and Current in the Stormtime Plasma Sheet
                http://space.umd.edu  


Tuesday, March 2nd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Magdalena Constantin
                Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Persistence in Fluctuating Steps on Crystal Surfaces

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Bing Song
                Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), UMCP
Topic:        A Fast Algorithm for Variational Level Set Segmentation
                http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/  

Wednesday, March 3rd
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Alexander Katsevich
               Department of Mathematics, The University of Central Florida, Orlando
Topic:        Image Reconstruction in Cone Beam Computer Tomography
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  

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

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Postponed until May 12th.

Thursday, March 4th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Steven Anlage
                Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Wave Chaos:  Experimental Tests of the Random Coupling Model
and
Speaker:    To Be Announced
Topic:        To Be Announced
                http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  


3:30 PM - OFF-CAMPUS (College Park) at the Center for Learning and Technology (Room 102) Bowie State University Campus, Route 197, Bowie, Maryland
A SEMINAR PRESENTED BY DR. WILLIAM D. PHILLIPS NOBEL LAUREATE
(Sponsored by Bowie State University and the University of Maryland, College Park)
Topic:    Almost Absolute Zero:  The Coldest Stuff in the Universe
(For more information call 301-860-4313)

3:30 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (Room 3120--Classroom building)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR (Listed under this series.)
Speaker:    Vanessa Lopez
                   Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Topic:        Periodic Solutions of Chaotic Partial Differential Equations
                http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/  

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS)COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2004
Speaker:    Eric Winsberg
                Philosophy Department, The University of South Florida,
Topic:        Can Conditioning on the "Past Hypothesis" Militate against the Reversibility Objections?
                http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html  

Friday, March 5th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(This is the ANNUAL AVRON DOUGLIS LECTURE)
Speaker:    Constantine Dafermos
                Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI
Topic:        Hyperbolic Conservation Laws with Dissipation
                http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/  

Saturday and Sunday, March 6th & 7th
OFF-CAMPUS (College Park) and in VA at the Department of Physics, College of Science Virginia Institute of Technology, Blacksburg, VA
A SYMPOSIUM ON THE INTERFACE OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS, BIOLOGY, AND CHEMISTRY
(Supported by U.S. National Science Foundation, Virginia Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Physics’ new journal, "Physical Biology"
Topic:    Biological Systems and Soft Materials:  Future Directions in Statistical Physics

 

Monday, March 8th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Steve Kron
                Center for Molecular Oncology, University of Chicago, IL
Topic:        Measuring and Modulating Protein Kinases

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Brian J. Anderson
                The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
Topic:        Simultaneous Inter-Hemisphere Comparison of  Birkeland Current Magnetic Perturbations: 
                Quantitative Tests of Conductivity Control
                http://space.umd.edu  

Tuesday, March 9th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    D. Thirumalai
                Institute for Physical Science & Technology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:        Stretching Biomolecules

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Andreas Prohl (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Topic:        Analysis and Numerics of Total Variation Flow and Regularized Mumford-Shah Flow
                http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/  

Wednesday, March 10th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Gerhard Hummer
                Laboratory of Chemical Physics at NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Topic:        Water in Confinement:  From Nanotubes to Proteins
                http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  

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

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Speaker:    Cynthia Friend
                Harvard University
Topic:        Environmental Surface Chemistry of Nanoscopic & Thin Film Metal Oxides

Thursday, March 11th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(The format for this seminar includes lunch and two talks that emphasize applied dynamics.)
Speaker:    Josh Socolar
                Duke University
Topic:        To be Announced
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 2004
Speaker:    Jenann Ismael
                Philosophy Department, University of Arizona
Topic:        Closed Causal Loops and the Bilking Argument
                http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html  

Friday, March 12th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(This is a part of the Association for Women in Mathematics  Leadership Workshop;
see below for Saturday and Sunday Note.)
Speaker:    Joan Feigenbaum
                Computer Science Department, Yale University,
Topic:        Incentives and Internet Computation
                http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/  

Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th
MATH 3206 (at the University of Maryland)
(Association for Women in Mathematics Leadership Workshop; dedicated to the Memory of Ruth Michler.)
Sponsored by the University of North Texas and the National Science Foundation; through Ruth Michler's POWRE Grant.)
For information:  Association for Women in Mathematics , 4114 Computer & Space Sciences Building , University of Maryland, College Park, MD   20742-2461
Questions:  Call 301-405-7892 or email awm@math.umd.edu.  

Monday, March 15th
2:30 PM – PHYSICS 1201 (Note special date, time, and location)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Joint Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics and Quantum Coherence and Information Seminar
Speaker:    Gershon Kurizki
                   Weizmann Institute of Science
Topic:        Dynamical Control of Entanglement and Decoherence:  From Nano-to Macro-Systems
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring04/index.htm#dekel

 

3:30 PM – SKINNER 1115
COMMITTEE FOR PH8LOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CpaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2004
Speaker:     Fred Kronz
                    Philosophy Department, University of Texas, Austin
Topic:         Negative Probabilities and Quantum Interference
                    http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
4:00 PM – IPST 1116
Speaker:     Jay Groves
                    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Topic:         Data not available .

                    http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM – CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Dr. Edmond C. Roelof
                     JHU/APL, Laurel, MD
Topic:         Transverse Anisotropies of 40-90 MeV Solar Energetic Protons:  A Reinterpretation 

Tuesday, March 16th
1:15 PM – IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Guido Pupillo
                    Physics Department, UMCP
Topic:        The Mott Insulator as a Quantum Computer

3:30 PM – MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Dr. Haesun Park
                   University of Minnesota
Topic:        Diimension Reduction for Undersampled Problems in Pattern Analysis
               http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/
 
Wednesday, March 17th
4:00 PM – CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and  Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
                  Open - no other data available   
                   http://www.chem.umd.edu

Thursday, March 18th
12:15 PM – ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Stefano Boccaletti
               INOA, Florence, Italy

Topic:        Local and global synchronization in weakly coupled chaotic systems
Host:          Prof. Rajarshi Roy (I.P.S.T.)

and
Speaker:    No data available

Topic:        No data available
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

SPRING BREAK:  Monday, March 22nd - Friday, March 26th
FOR SCHEDULED MEETINGS,, SEE BELOW


Friday, March 19th
3:00 PM – MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
This is the start of the Spring 2004 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn state Semi-Annual Workshop on Dynamical Systems
and Related Topics. ( Sponsored (Spring) by the University of Maryland, Department of Mathematics, and by the National Science Foundation.)
Speaker:    Professor Anthony Quas
                   Department of Mathematics, University of Memphis, TN
Topic:        Monotonicity in Voting Systems

                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/

 

7:30 PM - CHEZ BOYLE - Spring 2004 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn state Semi-Annual Workshop 

Ergodic Party
               http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md04/s.html

Saturday, March 20th - Spring 2004 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn state Semi-Annual Workshop
9:00 AM thru 5:10 PM - MATH 3206
Scheduled Speakers and Topics

5:20 PM (Approximately)
MATH Rotunda or Lounge (To be Announced)
                http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md04/s.html

Sunday, March 21st - Spring 2004 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn state Semi-Annual Workshop
9:00 AM thru 5:30 PM - MATH 3206
Session I:  Scheduled Speakers and Topics
               http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md04/s.html

9:00 AM thru 5:30 PM - MATH B0421
Session II:  Scheduled Speakers and Topics
              http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md04/s.html


Monday, March 22nd - Spring 2004 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn state Semi-Annual Workshop
9:00 AM thru 5:00 PM - MATH 3206
Session I:  Scheduled Speakers and Topics
           http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md04/s.html

9:00 AM thru 5:30 PM - MATH B0421 - Spring 2004 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn state Semi-Annual Workshop
Session II:  Scheduled Speakers and Topics
            http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md04/s.html


9:00 AM thru 4:30 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
2004 Spring Program - Maryland Center for Scientific Computation and  Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), 
Princeton  Institute for  Computational Science and Engineering  (PICSciE)

Numerical Methods for Plasma Astrophysics from Particle Kinetics to Magnetohydrodynamics
           http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/npa04/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

Tuesday, March 23rd - Spring 2004 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn state Semi-Annual Workshop
9:00 AM thru 12:00 NOON - MATH 3206
Scheduled Speakers and Topics
          http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md04/s.html

9:00 AM thru 4:30 PM
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
2004 Spring Program - Maryland Center for Scientific Computation and  Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), Princeton  Institutefor  Computational Science and Engineering  (PICSciE)
Numerical Methods for Plasma Astrophysics from Particle Kinetics to Magnetohydrodynamics
For more information on agenda and speakers, see:
         http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/npa04/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

Wednesday, March 24th
9:00 AM thru 4:30 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
2004 Spring Program - Maryland Center for Scientific Computation and  Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), Princeton  Institutefor  Computational Science and Engineering  (PICSciE)
Numerical Methods for Plasma Astrophysics from Particle Kinetics to Magnetohydrodynamics
        http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/npa04/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

Thursday, March 25th
9:00 AM thru 12:00 NOON - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
2004 Spring Program - Maryland Center for Scientific Computation and  Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), Princeton  Institutefor  Computational Science and Engineering  (PICSciE)
Numerical Methods for Plasma Astrophysics from Particle Kinetico Magnetohydrodynamics
         http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/npa04/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

Monday, March 29th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - ACS Meeting

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Barbara J. Thompson
                   NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        What Have We Learned from 200 EIT Waves?
                   http://space.umd.edu  

Tuesday, March 30th 
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Alexander V. Neimark
                   Center for Modeling and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials, Textile Research Institute(TRI)/Princeton, NJ
Topic:        Phase Behavior and Nucledation of Nanoconfined Fluids

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    John D. Anderson
                   Curator for Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum;
                   Professor  Emeritus, Aerospace Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        History of the Evolution of the Navier-Stokes Equations and Computational Fluid Dynamics:  
                   A Marriage Made in Heaven?
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/  

Wednesday, March 31st
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
No information available; check the website below for further information.
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
No Seminar - ACS Meeting  

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1115 CSIC (The Computer Science Instructional Center (CSIC) is the new classroom building for the Department of Computer Science.)
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY PANEL DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING EVENT

Thursday, April 1st
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Helena Nusse
                   Visiting Faculty, the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP (Vakgroep Econometrie, 
                   Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands)
Topic:        Characterizing the Basins with the Most Entangled Boundaries
and
Speaker:    Nicolas Taberlet
                   Groupe Matière Condensée et Matériaux (GMCM) University of Rennes, France
Topic:        Super Stable Granular Heaps in a Channel               

                  http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/ 


4:00 PM - IPST 1116
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES
(CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2004
Speaker:    Peter Lewis
                   Philosophy Department, University of Miami, FL
Topic:        Quantum Decision Theory
                   http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html  

Friday, April 2nd
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(This is a part of the Distinguished University Professor Lecture Series.)
Speaker:    Ellen Williams
                   Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Fluctuations in Nanoscale Structures
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/  

 

Monday, April 5th
4:00 PM - 1PST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:    Gregory S. Chirikjian
                   Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, and Electrical and Computer Engineering
               The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Topic:        Polymer Conformational Statistics, Protein Motions, and NewTools in Structural Bioinformatics

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:    Rogelio A. Caballero-Lopez
                   Institute for Physical Science & Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Galactic Cosmic Ray Modulation During Solar Minimum Conditions

 

Tuesday, April 6th 
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker
:    Taner Yildirim
                    Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic:         Studying Advanced Materials via Quantum Mechanics and Computers  

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Peter Monk
                  Department of Mathematics, University of Delaware, Newark
Topic:        A Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Linear Symmetric Hyperbolic Systems in Inhomogeneous Media
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/  

 

Wednesday, April 7th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
No seminar listed for today; check the website below for further information.
                  http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEM IN CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Speaker:    Ken Merz

                  Department of Chemistry, Penn State University, University Park
Topic:        Quantum Mechanics and Modern Drug Discovery and Design

4:00 PM - SKINNER HALL - RM 1115
Joint Colloquium with Philosophy
COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) COLLOQUIUM SERIES 2004
Speaker:    Marc Lange
                   Philosophy Department, University of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill
Topic:        Laws of Nature:  Their Stability, Their Necessity, and the Autonomy of Inexact Sciences
                   http://carnap.umd.edu/philphysics/calendar.html  

 

Thursday, April 8th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Sandra Chapman

                  Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Topic:        Complexity in Intermittent Solar System Plasmas
and
Speaker:    Nick Watkins

                  Space & Astrophysics Group, Physics Department, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Topic:       The Challenge of Detecting Long Range Correlation in Space Plasmas
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/  

 

Friday, April 9th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(This is a part of the Distinguished University Professor Lecture Series.)
Speaker:    Professor Henri Darmon
                   Mathematics Department, McGill University
Topic:        Diophantine Equations and Modular Forms
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/  

 

Monday, April 12th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Date and Time Change.  See Thursday, April 15th.
              http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker     Peter L. Biermann
                   Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany
Topic:        The Origin and Propagation of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays, the Nearby Sources
                    http://space.umd.edu

Tuesday, April 13th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    John D. Weeks
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:        Screening, Structure, and Simulation of Coulomb Systems:  The Long and Short of It

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 (Colloquium Room)
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Georgios Akrivis
                   Computer Science Department, University of Ioannina, Greece
Topic:        Linearly Implicit Methods for Nonlinear Parabolic Equations
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

Wednesday, April 14th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING       (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Christopher Kulp
                   Department of Physics, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Topic:        Dissipative Controllers and Integrable Hamiltonian Systems
                   http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Speaker:    To be Announced
Topic:        To be Announced

Thursday, April 15th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Steve Schiff
                   Krasnov Institute and Department of Physiology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Title:          Dynamical Evolution of Seizures
                  http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

2:00 PM – IPST 1116       
IPST 1116 - BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Valeri A. Barsegov
                    LFSC-Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        To be Announced
                   http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

 

Monday, April 19th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Date and Time Change.  See Thursday, April 22nd.
        http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:00 PM - MATH 3206
Mathematics Graduate Minicourse Series
Speaker:    Ricardo H. Nochetto
               Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:        Adaptive Finite Element Methods I:  What is the Finite Element Method?
               http://www.math.umd.edu/research/minicourse/

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Speaker:     Gerald H. Share
                Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:         Fall 2003 Solar Event/RHESSI
                http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Spring_2004_Seminar.html  


Tuesday, April 20th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Thomas G. Mason
                Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Topic:        Rotational Microrheology

2:00 PM     Note:  This is an additional seminar this week.
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Randy LeVeque
               Departments of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle
Topic:        Solitary Waves in Layered Nonlinear Media
                http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR  
Speaker:    Tobias von Petersdorff
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Fast Numerical Methods for Parabolic Problems in High Dimensions
For latest information see:  http://www.math.umd.edu./research/seminars/nas

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
(Jointly sponsored by the Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.)
Speaker:    Edouard Brézin
               French Academy of Sciences, Ecole Normale Superieure, Foreign Associate, National Academy  of Sciences 
                  (U.S.), President of the French Company of Physics. Scientific Council Member of the International Center for
                 Theoretical Physics (Trieste, ITALY), etc.
Topic:        Field Theory Through Inverted Binoculars

Wednesday, April 21st
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Speaker:    Anne Chaka
               Computational Chemistry, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:        How Scientific Computing, Knowledge Management, and Databases Can Enable Advances and 
                   New Insights in Chemical Technology
               http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

2:00 PM - AVW 2168
Speaker:     L. Mahadevan
                    Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, CamBridge, MA
Topic:        Wrinkling, Draping and Crumpling

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Speaker:    Dan Crawford
                Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Topic:        Molecular Orbitals Are Just a Figment of Your Imagination

Thursday, April 22nd
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Mark Raizen
                Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin
Topic:        A Quantum Tweezer for Atoms
                   http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

2:00 PM      CANCELLED
IPST 1116 - BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
                http://www.biophysics.umd.edu  

Monday, April 26th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker: Chris Jarzynski

Complex Systems Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM

Title:       Virial Estimators of Pair Distribution Functions in Classical Fluids

http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

 

4:00 PM - MATH 3206

MATHEMATICS GRADUATE MINICOURSE SERIES

Speaker:                 Ricardo H. Nochetto

Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:                     Adaptive Finite Element Methods II:  A Priori vs A Posteriori Error Estimation

http://www.math.umd.edu/research/minicourse/

 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR

Speaker:                 Edward C. Stone, Director

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Vice-President, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Topic:                     Voyager 1:   Surfing the Termination Shock

http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Spring_2004_Seminar.html

 

Tuesday, April 27th

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:                 Ferenc Szalma

Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:                     Nano-Islands Fluctuating on Anisotropic Surfaces

 

3:30 PM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:                 Dr. Marco Verani

Department of Mathematics, "Politecnico di Milano" Technical University, ITALY

Topic:                     On the Control of Output Linear Functionals

http://www.math.umd.edu./research/seminars/nas

 

Reception              3:15-3:55 PM in PHYS 1204, Toll Lounge, Physics Bldg.

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Physics Lecture Hall)

The Institute for Physical Science and Technology presents the Tenth Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture in Fluid Dynamics and Plasma Dynamics

Speaker:                 Albert S. Libchaber

Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University, New York City

Topic:                     Techniques from Physics, Problems from Biology

               

Wednesday, April 28th

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING                                       (CSCAMM Seminar)

Speaker:                 De Witt Sumners

Biomedical Mathematics, Geometric Topology, Department of Mathematics at Florida State University, Tallahassee

Topic:                     DNA Topology:  Experiments and Analysis

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

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

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:                 Kim Briggman

Optical Technology Division of the Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:                     Optical Spectroscopies for Biological Structure at Interfaces

 

Thursday, April 29th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:                 Walter Goldburg

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Topic:                    Turbulence on an Air Water Interface

http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

Friday, April 30th                 CANCELLED

3:00 PM - MATH 3206

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM  

 

Monday, May 3rd 
4:00 PM - IPST 1116 
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR 
Speaker:    Evan Evans 
                   Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Boston University, MA, and Physics and Pathology, 

                  University of British Columbia, Canada
Topic:        Exploring the Kinetics of Nucleation in 1- and 2-Dimensions: From Breaking a  Chain of  Molecular Bonds

                  to Rupturing a Fluid Membrane 
                   http://www.biophysics.umd.edu  


4:00 PM - MATH 3206 
MATHEMATICS GRADUATE MINICOURSE SERIES 
Speaker:    Ricardo H. Nochetto 
                   Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP 
Topic:        Adaptive Finite Element Methods III: Adaptivity 
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/minicourse/  


4:30 PM - CSS 2400 
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR 
Speaker:     Chee K. Ng 
                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, and Department of Astronomy, UMCP 
Topic:        Transport and Acceleration of Solar Energetic Particles 
                    http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Spring_2004_Seminar.html 


Tuesday, May 4th 
11:15 PM - IPST 1116 
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Speaker:     Sandra C. Greer 
                    Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP 
Topic:        The Wonders of Poly(ethylene oxide) in Solution 

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR 
(See Wednesday - May 6th - JOINT WITH APPLIED MATH SEMINAR.)
                    http://www.math.umd.edu./research/seminars/nas 


Wednesday, May 5th 
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122) 
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION &  MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM SEMINAR) 
Speaker:     Chun Liu 
                    Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 
Topic:         On Hydrodynamics of Viscoelastic Materials 
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/ 

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

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room) 
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS 
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.) 
Speaker:     Amy Mullin 
                    Department of Chemistry, Boston University, MA 
Topic:         Chemical Dynamics of Highly Excited Molecules:  IR Probes of Collisions and Reactions 
 
Thursday, May 6th 
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207 
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
(The format for this seminar includes lunch and one talk that emphasizes applied dynamics.) 
Speaker:     Erin Rericha 
                    Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Texas, Austin 
Topic:         Shock Waves in Granular Flows 
and 
Speaker:     To be Announced 
Topic:         To be Announced 
                     http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/ 



3:30 PM - MATH 3206 
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR

(JOINT WITH THE PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS)
Speaker:    Benoît Perthame 
                   Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, École Normale Supérieure of Paris, France 
Topic:        Selection, Mutation: Adaptive Dynamics 

Friday, May 7th 
3:00 PM - MATH 3206 
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM  -  AZIZ LECTURE 
Speaker:     Benoît Perthame 
                    Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, École Normale Supérieure of Paris, France 
Topic:         Multiscale Models for Cell Motion 

3:30 PM - Building 3 Auditorium 
NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER - SPRING 2004 COLLOQUIUM SERIES 
(To attend you must have a NASA picture badge!  -  If you do not have a badge, please call (301) 286-6878.) 
Speakers:    Len Burlaga          -  NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 
                     Tom Krimigis        -  The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 
                     Frank McDonald  -  Institute for Physical Science and Technology, 
                     University of Maryland, College Park 
Topic:          Voyager at the Edge of the Solar System 

Monday, May 10th 
4:00 PM - IPST 1116 
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR 
No information at this time.
                   http://www.biophysics.umd.edu 

4:00 PM - MATH 3206 
MATHEMATICS GRADUATE MINICOURSE SERIES 
No information at this time.
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/minicourse/ 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400 
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR 
Speaker:     Igor Moskalenko 
                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Propagation of Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy 
                    http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Spring_2004_Seminar.html 

Tuesday, May 11th 
11:15 PM - IPST 1116 
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
(As in the past, each seminar will be preceded by an informal cafeteria lunch to which all are welcome, 

departing from Room 2100B about five minutes after 12:00 Noon.) 
Speaker:     Yng-gwei Chen
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP 
Topic:         Local Molecular Field Theory for Ionic Fluids 
For further information, contact John D. Weeks (IPST/CHEM).

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR 
Speaker:    Jian-Guo Liu

                  Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Accurate, Stable and Efficient Navier-Stokes Solvers Based on Explicit Treatment of the Pressure Term
                    http://www.math.umd.edu./research/seminars/nas 

Wednesday, May 12th 
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122) 
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION &  MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM SEMINAR) 
Change of date - see Thursday, below.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room) 
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS 
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.) 
Speaker:    Houston Miller

                  Department of chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Topic:        High, Low, and No Resolution Spectroscopy with Solid State Lasers
For further information contact Robert Walker (CHEM).

4:00 PM
Grand Opening of the AMO Physics Laboratories
Cordial invitation to a reception honoring the Grand Opening of the AMO Physics Laboratories extended by College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences, the Department of Physics, and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.
RSVP:   cfuller@deans.umd.edu

Thursday, May 13th 
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207 
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
No Seminar
                     http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/ 

For further information, contact Wolfgang Losert, Host. 

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122) 
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION &  MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM SEMINAR) 
Speaker:     Howard Stone 
                    Gordon McKay Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Division of Engineering 
                   and Applied Sciences, Harvard University , Cambridge, MA
Topic:         Crystal Surface Relaxation below the Roughening Transitions:  Shape Evolution and Scaling 
Refreshments @ 3:00 PM 
If you would like to meet with Howard Stone, please email:   pa@cscamm.umd.edu
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot. 

Friday, May 7th 
No information at this time.

Monday, May 10th 
4:00 PM - IPST 1116 
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR 
No information at this time.
                   http://www.biophysics.umd.edu 

4:00 PM - MATH 3206 
MATHEMATICS GRADUATE MINICOURSE SERIES 
No information at this time.
                   http://www.math.umd.edu/research/minicourse/ 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400 
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR 
Speaker:     Igor Moskalenko 
                    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Topic:        Propagation of Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy 
                    http://space.umd.edu/seminars/Spring_2004_Seminar.html 

Tuesday, May 11th 
11:15 PM - IPST 1116 
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Speaker:     Yng-gwei Chen
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP 
Topic:         Local Molecular Field Theory for Ionic Fluids 

3:30 PM - MATH 3206 
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR 
Speaker:    Jian-Guo Liu

                  Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Accurate, Stable and Efficient Navier-Stokes Solvers Based on Explicit Treatment of the Pressure Term
                    http://www.math.umd.edu./research/seminars/nas 

Wednesday, May 12th 
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122) 
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION &  MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM SEMINAR) 
Change of date - see Thursday, below.

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room) 
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS 
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.) 
Speaker:    Houston Miller

                  Department of chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Topic:        High, Low, and No Resolution Spectroscopy with Solid State Lasers

4:00 PM
Grand Opening of the AMO Physics Laboratories
Cordial invitation to a reception honoring the Grand Opening of the AMO Physics Laboratories extended by College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences, the Department of Physics, and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.
RSVP:   cfuller@deans.umd.edu

Thursday, May 13th 
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207 
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
No Seminar
                     http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/ 

For further information, contact Wolfgang Losert, Host. 

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122) 
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION &  MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM SEMINAR) 
Speaker:     Howard Stone 
                    Gordon McKay Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Division of Engineering 
                   and Applied Sciences, Harvard University , Cambridge, MA
Topic:         Crystal Surface Relaxation below the Roughening Transitions:  Shape Evolution and Scaling 
                    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/
CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot. 

Friday, May 14th
No Seminars

Monday May 17 - Friday May 21, 2004
ALL WEEK PROGRAM!
CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM)
See     http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/  
ANALYTICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOWS AT HIGH REYNOLDS NUMBER

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

Monday, May 17th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116

BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Seminars have ended for this semester.
Check the following Website for any summer action:
         http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Seminars have ended for this semester. 
Check the following Website for any summer action:
         http://space.umd.edu/seminars.html  

Tuesday, May 18th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No seminar today.
91st Rutgers Statistical Mechanics Conference at Hill Center , 16-22 May 2004

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Seminars have ended for this semester. 
Check the following Website for any summer action:
          http://www.math.umd.edu./research/seminars/nas

Wednesday, May 19th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)
Seminars have ended for this semester. 

Thursday, May 20th
2:00 PM  (NOTE SPECIAL TIME)
ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Patrick Flandrin
               CNRS & Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, FRANCE
Topic:        Some Aspects of Huang's Empirical Mode Decomposition:  From Interpretation to Applications
               http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

Monday, May 24th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Seminars have ended for this semester. 
Any seminars occurring in the summertime will be announced as they are arranged.
Website for any summer action:    http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY SEMINAR
Seminars have ended for this semester.
Any seminars occurring in the summertime will be announced as they are arranged.
Website for any summer action:    http://space.umd.edu/seminars.html

Tuesday, May 25th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Seminars have ended for this semester.
Any seminars occurring in the summertime will be announced as they are arranged.

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Seminars have ended for this semester.
Any seminars occurring in the summertime will be announced as they are arranged.
Website for any summer action:    http://www.math.umd.edu./research/seminars/nas

Wednesday, May 26th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM Seminar)
Seminars have ended for this semester.
Any seminars occurring in the summertime will be announced as they are arranged.
Website for any summer action:    http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)
Seminars have ended for this semester.
Any seminars occurring in the summertime will be announced as they are arranged.
(For further information contact:  Robert Walker (CHEM))

Thursday, May 27th
2:00 PM  (NOTE SPECIAL TIME)
ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Helena Nusse
                    Visiting the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, 
                   College Park from Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Topic:        Qualitative Changes in the Geometry of Fractal Basin Boundaries
                    http://www-chaos.umd.edu/talks/
For further information, contact James Yorke, Host.

 

Monday, May 31st  -  HOLIDAY  

 

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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