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IPST WEEKLY CALENDAR - SPRING 2006

Wednesday, January 25, 2006
2:00PM - Math Colloquium Room #3206
CSCAMM/MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Guillaume Bal
                       Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Topic:             Radiative Transfer Models: Derivation and Applications
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

Thursday, January 26, 2006
2:00PM - Room 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:         Dr. Oleg Musin
                      Moscow State University
Title:               The Kissing Problem in Three and Four Dimensions
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

Monday, January 30th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Michael Groll
                       University of Munich
Topic:               Molecular Machines for Protein Degradation:  A Structural Approach
http://www.maryland/biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          George Gloeckler
                        University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:              Acceleration of Low-Energy Ions in the Quiet-Time Solar Wind and at the
                       Termination Shock
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, January 31st
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Michael Groll
                       University of Munich
Topic:              Natural and Synthetic Inhibitor of the Proteasome:  Crystallographic
                       Knowledge in Drug Design Strategies
http://www.maryland/biophysics.umd.edu

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
No Seminar Today

2:00 PM - MATH 3206
Joint CSCAMM/MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Becca Thomases
                       Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Topic:             Nonlinear Elasticity and Viscoelasticity
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Victor Nistor
                        Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
Topic:              Boundary Value Problems with Distributional Data and Their Numerical Approximation
http://www.math.umd.edu/research.seminars

4:00 PM  - PJYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Timothy Foecke
                       National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:              Forensic Metallurgy:  Looking at Cool, Old, famous Broken Stuff
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia/

Wednesday, February 1st
2:00PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
Joint CSCAMM / MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor David Keyes
                       Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Topic:              Scalable Solution Algorithms for Magnetically Confined Fusion Energy Simulation
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - 8050 Greenmead Drive , College Park, Maryland 20740; (301)935-6400
Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Professor Wendell T. Hill, III
                        Institute for Physical Science & Technology and Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic :             Optical Beams with Embedded Vortices: Building Blocks for Atom Optics and Quantum Information 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, February 2nd
12:15 PM - 1207 ERF
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Benny Davidovitch
Topic:              Shear Banding in Complex Fluids:  Hints from Colloidal Crystals
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Felix Otto
                        Institute for Applied Mathematics, University of Bonn
Topic:              Optimal Bounds on Coarsening Rates:  An Energy Landscape Argument
http://www.math.umd.edu/research.seminars

Friday, February 3rd
12:00-1:30 PM - 1116 IPST BLDG
ANNUAL MEETING OF BURGERS FACULTY
Chair:               Dr. Jan V. Sengers

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Igor Smolyaninov
                       Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMCP
Topic:              Surface Plasmon Nanophotonics

3:30 PM - MT:H 3206
AZIZ LECTURE (Numerical Analysis Seminar)
Speaker:          Felix Otto
                        Institute for Applied Mathematics, University of Bonn
Topic:              Multiscale Analysis in Micromagnetics
http://www.math.umd.edu/research.seminars

Monday, February 6th
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar http://www.maryland/biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Alexandre Malinin
                        Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Astroparticle Physics with AMS Experiment
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 7th
1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Subir K. Das
                       Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Critical Dynamics in a Binary Fluid:  Resolving a Controversy by SImulation

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.math.umd.edu/research.seminars

4:00 PM  - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Chetan Nayak
                        University of California, Los Angeles
Topic:              Topological Quantum Computation
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia/

Wednesday, February 8th
2:00PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Hao-Min Zhou
                       School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic:             Variation Models and PDE Techniques in Wavelet Impainting
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - 8050 Greenmead Drive , College Park, Maryland 20740; (301)935-6400
Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Dr. Belita Koiller
                        Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil & CMTC, Department of Physics, UMCP
opic :               Silicon Spin and Charge Quantum Computation

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Ellen Williams
                        Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:              To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, February 9th
12:15 PM - 1207 ERF
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Mason Porter
                       Caltech
Topic:              Bose-Einstein Condensates in Optical Lattices and Superlattices
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 10th
2:00 PM - 1202 Engineering Bldg. (Resnick Auditorium)
2006 Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Lecture Series
Speaker:          Gretar Tryggvason
                       Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Topic:              Direct Numerical Simulations of Multiphase Flow

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Quirino Balzano
                       ECE Department, UMCP (formerly Motorola)
Topic:              Biological Effects of Microwave Radiation

Monday, February 13th
4:00PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Reed B. Wickner
                       National Institute of Health
Topic:             Yeast-Prions: Prion Domain Shuffling and Transfection with Recombinant Ure2p
http://www.maryland/biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Abigail Rymer
                        Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:               The Low Energy Cassini Electron Spectrometer: An Introduction and
                        How It Can Help to Explore Plasma Transport at Saturn
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 14th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Sumanta Tewari
                       Condensed Matter Theory Center, UMCP
Topic:              Topological Quantum Computing Using Half-Quantum Vortices

3:30PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Michele Benzi
                        Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University.
Topic:              Robust Iterative Solvers for the Navier-Stokes Equations
http://www.math.umd.edu/research.seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Carl Wieman
                       JILA, University of Colorado
Topic:              Using the Tools of Physics to Teach Physics
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia/

Wednesday, February 15th
2:00PM - Math Colloquium Room #3206
CSCAMM/MATHEMATICS SEMINAR (JOINT)
Speaker:          Professor Wei Cai
                       Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Topic:             Numerical Methods for Modeling Photonics and Nano-Electronics
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Professor John T. Fourkas
                       Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:             Toward the Fabrication of Functional Microdevices Using Multiphoton Absorption

4:00 PM - Marker Seminar Room (CHEM 0112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Professor George C. Schatz
                       Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Topic:             Nanoparticle Optical Properties and Biomolecule Detection: New Challenges for Theory
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, February 16th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00-5:00 PM  - 0408 Animal Science/Agriculture Engineering Building
BIOENGINEERING FACULTY CANDIDATE
Candidate:      Sameer B. Shah, Ph.D.
                       Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
                       University of California, San Diego - School of Medicine
Topic:             Axonal Traffic, Traffic Jams, and Neurodegeneration

Friday, February 17th
3:00 PM - 2460 A. V. WILLIAMS
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Vladimir V. Talanov
                       Neocera, Inc., Beltsville, MD
Topic:              Near-Field Scanned Microwave Probe for Spatially Localized Electrical
                        Meterology of Culow-k Interconnects

Monday, February 20th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor John T. Fourkas
                        Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. UMCP
Topic:              Making Things with Light
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar President's Day
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 21st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Dionisios Margetis     
                       Department of Mathematics, MIT
Topic:              Morphological Evolution of Crystal Surfaces: Modeling From the Nanoscale to Macroscale

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Al Schatz     
                       Department of Mathematics, Cornell University
Topic:              Maximum Norm Estimates in the Finite Element Method Allowing Highly Refined Grids
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Tom Katsouleas     
                        University of Southern California
Topic:              Plasma Accelerators Race to 10 GeV and Beyond
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, February 22nd
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM/MATH SEMINAR (Joint)
Speaker:          Professor Hongkai Zhao     
                       Department of Mathematics, University of California-Irvine
Topic:             The Fast Sweeping Method for Hyperbolic Problems
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD - (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Dr. Hyun D. Park     
                        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
                        Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
Topic:              Synthesis & Characterization of Semiconductor Nanowires

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Professor Hans-Joachim Werner     
                        Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart , Germany
Topic:              Application of Local Correlation Methods in QM/MM Studies of Enzymes
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, February 23rd
12:15 PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Richard E. Prange     
                        Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:              How to Get Rich in the Stockmarket
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 24th
3:00 PM - 2460 A. V. WILLIAMS
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          C. C. Davis
                        Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMCP
Topic:              Optical Wireless Communication

Monday, February 27th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Olga Boudker
                        Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Topic:              Glutamate Transporter Structure and the Mechanism of Coupling Ion Gradients
                        to Substrate Translocation
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Mark Shappirio
                         Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:               Ion Mass Spectrometry at Saturn: Results, Discoveries, and Lessons Learned
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 28th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Professor Horst Meyer
                         Department of Physics, Duke University
Topic:               Convection in a Supercritical Fluid:  How is it Started ?

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Professor Beatrice Riviere
                         Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Topic:               On The Solution of Complex Flow and Transport Processes
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:           Carlos Sa de Melo
                         Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic:               The Evolution from BCS to Bose-Einstein Condensation: Superfluidity in Metals,
                         Neurons Stars, Nuclei and Ultra-Cold Atoms
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 1st
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive , College Park , Maryland 20740 ; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES (*Refreshments served at 2:30PM )
Speaker:           Professor Steven M. Anlage
                         Physics Department, UMCP
Topic:               Novel Physics and Applications of Negatively Refracting Electromagnetic Materials

4:00 PM CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:           Professor Franz M. Geiger
                         Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Topic:               Environmental Interfaces Studied by Nonlinear Optics:  From Geochemistry
                        to Atmospheric Chemistry
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, March 2nd
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Michelle Girvan
                         Santa Fe Institute
Topic:               The Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 3rd
3:00 PM - 1207 ERF (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          G. Appenzeller
                        IBM, Yorktown
Topic:              Carbon Nanotubes

Monday, March 6th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. William A. Eaton
                       Chief, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health
Topic:              The Incredible Kinetics of Sickle Hemoglobin Polymerization

4:30 PM- CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Neil Gehrels
                        NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:              Gamma Ray Burst Discoveries by the Swift Mission
http://www.space.umd.edu

Tuesday, March 7th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Moira Steyn-Ross & Dr. Alistair Steyn Ross
                        Department of Physics & Electronic Engineering, University Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Topic:              Phase-Transition Model for Anesthesia and Natural Sleep

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Yousef Saad
                        Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Topic:               Solving Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems in Electronic Structure Calculations
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Jeremy Bernstein
                       Stevens Institute of Technology
Topic:             Albert Einstein and the Existence of Atoms
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 8th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Nail A. Gumerov
                        Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, MCP
Topic:               Method of Scalar Potentials for the Solution of Maxwell's Equations in Three Dimensions
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:         Jeffrey S. Dunn
                      National Security Agency
Topic:             Biometrics - Practical Applications and Research Challenges

4:00 PM - Marker Seminar Room (Chem 0112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Professor David S. Talaga
                       Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, State University of New Jersey
Topic:             To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, March 9th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Ellak Somfai
                      Oxford University
Topic:             Frictional Granular Packings: Force Networks and Jamming
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 10th
11:00 AM - 4164 ENGR
FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEWS
Speaker:          Alfonso Ortega
                        Program Director, National Science Foundation and Department of Mechanical Engineering,
                        Villanova University
Topic:              Some Convective Heat Transfer Problems in Impinging Jet Flows

3:00 PM - 1207 ERF (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Vildana Hodzic
                         Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMCP
Topic:               Integrated Fiber-optic Technologies for Biosensors

Monday, March 13th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Brian Mathews
                        Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon
Topic:              Tolerance and Intolerance in Protein Structure and Function
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, March 14th
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
APS MEETING/Baltimore - - No Seminar

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Uday Banerjee
                        Department of Mathematics, Syracuse University
Topic:              Superconvergence & Recovery in the Generalized Finite Element Method
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
No Seminar
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 15th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:            Professor Lin Ping
                         Department of Mathematics, The National University of Singapore
Topic:               A Quasi-Continuum Approximation and its Analysis
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Professor Luis A. Orozco
                       Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:             Spontaneous Emission and Conditional Dynamics in Cavity QED

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, March 16th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
APS MEETING/Baltimore - - No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 17th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Linda M.Wasiczko
                        Naval Research Laboratory
Topic:              Overview of 1550 nm Free Space Laser Communication Research at NRL

Spring 2006 Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics
in Honor of Yakov G. Sinai on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday
MATH COLLOQUIUM
3:00 PM - 3206 MATH
Speaker:         G. Margulis
Topic:             Closed Orbits of Group Actions

Spring 2006 Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics
in Honor of Yakov G. Sinai on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - Tuesday, March 21, 2006
9:00 AM - 3206 MATH (except as posted at the Workshop)
For Details See: http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md/06/

Monday, March 20th
4:00 PM
Room 1116, IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 21st
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 22nd
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
No Seminar - Spring Break

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Smeinar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, March 23rd
12:15 PM - 1207 ERB
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 24th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break

Monday, March 27th
4:00 PM - Room 1116, IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor John F. Nagle
                        Physics and Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Topic:              Structure of Biomembranes:  Challenges for Experiment and Theory
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Paul Cassak
                       IREAP, UMCP
Topic:             Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 28th
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor M. A. Anisimov
                      Chemical Engineering and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:             Complete Scaling and Asymmetry in Fluids:  Can Thermodynamics Teach Us
                      Something New?

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor James Nagy
                       Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Minnesota
Topic:             Enforcing Nonnegativity for Ill-Posed Problems in Image Processing
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Barton Zweilbach
                        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:              The Physics of Relativistic Strings
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 29th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Christoph Schwab
                      ETH, Zurich
Topic:            Numerical Analysis of Deterministic Approximations for Elliptic PDEs
                     with Stochastic Coefficients
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Dr. James D. Franson
                        Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University
                        Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Topic:              Linear Optics Approach in Quantum Computing

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://space.umd.edu/seminars/

Thursday, March 30th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Tsampikos Kottos
                       Wesleyan University
Topic:             Quantum Graphology
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 31st
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Stuart Milner
                     Civil and Environmental Engineering, UMCP (formerly DARPA)
Topic:            Topology Control in Wireless Communication

Monday, March 27th
4:00 PM - Room 1116, IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor John F. Nagle
                        Physics and Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Topic:              Structure of Biomembranes:  Challenges for Experiment and Theory
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Paul Cassak
                       IREAP, UMCP
Topic:             Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection 
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 28th
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor M. A. Anisimov
                      Chemical Engineering and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:             Complete Scaling and Asymmetry in Fluids:  Can Thermodynamics Teach Us Something New?

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor James Nagy
                       Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Minnesota
Topic:             Enforcing Nonnegativity for Ill-Posed Problems in Image Processing
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Barton Zweilbach
                        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:              The Physics of Relativistic Strings
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 29th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Christoph Schwab
                      ETH, Zurich
Topic:            Numerical Analysis of Deterministic Approximations for Elliptic PDEs
                     with Stochastic Coefficients
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Dr. James D. Franson
                        Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University
                        Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Topic:              Linear Optics Approach in Quantum Computing

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://space.umd.edu/seminars/

Thursday, March 30th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Tsampikos Kottos
                       Wesleyan University
Topic:             Quantum Graphology
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 31st
11:00 AM - 3164 ENGR
FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEWS
Speaker:          Lester K. Su
                      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Topic:            Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Scalar Modeling Approaches
                      for Simulations of Turbulent Reacting Flows

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        Stuart Milner
                     Civil and Environmental Engineering, UMCP (formerly DARPA)
Topic:            Topology Control in Wireless Communication

Monday, April 3rd
4:00 PM - Room 1116, IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Professor Marilyn Gunner
                       City College of New York, Physics Department
Topic:              The Role of Buried Charged Groups in Proteins
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          John Clem
                       Bartol Institute, University of Delaware
Topic:             Observations of the Charge-Sign Dependence in Solar Modulation
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 4th
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Natasha Denesyuk
                       Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:             Mixing Immiscible Polymers: Adding Block Copolymers

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Susanne Brenner
                       Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina
Topic:             Fast Solvers for C0 Interior Penalty Methods
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Evelyn Thomson
                       University of Pennsylvania
Topic:             Physics of the Top Quark
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 5th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Maria Lukacova
                       Institute of Numerical Simulation , Hamburg University of Technology
Topic:             Well-Balanced Genuinely Multidimensional Finite Volume Schemes
                      for Hyperbolic Balance Laws
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Chip Denman
                        University of Maryland, OIT
                        National Capital Area Skeptics
Topic               Jacques Benveniste's Digital Biology

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Professor Vlad Sadchenko
                       Department of Chemistry, George Washington University
Topic:             Ultrafast Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy and Microcalorimetry:  New Tools
                       to Uncover Mysteries of Ice
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, April 6th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:    Steve Schiff
                      George Mason University
Topic:             Spatiotemporal Organization of Cortical Dynamics
and
Speaker #2:   Lou Pecora
                      NRL
Topic:            A Unified Approach to Attractor Reconstruction
                     Co-Authors:  Tom Carroll,NRL; Linda Moniz, US Geological Survey
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 7th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          M. Dagenais
                        University of Maryland

Monday, April 10th
4:00 PM - Room 1116, IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. George Stan
                        National Institutes of Health
Topic:              Biological Nanomachines at Work: Chaperonin-Mediated Protein Folding
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dennis Papadopoulos
                        University of Maryland
Topic:              The Lower Ionosphere as an Active Medium and Its Applications to Radiation Belt
                        Control and Underground Exploration
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 11th
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Oleg Tchernyshyov
                        Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
Topic:              Fractional Vortices and Domain Walls in Nanomagnets

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Randolph Bank
                        Department of Mathematics, UCSD
Topic:             A Domain Decomposition Solver for a Parallel Adaptive Meshing Paradigm
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Professor Jan Sengers
                        Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:             Thermal Fluctuations in Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 12th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Antony Beris
                        Department of Chemical Engineering , University of Delaware
Topic:             Numerical Challenges in the Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent
                      Viscoelastic Flows
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Dr. Gary Hughes
                        Department of Defense
Topic               Advanced Computing Systems Research

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:         Professor Darius Kuciauskas
                       Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University
Topic:             Phospholipid Bilayers and their Aqueous Interfaces - Physical Properties of this
                      Complex Chemical System
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, April 13th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:    Sean Humbert
                       University of Maryland
Topic:             Extracting Useful Information from Retinal Image Motion: Applications for Autonomous
                       MAV/UAV Guidance, Navigation and Control
and
Speaker #2:    To be Announced
Topic:             To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 14th
3:00 PM - 1207 ERF (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Michael J. Casey
                       George Mason University
Topic:              Self-Organization and Topology Control of Infrastructure Sensor Networks

Monday, April 17th
4:00 PM - Room 1116, IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor David Fushman
                        Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:              Structure, Ligand Binding, and Conformational Dynamics in Polyubiquitin Chains
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Glenn Mason
                        Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:              Coronal Holes, Jets and the Origin of 3He-rich Solar Particle Events
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 18th
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Elshad Allahyarov
                       Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf
Topic:              Simulation of Critical Electrolytes in a Channel

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

Twelfth Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture
4:00 PM - Physics Lecture Hall - Room 1410 Physics Bldg.
Presented by:   Professor Nancy J. Kopell
                        Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Center for BioDynamics,
                        Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Topic:              Rhythms of the Nervous System: From Biophysics to Cognition
Note:               For further information, contact Professor Frank Olver: (301-4853).

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
No Seminar - see Twelfth Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture listed above.
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 19th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Anna Gilbert
                       Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Topic:              The Interplay of Analysis and Algorithms
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Note:  Due to a scheduling conflict, the LPS Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 20th, instead of
today.  The seminar will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on April 26th.

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Professor Hrvoje Petek
                       Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
Topic:             Wet Electrons on Metal Oxide Surfaces.
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, April 20th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:    Evelyn Sander
                      George Mason University
Topic:             Crossing Bifurcations and Unstable Dimension Variability
and
Speaker #2:     To be Announced
Topic:              To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Professor R. D. (Mel) Gomez
                        Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering/ Laboratory for Physical Science, UMCP
Topic               Nucleic Acid Sensing Using Carbon Nanotube Transistors

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Professor Yann Brenier
                        Laboratoire Dieudonne, Nice, France
Topic:              Derivation of Particle, String and Membrane Motions from Born-Infeld Electromagnetism
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

Friday, April 21st
3:00 PM - MTH 3206
AZIZ LECTURE
Speaker:          Professor Yann Brenier
                         Laboratoire Dieudonne, Nice, France
Topic:               String Integration of Some MHD Equations
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

3:00 PM - 1207 ERF (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           T. Murphy
                         University of Maryland
Topic:               Nanoporous Silicon Waveguide-based Microcavities for Chemical and Biological Sensing

Monday, April 24th
4:00 PM - Room 1116, IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Victor Munoz
                        Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMCP
Topic:              Protein Folding: Living in a World with Small Barriers
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Lucy McFadden
                        University of Maryland
Topic:              Update of Deep Impact Results
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 25th
1:15 PM - IPST Building, Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Jinchao Xu
                        Department of Mathematics, Penn Sate University                      
Topic:              Robust Interactive Methods for Nearly Singular, Indefinite and H(curl) / H (div) Systems
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Ed Stone
                        California Institute of Technology, JPL
Topic:             Exploring the Final Frontier of the Solar System
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 26th
2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg, Room 4122 (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Chrysoula Tsogka
                        Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago
Topic:             Adaptive Coherent Interferometric Imaging
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Robert J. (Rusty) Bobrow
                        Division Scientist, BBN Technologies
Topic               Kinetic Visualizations: Understanding Complex, High-Dimensional Information
                        with Perceptually Based Displays

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:          Professor Michael D. Fayer
                        Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Topic:             Dynamics of Molecular Complexes in Liquids Probed with Ultrafast IR 2D
                       Vibrational Echo Spectroscopy
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, April 27th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:    :   Gabe Spalding
                      Wesleyan
Topic:            To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 28th
2006 Joint Research Symposium on Fluid Dynamics
Center for Environmental & Applied Fluid Mechanics
Johns Hopkins University and
The Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics
University of Maryland
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Marriott Inn and Conference Center
Room 1311 - University of Maryland, University College
3501 University Boulevard
Adelphi, Maryland

3:00 PM - 1207 ERF (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:        D. Schaefer
                        Towson University
Topic:              Scanning Probe Microscopy of Biological Samples

Monday, May 1st
2:00 PM - 1207 ERB (Energy Research Bldg.)
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Carol Paty
                        University of Washington
Topic:               Understanding the Interaction between Ganymede's and Magnetospheres: 
                       Combining Multi-fluid Simulations and Observations
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor William E. Bentley
                       Center for Biosystems Research, UMBI
Topic:              Engineering the Interface: Embedding "bio" into Devices
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Hilary Cane
                        University of Tasmania
Topic:               Classes of SEP Events
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 2nd
12:00 PM - IREAP Conference Room
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Michelle Girvan
                        Santa Fe Institute
Topic:              Contagion Process on Complex Networks
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

1:15 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Douglas B. Abraham
                        Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
Topic:               Pinning and Depinning at a Grain Boundary

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Rich Lehoucq
                        Computational Mathematics Algorithms Department,
                        Sandia National Laboratories                    
Topic:               Discrete Dynamical Systems and Interactive Eigensolvers
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          William Dorland
                        University of Maryland
Topic:              Turbulent Heating and Cascade Properties of Plasma Turbulence
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

5:00 PM - 1115 CSIC
ISR DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Eduardo Sontag
                       Department of Mathematics, BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology,
                       Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University
Topic:              Control Systems Theory and Qualitative/Quantitative Approach to Systems Biology

Wednesday, May 3rd
10:00 AM - 2168 A. V. Williams Bldg.
ISR DISTINGUISHED LECTURER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Speaker:          Professor Eduardo Sontag
                         Department of Mathematics, BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology,
                         Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University
Topic:              Control Systems Theory and a Qualitative/Quantitative Approach to Systems Biology

2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Professor Hadis Morkoc
                        Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics Department,
                        Virginia Commonwealth University
Topic               Ferromagnetism in ZnO and GaN

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

150th Anniversary Seminar
4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
Speaker:          Dr. Michael A'Hearn
Topic:              Deep Impact:  What We Learned About Comets

Thursday, May 4th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Vered Rom-Kedar
                        Weizmann Institute
Topic:              Billiards and Steep Potentials
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 5th
3:00 PM - 1207 ERF (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Glenn S. Edwards
                        Physics Department, Duke University
Topic:              Biophysics Research at the Duke Free-Electron Laser Laboratory

Monday, May 8th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400 Bldg.
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. John Cooper
                        Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:               Heliospheric Space Weathering of Icy Bodies in the Outer Solar System
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 9th
1:15 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Rutgers Statistical Mech. Meeting

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Bernardo Cockburn
                        School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota           
Topic:               An Adaptive Method for Hamilton-Jacobi Equations
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:          Paul Grannis
                        SUNY at Stony Brook
Topic:              Exploring the Terascale with the International Linear Collider
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, May10th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:          Professor Yosef Yomdin
                        Weizmann Institute of Science
Topic:              Fourier Transform of "Simple" Functions
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring06/index.htm

3:00 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740 (301)935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:          Professor Robert G. Clark
                        Director, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for
                        Quantum Computer Technology Experimental Physics
                        (Chair) and Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales
                       Australian Government Federation Fellow
Topic              Single-Atom Nanoelectrons and Spintronics for Silicon-Based Quibits

4:00PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Thursday, May 11th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 12th
SEVENTH MONROE H. MARTIN PRIZE LECTURES
11:00 AM - 3206 MATH Bldg.
Winners:         C. Sinan Güntürk
                       Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Topic:             Accuracy of One-Bit Quantization
Awards Ceremony - 2:45 PM-3:00 PM
and         
3:00 PM - 3206 MATH Bldg.
                      Jared Tanner
                      Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Topic:            Resolution of Gibbs' Phenomenon, From Global to Semi-Global

11:00 AM - 2164 ENGR
FLUID DYNAMICS REVIEWS
Speaker:          Professor Wolfgang Losert
and                  Masahiro Toiya (Ph.D. Candidate)
                        Department of Physics, IPST, and IREAP, UMCP
Topic:              Complex Fluids - From Sand to Cells

3:00 PM - 1207 ERF (IREAP Bldg.)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

NEXT WEEK:
No Seminars - End of Semester

SUMMER 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
1:30P  - 2328 A.V. Williams Building
SPECIAL ELECROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:  Evgenii Narimanov
              Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University
Topic:      Optical Hyperspace:  Negative Refractive Index and Sub-wavelength Imaging in
              Strongly Anisotropic Media

Updated 7/10/06