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IPST SPRING 2008 SEMINARS

IPST WEEKLY CALENDAR - SPRING 2008

Monday, January 28th
11:00  AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Scott Bailey
                   Yale University
Topic:           Structural Insights into DNA Replications
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

4:00 PM - 1116  IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
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, January 29th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

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

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

Wednesday, January 30th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Ellad Tadmor
                  Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
Topic:        A Quasicontinuum for Multilattice Phase Transforming Materials
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Special Seminar
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAAR
(in addition to the regular 3:30 PM Seminar)
11:10 AM - Seminar Room, Upper Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
Speaker:     Ricardo S. Decca
                  Department of Physics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Title:           Casimir, Newton and Hypothetical Forces
3:30 PM - No Seminar Information Available

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

Thursday, January 31st
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 1st
No Seminars

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

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Prof. Michael A. Coplan
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:          A New Way of Detecting Neutrons, Atomic and Nuclear Physics Meet
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 5th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Prof. Christopher Beattie
                    Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
Topic:          Projection Methods for Structure-Preserving Model Reduction
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      Harvey Brown
                   Oxford University, UK
Topic:          Why Do Rods Contract? Extending John Bell's “Lorentzian Pedagogy”
                    into General Relativity

http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, February 6th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Alina Chertock
                   Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Topic:         A Positivity Preserving Central-Upwind Scheme for Chemotaxis and Haptotaxis Models
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:     Michael S. Fuhrer
                   Department of Physics and Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials, UMCP
Topic:         Graphene as a Material for Nanoelectronics

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

Thursday, February 7th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Daniel Goldman
                  Physics and Biology, Georgia Tech University
Topic:          Locomotion on Controlled Granular Media
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

1:00 PM - 2110 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:     David Mitlin
                  Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
Topic:         Metastable Metallic Alloys for NEMS/MEMS, Nitride Growth Substrates
                   and Hydrogen Storage

Friday, February 8th
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:     Robert Sinclair
                   Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Topic:         In Situ HREM of Material Reactions

3:00 PM - MATH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Carl Bender
                   Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis
Topic:         Ghostbusting: Reviving Quantum Theories That Were Thought to be Dead

Monday, February 11th
4:00 PM - 1116  IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
For further information, contact Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400 -
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Refreshments @ 4:00 PM
Speaker:     Prof. James F. Drake
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:         Ion Pickup and Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection Exhausts
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 12th
1:15 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:      Greg Morrison
                    Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:          The Influence of Handles on the Folding Landscape and Kinetics of RNA Hairpins
For further information contact:  Professor Christopher Jarzynski cjarzyns@umd.edu
(301)-405-4439; Professor John Weeks jdw@ipst.umd.edu (301)-405-4802;
Professor Michelle Girvan girvan@umd.edu (301)-405-1610

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Claudio Canuto
                   Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Torino
Topic:         High-Resolution Methods for Stochastic Boundary-Value Problems
                   with Geometric Uncertaintie

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Jeremiah Ostriker
                  Princeton University
Topic:         Concordance Cosmology:  Is it Correct?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, February 13th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Refreshments @ 3:00 PM
Speaker:     Professor Fadil Santosa
                   School of Mathematics and Institute for Mathematics and its Applications,
                   University of Minnesota
Topic:          Modeling and Design of Optical Resonators
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Refreshments @ 3:00 PM
Speaker:     Dr. Arnold Goldberg
                   Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:         Infrared Sensors for Missile Defense Applications
For further information, contact Dr. Michael Mandelberg (301-935-3151) or Dr. Bob Anderson (301-405-6142).

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

Thursday, February 14th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Mitsuo Kira
                   Tohoku University
Topic:          Transition Metal Complexes with Unsaturated Silicon Ligands
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Tom Wanner
                   George Mason University
Topic:          Homological Analysis of Complicated Random Patterns
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 15th
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Speaker:     Jason S. Gardner
                   NIST, Center for Neutron Research, Gaithersburg, MD and
                   Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Topic:          Neutron Scattering and Slow Spin Systems

Monday, February 18th
4:00 PM - 1116  IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
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 19th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112(Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Mr. Vincent Lee
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor J. Barkley Rosser, Jr.
                   Department of Economics, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
http://cob.jmu.edu/
Topic:          Econophysics and Economic Complexity

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Marco Verani
                   Dip. Di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano
Topic:         A Safeguarded Dual Weighted Residual Method
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Martin White
                   University of California, Berkeley
Topic:         The Echo of Einstein's Greatest Blunder
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, February 20th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jingchao Xu
                   Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
Topic:          Numerical Methods for High Order and Coupled PDE Systems
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Chris Cheatum
                    University of Iowa
Topic:          Watching the Protein Mambo: Fast Enzyme Dynamics
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Steven L. Rolston
                   Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:         The Coldest Plasma

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

Thursday, February 21st
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Wei-Hao Huang
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          Not-Seco-Cucurbituril Molecular Containers
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - CHEM 1228 (Bldg. 091)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Mr. Jingxin Wang
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          Synthetic Application of Strained Heterocycles
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

Friday, February 22nd
3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Reza Ghodssi
                    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Institute for Systems Research,
                    UMCP
Topic:           Toward Self-Sustaining Integrated Microsystems for Chemical and Biological Detection
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

Monday, February 25th
4:00 PM - 1116  IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Edwin Taylor
                    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago
Topic:          Motors and Muscle Contraction Since 1957:  Are We There Yet?
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400 -
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Patrick Hughes
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:           Efficient Surface Conversion for Neutral Atom Detection
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 26th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:  Andrew Pomerance
                      University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:             The Effects of Structure on the Dynamics of Boolean Networks
Speaker #2:    Sanjeev Chuhan
                      University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:             Spectral Methods for Defining and Identifying Community Structure in Directed Networks

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Pedro Morin
                   Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
Topic:         Convergence of Adaptive Finite Elements for Eigenvalue Problems
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Charles Falco
                   University of Arizona
Topic:         The Science of Optics: The History of Art
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, February 27th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
C SCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Markus Puschel
                   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Topic:         Linear Transforms: Theory and Automatic Implementation
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor David Gracias
                   Johns Hopkins University
Topic:         Interfacial Engineering of Functional Electronic and Biomedical Devices
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Charles M. Falco
                   College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
Topic:         Art, Optics, and Computerized Image Analysis

Thursday, February 28th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Yu Liu
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          Zn as a Lewis Acid Catalyst in Asymmetric Synthesis
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Edward Ott
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Low Dimensional Behavior in Large Systems of Coupled Oscillators
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Ms. Emily Trunkely
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Selective Ethylene Trimerization Using Early Transition Metals Catalysts
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

Friday, February 29th
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Speaker:      Dr. Danillo Romero
                    Laboratory for Physical Sciences, UMCP
Topic:          Physics of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices

Monday, March  3rd
4:00 PM - 1116  IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Allen P. Minton
                    Physical Biochemistry Chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics NIDDK, NIH
Topic:          How Biochemistry in Vivo Can Differ from Biochemistry in Vitro
                    (survey of crowding, confinement, surface adsorption)

http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, March 4th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Rachel Green
                   Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dilip Asthagiri
                   Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Topic:         Potential Distribution Methods and Hydration Thermodynamics

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Xiaobai Sun
                   Department of Computer Science, Duke University
Topic:         Efficient Encoding of Irregular Geometric Structures in Matrix Computations
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SHIH-I PAI LECTURE
4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Lecture Hall)
Speaker:     Professor Eugenia Kalnay
                   Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science and
                   Institute for Physical Science & Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Amidst the Chaos, Good Predictions:  How Meteorology Beats the Odds

Wednesday, March 5th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Diego Troya
                  Virginia Tech University
Topic:         Making Progress Towards the Description of the Dynamics of Large Chemical Reactions
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Charles W. Clark
                   Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards & Technology and UMCP
Topic:         Condensed Matter Physics at Nanograms/Cubic Centimeter

Thursday, March 6th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Sanem Kocak
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Stepping Stones to Cluster-Assembled Materials
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Mikhail I. Sitnov
                   Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins
Topic:         Storm-Time Structure and Dynamics of the Terrestrial Magnetosphere Inferred
                   from a Nonlinear Spatio-Temporal Empirical Modeling of the Geomagnetic Field

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

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Mr. Matthew Hurley
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

Friday, March 7th
No Seminars

Monday, March  10th
4:00 PM - 1116  IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     William D. Dorland
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Small-Scale Electromagnetic Fluctuations in the Solar Wind
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 11th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Philip Bryan
                   UMBI-CARB
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Edward O’Brien
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Predicting Osmolyte Effects on Protein Properties Using the Molecular Transfer Model

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Irene Livshitz
                   Department of Mathematics, Ball State University
Topic:        Multiscale/Multigrid Method for Finding a Full Eigenbasis of the Schrodinger Operator
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Lecture Hall)
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     David Wineland
                   National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder
Topic:         Sacling a Trapped-Ion Quantum Information Processor
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 12th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Saswata Hier-Majumber
                   Department of Geology, UMCP
Spekaer:     To be Announced
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
No Seminar

Thursday, March 13th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Jeff Bode
                   University of Pennsylvania
Topic:         Organic Redox Reactions for Chemoselective Ligations and Enantioselective Annulations
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - APS Meeting
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 14th
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Speaker:     Professor John F. Rabolt
                   Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware
Topic:          Structure/Processing/Property Relationships in Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers with
                   Engineered Properties for Vascular Regeneration

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Mr. Nathan Hoteling
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         To be Announced

Monday, March  17th
3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740, (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Per Delsing
                   Department of Microelectronics & Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology
Topic:         Fast Tuning of a High-Q Microwave Cavity for Qubit Coupling and Demonstration
                   of Dressed States in a  Superconducting Qubit

4:00 PM - 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://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 18th
1:15 PM - IPST 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 (Lecture Hall)
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
No Seminar - SPRING BREAK
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 19th
11:00 AM - 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING and MARYLAND NANOCENTER
(Co-Sponsored Seminar)
Speaker:     Professor Stacey F. Bent
                   Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Topic:          Exploring Atomic Layer Deposition for Catalysis and Energy Applications
For more information, contact Annette Mateus at (301) 405-5207 or amateus@umd.edu.

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar - SPRING BREAK
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Thursday, March 20th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar - SPRING BREAK
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu\

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - SPRING BREAK
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 21st
No Seminars - SPRING BREAK

Monday, March 24th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Vincent Hilser
                   Sealy Center for Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics,
                   University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Topic:         Ensemble Allostery and Intrinsic Disorder
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     John Richardson
                   MIT
Topic:         Plasma Observations from Voyager:  From Earth to the Heliosheath
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 25th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor David Nelson
                   Department of Physics, Harvard University
Topic:         Virus Buckling and Folding of Pollen Grains

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Shari Moskow
                   Department of Mathematics, Drexel University
Topic:         Asymptotic and Numerical Approximation of the Resonances of Thin Photonic Structures
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Lecture Hall)
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     David Nelson
                   Harvard University
Topic:         Gene Surfing in Microorganisms
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 26th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Roomo)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Sharon Neal
                   University of Delaware
Topic:         Multivariate Spectroscopy of Biological & Biomimetic Systems
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jim Purser
                   National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Topic:         Discrete and Differential Geometry Applied to the Efficient Numerical Synthesis of Spatially Adaptive Covariances
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Phil Johnson
                   Department of Computer Science, Audio Technology and Physics, American University
Topic:         Coherence and Entanglement in the Double Well Optical Lattice
For further information please contact Dr. Michael Mandelberg (301-935-3151) or Dr. Bob Anderson (301-405-6142).

Thursday, March 27th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Mr. Williamson Oloo
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Transition Metal Complexes Involving Redox Active Ligands and their Applications
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
AZIZ LECTURE - Math Department
Speaker:      Professor Richard James
                   University of Minnesota
Topic:          Objective Molecular Dynamics
http://www.math.umd.edu/~ssa/

Friday, March 28th
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Speaker:     Professor Aris Christou
                   Dept. of Materials Science and Engeering, UMCP
Topic:         GaN HFETs Performance and Degradation Mechanisms: Truths and Myths

3:00 PM - MATH 3206
AZIZ LECTURE - Math Department
Speaker:      Professor Richard James
                   University of Minnesota
Topic:          New Materials from Mathematics: Real and Imagined
http://www.math.umd.edu/~ssa/

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor John Cumings
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         New Approaches to Natural Product Glycosylation

Monday, March 31st
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Leonard F. Burlaga
                   Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:          Magnetic Fields in the Termination Shock, Heliosheath and Solar Wind
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 1st
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Ailong Ke
                   Cornell University
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jeffrey Adams
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:         E8 and the Atlas of Lie Groups

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Mili Shaw
                   Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loyola College of Maryland
Topic:         Calculating a Symmetric Approximation Via the Symmetry Preserving Singular
                   Value Decomposition
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Lecture Hall)
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Dennis Papdopoloulos
                   University of Maryland. College Park
Topic:         Fundamental Physics Issues on Radiation Belt Dynamics and Remediation
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 2nd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Carl Lineberger
                   University of Colorado
Topic:         Organic Anion Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Radicals, Reactive Intermediates and
                   Transition States
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Cancelled
Speaker:     Professor Michael J. Shelley
                   Applied Mathematics Lab, The Courant Institute
Topic:         Dynamics and Transport in Active Suspensions
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Michael Marder
                   Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin
Topic:         Cohesion and Fracture: From Research on Solids to Building Solutions for
                   Failing Educational Systems

Thursday, April 3rd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room) http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Professor Scott Silverman
                   University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Topic:         DNA as a Catalyst for Bioorganic Chemistry Transition Metal Complexes Involving
                   Redox Active Ligands and their Applications
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:00 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Eckehard Schoell
                   Institut for Theoretical Physics, Technical University Berlin
Topic:         Chaos Control and Beyond – Stabilization of Unstable States in Complex Nonlinear Systems
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 4th
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Ho Nyung Lee
                   Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Topic:         Atomic-Scale Complex Oxides Heterostructures Designed By Pulsed Laser Deposition

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Mr. Colin Wynne
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, April 7th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Tom Lubensky
                   Chair and Mary Amanda Wood Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy,
                   University of Pennsylvania
Topic:          Elasticity and Nonaffinity of Crosslinked Biopolymer Networks
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Robert B. Decker
                   Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:         Voyager 2 at the Termination Shock:  Energetic Particle Perspective
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 8th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Sean Prigge
                   Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Topic:         Lipoic Acid in Malaria:   A Tale of Two Organelles
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:00 PM - PHYS 1410 (Lecture Hall)
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Bradley Filippone
                  California Institute of Technology
Topic:         What's So Cool About Ultra-Cold Neutrons?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Thomas Gilbert
                   Center for Complex and Nonlinear Systems, Universite Libre, Brussels, Belgium
Topic:         Heat Conduction and Fourier's Law by Two- Stage Local Thermalization

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Ricardo Nochetto
                  Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:        Adaptive FEM for the Laplace-Beltrami Operator and Applications to Geometric Flows
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/semina

Wednesday, April 9th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR -
Speaker:     Professor Alexander Gorban
                  Applied Mathematics, University of Leicester
Topic:         L imiters in Lattice Boltzmann Methods
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor Howard Milchberg
                   Institute for Physical Science & Technology, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
                   and Dept. of Physics, UMCP
Topic:         Relativistic Charged Particle Acceleration by Lasers

Thursday, April 10th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room) http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Alec Greer
                  CUNY - Brooklyn
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:00 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 11th
1:00 PM - Chemical & Nuclear Engineering 2108
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Speaker:     Prof. Robert L. Snyder
                   Georgia Tech
Topic:         The New World of Materials Science & Engineering: Nano & Bio Technology
For more information, contact Annette Mateus.

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Yetrib Hathout
                  Children's National Medical Center, Center for Genetic Medicine
Topic:        Understanding Age Related Macular Degeneration Pathogenesis
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - Kim Bldg/ Pepco Lecture Hall
UM SPIE/OSA Student Chapter
University of Maryland Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers & Optical Society of America
Speaker:     Dr. Robert Breault
                   Breault Research Organization
Topic:         The Business of Optics in the Next Ten Years
http://www.studentorg.umd.edu/spie/events.htm

Monday, April 14th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Ned S. Wingreen
                   Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Topic:          E. Coli's Division Decision: Modeling Min-Protein Oscillations
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Michael L. Kaiser
                   Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:         New Views of the Sun and Inner Solar System from STEREO
http://space.umd.edu/seminars \

Tuesday, April 15th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor John Blanchard
                  Albert Einstein University
Topic:         Tuberculosis: One Big Problem, Two Little Stories
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Jocelyn Rodgers
                   Chemical Physics & IPST, UMCP
Topic:         Influence of Short and Long-Ranged Forces on the Simulated Properties of Water

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Jennifer Erway  
                  Department of Mathematics, Wake Forest University
Topic:         Recent Developments in Iterative Methods for Large-Scale Unconstrained Optimization
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Michael Peskin
                   Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Topic:         Dark Matter in the Cosmos and in the Laboratory
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 16th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor James M. Greenberg
                  Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University
Topic:         Two-Dimensional Sloshing Flows for the Shallow-Water Equations
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Michael T. Khbeis
                   The Laboratory for Physical Sciences, US National Security Agency
Topic:         Microelectronics Integration: Advanced Packaging for Next-Generation, High Interconnect Density Systems

Thursday, April 17th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dan Gauthier
                   Duke University
Topic:         Observation of An Unfolded Border-collision Bifurcation in Cardiac Tissue
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room) http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Kung Wang
                 West Virginia University
Topic:        Cascade Cyclizations of Conjugated Systems
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Friday, April 18th
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Manfred Wuttig
                    University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:          Unorthodox Synthesized Magnetoelectrics
For more information, contact Annette Mateusday.

2:00 PM - 1202 Martin Hall (Engineernig Classroom Bldg.)
BURGERS PROGRAM (as part of its Fluid Dynamics Reviews Series)
Speaker:     Joe Klewicki
                  Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, University of New Hampshire
Topic:         Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Lecture:  Structural Features of the High Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layer

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Xudong Yao
                  University of Connecticut
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, April 21st
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Supurna Sinha
                   Raman Research Institute, Sadashivanager, Bangalore, India
Topic:          Biopolymer Elasticity
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dave Sibeck
                   Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:         New Results from THEMIS
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 22nd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor John Woolford
                  Carnegie Mellon University
Topic:        Genetic and Proteomic Analysis of Ribosome Assembly in Yeast
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - 1201 PHYS
Note:  Special Time and Place
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Joseph Samuel
                  Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India
Topic:         Surface Tension and the Cosmological Constant

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Rick Falk
                   Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University
Topic:         A New Approach to Finite Element Methods for the Equations of Linear Elasticity
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Jean Dalibard
                  Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France
Topic:        Cold Atoms in FlatLand
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 23rd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Bruce Kay
                  Pacific Northwest National Lab
Topic:        Using Nanoscale Amorphous Films to Study Processes and Supercooled Liquid Water and Aqueous Solutions
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:00 PM - 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Melanie W. Cole
                  U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Topic:         Tailoring the Material Properties of Ba1-xSrxTiO3 Based Thin Films to Enable Enhanced Performance Microwave Devices
For more information, contact Annette Mateus

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Irene Fonseca
                  Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon
Topic:         Variational Methods in Materials and Imaging
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Dr. Laura L. Adams
                  Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:        Metallic Clusters Meet Quantum Chaos

Thursday, April 24th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor David Mootoo
                  CUNY – Hunter
Topic:         Synthesis and Applications of Glycomimetics
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Victor Nagy
                   Physics, UMCP
Topic:         Dynamics of a Self Organized Critical System: The Forest Fire Model
and
Speaker:     Prof. Debra Searles
                  Griffith University, Australia
Topic:         Fluctuation relations for entropy production
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 25th
1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Colin Broholm
                   Johns Hopkins University
Topic:         Ferroelectricity in Frustrated Magnets
For more information, contact Annette Mateus

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Heng Zhu
                  Department of Pharmacology & HiT Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Topic:        Global Profiling Protein Function Using a Protein Chip Approach
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, April 28, 2008
4:00PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
CANCELED
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Scott Nutter
                  Northern Kentucky University
Topic:        CREST: The Cosmic Ray Electron Synchrotron Telescope
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
9:00 AM-5:30 PM - 1103 Bioscience Research Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SYMPOSIUM

11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Kevin McIver
                  UMCP, CBMG
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
Note:  Special Time and Place
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Raissa D'Souza
                   University of California, Davis
Topic:         Statistical Physics, Computer Simulation and Probability

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Houman Owhadi
                  Applied and Computational Mathematics, Cal Tech
Topic:         From Stochastic Variational Integrators to Ballistic Diffusion at Uniform Temperature
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Raissa D'Souza
                  University of California, Davis
Topic:        Growing, Jamming, and Changing Phase
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Victor Batista
                  Yale University
Topic:        Computational Research Needs in Alternative and Renewable Energy: Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor David Gottlieb
                  Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
Topic:         A Modified Optimal Prediction Method and Application to the Particle Method
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Dr. Jay Vaishnav
                   The National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic:         Engineering in the Extreme Quantum Limit

Thursday, May 1, 2008
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Alex Deiters
                  North Carolina State
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dan Wiley
                   Departmnt of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:         A Fire-Breathing Chimera: Periodic Incoherence in a Network of Coupled Oscillators
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 2, 2008
2008 Burgers Joint Research Symposium on Fluid Dynamics

9:00 AM-5:40 PM - 1107 & 1111 Jeong H. Kim Engineering & Applied Sciences Building
University of Maryland College Park, MD
Note:  You are cordially invited to this one-day event.  Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
will be presenting ongoing research in fluid mechanics at Johns Hopkins University and the
University of Maryland, College Park.
http://www.burgers.umd.edu/

1:00 PM - 2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Alexander Roytburd
                  UMCP
Title:           Elastic Domains: Self-Assembled Micro- and Nanostructures from Steel to Thin Film Multiferroics

3:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Ms. Marvourneen Dolor
                  UMCP
Topic:          Investigation of Rhenium's Biogeochemistry
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Monday, May 5, 2008
3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740; (301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor John R. Reynolds
                  The George and Josephine Butler Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry,
                  Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Topic:        Conjugated Polymers and Telechelic Oligomers for Electrochromics

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Ben Ovryn
                  Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Dept. of Anatomy and Structural Biology,
                  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic:        Modeling and Imaging Early Integrin Adhesions
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     H. Todd Smith
                   Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic:         The Neutral Particle Environment Inside Saturn's Magnetosphere
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 6th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. David Clark
                  NIH-NICHHD
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Natasha Denesyuk
                  IPST, University of Maryland
Topic:         Efficient Simulations for Charged Heteropolymers

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:     Alain Aspect
                   Institut d'Optique, France
Topic:         From Einstein's Institution to Quantum Bits:  A New Quantum age?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, May 7th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Lisa Fauci
                  Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
Topic:        Interaction of Elastic Biological Structures with Complex Fluids
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Mr. Robert Biggart
                   Baltimore Gas & Electric Company
Topic:         Electric Distribution Planning at BGE

Thursday, May 8th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Chengyun Huang
                   UMCP
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1 Steven M. Anlage
                   UMCP
Topic:         Short Orbits in Wave Chaotic Systems: Experiment
and
Speaker #2 James Hart
                  UMCP
Topic:         Short Orbits in Wave Chaotic Systems:  Theory
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Ms. Irene Kiburu
                   UMCP
Topic:         Native Chemical Ligation
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Friday, May 9th
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SEMINAR
1:00 PM -2108 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Speaker:     Lincoln J. Lauhon
                  Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
Topic:         Deconstructing Semiconductor Nanowires: Atom-by-Atom Mapping of Dopants, Impurities, and Heterojunctions

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SERIES
(Co-sponsored by the Burgers Program as part of its Fluid Dynamics Reviews Series.)
2 PM - 1202 Martin Hall Lecture Room
Speaker:     Dr. Yulia Kabova
                   Institute of Thermophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk
Topic:         Gas-Liquid Interface Deformations in Thin Locally Heated Liquid Films

2:00 PM - 2460 A.V. Williams Bldg.
Speaker:     Professor Amy Wendt
                   Professor and Co-Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic:         ECE Colloquium: Plasma Technology – Working Behind the Scenes to Make the World a Better Place
Faculty Host:  Dr. Reza Ghodssi

Monday, May 12th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, May 13th
1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Daniele Boffi
                  Department of Mathematics, , University of Pavia
Topic:        Mimetic Finite Differences and Quadrilateral Finite Elements
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     John Clarke
                  University of Berkeley
Topic:         The Ubiquitous SQUID: From Cosmology to Medicine
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, May 14th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Professor R. Barker Bausell
                  University of Maryland, School of Nursing
Topic:         Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Thursday, May 15th
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Ms. Doriann De Jesus
                   UMCP
Topic:         Fixing the Damage: Synthetic Molecules in Regenerative Medicine
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Mr. Frederick E. Nytko, III
                  UMCP
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

Friday, May 16th
No Seminars

Monday, May 19th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, May 20th
1:15 PM - 1116 IPST
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar

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

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

Wednesday, May 21st
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar

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

3:30 PM - Seminar Room Lower LeveLPS, 8050 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740;
(301)-935-6400
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Speaker:     Dr. Costel R. Rotundu
                  Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Material, UMCP.
Topic:         Very High Pressure Study of the Electron- doped High Temperature Superconductor Pr1.85Ce0.15CuO4-d Single-crystals

Thursday, May 22nd
11:00 AM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No Seminar
http://www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:  William van de Water
                Burgers Program Visiting Faculty, UMCP & Physics Department, Eindhoven University of Technology
Topic:      Writing in Turbulent Air
Note:
      This is the last seminar of the semester. The seminar will restart in September 2008.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

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

Friday, May 23rd
No Seminars Scheduled

SPECIAL SEMINAR
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAAR
3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS
8050 Greenmead Dr., College Park, MD 20740 301-935-6400
Refreshments @ 3:00 PM
Speaker:     Mr. Donald Telesca
                  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
Title:           Spin Dependent Tunneling and Tunneling Magnetoresistance in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions
Note:  For guests attending the LPS seminar, please use the phone on the left hand side of the front door to call receptionist for entry.
           If you have any questions, need directions, would like to give a seminar, or suggest a seminar speaker or topic, please feel free to reply
           to this email and/or call us.
Thanks very much for your support and interest in the LPS Seminar Series.
The LPS Seminar Coordinators:
Dr. Michael Mandelberg (301-935-3151)
Prof. Bob Anderson (301-405-6142)

Wednesday, June 11th
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR (Note Special Day/Time)
2 PM - 1207 Energy Research Facility
Speaker:     V. M. Kenkre, Distinguished Professor of Physics
                   University of New Mexico
Topic:         Thoughts about Animal Motion from a Physicist's Perspective: Epidemics Spread and Related Problems
Abstract:
Simple thoughts about the motion of living objects ranging from bacteria to rodents as it affects phenomena such as the spread of epidemics, e.g., the Hantavirus and the West Nile virus, will be presented from a physicist's perspective. Spatiotemporal patterns in bacteria in a Petri dish, refugia of epidemics in a landscape, and patterns arising from nonlinear competitive interactions will be among the subjects discussed. The work has been done in collaboration with a number of field biologists and theoretical physicists and is supported by the NSF, NIH and DARPA.
Host: Roy

End of Semester
No Other Seminars Scheduled

 

Updated 6/4/08