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IPST WEEKLY CALENDAR - SPRING 2009

Monday, February 9th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Seminar Cancelled - postponed until February 16th
Speaker:      Professor Sergei Sukharev
                   Department of Biology, UMCP
Topic:          Surfaces and Boundaries in the Mechanosensitive Channel Gating
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Alexander Malinin
                    Institute for Physical Science and Technology,UMCP
Topic:          To be Announced
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 10th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Jeetain Mittal
                   Laboratory of Chemical Physics,NIH
Topic:         Static and Dynamic Correlations in Water at Hydrophobic Interfaces
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:     Kate Evans
                  Computational Earth Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Topic:         Fully Implicit Solution Framework for Scalable Earth System Models
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

Wednesday, February 11th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Christopher Jones
                  Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Warwick
Topic:        Going With the Flow and Using the Information
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

4:00PM - 1116 IPST
SPECIAL BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Eytan Domany
                   Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
Topic:         Do Chromosomal Instabilities Cause Cancer?

Thursday, February 12th
12:30 PM - ERF 1207 (Energy Research Facility)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 13th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, February 16th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:      Professor Sergei Sukharev
                   Department of Biology, UMCP
Topic:          Surfaces and Boundaries in the Mechanosensitive Channel Gating
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

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

Tuesday, February 17th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Dr. Win Hang-Tong
                    N.I.H.
Topic:          Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogensis and Huyman Disease
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
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
No Seminar
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

Wednesday, February 18th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Harald P. Pfeiffer
                   Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech
Topic:         Binary Black Hole Simulations and Implicit Time-Stepping
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Thursday, February 19th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Phil Gale
                   University of Southhampton
Topic:         New Anion Receptors and Membrane Transport Agents
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     To be Announced
Topic:         To be Announced
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, February 20th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, February 23rd
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. P. Leslie (Les) Dutton
                  Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Marcus and Eyring:  Electron Tunneling in Electron Transfer Chains and Oxidoreductase Catalysis
                 (George Lorimer)

For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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, February 24th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Ming-Yih Lai
                  UMCP
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR .
Speaker:     David Pincus
                   Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:         Probing the Dynamics of the UvrD Helicase from E. Coli with Theory and Simulation
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

Wednesday, February 25th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Benjamin Shapiro
                   Department of Aerospace Engineering, UMCP
Topic:         Control of Small Things: From Steering Cells on Chips to Targeting Drugs to Deep Tumors
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Thursday, February 26th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Phil Gale
                   University of Southhampton
Topic:         New Anion Receptors and Membrane Transport Agents
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM
1207 Energy Research Building
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Rhonda Dzakpasu
                   Georgetown University
Topic:         Temporal Interdependencies Between Coupled Neurons in CNS Networks
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR ( JOINT NA/PDE SEMINAR)
Speaker:     R.B. Kellogg
Topic:         A Singularly Perturbed Semilinear Reaction- Diffusion Problem in a Polygonal Domain
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

Friday, February 27th 
11:00 AM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
Speaker:     Dr. Ehud (Udi) Yariv
                   Faculty of Mathematics at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Topic:         Electro-Hydrodynamic Particle Levitation on Electrodes: Asymptotic Analysis
For further information please contact:   Professor James Wallace, Department of Mechanical Engineering;
wallace@umd.edu

Monday, March 2nd
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Biophysics Society Meeting
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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 3rd
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Ganesh Sriram
                   Department of Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Mapping Carbon Traffic in Metabolic Networks by Isotope Labeling
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
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
No Seminar
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Angela Olinto
                   University of Chicago
Topic:          The Highest Energy Cosmic Particles
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 4th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR / SPECIAL EVENT
Kenetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena: Young Researchers Workshop
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars

Thursday, March 5th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Seth M. Cohen
                  University of California, San Diego
Topic:        Covalent Postsynthetic Modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Juan G. Restrepo
                  University of Colorado
Topic:        Synchronization of Calcium Alternans in Tissue
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 6th
3:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Michael Zachariah
                   UMCP
Topic:         Ion Mobility to Manipulate and Characterize NanoParticles in the Gas-Phase
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Monday, March 9th
12:15 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR (Note special time and date)
Speaker:     Dr. Werner Benger
                  Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University
Topic:         Fiberbundle-Based Visualization of a Stir Tank Fluid
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

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
Speaker:     Jordan Goodman
                  University of Maryland , College Park
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 10th
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Wilfred van Donk
                  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic:        Biosynthesis of Lantibiotics, Polycyclic Thioether Antibiotics
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Martin Lenz
                    Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie
Topic:         Polymerization and Mechanochemical Action of Dynamin
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 Karsten Urban
                  University of Ulm, Germany
Topic:         Numerical Optimization in Engineering Applications
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Mark Alford
                  Washington University, St. Louis
Topic:         Superconducting Quarks: Condensed Matter in the Heavens
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 11th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:    Professor Chen Greif
                 Department of Computer Science
                 University of British Columbia
Topic:        An Inner-Outer Iteration for Computing Page Rank
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, March 12th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Jovica Badjic
                  Ohio State University
Topic:        Gated Molecular Baskets
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Tom Murphy, ECE
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Nonlinear Dynamics of Optoelectronic Oscillators
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 13th
3:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:    Professor Russell Dickerson
                 University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Air Quality in Baltimore and Beijing: A Tale of Two Cities
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Monday, March 16th
12:15 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR (Note special time and date)
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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 17th
1:15 PM
IPST Building Room 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
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

3:30PM - 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 18th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, March 19th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
No seminar - Spring Break
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - Spring Break
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 20th
No Seminars Scheduled - Spring Break

Monday, March 23rd
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar - ACS Meeting
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     To be Announced
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 24th
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Wen-Hsing Cheng
                  UMCP, Nutrition
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Escorted Nonequilibrium Simulations: A Strategy to estimate free Energy Differences Efficiently
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:     Yuesheng Xu
                   Syracuse University
Topic:         Fast Methods for Optimal Kernel Selection in Machine Learning
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Kamran Behnia
                  Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
Topic:        Electrons in Bismuth Beyond the Quantum Limit
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 25th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Refreshments Served
Speaker:     Professor Merav Opher
                  Department of Physics and Astronomy
Topic:        Plasma Effects in the Interaction of the Solar System with the Interstellar Medium
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, March 26th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Ms. Domonique Downing
                  UMCP
                  (Advisor: Professor Bryan Eichhorn)
Topic:        Mechanisms for the Growth of Metallic Nanoparticles
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:  Ernie Barreto
                    George Mason University
Topic:           Ion Concentration Dynamics: Mechanisms for Bursting and Seizing
Speaker #2:  Paul So
                    George Mason University
Topic:           Synchronization in Interacting Populations of Oscillators with Time Varying Coupling
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, March 27th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, March 30th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Eric Westhoff
                  Architecture et Réactivité de l ’ARN, Institut de biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du CNRS,
                  Université de Strasbourg
Topic:        Elementary Motifs of RNA Architecture
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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 31st
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Wen-Hsing Cheng
                  UMCP, Nutrition
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor John Fourkas
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Unraveling Liquid Structure and Dynamics at Solid Interfaces
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:     Radu Balan
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Hassan Jawahery
                  University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Matter-Antimatter Asymmetries: What Have We Learned at the B Factory Accelerators?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 1st
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Charlie Epstein
                  Department of Mathematics , University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        A Tale of Two Transforms
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 2nd
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Thomas Lectka
                   Johns Hopkins University
Topic:        New Catalytic, Asymmetric Alpha-Functionalization Reactions:  Three Reactive Manifolds of Ketene Enolates
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     To be Announced
Topic:         To be Announced
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar:
Speaker:     Ms. Rennisha Wickham
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Synthesis and Applications of Microphase Separated Block Polyofins
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Friday, April 3rd
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, April 6th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Srinivasa R. Raghavan
                  Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Adventures with Soft Matter: From Photorheological Fluids to Blood-Gelling Biopolymers
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
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, April 7th
1:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Blanca Barquera
                   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Andy Ballard
                   Chenical Physics, UMCP
Topic:         Replica Exchange Sampling using Nonequilibrium Switches
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
No Seminar
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Leon Balents
                  Kavil Institute - Santa Barbara
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 8th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 9th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Professor Steve Miller
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:        Next Generation Commodity Polymers:   Petroleum vs. Biomass
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker #1:  Victor Nagy
                   University of Maryland
Topic:         Mean-Field Theory of a Recurrent Epidemological Model
Speaker #2:  Andrew Pomerance
                   University of Maryland
Topic:         The Effect of Network Topology on the Stability of Discrete State Models of Gene Networks
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar:
Speaker:     Ms. Rennisha Wickham
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Synthesis and Applications of Microphase Separated Block Polyofins
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Friday, April 10th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, April 13th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Feng Gai
                  Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Kinetics of Peptide Folding and Aggregation in Crowded and Confined Environments
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Anatoly Spitkovsky
                   Princeton University
Topic:         Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Shocks
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 14th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Hashim Al-Hashimi
                  University of Michigan
Topic:         NMR Movies of RNA Dynamics Reveal a Code for Structural Adaptation
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Lawrence Pratt
                  Tulane University
Topic:         Molecular Quasi-Chemical Theory and Packing of Molecules in Real Liquids
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
No Seminar
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Jay Davis
                  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Topic:        Nuclear Forensics: Preparing for the Experiment One Hopes Never to Do
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 15th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Amir Riaz
                  Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMCP
Topic:        Unstable Dynamics of Fluid Interfaces in Geologic CO2 Sequestration Systems
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 16th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Ted Cohen
                  University of Pittsburgh
Topic:         Preparation of Allylmetallics for Use in Metallo-Ene Cyclizations.
                  An Efficient Synthesis of (-) Kainic Acid

http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Robert Ecke
                   Los Alamos National Laboratory
Topic:         Turbulence in Flatland: Transfer Mechanisms and Lagrangian Dynamics
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Note Special Day, Time & Place
3:30 PM-4:30 PM - 2400 CSIC Bldg. (Auditorium)
CSCAMM
Speaker:     Professor James C. McWilliams
                   Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics , Department of Atmospheric and
                   Oceanic Sciences, UCLA
Topic:         Turbulent Fluid Dynamics at the Margins of Rotational and Stratified Control: 
                   Submesoscale Fluid Dynamics in the Ocean

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Ms. Romuna Heymann
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Glowing Through the Last Decade: Mechanistic Modeling and Synthetic Modifications of
                  Green Fluorescent Proteins Chromophore

http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Friday, April 17th
3:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:      Professor Jack Tossell
                   Department of Chemistry, UMCP
Topic:         Qionone-Hydroquinone Complexes as Model Components of Humic Acids
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Monday, April 20th
4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Andrea J. Liu
                  Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:        Cell MotilityDriven by Actin Polymerization:   A New Proposed Mechanism
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator.
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     William M. Farrell
                   Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:         Mars Dust Storms, Electric Fields, and Associated Chemistry
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 21st
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Dr. Andrew R. Byrd
                  National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Andrea J. Liu
                   Department of Physics & Astronomy, UMCP
Topic:        Jamming
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:     Malena Espanol
                   Tufts University
Topic:         A Multilevel, Modified Regularized Total Least Norm Approach to Signal Deblurring
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Francis Everitt
                   Stanford University
Topic:        Frame-Dragging, Cryogenics, and Space: Progress on the Gravity Probe B Mission
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 22nd
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Dave Luebke 
                   NVIDIA Research
Topic:        To be Announced
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 23rd
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Ms. Petrina Boucher
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Incorporating Protein Dynamics into Rational Drug Design
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Michelle Girvan
                  University of Maryland. College Park
Topic:        Unveiling Overlapping Community Structure in Complex Networks
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (Auditorium)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dr. Dave Luebke
                   NVIDIA Research
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Ms. Romina Heymann
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Glowing Through the Last Decade: Mechanistic Modeling and
                   Synthetic Modifications of Green Fluorescent Proteins Chromophore

http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Fiday, April 24th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, April 27th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Henry Abarbanel
                  University of California, San Diego
Topic:        Dynamical State and Parameter Estimation
For further information contact: Edd Ott, Coordinator
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - 1115 CSIC (next to AV Williams Bldg.)
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:      Alex Szalay
                    The Johns Hopkins University
Topic:          From Galaxies to Sensor Networks: Science in an Exponential World
Sponsored by Department of Computer Science, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and the
Office of Information Technology.

4:00 PM - 1116 IPST Bldg.
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Brian Matthews
                   Department of Physics & Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon
Topic:         A Talk About Nothing:  Are Non-Polar Cavities in Proteins Really Empty?
http://www.marylandbiophysics.umd.edu
For further information contact: Dr. Thirumalai, Coordinator

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Fouad Sahraoui
                   NASA/GSFC, LPP/CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique
Topic:        Direct Evidence for Dissipation of Solar Wind Turbulence at Electron Scales
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 28th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Joel Tolman
                   Johns Hopkins University
Topic:         NMR Studies of Protein Structure and Dynamics Under Conditions of Weak Alignment
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Jack Douglas
                   NIST
Topic:         The Localization Model of Rubber Elasticity
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:     Rosemary Renaut
                   Arizona State University
Topic:         Statistical Properties of the Regularized Least Squares Functional and a Hybrid LSQR
                  Newton Method for Finding the Regularization Parameter:  Application in  Image Deblurring
                   and Signal Restoration

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

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Yoseph Imry
                   Weizmann Institute
Topic:          Signals that Synchronize: Sensor Networks and the Brain
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 29th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Refreshments Served
Speaker:     Professor Alexander Vladirmisrky
                   Department of Mathematics, Cornell University
Topic:        Multiobjective Optimization and Homogenization--Computational Challenges
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, April 30th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Professor Lai-Xi Wang
                   UMD School of Medicine
Topic:         Bioorganic Chemistry of Protein Glycosylation
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Wolfgang Losert
                   IREAP, Physics, IPST, UMCP
Topic:         A Look Inside Sand: 3D Imaging of Particle Dynamics in Granular Flow
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

4:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Mr. Wei Jia
                   University of Maryland, College Park
Topic:         Synthesis and Application of Hybrid Polyolefin Materials
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

Friday, May 1st
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, May 4th
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
Speaker:     Dr. David G. Sibeck
                   NASA/GSFC
Topic:         THEMIS and Substorms
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 5th
11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Speaker:     Professor Michael Hecht
                   Princeton University
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Riina Tehver
                   UMCP
Topic:         Coupling Between GroEL Allostery and Substrate Protein Folding
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
No Seminar
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:     Professor Raj Roy
                  Director, Institute for Physical Science & Technology and   
                  Professor, Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:         Signals that Synchronize: Sensor Networks and the Brain
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, May 6th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     To be Announced
Topic:         To be Announced
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, May 7th
9:00 AM/6:00 PM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
CELL MECHANICS & MOTILITY SYMPOSIUM
Schedule:
  9:00 AM - Introductions
  9:15 AM - David Odde:  Load-and-Fail: A Motor-Clutch Mechanism for Stiffness Sensing
10:00 AM - Martin Schwartz:  Measuring Tension Across the Focal Adhesion Protein Vinculin
10:45 AM - Break
11:00 AM - Josef Kaes:  Feeling for Cancer with Light
11:45 AM - Carole Parent:  Signal Propagation During Chemotaxis
12:05 PM - Wolfgang Losert:  Quantifying Directed Cell Migration
12:25 PM - Lunch Break
  2:00 PM - Arpita Upadhyaya:   Cytoskeleton Mediated Spreading Dynamics of Immune Cells
  2:20 PM - Charles Wolgemuth:  A Depolymerization Winch Drives Nematode Sperm Motility
  3:05 PM - Denise Montell:  Group Choreography: Deciphering the Dynamics of Border Cell Migration
  3:50 PM - Break
  4:15 PM - Kenneth Yamada:  Dimensionality and Dynamics of Cell Migration
  5:00 PM - Reception

11:00 AM - 0112 CHEM (Marker Seminar Room)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Student Seminar
Speaker:     Mr. Greg Downs
                   UMCP
Topic:         Applications of Organofluoroborates in Organic Synthesis
http://www.chem.umd.edu/Seminars

12:30 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor C. David Levermore
                   Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:         Model Inflation
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 8th
8:30 AM/6:00 PM (110 Maryland Hall, Homewood Campus)
2009 RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED FLUID DYNAMICS
Joint Graduate Student / Post-Doctoral Fellow Symposium
with the Center for Applied and Environmental Fluid Mechanics to be held at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows present ongoing research in fluid mechanics.
Since 2005, this event is hosted jointly by CEAFM at Johns Hopkins University and the
Burgers Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Monday, May 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
No Seminar
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 12th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
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
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, May 13th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
Speaker:     Professor Thomas Strohmer
                  Department of Mathematics , University of California, Davis
Topic:        Helmholtz meets Heisenberg: Sparse Remote Sensing
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, May 14th
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Ulrike Feudel
                  Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
Topic:         Aggregation and Fragmentation of Inertial Particles in Chaotic Advection and Random Flows
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 15th
No Seminars Scheduled

Monday, May 18th
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
Speaker:     Alexander Moiseev
                  CRESST/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and UMCP
Topic:         First Results on the High Energy Cosmic Ray Electron Spectrum from Fermi LAT
http://www.space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 19th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar
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
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, May 20th
2:00 PM - CSIC 4122 (Bldg. #406)
CSCAMM SEMINAR
No Seminar
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring09

Thursday, May 21st
12:15 PM - 1207 Energy Research Bldg.
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
No Seminar  
For further information, contact Edd Ott, Coordinator.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 15th
No Seminars Scheduled