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Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Jan 31, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Dual Approach to Time-Dependent Quantum Mechanics and Topological Dynamical Systems
Victor Galitski
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Jan 31, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

An analysis of the practical DPG method
Weifeng (Frederick) Qiu
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Jan 31, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Living in a Solar-Powered Home
Victor Yakovenko
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 1, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Controlled Active Vision with Various Applications
Allen Tannenbaum
Department of Medical Engineering, Boston University

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Thu, Feb 2, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

First-principles calculations of the optical properties of materials
Eric Shirley
NIST

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 2, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Laboratory Models of the Earth's Core
Dan Lathrop
IREAP, IPST, University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Mon, Feb 6, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

How to compute transition states/saddle points?
Prof. Qiang Du
Department of Mathematics, Penn State

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Springy steps: the role of inter-head tension in kinesin walking
Will Hancock
Penn State University

RIT: Aspects of Statistical Mechanics with Applications
Mon, Feb 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption
Prof. V. Yakovenko
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Feb 6, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Focused acceleration of cosmic rays: A new universal first-order Fermi mechanism
Reinhard Schlickeiser
The Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 7, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

New developments in nonequilibrium fluctuations in fluids
Professor Jan Sengers
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 7, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Convergence and quasi optimality of adaptive hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods
Wujun Zhang
School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 7, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Geoneutrinos and Heat Production in the Earth: Constraints and Implications
Bill McDonough
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium: Douglis Lecture
Wed, Feb 8, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

On the rigidity of black holes
Sergiu Klainerman
On the rigidity of black holes

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Thu, Feb 9, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Mass Spectrometry of Single Cells and Small Cell Populations
Prof. Akos Vertes
George Washington University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 9, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Phase Diagram of Granular Particles under Cyclic Shear
Dr. John Royer
New York University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Feb 13, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The modulation of galactic cosmic-ray electrons in the heliosheath
Rogelio A. Caballero-Lopez
UNAM, Mexico

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 14, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Continuum modeling of the equilibrium and stability of animal flocks
Dr. Nick Mecholsky
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 14, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Finite element approximation of large bending isometries
Prof. Soeren Bartels
Institute for Numerical Simulation, University of Bonn, Germany

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 14, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Curious Saga of the Hagedron Spectrum
Tom Cohen
University of Maryland, College Park

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Wed, Feb 15, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Single molecule studies on the structure and assembly of nucleosomes
Tae-Hee Lee
University of Pennsylvania

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 15, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Is adoption of new products affected by the social network? Mathematical Marketing and Agent-Based approaches
Prof. Gadi Fibich
School of Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 16, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Mass Detection Using Arrays of Coupled Microresonators
Prof. John Judge
Catholic University of America

Mathematics Colloquium: February Fourier Talks
Fri, Feb 17, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Product Formulas for Positive Measures and Applications
Peter Jones
Yale University

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Wed, Feb 22, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Side-chain Ordering in Proteins from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Complex Spin-Systems
Vitali Tugarinov
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 22, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Geodesic Theory of Transport Barriers
George Haller
Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University

Numerical Analysis Seminar: Aziz Lecture
Wed, Feb 22, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Semismooth Newton Methods: Theory, Numerics and Applications
Michael Hintermuller
Department of Mathematics, Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin, Germany

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Dynamics of Facets on Crystal Surfaces
Dionisios Margetis
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 28, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

FEM Approximation for Diffusion with Measure-Valued Source
Thomas Seidman
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 28, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Bose-Einstein condensates subject to synthetic gauge fields
Ian Spielman
Joint Quantum Institute

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 29, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

On the Size of the Navier - Stokes Singular Set
Walter Craig
McMaster University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Imaging Structure and Function of Motor Proteins under Advanced Optical Microscopes
Takayuki Nishizaka
Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 5, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Reflections on ethics and science
Jan V. Sengers
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 6, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermodynamics with Feedback: Extracting Work from Information
Jordan Horowitz
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Where is the Higgs Boson?
Andrey Korytov
University of Florida

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 7, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Multi-preconditioned GMRES
Daniel Szyld
Department of Mathematics, Temple University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 12, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Acceleration of particles in the heliosphere and beyond by the pumping mechanism
George Gloeckler
University of Maryland and University of Michigan

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 13, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Divide and Conquer: Using Spectral Methods on Partitioned Images
Dianne O'Leary
Computer Science Department, University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The First Neutral Atom Circuit Analogs to Basic Electric Circuit Elements
Wendell Hill
University of Maryland, College Park

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Wed, Mar 14, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Quasicrystals: Their Importance and Their Impact on Surface Scienceltra-selective carbon nanochemistry
Pat Thiel
Iowa State University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 14, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Generalized Sampling and Infinite-Dimensional Compressed Sensing
Anders C. Hansen
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 14, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

De Giorgi methods applied to regularity issues in Fluid Mechanics
Alexis Vasseur
UT Austin

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 26, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Mechanics and self-assembly of biomolecules
Wormuk Hwang
Texas A&M University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 26, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Re-interpretation of Supra-Arcade Downflows in Solar Flares
Sabrina Savage
Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

TBA
Shule Liu
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Problem and the Birth of Nonlinear Science
David Campbell
Boston University

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Mar 30, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Hakan Eliasson
University of Paris-6 and IAS

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Fri, Mar 30, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Collocation methods for PDEs with random input data
Fabio Nobile
EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 3, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Water in the Living Cell: Combining Liquid Structure and Dielectric Theories in Simulations of Biological Environments
Sergio Hassan
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Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 3, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Plasmonic Terahertz Waveguides
Daniel Mittleman
Rice University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 4, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

New thoughts on least-square methods
Albert Cohen
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 5, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Scalable Network Physics on a Chip
Damien Rontani
Department of Physics, Duke University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 9, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Bow Shock Motion, and a Transient Event at the Magnetopause: THEMIS Observations
Galina Korotova
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 10, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Dissecting Hydrophobic Solvation in Water from Small to Large Length Scales
Rick Remsing
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 10, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Lyapunov Inverse Iteration for Computing a Few Rightmost Eigenvalues of Large Generalized Eigenvalue Problems
Minghao Wu
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 10, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Statistical Mechanics of the Genetic Code: A Glimpse of Early Life?
Nigel Goldenfeld
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Wed, Apr 11, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Analysis of protein/membrane interactions with coarse-grained models at both particle and continuum scales
Qiang Cui
University of Wisconsin

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 11, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Scaling pattern with size by a morphogen-directed cell division rule
Siddhartha Mishra
Seminar für Angewandte Mathematik, ETH Zurich

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 12, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The Physics of Birdsong
Ana Amador
Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Chicago

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

A network approach to solving the orientation problem in genome assembly
Michelle Girvan
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 16, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Atmospheric Cosmic-Ray Measurements in the 21st Century
Harm Moraal
North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 17, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

The Geometry of Life
Dean Jayanth Banavar
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 17, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Constraint Reduction for Linear and Convex Optimization
Andre Tits
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia: W.J. Carr Lecture
Tue, Apr 17, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

A Contemporary Look at the Search for Higher Temperature Superconductors
Mac Beasley
Stanford University

Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Analysis of bisphenol A leachable from medical devices and beyond
Seungil Cho
FDA

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Sea ice, climate, and multiscale composites
Kenneth M. Golden
Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 19, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Chaos Eliminates Fluctuations in Quantum Tunneling Rates
Thomas Antonsen and Lou Pecora
University of Maryland and Naval Research Laboratory

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 23, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Periodic variations of the cosmic radiation over the past 9,400 years, and their correlation with solar system phenomena
Kenneth McCracken
Jellore, Australia

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 24, 2012
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Glass Transitions and Critical Points in Orientationally Disordered Crystals and Structural Glassformers: "Strong" Liquids are More Interesting Than We Thought
Austen Angell
Arizona State University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 24, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Multilevel Preconditioning of Discontinuous-Galerkin Spectral-Element Methods
Claudio Canuto
Politecnico di Torino

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 24, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Strangest Man: The Life of Paul Dirac
Graham Farmelo
Senior Research Fellow at the Science Museum, London, and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Northeastern University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 25, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Homogenization of Bound State of Bose-Einstein Gas
Dio Margetis
CSCAMM, Department of Mathematics and IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 25, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Lyapunov Functions: Towards an Aubry-Mather theory for homeomorphisms?
Albert Fathi
ENS-Lyon

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Weakly compressible turbulence in the interstellar medium: A problem in passive, kinetic mixing
William Dorland
Dept. of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 30, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Spatial and Temporal Variations of the Suprathermal (3-220 keV/e) Ion Composition in Saturn’s Equatorial Magnetosphere
Robert D. DiFabio
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 1, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A Mimetic Discretization of Elliptic Obstacle Problems
Marco Verani
MOX-Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Physics Colloquia
Tue, May 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Short-Pulse Laser-Matter Interaction: From Superheated Solid to Ultra-Relativistic Plasma
Yuan Ping
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, May 2, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Fast waveform extraction from gravitational perturbations
Stephen Lau
Department of Mathmematics & Statistics, University of New Mexico

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, May 2, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Contractions of Lie Groups and Representation Theory
Nigel Higson
Penn State University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, May 3, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Tunable Spin-Dependent Charge Transport Through Magnetic Nanowires
Sergio Picozzi
Dept. of Physics, Catholic University of America

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, May 7, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

To Heme We Bow
Iqbal Hamza
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, May 7, 2012
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Ph.D Preliminary Research Presentation: Measurement of Cosmic Ray Nuclei with the Cosmic Ray Energetic and Mass (CREAM) Experiment
David Angelaszek
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 8, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

The Variational Approach to Fracture: Implementation, Validation and Verification
Blaise Bourdin
Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, May 8, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Quantum Simulation with Atoms, Ions and Molecules
Peter Zoller
University of Innsbruck

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, May 9, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

ENO interpolation is stable: high resolution and the sign property
Eitan Tadmor
CSCAMM, Department of Mathematics & IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, May 9, 2012
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Andrei Caldararu
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, May 10, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Exact meanfield solution for a network of type-I excitable theta neurons
Paul So
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, May 14, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

New 3D Imaging Technologies for Cells and Embryos
Hari Shroff
National Institutes of Health