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CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Jan 23, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

The complex network of social media
Bill Rand
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Jan 23, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Scaling limits of dynamical interface models
Lorenzo Zambotti
Laboratoire de Probabilites et Modeles Aleatoires, Universite Paris 6

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

New applications of nonequilibrium fluctuation theorems in single-molecule biophysics and molecular simulation
John Chodera
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Quadrature by expansion: a new method for the evaluation of layer potentials
Andreas Kloeckner
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Physics Colloquia: W. J. Carr Lecture
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The road to the poles: quantum measurements that steer rather than collapse
Michael Devoret
Yale University

CSCAMM Seminar
Thu, Jan 31, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Swarm dynamics and equilibria for a nonlocal aggregation model
Razvan Fetecau
Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 5, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Is transport in time-dependent potentials universal?
Yevgeny Bar Lev
Columbia University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 5, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Heat transmission problems across irregular fractal interfaces
Haodong Liang
Department of Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Exploring the extreme universe with the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope
David Thompson
Goddard Space Flight Center

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 6, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Noise estimation by PDE-constrained optimisation
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Structure, dynamics and regulation of a lipid channel
Marco Colombini
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Dynamical instability in boolean networks as a percolation problem
Shane Squires
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A finite element method for PDEs posed on surfaces
Maxim Olshanskii
Department of Mathematics, University of Houston

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Computing with quantum knots: Majorana modes, non-Abelian anyons and topological quantum computation
Sankar Das Sarma
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 13, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Fast multiscale total variation flow with applications
Prashant Athavale
Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 14, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Migraine: A dynamical disease
Markus Dahlem
Technical University, Berlin

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 18, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Controlling allosteric networks in proteins
Nikolay Dokholyan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 19, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Fully Nonlinear Second Order PDEs and Their Numerical Solutions
Xiaobing Feng
Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Quantum is Different: Topology and Deconfinement in Solids
Ashvin Vishwanath
University of California at Berkeley

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 20, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Stacky resolutions of singularities
Matthew Satriano
University of Michigan

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 21, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

A novel mechanism for neuronal bursting and seizing
Ernie Barreto
George Mason University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 25, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Integrating Protein Dynamics and Cell Mechanics: Coordination of Mechanochemical Events Driving Cell Motility
Kwon Moo Lee
Harvard University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Feb 25, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Airglow and GPS observations of ionospheric disturbances: Activity of Nagoya University
Yuichi Otsuka
Nagoya University, Japan

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 26, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Levy Processes and the evolution of Stock Prices
Dilip Madan
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 26, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Fast Spectral-Galerkin Methods for High-Dimensional PDEs and Applications to the electronic Schrodinger equation
Jie Shen
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Emergent States of Complex Quantum Matter: Past, Present & Future
Seamus Davis
Cornell University & Brookhaven National Laboratory

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 27, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Numerical Approximation Methods for Non-Uniform Fourier Data
Anne Gelb
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Single Molecule RNA Biology: Of Intracellular microRNAs and Molecular Nanorobots
Nils G. Walter
Department of Chemistry, Single Molecule Analysis Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 4, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Phase Fresnel Lens Development for X-ray & Gamma-ray Astronomy
John Krizmanic
CRESST/USRA/NASA/GSFC

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Atoms and Ions: Universality, Singularity, and Particularity. On aspects of Boltzmann's vision over a century later
Michael E. Fisher
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 6, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Ground states and dynamics of the nonlinear Schrodinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations
Weizhu Bao
Department of Mathematics, Center for Computational Science & Engineering, National University of Singapore

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 7, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The Turing bifurcation on networks: Collective patterns and single differentiated nodes
Matthias Wolfrum
Weierstrass Institute, Berlin

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Mechanics of steady, turning and polarizing movements of keratocyte cells
Alex Mogilner
University of California, Davis

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 12, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermodynamic Properties of Confined Fluids: A Flat-Histogram Sampling Study
Vincent Shen
NIST

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Higgs and All That
Drew Baden/LHC Group
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 13, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Stochastic 3D Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity
Alex Mahalov
School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 13, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Naive boundary strata and nilpotent orbits
Matt Kerr
Washington University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 14, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

High-Energy Atmospheric Physics: Dark Lightning and Related Phenomena
Joseph Dwyer
Florida Institute of Technology

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 25, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1116 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Cluster crystals and other surprises in flatland
Zvonimir Dogic
Brandeis University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 25, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Structure formation in a nonlocally modified gravity model
Sohyun Park
Penn State University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 26, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

TBA
Michael Schick
University of Washington

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Entropic self-organization of hard Brownian polygons in two dimensions
Thomas G. Mason
University of California, Los Angeles

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 27, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Arbitrarily high order numerical schemes that converge to entropy measure valued solutions of systems of hyperbolic conservation laws
Siddhartha Mishra
Seminar für Angewandte Mathematik, ETH

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 27, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Forms, flows, and physics: the magic of Cartan's formula
Theodor Jacobson
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 28, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Polyspatial agents: modeling dynamics of human movement from the bottom-up
Paul Torrens
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 1, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Adventures in Time Domain Astronomy
Neil Gehrels
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 2, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Hydrophobicity at the nanoscale
Amish Patel
University of Pennsylvania

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 2, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Discretizing a model of fracture in a poro-elastic medium
Vivette Girault
Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 2, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Magnetism and the Invisible Man: The Mysteries of Coronal Cavities
Sarah Gibson
National Center for Atmospheric Research

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 3, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the Health Care Setting
Joanna Wares
Department of Mathematics, University of Richmond

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 4, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Non-finite Computation in Human Social Phenomena
Simon DeDeo
Santa Fe Institute

Joint AOSC-IPST-Burgers' Seminar
Thu, Apr 4, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Auditorium CSS (Bldg. 224)

How does nutrient transport influence the emergence of plankton patterns in the wake of an island?
Ulrike Feudel
University of Oldenburg, Germany

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Dynamical Systems and Metastable States
Eugene Wayne
Boston University

Mathematics Colloquium
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Special values of zeta-functions
Stephen Lichtenbaum
Brown University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Non-canonical polyubiquitin chains: Assembly, structural and functional studies
Carlos A. Castaneda
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Measuring Antimatter over Antarctica
John Mitchell
NASA/Goddard Sapce Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 9, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Nature of Mesoscale Inhomogeneities in Aqueous Solutions of Hydrotropes
Deepa Subramanian
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 9, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Extreme matter: from heavy ion collisions to black holes
Dam Thanh Son
University of Chicago

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 10, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Discontinuous Galerkin method for hyperbolic equations with singularities
Chi-Wang Shu
Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 11, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Random Coupling Model - a link of chaos and wave systems
Ming-Jer Lee and Jen-Hao Yeh
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

The Molecular Machine ClpXP, Fully Loaded
Matt Lang
Vanderbilt University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 16, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

High-dimensional surprises near the glass and the jamming transitions
Patrick Charbonneau
Duke University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 16, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A priori error estimates for parabolic optimal control problems with point controls
Dmitriy Leykekhman
Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 16, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Quantum and Fluid Mechanics of Global Warming
Brad Marston
Brown University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 17, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

The relative entropy method for geophysical flows
Yann Brenier
Centre de Mathématiques Laurent Schwartz, Ecole Polytechnique

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 17, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Quantum Ergodicity on Large Regular Graphs
Nalini Anantharaman
Orsay

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 18, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Modeling the Washington Metro Housing Market Using Transactional Data
Matt Hendrey
George Mason University

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Apr 19, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Topology-Preserving Diffusion of Divergence-Free Vector Fields
Yann Brenier
Ecole Polytechnique

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 22, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1103 Biosciences Research Building (Bldg.413)

Biophysical Models of Chromatin Structure and Energetics
Alexandre Morozov
Rutgers University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 22, 2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Van Allen Probes: Resolving Fundamental Physics with Practical Consequences
Sasha Ukhorskiy
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 23, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quenches in optical lattice bosons
Stefan Natu
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 23, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Tree Approximation in High Dimensions
Peter Binev
Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 23, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Emergence and Entropy: Systems as Metaphor
Brandon Morse
University of Maryland Art Department

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 24, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Analysis of Oscillations and Defect Measures in Plasma Physics
Donatella Donatelli
Department of Mathematics, Università degli Studi L'Aquila

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 24, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Renovating a class for active learning
Jeremy M. Orloff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 25, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Generating shortcuts to adiabaticity in quantum and classical dynamics
Chris Jarzynski
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 30, 2013
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermodynamic Properties of Confined Fluids: A Flat-Histogram Sampling Study
Vincent Shen
NIST

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 30, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Large-scale sparse optimization
Wotao Yin
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 30, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1410 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Ultrafast AMO Physics with Strong Laser Fields: High Harmonic Generation and X-ray Free Electron Lasers
Phil Bucksbaum
Stanford/SLAC

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, May 1, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Swarming by Nature and by Design
Andrea Bertozzi
Department of Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, May 1, 2013
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

An overview of stochastic homogenization of elliptic equations
Panagiotis E. Souganidis
University of Chicago

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, May 2, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Systems-level analysis of polarity establishment and gene regulation in yeast
Tim Elston
UNC, Chappel Hill

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 14, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Finite Element Approximations of Fractional Power of Self-Adjoint Elliptic Operators on Bounded Domains
Andrea Bonito
Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University