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Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 3, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Bacterial shape maintenance through feedback between cell curvature and cytoskeletal localization
KC Huang
Stanford University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantum advantage in the thermodynamic efficiency of feedback control
Jordan Horowitz
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Transient fluid and solid dynamics on linear tetrahedral finite elements: An accurate and stable variational multi-scale approach
Guglielmo Scovazzi
Civil Engineering, Duke University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Astrophysical Black Holes
Ramesh Narayan
Harvard University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Elliptic preconditioner for accelerating the self consistent field iteration of Kohn-Sham density functional theory
Lin Lin
Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Tracking Multiphase Physics: Geometry, Foams, and Thin Films
James A. Sethian
University of California, Berkeley

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 6, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Rogue Wave Statistics in the Ocean and Beyond
Lev Kaplan
Tulane University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Recent status of PandaX experiment
Xiangdong Ji
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Symmetries, Cluster Synchronization, and Isolated Desynchronization in Complex Networks
Lou Pecora
Naval Research Laboratory

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Universal meshes: A tool for domain discretization in problems with evolving geometries
Ramsharan Rangarajan
Brown University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Peering Inside Your Brain Via its Neural Magnetic Fields, with Applications to Solving the “Cocktail Party” Problem
Jonathan Simon
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Sparse non-negative matrix factorization with Markov chain Monte Carlo with applications to cancer genomics
Elana J Fertig
Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Inside the Poisson bracket
Leonid Polterovich
Tel Aviv University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

A broken-contact order parameter for inferring inter-cellular communication from patterns of externally guided migrating cells
Joshua Parker
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

A kinetic scheme on staggered grids; application to multifluid flows
Thierry Goudon
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Research Centre

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Calabi-Yau Moduli from the Inside Out
Charles Doran
University of Alberta

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

The unreasonable effectiveness of resistive force theory in granular locomotion
Dan Goldman
Georgia Institute of Technology

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 24, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Mechanically-constrained virus shells
Bogdan Dragnea
Indiana University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 25, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Quantum simulation in ultracold ion traps
Jim Freericks
Georgetown University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 25, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Universal Meshes for Problems with Moving Boundaries
Evan Gawlik
Stanford University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 25, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at 5 years
Peter Michelson
Stanford University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Plane curve singularities and knot invariants their links
Alexei Oblomkov
UMass

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 3, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Space Weather Consequences of the Weak Solar Activity Cycle 24
Nat Gopalswamy
Solar Physics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 4, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

On Some Nonlinear Problems in Poroelasticity
A. J. Meir
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 4, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Ultracold Disordered Quantum Gases
Brian DeMarco
University of Illinois

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 6, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Understanding Complex Adaptive Systems: An Evolutionary Agent-based Approach
Kenneth De Jong
GMU

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 10, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

RNA evolution in early life
Irene Chen
UC Santa Barbara

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermodynamics meets information in copolymerization processes
Pierre Gaspard
University Libre de Bruxelles

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Adaptive High-Order Methods
Marco Verani
MOX, Department of Mathematics Politecnico di Milano

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

v Measurements, New Physics: Short and Long Baseline ve Appearance
Bonnie Fleming
Yale University

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Computational catalysis: From bulk surfaces to single-atoms
Jun Li
Tsinghua University, Beijing

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

From greedy approximation to greedy optimization
Vladimir Temlyakov
Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Hermann Minkowski: the Quiet Genius
Steven Gimbel
Gettyburg College, Philosophy

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Karissa Sanbonmatsu
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Solar Cycle Conundrum
Keith Strong and Julia Saba
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Univ. of Maryland Astronomy Dept.

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 25, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Not with a Bang: Weakly Explosive Percolation in Directed Networks
Mr. Shane Squires
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 25, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Towards Domain Decomposition Methods for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Bedrich Sousedik
Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 25, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Searching for Maxwell's Demon: Information, Fluctuations and Feedback Control
Christopher Jarzynski
University of Maryland, College Park

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Mar 26, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Multiscale modeling of biomolecular systems
Silvina Matysiak
Dept of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 26, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Recent developments in Lagrangian Floer homology
Chris Woodward
Rutgers University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 27, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

A network measure for the analysis of large-scale graphs
Roldan Pozo
NIST

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 31, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Katharina Ribbeck
MIT

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 31, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Why is the Solar Corona So Hot?
James Klimchuk
NASA GSFC

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 1, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Effects of Proximity and Connectivity : Superfluid Helium Boxes and Layered Ising Models
Michael Fisher
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 1, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable
Scott Aaronson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 2, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

From Tschirnhaus transformations to essential dimension
Zinovy Reichstein
University of British Columbia

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 3, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL
Marc A. Smith
Chief Social Scientist, Connection Action Consulting Group

CSCAMM Seminar
Thu, Apr 3, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3206 MATH (Bldg. 084)

From Boltzmann to Euler: Hilbert’s 6th problem revisited
Marshall Slemrod
Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Cellular biomechanics at the molecular scale
Alex Dunn
Stanford University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

A Study of the Cosmic Radiation and the Heliomagnetic Magnetic Fields during the Maunder Minimum of Solar Activity
Ken McCracken
IPST, University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 8, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Modeling lipid membrane curvature stress: molecular shape and electrostatics
Alex Sodt
National Institutes of Health

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 8, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Numerical solution of transient nonlinear axisymmetric eddy current models with hysteresis
Pablo Venegas
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 8, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

Topological Boundary Modes from Hard to Soft Matter
Charles Kane
University of Pennsylvania

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 10, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Best strategies for traversing complex landscapes, or pitfalls of simulated annealing and other "blind" Monte-Carlo techniques
Alex Morozov
Rutgers University

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Apr 11, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Riemann Sums and Möbius
William Veech
Rice University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 14, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Protein structure, folding, and function by hydrogen exchange - mass spectrometry
Walter Englander
University of Pennsylvania

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 14, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Understanding the Origin of Non-Maxwellian Charged-Particle Distribution in Space
Peter Yoon
IPST, University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 15, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Design principles for materials synthesis: Lessons from Biology
Arvind Murugan
Harvard University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 15, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Computing the asymptotic spectrum for networks representing energy landscapes
Maria Cameron
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia - Carr Lecture
Tue, Apr 15, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

High Temperature Superconductivity: Taming Serendipity
Laura Greene
University of Illinois

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 16, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

PDEs and weak solutions
Vladimir Sverak
University of Minnesota

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

3D dynamics of granular materials: shear, segregation, and rotation
Matt Harrington
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Martin Gardner: Man of Mathematics, Magic & Mystery
Colm Mulcahy
Spelman College

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Transport under strong confinement: Counter-intuitive analytical results and supporting experiments with beta-barrel channel
Sergey Bezrukov
NIH

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Space Weather Consequences of the Weak Solar Activity Cycle 24
Nat Gopalswamy
Solar Physics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Modeling Portfolios that Contain Risky Assets
David Levermore
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

How Neutron Star Observations Constrain the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction
Andrew Steine
University of Washington

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

Numerical simulations of chemically reacting flows
Elaine Oran
Dept of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

How long does it take to compute the eigenvalues of a random symmetric matrix?
Govind Menon
Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Unbiased Learning from Big Data: Multidimensional Approaches for Data-Driven Biomedical Research
Julian Candia
Department of Physics, University of Maryland`

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 28, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Recent Results on the Observation of High Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos from IceCube
Greg Sullivan
Physics Department University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermal fluctuations in nonequilibrium thermodynamics: A continuing saga
Jan Sengers
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Nearly time-periodic water waves
Jon Wilkening
Department of Mathematics, University of California Berkeley

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

The Search For 100 Earths
Debra Fischer
Yale University

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Ward Thompson
University of Kansas

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Asymptotic stability of evolutions governed by flow-structure interactions
Irena Lasiecka
Universityof Memphis

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, May 1, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Minimal human nature models
Safa Motesharrei
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, May 5, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Orit Lavi
NIH

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, May 5, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
1113 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Element Abundances in Solar Energetic Particles: Two Physical Processes, Two Abundance Patterns
Donald V. Reames
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, May 6, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Testing universality of topological defect formation: an update
Adolfo del Campo
Los Alamos

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 6, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A finite element method for the second order linear elliptic equation in non-divergence form
Wujun Zhang
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, May 6, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1412 Physics (Bldg. 091)

High Energy Neutrino Astronomy: First Light, New Questions
Kara Hoffman
University of Maryland, College Park

Chemical Physics Seminar
Wed, May 7, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
0112 Marker Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 091)

A Tour of Real and Imaginary Universes: Stephen Hawking Meets Jorge Luis Borges
Bill Reinhardt
University of Washington and NIST

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, May 8, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Feedback control as framework for understanding tradeoffs in biology
Noah Cowan
Johns Hopkins University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, May 12, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Measurement of Galactic Cosmic-Ray Hydrogen and Helium Isotopes with BESS-Polar II
Nicolas Picot-Clemente
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, May 13, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

What's new in quantum (ferro)magnetism?
Ted Kirkpatrick
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 13, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A PDE approach to space-time fractional parabolic problems
Enrique Otarola
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, May 13, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

The Extreme Nonlinear Optics of Air and Femtosecond Optical Filamentation
Howard Milchberg
University of Maryland, College Park