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CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Intrinsic complexity of differential operators
Hongkai Zhao
Department of Mathematics, University of California - Irvine

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Cohomology jump loci
Nero Budur
KU Leuven

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 2, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Electrical control of cell migration in wound healing
Min Zhao
UC Davis

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 3, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Engineering thermalization and chemical potential for photons
Mohammad Hafezi
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 3, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Modeling complex geometries applied to fire dynamics simulation
Marcos Vanella
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

New Views of the Galaxy in Gamma Rays from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space
Elizabeth Hayes
NASA

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 4, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Phantom jams and jamitons in macroscopic traffic models
Benjamin Seibold
Department of Mathematics, Temple University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 5, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Suppression and Coherent Laser Combination using Chirped Diode Lasers
Rafael Setra
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 5, 2015
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Transition from Noisy to Deterministic Dynamics in a Spatio-Temporal System: Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in an Optical Fiber
Jeffrey White
Army Research Laboratory

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Brownian motion at short time scales
Tongcang Li
Purdue University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Novel Stochastic Methods in Biochemical Electrostatics
Michael Mascagni
Dept. of Computer Science and Dept. of Mathematics and Dept. of Scientific Computing and Graduate Program in Molecular Biophysics Florida State University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Physics and Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background
John Carlstrom
University of Chicago

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 11, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Global well-posedness and blow up for active scalar equations
Michele Coti Zelati
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 11, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Dynamics of polynomial automorphisms of C^2
Mikhail Lyubich
Stony Brook University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Noise, chaos and entropy production in a photon-counting experiment
Aaron Hagerstrom
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 16, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

High-resolution Brillouin microscopy for cell biomechanics
Giuliano Scarcelli
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 17, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Unbounded capacitance at ionic liquid-metal interfaces
David Limmer
Princeton University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 17, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A finite element method for nematic liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation
Wujun Zhang
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 18, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Machine Learning for Quantum Mechanics
Mattias Rupp
University of Basel

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 19, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Diffusion Forecast
John Harlim
Dept. of Mathematics and Dept. of Meteorology, Penn State University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Kandice Tanner
NIH

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Type IIn Supernovae as Sources of High Energy Neutrinos
Vladimir Ptuskin
Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN)

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Continuum limit of total variation on point clouds
Nicolas Garcia Trillos
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Conformal blocks and the nef cone of the moduli space of curves
Angela Gibney
University of Georgia

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

High precision test of Landauer's principle in a feedback trap
John Bechhoefer
Dept. of Physics, Simon Fraser University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 3, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Statistical modeling and adaptive control of reduced-order-model error in uncertainty quantification
Kevin Carlberg
Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
Harry Weller
New Enterprise Associates

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 4, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

The hypoelliptic Laplacian
Jean-Michel Bismut
Université Paris Sud

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 9, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Plasma Emission by Nonlinear Electromagnetic Processes
Peter Yoon
IPST, University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 10, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Sergei I. Sukharev
Department of Biology University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 10, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

A Career as a Physicist at a Liberal Arts College: A 20-year Retrospective
Michael Brown
Swarthmore College

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

The elegant role of pseudo-symmetry in transport across membranes
Lucy Forrest
NIH

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Catching a Comet: First results from the Rosetta mission
Dennis Bodewits
Dept. of Astronomy, University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

(One-Shot) Information Theory and Statistical Mechanics
Nicole Yunger Halpern
Caltech

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Optimal Control of Elliptic Variational Inequalities: Optimality Conditions and Numerical Methods
Thomas Surowiec
Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

TBA
Peter Graham
Stanford University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Stablized and Adaptive Time-Stepping Methods for Phase-Field Models
Tao Tang
Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Quadratic interaction potential and Lagrangian representation for conservation laws
Stefano Bianchini
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Defining Chaos
Brian Hunt
IPST, University of Maryland

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Thomas Angelini
Unviersity of Florida

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Magnetized jets driven by the Sun: The structure of the heliosphere revisited
Merav Opher
Boston University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Can Topologically Forbidden Interchange of Energy Surfaces Occur Under Slow Variation of a Hamiltonian?
Zhixin Lu
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Optimization-based models and algorithms for the feature-preserving solution of transport equations
Denis Ridzal
Sandia Laboratories

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Micromechanics: a new quantum technology
Konrad Lehnert
University of Colorado Boulder

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 2, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Dynamics of Langmuir films: theory and experiment
James Alexander
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Apr 3, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Quasimap invariants, Gromov-Witten invariants, and mirror maps
Ionut Ciocan-Fontanine
University of Minnesota

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 6, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Joining Forces with Biology: Bioengineering Perspectives on Tumor Cell Migration
Kimberly Stoka
University of Maryland, College Park

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 7, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Connecting Nanoscale Dynamics and Mechanical Properties of Disordered Soft Materials
Robert Leheny
Johns Hopkins University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 7, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Symmetry, Anisotropy and Dimensionality: Spin physics in the elemental semiconductors Si, Ge, and P
Ian Appelbaum
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 8, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Spectral Difference Method for Computational Fluid Dynamics: From Flapping/Rotary Wing Aerodynamics to Thermal Convection of the Sun
Chunlei Liang
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 8, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Julia Hartmann
UPenn

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 9, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Colored Noise in Nucleation
Evelyn Sander
Dept. of Mathematics, George Mason University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
John McCracken
Michigan State University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies
Safa Motesharrei
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Majorana Braiding in Superconductors: How to Operate on a Zen Particle - W.J. Carr Lecture
Carlo Beenakker
Leiden University

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 15, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Necklace solitary waves on bounded domains
Gadi Fibich
Department of Applied Mathematics, Tel Aviv University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 15, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Waves in random media: the story of the phase (Aziz Lecture)
Lenya Ryzhik
Department of Mathematics Stanford University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Hierarchical transition chronometries in the human central nervous system
Paul Rapp
Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Radiative Transport or Homogenization?
Lenya Ryzhik
Department of Mathematics Stanford University

Mathematics Colloquium
Mon, Apr 20, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Rayleigh quotients and equivariant family of measures
Francois Ledrappier
University of Notre Dame

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Apr 20, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

The Origin of Titan and Hyperion
Douglas P. Hamilton
Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Equilibrated A Posteriori Error Estimators for Interior Penalty Discontinuous Galerkin Approximations of Second and Fourth Order Elliptic Problems
Ronald Hoppe
Department of Mathematics University of Houston

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

What Life is Like as a Scientist in Congress
Bill Foster
U.S. House of Representatives

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 22, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Analogies and Sequences: Intertwined Patterns of Integers and Patterns of Thought Processes
Douglas Hofstadter
Indiana University at Bloomington

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Using Group Theory to Find All Possible Synchronization Patterns in a Network of Oscillators
Louis Pecora
Naval Research Laboratory

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

(One-Shot) Information Theory and Statistical Mechanics
Nicole Yunger Halpern
Caltech

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Apr 24, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Spectral Bisection of Graphs and Connectedness
John Urschel
Baltimore Ravens

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 27, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Live-cell image analysis for membrane fluctuations and single-particle biochemistry
Simon Mochrie
Yale University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 28, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Chaos is cheap: adventures in gas phase materials synthesis
Sheryl Ehrman
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Entrepreneurial Roller Coasters
Samir Kaul
Khosla Ventures

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Computational Modeling of the Eukaryotic Cytoskeleton
Garegin Papoian
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, IPST, University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Computational Modeling of the Eukaryotic Cytoskeleton
Garegin Papoian
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, IPST, University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 29, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
Alex Kontorovich
Rutgers University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 30, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Effect of heterogeneous dynamics and structured communication on collective motions of delay-coupled swarms
Klimka Szwaykowska
Naval Research Laboratory, Lab of Dr. Ira Schwartz

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, May 4, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

New microfluidic devices and materials for chemotaxis and mechanobiology
Alex Groisman
University of California-San Diego

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, May 5, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Direct measurement of critical adsorption on a spherical surface
Christopher Bertrand
NIST

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 5, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Numerical approximation of non-divergence-form PDEs
Endre Suli
Oxford University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, May 5, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Hard X-ray Observations as Diagnostics of Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares
Sam Krucker
University of California, Berkeley

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, May 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

The atomistic origin of crystal growth: Study in 1+1 dimensions
Dio Margetis
University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, May 6, 2015
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Mathematical challenges in kinetic models of dilute polymers: analysis, approximation and computation - Aziz Lecture
Endre Suli
Oxford University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, May 11, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

TBA
Bob Sauer
MIT

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, May 11, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Ion temperature anisotropies in magnetotail reconnection jets
Heli Hietala
Imperial College London

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, May 12, 2015
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Hot Field Theory as the Black Hole Interior
Raman Sundrum
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 12, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Numerical solution of bilayer bending problems
Soeren Bartels
Freiburg University Germany

Physics Colloquia
Tue, May 12, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

That Spin 0 Boson Changes Everything: The Future of the Energy Frontier in Particle Physics
Raymond Brock
Michigan State

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, May 14, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Finite time Lyapunov exponents and gradient statistics in fluid turbulence
Charles Meneveau
Johns Hopkins University