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Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Hydrophobicity versus dipole interactions in self-assembly processes
Silvina Matysiak
University of Maryland, College Park

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Feb 6, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Inverse Problem for Transport of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays in Expanding Universe
Vladimir Ptuskin
IZMIRAN, Moscow, Russia

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

How do long-ranged interactions affect hydrophobic hydration and association: An LMF Study
Ang Gao
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Grid-adaptation for large eddy simulations of statistically stationary turbulent flows
Johan Larsson
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

From the Big Bang to the end of the universe, and how we’ll learn more with the James Webb Space Telescope
John Mather
NASA

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Phase Field and Free Boundary Models of Cell Motility
Leonid Berlyand
Dept. of Mathematics & Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 9, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Integrability of Matrix Riccati Equations that Arise in Hydrodynamics
David Levermore
University of Maryland, College Park

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Feb 9, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Paris Climate Agreement: Beacon of Hope
Ross Salawitch
AOSC/Dept. of Chem. and Biochem./ESSIC, University of Maryland

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay using Mo-100, AMoRE
Youngsoo Yoon
Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, Korea

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Connecting thermodynamics to statistical mechanics in the strong-coupling regime
Chris Jarzynski
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

A new approach to bounds on mixing
Flavien Leger
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Plasmon Resonances in Nanoparticles and the Reimann Hypothesis
Isaac Mayorgoyz
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

A Ground-based Network of Boundary Layer Thermodynamic Profilers: The Infrared Option
David Turner
NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
David Donoho
Stanford University

Mathematics Colloquium, February Fourier Talks
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

TBA
David Donoho
Stanford University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Data-driven modeling of collective behavior in animal groups
Derek Paley
University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Beyond charge currents: spin and ion currents for future computing Technologies
Stuart Parkin
IBM/Max Planck Institute

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 1, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Tails of Random Projections
Kavita Ramanan
Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Mar 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

A Planetary Perspective on Aerosols & Climat
Ralph Kahn
Climate and Radiation Laboratory, NASA/GSFC

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Fri, Mar 3, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Helicity Dynamics
Dan Lathrop
University of Maryland, College Park

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Reconstructing the Mechanical Behaviors of Cells in Silico
Tae Yoon Kim
Purdue University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Thermodynamic cycle of catalytic nanoparticle morphology driven by carbon nanostructure growth
Michael Zwolak
NIST

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Tensor Networks: A quantum information perspective to many-body physics
Ignacio Cirac
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics & Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Kinetic theory of coupled oscillators
Carson Chow
Mathematical Biology Section, National Institutes of Health

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 9, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Integrability of Matrix Riccati Equations that Arise in Hydrodynamics
David Levermore
IPST, University of Maryland, College Park

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Mar 9, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

The NCEP Production Suite: Plans and Perspectives from the "Tip of the Spear"
William Lapenta
NOAA/NCEP

Mathematics Colloquium
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

What is the Role of Applied Mathematics in the Era of Big Data?
Chris Jones
University of North Carolina

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Connecting thermodynamics to statistical mechanics in the strong system-environment coupling regime
Chris Jarzynski
University of Maryland, College Park

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Some fast solvers for models of fluid flow, linear elasticity and poroelasticity
Mingchao Cai
Morgan State University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Scientific Innovation and the Energy System
Ellen Williams
University of Maryland, College Park

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Microdroplet instability for a least-action principle for incompressible droplets
Robert Pego
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Flames, Fire Whirls, and Blue Whirls: What more can there be?
Elaine Oran
University of Maryland, College Park

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Data Assimilation Research at RIKEN: Numerical Weather Prediction and Beyond
Takemasa Miyoshi
Advanced Institute for Computational Science, RIKEN

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Investigating the Conformational Landscape of Protein Kinase A with Single Molecule Optical Tweezers
Rodrigo Maillard
Georgetown University

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Perspectives of finding the sources of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos
Ke Fang
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Accelerating Sparse Factorization Methods with Algorithmic and Hardware Advances
Xiaoye (Sherry) Li
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Science and National Security in the White House
Steve Fetter
University of Maryland

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Forecast Sensitivity to Observations in Scientific Prediction Problems
Kayo Ide
University of Maryland

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Quiver Hall-Littlewood functions and Kostka-Shoji polynomials
Daniel Orr
Virginia Tech

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Some adjoint methods in physics and engineering or how the solution to not my problem just might be the answer to your problem
Thomas Antonsen
University of Maryland | Department of Physics

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 3, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

RNAs at Cell Protrusions: Regulation by the Extracellular Environment and Functional Effects
Stavroula Mili
NIH-NCI

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 4, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Connecting Thermodynamics to Statistical Mechanics in the Strong System-environment Coupling Regime
Chris Jarzynski
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 4, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Taylor Approximation and Variance Reduction for PDE-Constrained Optimal Control Problems Under Uncertainty
Peng Chen
ICES, University of Texas at Austin

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 4, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Lasers and matter
Andrea Cavalleri
Max Planck Institute

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Stochastic homogenization for reaction-diffusion equations
Andrej Zlatos
Department of Mathematics, University of California San Diego

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Steady Prandtl theory over a moving plate
Yan Guo
Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 6, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Why Have Network Modulation of Sensory Cortex that Causes Variability to Sensory Processing?
Daniel Butts
University of Maryland | Department of Biology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Apr 6, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

New Satellite Observations for Monitoring and Forecasting Hurricanes and Severe Storms
Fuzhong Weng
NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Local molecular field theory for non-equilibrium systems
Teddy Baker
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Some fast solvers for models of fluid flow, linear elasticity and poroelasticity
Mingchao Cai
Morgan State University

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Teach-In on Science and Activism
Multiple speakers
University of Maryland, College Park and AIP

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Multi Chaos: A low dimensional Paradigm for higher-dimensional chaos
James Yorke
University of Maryland

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Physics of the Dispersive Nature and Energy Propagation of Rossby Waves
Ming Cai
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Mechanical Force Production in a Biomimetic Cell Cytoskeleton
Michael Murrell
Yale University

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Self-assembly and dynamics of oligocarbonate-functionalized telechelic polymers
Vivek Prabhu
NIST

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Scientific Innovation and the Energy System
Ellen Williams
University of Maryland, College Park and AIP

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

A discrete analog of the Novikov-Veselov hierarchy and its applications
Igor Krichever
Columbia

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Dynamics of Granular Clogging
Doug Durian
University of Pennsylvania | Department of Physics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

The Patterns, Causes and Consequences of Changes in Regional and Global Water Cycling
Yaling Liu
PNNL/JGCRI

Biophysics Seminar
Mon, May 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Visualization of the Human Transcription Initiation Machinery
Eva Nogales
University of California Berkeley, HHMI

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, May 1, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Observing Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays from Space with the JEM-EUSO Telescope
Thomas Mernik
University of Maryland

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, May 2, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Equilibrium Free Energies from Non-Equilibrium Trajectories with Relaxation Fluctuation Spectroscopy
David Ross
NIST

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Variance reduction techniques for computing the trace of the inverse of a matrix
Andreas Stathopolous
College of William and Mary

CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, May 3, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Subriemannian Geometry and Finite Time Thermodynamics
Perinkulam Krishnaprasad
Institute For Systems Research & Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, May 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Complex Systems: a Historical Perspective
Miguel Sanjuán
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos | Department of Physics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, May 4, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Computer and Space Sciences (Bldg. 244)

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Tropospheric Clouds observed by MODIS onboard the Terra and Aqua Satellites
Michael King
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

Biophysics Seminar: Biophysics Symposium
Tue, May 9, 2017
09:00 am - 6:00 pm
1103 Bioscience Research Building (Bldg. 413)

Mechanobiology of the Cytoskeleton: Molecular and Cellular Principles
Multiple speakers
Multiple institutions

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Tue, May 9, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Non-Monotonic Aging and Memory Retention in Disordered Mechanical Systems
Yoav Lahini
Harvard University | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 9, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Adaptive methods for high-dimensional elliptic PDEs
Markus Bachmyer
University of Bonn

Physics Colloquia
Tue, May 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

A Supersolid of Matter and Light
Tilman Esslinger
ETH Zurich Institute

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Sep 5, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Waves in viscoelastic media
Francisco-Javier Sayas
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Sep 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Probing General Relativity with the Event Horizon Telescope
Jon McKinney
University of Maryland, College Park