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Christopher Jarzynski
Christopher Jarzynski

The mission of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) is to foster excellence in interdisciplinary research and education at the University of Maryland. IPST accomplishes this by integrating people, science and technology.

Our selective and highly ranked graduate programs in the fields of

provide specialized training at the intersection of traditional fields, and are a central component of our mission.

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IPST Fall Assembly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Place: 1116 IPST Bldg. - Conference Room

News and Special Events

23rd Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture

September 19, 2017. The Institute for Physical Science and Technology and the Department of Physics announce the 23rd Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture. This year's lecture will be presented by Danielle S. Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow, Bioengineering Department, University of Pennsylvania, MacArthur Fellow 2014. Her talk, "Perturbation and Control of Human Brain Network Dynamics," will be given on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm in room 1412 of the Physics building at the University of Maryland, College Park. A reception preceding the lecture will take place at the James A. Yorke Rotunda in William E. Kirwan Hall from 3 to 3:50 pm. All are invited. Further details can be found at the Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture news announcement.

Chris Jarzynski to give Pitzer Seminar in Physical Chemistry

September 19, 2017. Professor Christopher Jarzynski (IPST / Department of Chemistry and Biochemisty) will give the prestigious Pitzer Seminar in Physical Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The Kenneth S. Pitzer Lecturship was established in the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley to bring to that department internationally distinguished physical chemists for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating interest in this field.

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CSCAMM Seminar
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4122 CSIC (Bldg. 406)

Spreading in a kinetic reaction-transport equation for population dynamics
Nils Caillerie
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgetown University

Mathematics Colloquium
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Approximation Algorithms: Some ancient, some new - the good, the bad and the ugly
Samir Khuller
University of Maryland, College Park

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Basin Entropy: A Measure of the Final State Unpredictability and Applications to Some Physical Systems
Miguel Sanjuán
Rey Juan Carlos University

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Groundwater depletion and its impacts
Lenny Konikow

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