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IPST Spring 2005 seminars

IPST Weekly Calendar/Spring 2005

Monday, January 24th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar; see Thursday, January 27th.
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
First Seminar on January 31st.
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, January 25th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
First Seminar on February 1st.

2:00 PM - CSIC Bldg. #406 (CSCAMM Room 4122)
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:     Dany Leviatan

                  School of Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Title:           Multivariate Polynomial Approximation in Convex Sets, and Applications

                   to Image Compression
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/


Thursday, January 27th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
First Seminar on February 4th.
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

2:00 PM - PHYS 1201
The Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Seroes presents a joint DEPARTMENT OF SICS/

INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:     Tobias Baumgart

                   Developemental Resource for Biophysical Imaging Opto-Electronics (DRBIO),

                   School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Topic:         Of Polka Dots and Dumbbells: Phase Behavior and Bending of Biomembranes

Monday, January 31st

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:               Pan Li

                            Postdoctoral Research, The Tinoco Group, Department of Chemistry,

                            University of California, Berkeley

Topic:                   Unraveling RNA Structures with Force

http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Donald G. Mitchell

                             Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
Topic:                   Global Energetic Ion Dynamics at Saturn

http://space.umd.edu/seminars


Tuesday, February 1st
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

                             Center for Social Complexity, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Topic:                    Power Laws in the Social Sciences: Origins and Recent Advances

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
Joint DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:               Donald Estep

                            Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University
Topic:                   Fast and Reliable Methods for Determining the Evolution of

                            Uncertain Parameters in Differential Equations
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

Wednesday, February 2nd

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:              Mark Pederson

                            Head, Complex Systems Theory Branch

                            U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington , DC

Topic:                  Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Molecular Nanomagnets

Thursday, February 3rd
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
First Seminar on February 10th.

http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

2:00 PM - PHYS 1201
THE CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS SEMINAR SERIES presents a Joint DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Arpita Upadhyaya

                        Pappalardo Fellow in Physics, Department of Physics, Massachusetts

                        Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Topic:               Actin' Pushy and Pulling Springs: Two Forms of Biological Motion

2:00 PM - PHYS 1204
ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Claude Fabre

                       Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Topic:             Enhancing Information Extraction from Optical Images Using Non-Classical Light

Friday, February 4th
3:00 PM - MATH 3206
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
Third in the Series "Mathematics and Biology"

Speaker:           Teresa Przytycka

                         National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Topic:               Graph Theoretical Insights into Protein Evolution

Monday, February7th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
A Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/ DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Omar Saleh

                        Laboratoire de Physique Statistique et Département de Biologie,

                        Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Topic:               Single-Molecule Measurements of the Motor Protein FtsK
                        http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Lucy-Ann McFadden

                        Department of Astronomy, UMCP
Topic:               Deep Impact Expectations for July 4, 2005

http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, February 8th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Ellen D. Williams

                        Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center,

                        Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:               One-Dimensional Interfaces in Two-Dimensional Structures

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
Joint DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS NUMERICAL ANLAYSIS(NA)/PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (PDE) AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS/SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION and MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:          Alex Mahalov

                        Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Arizona State University, Tempe
Topic:               Global Regularity of the 3D Navier-Stokes Equa tions with
Uniformly Large Initial Vorticity

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/

Wednesday, February 9th
4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:          Qian Wang

                        Chemical Physics Program, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:               Path Integral Monte Carlo Simulations of Alumi num Atoms Embedded

                         in Dolid Para-Hydrogen and Helium Clusters

Thursday, February10th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Istvan Szunyogh

                        Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Meteorology, UMCP
Topic:              On the Origin of Locally Low-Dimensional Chaos in Atmospheric Dynamics
and
Speaker:          John Harlim

                       Department of Mathematics, UMCP

Topic:             An Efficient Local Ensemble Kalman Filter

http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

3:00 PM - IPST 1116
A Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/ DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Jennifer Ogilvie

                       Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, CNRS UMR 7645, INSERM U451,

                       Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA, Palaiseau Cedex, France
Topic:             Snaphots of Proteins in Actin: A Laser Spectroscopist's View of Protein Function

http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (PDE) AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Georg Dolzmann

                        Institute for Physical Science And Technology and Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:              A 2D compressible Membrane Theory as a Gamma-Limit of a

                        Nonlinear Elasticity mModel for Incompressible Membranes in 3D

Friday, February11th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Christopher J. K. Richardson

                        Laboratory for Physical Sciences, College Park, MD
Topic:              Monolithic Mode-Locked Lasers and SiGe Detectors:  Next-Generation Optical

                        Communication Devic

Monday, February 14th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
A Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/ DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Refreshments @t 3:45 PM
Speaker:          Ivan Rasnic

                       Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topic:             Understanding the Mechanisms of Molecular Motors: Singular Molecular Fluoresce Resonant

                       Energy Transfer Experiments

http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Frank C. Jones

                       Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:              Simulated 2D vs. 3D Shock Waves: Implications for Particle Acceleration

http://space.umd.edu/seminar

Tuesday, February 15th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Stephen M. Hsu

                       Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and

                       Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Topic:             The Science and Technology of Nanofriction Structures

3:30 PM - MATH 3206
NUMERICAL ANLAYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Kyoung-Sook Moon

                        Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:               Convergence Rate of an Adaptive Algorithm for Differential Equations
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/


Wednesday, February 16th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:          William Hase

                        Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Topic:               Scientific Computing in Chemistry and Materials Science: Algorithms for Direct

                        Dynamics Simulations and the Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Sliding Surfaces
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.htm

4:00 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
SPECIAL PLASMA PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Peter Yoon

                       Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:             Exact Energy Principle in Current Sheet Dynamics

                       http://www.glue.umd.edu/~sitnov/PPS/py.htm

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:          Alan Esker

                        Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

                        Blacksburg
Topic:               2-D Analogs to 3-D Phenomena: Confinement Effects on Physical Properties

                         in Polymer Systems

Thursday, February17th
12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Bruce Miller

                        Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Christian University, Forth Worth
Title:                Dynamics of Gravitational Systems
and
Speaker:          Aleksandr Y. Ukhorskiy

                        Department of Physics, UMCP
Title:                Complexity in Magnetospheric Dynamics:  From Modeling to Forecasting

                        http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

Friday, February18th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Ilya Alexeev

                       Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Topic:             Extended Nonlinear Propagation of Ultrashort Laser Pulses in Air and Its Applications

Monday, February 21st

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

A Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:          Raghuveer Parthasarathy

                        Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley

Topic:              Pattern Formation in Biologically-Inspired Membrane Systems

                        http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

President's Day - No Seminar

http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, February 22nd    

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar – Originally scheduled speaker (below) has been postponed to March 1st

Speaker:           Fariel Shafee

                        Princeton University, NJ

Topic:               Spin-Glass-Like Dynamics of Social Clusters

3:30 PM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANLAYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:           Sören Bartels

                        Department of Mathematics, UMCP and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Topic:              Approximation of Harmonic Maps - Gradient Flow Approaches vs. Iterative Minimization

                        http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

 

Wednesday, February 23rd

1:30 PM - IPST 1116

SPECIAL INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IPST) COLLOQUIUM

Speaker:         Thomas M. Baer

                       Chairman and Founder, Arcturus Bioscience, Inc., Mountain View, CA

Topic:             Resolving the Molecular Puzzle of Cancer through Microgenomics:  

                       New Challenges for Measurement Science

2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg (#406)

CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR

Speaker:            Eric Vanden-Eijnden

                         Graduate Department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,

                         New York University, NY

Topic:               Metastability in Complex Systems

                         http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

3:30 PM - 1115 CSIC Bldg (#406)

INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH'S CENTER FOR DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF SMART STRUCTURES CONTROL AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

Speaker:           Hideo Mabuchi

                         Department of Physics and Control & Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology

Topic:               Measurement and Control in Quantum Information Science

                         www.isr.umd.edu/Labs/ISL/events.html

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS (This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

Speaker:         Artem Masunov

                      Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, South Dakota

                      School of Mines and Technology ( South Dakota Tech ), Rapid City

Topic:            Density Functional Theory Studies of the Ground and Excited States of Advanced Materials

Thursday, February 24th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:           Ben Shapiro

                         Department of Aerospace Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, UMCP

Topic:               Steering Particles by Micro Flow Control

and
Speaker:           Masahiro Toiya

                         Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMCP

Topic:               Rock Penetration through a Granular Pile

                         http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

Friday, February 25th  

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)

ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:           Steve Rolston

                        Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Department of Physics, UMCP

Topic:               Ultracold Neutral Plasmas

3:00 PM - MATH 3206

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM

FOURTH IN THE SERIES:   MATHEMATICS AND BIOLOGY

Speaker:           G. Bard Ermentrout

                         University Professor of Computational Biology, Department of Mathematics,

                         University of Pittsburgh, PA

Topic:                Learning Synchrony Oscillations and Spike-Time Dependent Plasticity

                          http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/colloquium/

Monday, February 28th

1:00 PM - PHYS 1201

ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:          Jennifer Sebby-Strabley

                       National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, and

                       Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Topic:              Demonstration of Dense Mesoscopic Atomic Ensembles in a Holographic Atom Trap

 

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

A Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/ DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Arthur La Porta

                       Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University , CA

Topic:             Using Optical Tweezers and the Optical Torque Wrench to Probe Force and

                       Torque Geneation by Single Bio-Molecules

                       http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar

http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, March 1st

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR**

Speaker:         Fariel Shafee

                       Department of Physics, Princeton University, NJ

Topic:             Spin-Glass-Like Dynamics of Social Clusters

 

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM**

Art show by computer projection to follow.    For additional info, see also:

http://www.papaink.org/gallery/home/artist/display/333.html

3:30 PM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANLAYSIS SEMINAR

 Speaker:        John A. Pelesko

                       Department of Mathematics, University of Delaware, Newark

Topic:              Electrostatic-Elastic Interactions 

                        http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

 

Wednesday, March 2nd

2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg (#406)

CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR

Speaker:         Irina Popovici

                       Department of Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Topic:             A New Transform for Improved Lossy Compression of Color Images

                       ( Joint work w/William D. Withers)

                       http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Speaker:         Taekjip Ha

                       Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Topic:             Single Molecule Views of Nature's Nanomachines

Thursday, March 3rd

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Peter Lenz

                       Fachbereich Physik, Universität, Marburg, Germany

Topic:             Membranes with Rotating Motors
                       http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

Friday, March 4th

1:00 PM - CHE 2110

Spring 2005 Distinguished Lecture Series/Materials Science & Engineeting

Speaker:          Mikhail A. Anisimov

                        Dept. of Chedmical Engineeriung & Institute for Physical Science & Technology, UMCP

Topic:              Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Thermodynamics:  Fundamenals for Emerging Technologies

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)

ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Wendell T. Hill, III

                       Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:             Atoms, Molecules and Light:   Revealing the Secrets of Nature and Engineering the Future

Monday, March 7th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

A Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar - Faculty Meeting

http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Moo Hyun Lee

                       Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP

Topic:             Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Project: First Flight of 42 Days

                       http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, March 8th

1:00 PM - PHYS 1201

ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Refreshments @ 12:45 PM in the Toll Room

Speaker:         Michael Romalis

                       Department of Physics, Princeton University, NJ

Topic:             Atomic Magnetometers for Precision Measurements and Applications

(For further information, contact Luis Orozco, Physics.)

   

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

As in the past, each seminar will be preceded by an informal cafeteria lunch to which all are

welcome, departing from Room 2100B about five minutes after 12:00 noon.)

Speaker:         James A. Warren

                       Director, Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science,

                       National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:             Modeling the Dynamics of Crystal Growth:   The Influence of Liquid Structure

(For further information, contact M. E. Fisher, Coordinator, or Wolfgang Losert, Host.)

 

3:30 PM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANLAYSIS SEMINAR

No Seminar  -  See Listing under Friday, March 11th.

http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

 

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND'S CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD YEAR OF PHYSICS—THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF EINSTEIN'S MAGICAL YEAR

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM

Speaker:          Benoit Mandelbrot

                       Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Emeritus, Mathematics Department,

                       Yale University, New Haven, CT, and IBM Fellow Emeritus, T.J. Watson Research Center,

                       International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, NY

Topic:             Physics from Smoothness to Roughness

                       http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia/

 

Wednesday, March 9th

2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg (#406)

CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR

 Speaker:        Giovanni Russo

                       Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy

Topic:             Computation of Strained Epitaxial Growth in Three Dimensions by

                       Kinetic Monte Carlo

                        http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

If you would like to meet with Dr. Russo, please contact us at pa@cscamm.umd.edu

CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars)

No Seminar

  

Thursday, March 10th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

(The format for this seminar includes lunch and two talks that emphasize applied dynamics.)

Speaker:          Aleksandr Y. Ukhorskiy

                       Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD

Topic:              Complexity in Magnetospheric Dynamics:   From Modeling to Forecasting

and

Speaker:         Masahiro Toiya

                       Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP), UMCP

Topic:              Rod Penetration through a Granular Pile

(For further information, contact Wolfgang Losert, Coordinator.)

                        http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

2:00 PM - MATH 1311

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Serguei Novikov

                       Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of Mathematics,

                       UMCP

Topic:             Topology of Hamiltonian Systems on the Surfaces Generated by the Real Part of

                       Holomorphic 1-Forms

 

Friday, March 11th

8:00 AM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANLAYSIS/DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS WORKSHOP ON

MESHLESS METHODS, GENERALIZED FINITE   ELEMENT   METHODS, AND

RELATED APPROACHES

(Sponsored by the National Science Foundation)

This Workshop goes through the March 13th . Complete information is listed below.

  

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)

ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:           Charles Tarrio

                         Electron and Optical Physics Division, National Institute for Standards and

                         Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD

Topic:                Metrology for the Next-Generation Extreme-Ultra-violet Lithography

(For further information, contact Howard Milchberg , Coordinator:  milch@ipst.umd.edu )

 

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WORKSHOP ON MESHLESS METHODS, GENERALIZED FINITE   ELEMENT   METHODS,

AND RELATED APPROACHES

Friday, March 11th

8:45-9:00:                      Opening Remarks

9:00-9:50:                      W.K. Liu

                                      Implicit Immersed Finite Element Method and Its Application to

                                      Biological Systems

10:15-11:05:                   R. Schaback

                                       Convergence Analysis of Kernel-based Mesh- Less Methods for

                                       Solving General Operator Equations

11:30-12:20:                   G.R. Liu

                                       Adaptive Meshfree Methods

12:45-1:45:                      Lunch

1:45-2:35:                        V. Leitao

                                       Application of Meshless Collocation Tech niques to Structural Analysis

3:00-4:00:                       I. Babuska

                                      What I Know and Would Like to Know about the Meshless and

                                      Generalized FEM

 

Saturday, March 12th

8:30-9:20:                      J. Osborn

                                      Quadrature for Meshless Methods

9:45-10:35:                    J. S. Chen

                                     Stabilization of Nodal Integration in Galer kin Meshfree Methods

11:00-11:50:                  W. Han

                                     Analysis of Meshfree Methods

12:15-1:30:                    Lunch

1:30-2:20:                      L. Libersky

                                      To be Announced

2:45-3:35:                      T. Strouboulis

                                      Computational Experiences with the p-Version of the Generalized

                                      FEM

4:00-4:50:                      C. A. Duarte

                                      Clustered Generalized Finite Element Approx imations:   Theory,

                                      Applications, and Open Issues

Sunday, March 13th

8:30-9:20:                      U. Banerjee

                                     Superconvergence in Generalized Finite Ele ment Method

9:45-10:35:                   M. A. Schweitzer

                                     Fast Solvers for Partition of Unity Methods

11:00-11:50:                 V. Nistor

                                     Interior Numerical Approximation of Boundary Value Problems with a

                                     Distributional Data

12:15-1:30:                   Lunch

1:30-2:20:                     Future Directions

Monday, March 14th

4:00 PM - IPST 1116

A Joint INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/     DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS/BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR

No Seminar Today

http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

 

4:30 PM - CSS 2400

SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:          Stephen A. Fuselier

                        Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, California

Topic:              Progress in Understanding Magnetic Reconnection at the Earth's Magnetopause

                        http://space.umd.edu/seminars

 

Tuesday, March 15th

1:00 PM - PHYS 1201

Joint ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL (AMO) PHYSICS and QUANTUM COHERENCE AND INFORMATION THEORY (QCI) SEMINAR

Speaker:         Ting Yu

                       Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, NY

Topic:              Finite-Time Disentanglement via Sontaneous Emission

 

1:15 PM - IPST 1116

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Olivier Pierre-Louis

                       CNRS/LSP, Université J. Fourier, Grenoble

Topic:              Morphological Transitions of One-Dimensional Fronts on Growing Crystal Surfaces

 

3:30 PM - MATH 3206

NUMERICAL ANLAYSIS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Khamron Mekchay,

                       Department of Mathematics, UMCP

Topic:             AFEM for the Laplace-Beltrami Operator on Graphs:   A Posteriori Error Estimation

                       and Convergence

                       http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

 

4:00 PM - PHYS 1410

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND'S CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD YEAR OF

PHYSICS—THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF EINSTEIN'S MAGICAL YEAR

Speaker:         Leon Lederman

                       Nobel Laureate in Physics, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy,

                       Illoinis Institute of Technology, Chicago

Topic:             Physics , Education, and Physics Education

                       http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia/

 

Wednesday, March 16th

2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg (#406)

CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR

Speaker:         Vladimir Krasnopolsky

                       Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), UMCP

                       and National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)/NOAA

Topic:             Application of Neural Network Techniques for Approximating Complex

                      Multidimensional Mappings:   NN Emulations of Time Consuming Components

                      in Numerical Models ( in collaboration with Michael Fox-Rabinovitz and Dmitry Chalikov,

                      ESSIC, University of Maryland)

                       http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

If you would like to meet with Dr. Krasnopolsky , please contact us at pa@cscamm.umd.edu

CSCAMM is located in the 4th floor of the new CSIC Bldg., between A V Williams Bldg & G2 parking lot.

 

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

(This series combines the former Statistical Physics and Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry Seminars.)

No Seminar Today

 

Thursday, March 17th

12:15 PM - ENERGY RES 1207

APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR

Speaker:         Leah Chock

                       Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Topic:             Bifurcations and Chaotic Desynchronization in a Multistrain Disease Model with

                      Seasonal Forcing

and

Speaker:         To be Announced

Topic:             To be Announced

                       http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks/

 

4:45 PM - IPST 1116

COMMITTEE FOR PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES (CPaS) SPRING 2005 COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Speaker:         Stephen G. Brush

                       Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of History, UMCP

Topic:              How Theories Became Knowledge:   Natural Selection 1930-1970

Friday, March 18th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Thomas Murphy
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMCP
Topic:              Nonlinear Photodetectors for Ultrafast Optical Signal Processing

Saturday, March 19th – Tuesday, March 22nd
Spring 2005 Meeting of the Maryland-Penn State Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics
March 19-22 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland, College Park
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/maryland/dynamics/conferences/md05/

Monday March 21st - Friday, March 25th
SPRING BREAK

Monday, March 28th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Prof. Barry Honing
                            Columbia University
Topic:                   Computational Studies of Protein Structure and Function
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Harald Kucharek

                            University of New Hampshire, Durham
Topic:                   Energetic Pickup Ions at Interplanetary Discontinuities
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 29th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Dr. Ana Maria Rey
                             National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic:                   Fermionization of Bosons in an Optical Lattice: A simple picture

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Simon P. Schurr
                            Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:                   Universal Duality in Conic Convex Optimization
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:               Anythong Leggett (2003 Nobel Laureate)
                            Universityof Illinois - Urbana, Champagne
Topic:                   Doe sthe Everyday World Really Obey Quantum Mechanics
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 30th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:               Dr. Vladislav Panferov
                            Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Topic:                   Regular small data solutions of the Boltzmann equation in one space dimension
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Dr., College Park
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:           Joel Roark
|                         Nomadics, Inc.
Topic:               FIDO Vapor-Phase Explosives Detection

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:              Abe Nitzan
                            Tel Aviv University
Topic:                  Inelastic effects in molecular conduction

Thursday, March 31st
10:30 AM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
SPECIAL PHYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Ionannis Sideris
                         Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University
Topic:               Characterization of Chaos: A New Fastr and Effective Measure

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Irene Moroz
                         Oxford University, UK
Topic:               The extended Malkus-Robbins dynamo as a perturbed Lorenz system
and
Speaker:           Jennifer Curtis
                        University of Heidelberg
Topic:               Mechanics of hyaluronan-mediated cell adhesion
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 1st
12:00 PM - GSFC, Bldg. 21, Rm. 183
LABORATORY FOR SOLAR AND SPACE PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Dr. Angelos Vourlidas
                         NRL
Topic:               Very High Angular Resolution Ultraviolet Telescope (VAULT)

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
Joint APPLIED DYNAMICS and AMO SEMINAR
Speaker:           Jesper Glueckstaed
                         Riso
Topic:               Optical multi-particle manipulation based on GPC (Generalized Phase Contrast)

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Dr. George Petrov
                         Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory
Topic:               The Physics of Gas Discharge Lamps and the Lighting Program at NRL

Monday, March 28th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Prof. Barry Honing
                            Columbia University
Topic:                   Computational Studies of Protein Structure and Function
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Harald Kucharek
                            University of New Hampshire, Durham
Topic:                   Energetic Pickup Ions at Interplanetary Discontinuities
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, March 29th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Dr. Ana Maria Rey
                            National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic:                   Fermionization of Bosons in an Optical Lattice: A simple picture

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Simon P. Schurr
                            Department of Mathematics, UMCP
Topic:                   Universal Duality in Conic Convex Optimization
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:               Anthony Leggett
                            University of Illinois – Urbana, Champagne (2003 Nobel Laureate)
Title:                     Does the Everyday World Really Obey Quantum Mechanics
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, March 30th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:               Dr. Vladislav Panferov
                            Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Topic:                   Regular small data solutions of the Boltzmann equation in one space dimension
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Dr., College Park
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:           Joel Roark
|                       Nomadics, Inc.
Topic:               FIDO Vapor-Phase Explosives Detection

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:              Abe Nitzan
                           Tel Aviv University
Topic:                  Inelastic effects in molecular conduction

Thursday, March 31st
10:30 AM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
SPECIAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Ionannis Sideris
                        Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University
Topic:               Characterization of Chaos: A New Fastr and Effective Measure

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Irene Moroz
                        Oxford University, UK
Topic:               The extended Malkus-Robbins dynamo as a perturbed Lorenz system
and
Speaker:           Jennifer Curtis
                        University of Heidelberg
Topic:               Mechanics of hyaluronan-mediated cell adhesion
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 1st
12:00 PM - GSFC, Bldg. 21, Rm. 183
LABORATORY FOR SOLAR AND SPACE PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Dr. Angelos Vourlidas
                        NRL
Topic:               Very High Angular Resolution Ultraviolet Telescope (VAULT)

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
Joint APPLIED DYNAMICS and AMO SEMINAR
Speaker:           Jesper Glueckstaed
                        Riso
Topic:               Optical multi-particle manipulation based on GPC (Generalized Phase Contrast)

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Dr. George Petrov
                        Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory
Topic:               The Physics of Gas Discharge Lamps and the Lighting Program at NRL

Monday, April 4th
1:00 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
Speaker:             David Hall
                           Amherst College
Topic:                 Spontaneous Macroscopic Spin Polarization in Independent Bose-Einstein Condensates

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:             Prof. Bob Austin
                           Department of Physics, Princeton University        
Topic:                Biopolymers in Tight Places 
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:             William H. Matthaeus
                           University of Delaware, Bartol Research Institute
Topic:                  Geometrical Properties of Turbulence and Its Effect on Field Line and Charged Particle             

http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 5th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Jeng-Da Chai
                            Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:                   Orbital-free Kinetic Energy and Pseudopotentials for Quantal Ground States

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:               Prof. Nick Trefethen
                            Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Oxford University, England
Topic:                   Who Invented the Great Numerical Algorithms?
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:             Robert Tycko
                           National Institutes of Health
Title:                    Molecular Structure of Alzheimer's Amyloid Fibrils:  Insights from Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 6th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:       Min Quyant 
                    Department of Physics, UMCP   
Topic:           Molecular Wiring of Spin Coherence between Semiconductor Quantum Dots

Thursday, April 7th
10:30 AM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
No Information          

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Ramakrishna Ramaswamy
                        Centre for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Topic:              Aperiodic and Nonchaotic Attractors
and
Speaker:          To be Announced   
Topic:               To be Announced
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

2:00 PM - MTH 1311
DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Stephane Sabourau
                       St. Joseph's University and Universite de Tours
Topic:              Systolic Volume and Minimal Entropy on Aspherical Manifolds

Friday, April 8th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Michael R. Zachariah
                       Center for NanoEnergetics Research (CNER)    
                       UMCP/NIST Co-Laboratory on NanoParticle Based Manufacturing and Meteorology  
Topic:              Tools for Manipulating, Characterizing, and Studying the Relativity of Aerosol NanoParticles              

3:00 PM - MTH 3206
MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
(Fifth in the series Mathematics and Biology)
Speaker:         Avis Cohen
                       Department of Biology and ISR, UMCP
Topic:             Mathematics in Biology:  Blowing smoke or clearing the air?

Monday, April 11th
1:00 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
Speaker:             Alex Kuzmich
                          Georgia Tech
Topic:                 Quantum Networking with Atomic Ensembles

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Information Available
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:            Rosemary Killen
                          Department of Astronomy, UMCP
Topic:                Mercury's Magnetosphere and its Influence on the Neutral Exosphere 
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 12th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:             Dr. Justin J. Stambaugh
                           MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Topic:                 The Self-Assembly of Complex Particles

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:            Prof. Mark Embree
                         Computational and Applied Mathemtics, RIce University
Topic:                A Dozen Cautionary Tales from "Specra and Pseudospecra"
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:             Dr. Bruno Eckhardt
                          University of Maryland
Title:                   Transition to Turbulence in Shear Flows
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 13th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS, 8050 Greenmead Dr., College Park
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Speaker:           Dr. Min Ouyang
Topic:               Molecular "Wiring" of Spin Coherence between Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:       Linda Magid 
                    University of Tennessee/NSF  
Topic:           To be Announced

Thursday, April 14th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Joe Skufka
                       University of Maryland
Topic:              Boundary to Turbulence in Plane Couette Flow
NS
Speaker:          Ben Shapiro
                        Institute for Systems Research, UMCP
Topic:              Steering Particles by Micro Flow Control
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 15th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dmitri Kaganovich
                        Naval Research Laboratory
Topic:              Table Top Particle Accelerators

Monday, April 18th
4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Information Available
(For further information, contact D. Thirumalai, Coordinator.)
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:            Douglas P. Hamilton
                          Department of Astronomy, UMCP
Topic:                Charged Dust Dynamics at Jupiter 
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 19th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:             Prof. Richard A. Ferrell
                           Department of Physics, UMCP
Topic:                 A Nonconventional Computation of the Anomalous Dimension, Eta,
                           Using the Lorentz Metric

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:            Prof. Alfred Schmidt
                          Zentrum fuer Technomathematik, Universitaet Bremen, Germany
Topic:                Adaptive Finite Element Simulations for Macroscopic and Mesoscopic Models of Steel
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:             Chris Monroe
                           University of Michigan
Title:                   To be Announced
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 20th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
No Information Available
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:           Rob Walker 
                         Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP  
Topic:               Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Materials:  Properties and Consequences

Thursday, April 21st
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
(One long talk today.)
Speaker:          Konstantin Mischaikow
                        Georgia Tech
Topic:              A Topological Analysis of Time Dependent Patterns
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, April 22nd
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         George Petrov 
                       Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory   
Topic:             Modeling of Clusters in A Super-intense Laser Field by a 3-D Relativistic
                       Molecular Dynamic Model                    

Monday, April 25th
1:00 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
Speaker:         Vito Scarola
                       University of Maryland
Topic:             Quantum Phases of the Extended Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonian:
                       The Possibility of a Supersolid State of Cold Atmons in Optical Lattices

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Prof. Ivet Bahar
                       Department of Computational Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Topic:             Understanding the Machinery of Biomolecular Assemblies Using
                       Elastic Network Models
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Michael R. Collier
                        Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic:               Asymmetries Toward Higher Ecliptic Longitudes than the Nominal Upstream
                         Directon in Twelve Heliospheric Data Sets
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, April 26th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Valeri Barsegov
                        Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Unbinding of Cell-adhesion Molecules:  Transition from catch to slip bonds

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:            Dr. Jian Zhong Zhu
                         ESI US R&D Inc., Columbia, MD
Topic:                Computational Modeling of Hot Tearing and Cold Crack in Metal Casting
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:          John Carlstrom
                       University of Chicago
Title:                Constraining Cosmology with New Cosmic Microwave Background Observations
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, April 27th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:          Richard Baraniuk
                        Rice University
Topic:              The Multiscale Structure of Non-Differentiable Image Appearance Manifolds
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

LECTURE AND RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE AWARDING OF THE 2005 WOLF PRIZE TO DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR SERGEY NOVIKOV
3:00 PM - 3206 Mathematics (Colloquium Room)
Lecture by:       Professor Sergey Novikov
Topic:              Topological and Dynamical Pheonmena in Metals
Reception @ 4:00 p.m. - Math Rotunda

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:           Gustavo Scuseria 
                         Rice University  
Topic:               New Density Functionals Applied to Old Problems:  Actinide oxides and carbon nanostr

Thursday, April 28th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Philip G. McQueen
                        Mathematical & Statistical Computing Laboratory
                        Division of Computational Bioscience, National Institutes of Health
Topic:              Parasite vs Parasite vs Host: Counter-Intuitive Outcomes Due to Competition
                        for Red Blood Cells in Malaria Infections
and
Speaker:          Mahesh Bandi
                       University of Pittsburgh
Topic:              Spatio-temporal Fluctuations in the Energy Cascade of a Turbulent Fluid
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
(Colloquium is part of the University of Maryland's celebration of the World Year of Physics.)
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:          John Stachel
                       Boston University
Title:                3005 What Will Be Remembered?
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Friday, April 29th
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Aleksandr V. Smirnov 
                       Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry, Lung and Blood Institute,
                       National Institutes of Health
Topic:             Pulsed Lasers in Biophysics and Biomedical Applications

Monday, May 2nd
1:00 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
No Information Available

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Information Available
(For further information, contact D. Thirumalai, Coordinator.)
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Wayne T. Kasprzak
                         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Beltsville
Topic:               Huygens on Titan, First Results
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 3rd
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          Dr. Anirban Chakraborti
                        Brookhaven National Laboratory
Topic:              Econophysics:  Analyses & Modeling

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
See Thursday, May 5th
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

3:30 PM - Seminar Room, Lower Level, LPS (8050 Greenmead Dr., College Park)
LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES/SPECIAL SEMINAR
Speaker:           Dr. Ravindra Athale
                         DARPA Microsystems Technology Office, Arlington, VA
Topic:               Optical Computing:  Past and Future

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
Speaker:          Professor Robert Birgeaneau
                        University of California, Berkeley
Title:                High Temperature Superconductivity and Magnetism:  Friends or Foes
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, May 4th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:          Prof. Patrick Wolfe
                        Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Topic:              Stochastic Computation and Applications to Statisical Signal Processing
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:           Jerry Miller 
                         Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMCP  
Topic:               Five Phase Transitions of Solid Ammonium Nitrate (Fertilizer, Explosive, and
                         Rocket Complex Behavior of a "Simple" 1:1 Salt

Thursday, May 5th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Romulus Breban
                         Department of Biomathematics, UCLA
Topic:              Aggregating ODE Models with Growing Networks:  A new class of epidemic models
and
Speaker:          Juan Restrepo
                         IREAP, UMCP
Topic:               Desynchronization Waves and Localized Instabilities in Oscillator Arrays
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
(CANCELLED )
Joint NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR/APPLIED MATH COLLOQUIUM
Speaker:            Prof. Yann Brenier
                          Laboratoire Alexandre Dieudonne, Universite de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis
Topic:                Derivation of Particle, String and Membrane Motions from Born-Infeld
                          Electromagnetism
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
No Information Available
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Friday, May 6th
SPRING '05 AZIZ LECTURE (CANCELLED)
3:00 PM - MTH 3206
Speaker:           Prof. Yann Brenier
                         Laboratoire Alexandre Dieudonne, Universite de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis
Topic:               String Integration of Some MHD Equations

3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled

Monday, May 9th
1:00 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
No Information Available
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/seminars/weekinreview.htm

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:         Dr. Catherine A. Royer
                      Optical Spectroscopy Section, Laboratory for Biophysical Chemistry
                      National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH
Topic:             Probing the Role of Hydration in Protein Folding Using High Pressure   
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Gary P. Zank
                         Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics
                         University of California at Riverside
Topic:               The Interaction of the Interstellar Medium with the Sun and Other Stars
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 10th
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
Speaker:          R. Thomas Willis
                        Institute for Physical Science and Technology, UMCP
Topic:              Yang-Yang Anomaly in Fluid Criticality:  Exactly soluble models

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
Speaker:            Prof. Ramani Duraiswami
                         Computer Science Department and Institute of Advanced Computer Studies
                         (UMIACS), UMCP
Topic:                Computations of Singular and Nearly Singular Integrals in Boundary
                          Integral Methods
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

4:00 PM - 1410 PHYS
PHYSICS C:OLLOQUIUM
ELEVENTH ANNUAL SHIH-I PAI LECTURE IN FLUID DYNAMICS AND PLASMA DYNAMICS
Speaker:           Prof. Susan W. Kieffer
Department of Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana
Topic:               Geysers and Volcanoes:  Supersonic Challenges in Geology
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/colloquia

Wednesday, May 11th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
Speaker:          Prof. M. Gregory Forest
                        Institute for Advanced Materials, NanoScience and Technology
                        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill         
Topic:              Nematic Nano-composites:  Flowing Toward Performance Properties
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:           Dr. Chris Jarzynski, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Faculty Candidate
.                       Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMCP  
Topic:               Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics at the Single-Molecule Level
http://ipstmail.umd.edu/chph/3_calendar.htm

Thursday, May 12th
12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:           Doug Durian
                        University of Pennsylvania
Topic:              Partition of energy for Gas-fluidized Grains
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 13th 
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled

Monday, May 16th
1:00 PM - PHYS 1201
AMO SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - End of Semester
http://www.physics.umd.edu/events/seminars/weekinreview.htm

4:00 PM - IPST 1116
BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - End of Semester
http://www.biophysics.umd.edu

4:30 PM - CSS 2400
SPACE AND COSMIC-RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - End of Semester
http://space.umd.edu/seminars

Tuesday, May 17th ( Last Seminar of Semester)
1:15 PM - IPST 1116
INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - End of Semester

3:30 PM - MTH 3206
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - End of Semester
http://www.math.umd.edu/research/seminars/nas/

Wednesday, May 18th
2:00 PM - 4122 CSIC Bldg. (#406)
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUATION AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING (CSCAMM) SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - End of Semester
http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/seminars/spring05/index.html

4:00 PM - CHEM 0112 (Marker Room)
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS in CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
Speaker:            Tilman Rosales
                          NIH; Advisor:  Knutson
Topic:                Two Photon Fluorescence Correlation Spetroscopy
and
Speaker:            Xiang Wang
                         Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMCP; Advisor:  English
Topic:                Structure Induced Peptide-Membrane Interactions:  Single Molecule Spectroscopy
                         at the Bilayer Interface
Each speaker will speak for ~25 minutes about their ongoing thesis research.
http://ipstmail.umd.edu/chph/3_calendar.htm

Thursday, May 19th
2005 RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED FLUID DYNAMICS
8:30-6:30 PM.
110 Hodson Hall, Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
http://www.jhu.edu/~ceafm/

12:15 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
APPLIED DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Speaker:            Michael Newey
                          IREAP, UMCP
Topic:                Direct Observation of Azimuthal Correlations between DNA in Hydrated Aggregates
http://www.chaos.umd.edu/talks

Friday, May 20th 
3:00 PM - ERF 1207 (IREAP Conference Room)
ELECTROPHYSICS SEMINAR
No Seminar Scheduled - End of Semester

End of Semester

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Updated 5/23/05