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CNLS Talks, 2008
• 2008-12-15 Ilya Gruzberg (University of Chicago) Stochastic geometry in nature: fractals and multifractals and how to study them
• 2008-12-10 Eli Barkai (Bar-Ilan University) Weak ergodicity breaking
• 2008-12-09 Greg Hammett (Princeton University) Simulations of 5-D Gyrokinetic Plasma Turbulence for Magnetic Fusion Energy
• 2008-12-09 Lijun Zhu (California State University, Northridge) Quantum critical Kondo dynamics: from quantum dots to heavy fermions
• 2008-12-09 Kirill Velizhanin (New Mexico State University) Charge Carrier Dynamics and Energy Transfer Processes in Nanostructures
• 2008-12-01 Robert Nourgaliev (Idaho National Laboratory) Challenges in Modeling of Intense Multiphase Flow Interactions
• 2008-12-01 Michael D. Troy (Colorado State University) A New Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Model Based on a Hybrid Vertical Coordinate
• 2008-11-17 Carlos Bertulani (Texas A&M University - Commerce) The Stellar Conundrum
• 2008-11-17 Dmitriy Y. Anistratov (Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University) Nonlinear Computational Methods for Simulating Interactions of Radiation with Matter in Physical Systems
• 2008-11-13 Frederik Wiegel (University of Amsterdam) Scaling Laws in Immunology
• 2008-11-13 Rosie Fisher (University of Sheffield) The development of a second generation Global Dynamic Global Vegetation Model: New tools for constraining the terrestrial climate-carbon cycle feedback
• 2008-11-13 Matthew Calef (Mathematics Department, Vanderbilt University) Discrete and Continuous Minimal Energy Problems
• 2008-11-10 Sara Rauscher (T-3, Earth System Physics Section The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics) Examining the effects of horizontal resolution on regional climate model simulations using a multi-model ensemble
• 2008-11-05 Stephane Mazevet (Departement de Physique Theorique et Appliquee, CEA-DAM) Quantum Molecular Dynamics simulations of matter under extreme conditions
• 2008-11-03 Ryan Walker (Penn State) Ocean/ice-shelf/ice-stream interaction: Results from process models
• 2008-10-30 Florent Krzakala (ESPCI, ParisTech) Packing, Jamming, Freezing.... Computing ! : The hidden link between random satisfiability and the Jamming transition
• 2008-10-29 Les Atlas (Electrical Engineering Department, Washington University) IS&T Center Seminar Series: Acoustic Scene Analysis, Complex Modulations and a New Form of Filtering
• 2008-10-27 Dimiter N. Petsev (Center for Biomedical Engineering and Department for Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque) Transport control in fluidic micro and nanochannels
• 2008-10-22 Prof. Dan Hammerstrom (Portland State University) Intelligent Computing with CMOL (Cmos / MOLecular)
• 2008-10-22 Franz Mertens (University of Bayreuth Physics Institute) Unidirectional motion of solitons in chaotic regimes of sine-Gordon ratchet systems
• 2008-10-16 Paul Woodward (University of Minnesota) Simulating compressible turbulent mixing with PPM and a new multifluid tracking scheme, PPB
• 2008-10-09 Florent Krzakala (ESPCI ParisTech) Quantum Institute Seminar Series: Quantum cavity method for Ising models in transverse field
• 2008-10-08 W. Blake Laing (Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Oklahoma) Derivation of the N-body wavefunction for a BEC: to higher dimensions and back again
• 2008-10-07 Mark M. Wilde (University of Southern California) Stochastic Resonance in Quantum Communication Systems
• 2008-10-07 Adam Steele (Georgia Tech) Quantum Institute Seminar Series: Optical Nuclear Physics Step 1: Trapping Th3+
• 2008-09-30 Victor Atanasov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria and Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, France) Geometry-Induced Quantum Potentials, Non-Dissipative Electron Transport and Qubits
• 2008-09-24 Len Pismen (Technion) Interaction of topological defects
• 2008-09-23 Frank Brown (UCSB) q-Bio Seminar Series - Simple Models for Biomembrane Structure and Dynamics
• 2008-09-22 J. Bradley Marston (Brown University) The Quantum Mechanics of Global Warming
• 2008-09-22 D. C. Griffin (Department of Physics, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL) R-matrix calculations of atomic collisions
• 2008-09-18 Danny Bickson (IBM, Haifa) Gaussian Belief Propagation for Solving Systems of Linear Equations: Theory and Application
• 2008-09-15 Bradley F. Habenicht (Chemistry Department, University of Washington) Nonradiative Decay Channels in Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
• 2008-09-11 Daniel Creveling (University of California, San Diego) State and parameter estimation in nonlinear systems as an optimal control problem with application to biophysics
• 2008-09-11 Xiaowen Shan, Ph. D (Director of Advanced Physics Algorithms, Exa Corporation) Kinetic representation of hydrodynamics: New prospect of lattice Boltzmann method
• 2008-09-10 Cristopher Moore (Professor Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, UNM and the Santa Fe Institute) Heirarchical Structure and the Prediction of Missing Links in Networks
• 2008-09-09 Mariana Malard (City College of New York) Interacting Quantum Wires: A Possible Explanation for the 0.7 Anomalous Conductance
• 2008-09-09 Bane Vasic (University of Arizona Tucson) Fault-tolerance Framework for DNA-Repair
• 2008-09-02 Kathleen Hall (Washington University School of Medicine) q-Bio Seminar Series: Discovering the role of Protein Dynamics in RNA recognition motifs
• 2008-08-21 Peter Littlewood (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge) New condensates of matter and light
• 2008-08-21 Dan Goldberg (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University) Grounding line movement and ice shelf buttressing in marine ice sheets: an adaptive approach
• 2008-08-20 Miren Vizcaino-Trueba (Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley) Changes in future ice sheets, climatic impacts and mass balance modification: Answers from two coupled ice sheet-climate models
• 2008-08-15 David L. Brown (Computation Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) APPLIED MATHEMATICS AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: Past, Present and a View to the Future
• 2008-08-14 Jeff Haack Parity-based Splitting Schemes for the Time-dependent $P_N$ Equations
• 2008-08-12 Zohar Nussinov (Physics at Washington University, St. Louis) Generalized symmetries, topological orders, surface codes, and thermal fragility
• 2008-08-11 Douglas Abraham (University of Oxford) Exactly Solvable Models of Random Surfaces
• 2008-08-05 Robert Austin (Princeton University) Manipulation of biological systems in controlled environments
• 2008-08-04 Philip Maini (University of Oxford) Modelling aspects of solid tumour growth
• 2008-08-04 William Klein (Boston University) Phase Transition Kinetics -What are the Problems
• 2008-07-30 David Helmbold (UC Santa Cruz) Learning Permutations with Exponential Weights
• 2008-07-24 Boris Spivak (University of Washington) ***PLEASE NOTE-RESCHEDULED DATE/TIME***

Theory of disordered d-wave superconductors

• 2008-07-23 David Poulin (University of Sherbrooke) Good quantum error correcting codes and their decoding
• 2008-07-21 Clemens Bechinger (Universität Stuttgart, Physikalisches Institut) Direct measurement of critical Casimir forces
• 2008-07-15 Chao Wu (Wayne State University, CNLS, and T-12) CNLS Student Seminar Series

Electronic Excitations in Branched Conjugated Molecules Using Exciton Scattering Approach

• 2008-07-14 No Colloquium
• 2008-07-10 Vadas Gintautas (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, T-10 and CNLS) Identification of functional information subgraphs in complex networks
• 2008-07-09 Anny Usheva (Harvard University) DNA participates in directing its transcription through structurally specific dynamics
• 2008-07-08 Jeff Haack (University of Wisconsin, T-CNLS, and CCS-2) CNLS Student Seminar Series

All-Speed Asymptotic-Preserving Schemes for Compressible Flows

• 2008-07-01 Robert (Bob) Day (University of Connecticut) Pricing Algorithms for Combinatorial Auctions
• 2008-06-30 Timothy Secomb (Department of Physiology and Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona) Structural Adaptation of Microvessel Networks in Normal and Tumor Tissues
• 2008-06-30 Eric Haseltine (California Institute of Technology) Implications of Rewiring Bacterial Quorum Sensing
• 2008-06-26 Prof. Doug Hardin (Vanderbilt University, Mathematics Department) Ground state configurations on surfaces: hexagons and minimal zeta functions
• 2008-06-23 Herbert Van de Sompel (Digital Library Research & Prototyping, LANL Research Library) The Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange (OAI-ORE): The Web Architecture as the Basis for Digital Object Interoperability
• 2008-06-23 Andrew Allen (J. Craig Ventor Institute, San Diego CA) Molecular and Genomic Approaches to Nutrient Metabolism in Aquatic Microbes
• 2008-06-17 Jake BEAL, LANL Director's Postdoc Awardee (MIT, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)) Learning By Learning To Communicate
• 2008-06-12 Stefan Boettcher (Emory University) Hierarchical Regular Networks
• 2008-06-10 Marco Merkli (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) Dynamics and decoherence of open quantum systems
• 2008-06-04 M. F. Ciappina (Max-Planck-Institut f¨ur Physik komplexer Systeme, N¨othnitzer Str. 38, D-01187 Dresden, Germany) Laser-assisted single ionization by ion impact: a challenging test for distorted wave theories
• 2008-06-04 Francois Ascani (University of Hawaii) Wave-induced deep equatorial ocean circulation
• 2008-06-04 Toshiyuki Gotoh (Department of Scientific and Engineering Simulation, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan) Intermittency, accuracy, and modeling of homogeneous and passive scalar turbulence
• 2008-06-02 Itamar Procaccia (Weizmann Institute) The glass transition in hydrogen bonded liquids: from a simple model to Glycerol
• 2008-05-29 Florent Krzakala (ESPCI, ParisTech) The simplest quantum spin glass model
• 2008-05-27 L. Mahadevan (Harvard University) Cuts, cracks and creases: geometry and mechanics
• 2008-05-19 Jackson Herring (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Statistical Turbulence Theory and Numerical Simulations
• 2008-05-12 No Colloquium
• 2008-05-12 Junchao Xia (Department of Chemistry, The University of Iowa) *** PLEASE NOTE: RESCHEDULED TIME and CHANGE IN LOCATION of TALK TODAY ***

Sugar Folding: A Novel Structural Prediction Tool for Complex Carbohydrates in Solution

• 2008-05-08 Jozsef Bakosi (College of Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA) PDF modeling of turbulent flows on unstructured grids
• 2008-05-05 Hans Frauenfelder (T-10) A unified model of protein dynamics
• 2008-05-02 Prof. Bart Selman (Cornell University) *CANCELED*The Challenge and Promise of Automated Reasoning
• 2008-04-28 Konstantin Turitsyn (University of Chicago) Quasi-spherical vesicles in external flows
• 2008-04-23 Aleksander Orlov (Nonlinear Studies Laboratory, Oceanology Institute, Moscow) Random walk of hard particles and integrable systems
• 2008-04-22 Andrea Scott (University of Waterloo, Ontario) Application of the Navier-Stokes-alpha model to wall-bounded flows
• 2008-04-14 Professor Igor Krichever (Columbia University at New York) Universal Whitham hierarchy and its applications
• 2008-03-24 No Colloquium
• 2008-03-19 Serge Aubry (Laboratoire Leon Brillouin, CEA Saclay, France) A Nonadiabatic and Nonlinear Theory for Electron Transfer
• 2008-03-19 Mitchell Luskin (School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota) Theory and Algorithms for the Quasicontinuum Method
• 2008-03-19 Michael E. Fisher (Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland) Charge Correlations in a Near-critical Plasma: Simulations challenge theory
• 2008-03-18 Michael E. Fisher (Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland) VALENCY IN IONIC CRITICALITY: Field Theory fails, Simulation reports, Chemistry reveals
• 2008-03-17 Michael E. Fisher (Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland) Atoms and Ions; Universality, Singularity and Particularity: On Boltzmann's Vision a Century Later
• 2008-03-17 Shi Jin (University of Wisconsin) Computation of High Frequency Waves in Heterogeneous Media
• 2008-03-12 Dima Khavinson (Mathematics Department, USF) From the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra to Astrophysics: a “Harmonious” Journey
• 2008-03-10 Uriel Frisch (Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur) Hyperviscosity, Galerkin truncation and bottlenecks
• 2008-03-10 Pavel Frantsuzov (Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame) The mystery of blinking dots
• 2008-03-10 Genie Hsieh (Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque) Stochastic Agent-Based Modeling of EGFR/ErbB Signaling Pathways with Spatial Resolution and Single Molecule Details
• 2008-03-06 Antonello Provenzale (Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima, Torino, Italy) Large-scale organization of small-scale flow: the examples of 2D turbulence and of Rayleigh-Benard convection.
• 2008-03-03 Paul Johnson (LANL, EES-11) The effect of acoustic waves on stick-slip behaviour in sheared granular media, with implications to earthquake processes
• 2008-02-25 Charles Doering (Professor of Mathematics & Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 49109-1043) Twist & Shout: Maximal Enstrophy Production in the 3D Navier-Stokes
• 2008-02-25 Jeremiah Murphy (Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona) BETHE, an ALE Code for Astrophysical Simulations
• 2008-02-20 Ryan Gutenkunst (Department of Physics, Cornell University) Sloppiness in biochemical modeling and evolution
• 2008-02-13 J. Galewsky ( Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM) Feedbacks between atmospheric moist convection and surface processes in semi-arid regions
• 2008-02-13 Alan S. Willsky (Edwin Sibley Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Acting Director, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Research in the Stochastic Systems Group at MIT
• 2008-02-08 Professor Werner Dappen (University of Southern California) Observational constraints on the dense plasma of the solar interior
• 2008-01-24 Prof. Hong Luo (Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695) Development and application of a discontinuous Galerkin Method for computational fluid dynamics
• 2008-01-23 Dimitri P. Bertsekas (McAfee Professor of Engineering, Lab. for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Dynamic and Neuro-Dynamic Programming: An Overview and Recent Work
• 2008-01-22 Dimitri P. Bertsekas (McAfee Professor of Engineering, Lab. for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Approximate Solution of Very Large Systems of Linear Equations
• 2008-01-22 Jason K. Johnson (MIT) Convex Optimization Methods for Graphical Models
• 2008-01-14 Steven Zucker (Dept. of Computer Science and Program in Applied Mathematics, Yale University) Visual Computations and Visual Cortex
• 2008-01-10 Goutham Balaraman (Georgia Institute of Technology) Split Operator Method in the Study of Rydberg Plasmas
• 2008-01-07 Brian Munsky (Center for Control, Dynamical-systems and Computation (CCDC), University of California, Santa Barbara) Analyzing Stochastic Switches and Trajectories in Gene Regulatory Networks

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