INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Unless noted otherwise, seminars take place on Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. in Room 1116, IPST Building 085

This seminar is organized by Professors Pratyush Tiwary and Christopher Jarzynski.  Please send suggestions for speakers to Teri Schuler, tschuler at umd.edu.

For further information, contact:
Professor Pratyush Tiwary, ptiwary at umd.edu (626) 628-7952 Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns at umd.edu (301) 405-4439

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR - FALL 2017

September 6            JOINT PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY / INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
                                 Professor Pratyush Tiwary, UMD
                                 Reaction coordinate in chemistry: fool's gold, or an actionable concept?
                                 11:00 am, Marker Room, Chemistry 0112
                                 Note special date, time and location

September 12          Professor Yannis Kevrekidis, Johns Hopkins
                                 No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space, no time: Data and the computational modeling of complex systems

September 26          Dr. Thomas Purdy, NIST
                                 Quantum and thermal noise in optomechanical systems

October 3                Professor Rigoberto Hernandez, Johns Hopkins
                                 Dynamical Consistency in Sustainable Nanoparticles

October 10              Dr. Purushottam Dixit, Columbia University
                                 Metastability transition in genome evolution and population structure of bacterial species

October 13              SPECIAL APPLIED DYNAMICS / INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
                                 Professor Shmuel Fishman, Technion, Israel
                                 Statistical description of mixed systems (chaotic and regular), correlations and "thermalization"
                                 3:00 pm, IREAP Large Conference Room (ERF 1207)
                                 Note special date, time and location

October 17              SHIH-I PAI LECTURE, 4:00 p.m., 1412 Toll Physics Building
                                 Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania
                                 Perturbation and Control of Human Brain Network Dynamics
                                 No Informal Statistical Physics Seminar

October 18              JOINT PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY / INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
                                 Professor Ralph Chamberlin, Arizona State University
                                 Equilibrium fluctuations, heterogeneous response, and 1/f noise from local transient effects in thermodynamics
                                 11:00 am, Marker Room, Chemistry 0112
                                 Note special date, time and location

October 24              Dr. Ruhong Zhou, IBM Watson Research Center
                                 Large Scale Molecular Simulation of Nanoparticle-Biomolecule Interactions

October 31             
                                

November 7            Professor Royce Zia, Virginia Tech
                                 Prominent and Subtle Manifestations of Persistent Probability Currents in Non-equilibrium Steady States

November 14          Professor Michael Fisher, UMD
                                 Wilson's Renormalization Group Theory: Ken Wilson as I Knew Him

November 21          Professor Mikhail Anisimov, UMD
                                 Fluid polymorphism: from superfluid helium to metallic hydrogen

November 28         
                                

December 5