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 Michelle Girvan, Christopher Jarzynski and John D. Weeks.  Please send suggestions for speakers to Teri Schuler, tschuler at umd.edu.

For further information, contact:
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns at umd.edu (301)-405-4439
Professor John Weeks, jdw at @ipst.umd.edu (301)-405-4802
Professor Michelle Girvan, girvan at @umd.edu (301)-405-1610

INFORMAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR - SPRING 2017

January 31              Professor Lisa Manning, Syracuse University
                                 Low-frequency excitations in jammed particulate matter

February 7              Mr. Ang Gao, UMCP
                                 How do long-ranged interactions affect hydrophobic hydration and association: An LMF Study

February 21            Dr. John Biddle, Harvard University
                                 Asymmetry in Assisted Loading: A Signature of Energy Expenditure?

February 28            Professor Derek Paley, UMCP
                                 Data-driven modeling of collective behavior in animal groups

March 7                   Dr. Michael Zwolak, NIST
                                 Thermodynamic cycle of catalytic nanoparticle morphology driven by carbon nanostructure growth

March 21                 SPRING BREAK
                                 No Seminar

April 4                     Professor Chris Jarzynski, UMCP
                                 Connecting Thermodynamics to Statistical Mechanics in the Strong System-environment Coupling Regime

April 18                   Mr. Teddy Baker, UMCP
                                 Local molecular field theory for non-equilibrium systems

April 25                   Dr. Vivek Prabhu, NIST
                                 Self-assembly and dynamics of oligocarbonate-functionalized telechelic polymers

May 2                      Dr. David Ross, NIST
                                 Equilibrium Free Energies from Non-Equilibrium Trajectories with Relaxation Fluctuation Spectroscopy