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Colloquia for the 2011-2012 academic year
Organized by Ernest Barreto

Colloquia were held Thursdays at 3pm in Innovation 223 (except as noted below). Refreshments were provided.

Fall 2011

Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Link
23 September Indu Satija George Mason University Bunching and Antibunching of Quantum Particles: From Astronomy to AMO
30 September Greg Stephens Princeton More Bits for Behavior: Stochastic Dynamics in the Reversal Motions of C. elegans
21 October Bob Ehrlich George Mason University Climate for Energy Change: A Time for Bridges, not Tunnels
28 October Jason Tumlinson Space Telescope Science Institute Gas and Metals in the Halos of Galaxies: The News from HST
04 November Ana Maria Rey JILA Building the Most Precise Atomic Clocks in the World by Studying Many-Body Physics
18 November Ian Spielman Joint Quantum Institute (NIST & UMD) Ultracold Atoms: Understanding Complex Systems Through Simplicity
25 November Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving!
02 December Don Smith Guilford College Networking Automated Telescopes: Skynet Conquers the World
09 December Carson Chow Laboratory of Biological Modeling, NIDDK, NIH Kinetic Theory of Coupled Oscillators

Spring 2012

Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Link
09 February -- JC Room B Juan Restrepo U. Colorado Boulder Criticality and Dynamic Range in Network Cascading Processes
16 February (at 3:15pm) Thomas Murphy UMCP Chaotic Synchronization in Optical Networks
23 February Rachel Dudik USNO Joint Milli-Arcsecend Pathfinder Survey (JMAPS):  Overview of scientific and technological capabilities
01 March Michelle Girvan UMCP Modeling the Dynamics of Gene Networks
08 March Stephanie Palmer Princeton / U. Chicago Predicting the Future: What the Eye Computes About the Visual Scene
15 March Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break
22 March Robert Axtell GMU Modeling Firm Dynamics
30 March -- Note: Friday Joseph Izen U. Texas at Dallas The Hunt for the Higgs Particle at the Large Hadron Collider
05 April Bala Sundaram U. Mass. Boston Structural and Dynamical Aspects of Networks
12 April Chenggang Tao Virginia Tech Local Probe of Graphene Nanostructures
19 April Jayanth Bhanvar UMCP Geometry and Physics of Proteins
26 April Eite Tiesinga NIST and UMCP Preparing Coherent and Squeezed States of Ultra-Cold Atoms
03 May Kevin Luhman Penn State University The Formation of Brown Dwarfs and Wide Planetary Companions

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