Research Conference 2005-2006

Fall 2005 Coordinator, Prof. Gerald Navratil
Spring 2006 Coordinator, Prof. Michael Mauel



9/9/05
Prof. Michael Mauel, Plasma Physics
"The Physics of Artificial Radiation Belts"
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Prof. David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
“Machiavelli for Mathematicians, or Divide and Conquer in the Numerical Solution of PDEs"

9/16/05
Prof. Thomas Pedersen, Plasma Physics
"First pure electron plasmas in the CNT stellarator"
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Prof. Thomas Marshall, Solid State Physics
"Two-Beam Wakefield Accelerator Structures”

9/23/05
Dr. Paul van der Wilt, Materials Science & Engineering
“Continuous-Wave Laser-Crystallization for High Performance TFTs”
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Prof. Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanoparticles of Ceria and Ceria-Zirconia: Lattice Parameter , Defect Concentration and Phase Stability"

9/30/05
Prof. Harish Bhat, Applied Mathematics
"Waves in Electrical Lattices"
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Prof. Gerald Navratil, Plasma Physics
"ITER Fusion Mega-Project: Getting What You Wished For"

10/7/05
Prof. Stephen O'Brien, Materials Science & Engineering
"Scale your enthusiasm"
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Prof. Richard Osgood, Solid State Physics
"Research Summary of the Osgood Group"

10/14/05
Dr. Mark Hybertsen, Materials Science & Engineering
"Exploring Electronic States and Electronic Coupling: Understanding Electron Transport in Nanoscale Molecular Systems"
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Prof. Guillaume Bal, Applied Mathematics
"Waves in Random Media"

10/21/05
Dr. Sanjukta Bhowmick, Applied Mathematics
"Application of Machine Learning to Selecting Solvers for Sparse Linear Systems"
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Dr. Daniel Savin, Plasma Physics
"A Novel Laboratory Instrument to Study Anion-Neutral Reactions'"

10/28/05
Prof. Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Hurricanes and climate"
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Dr. Samar Khatiwala, Applied Mathematics
"Newton-Krylov Methods for Fast Dynamical Equilibration of Ocean Climate Models"

11/4/05
Dr. Yann Gallais, Solid State Physics
"Spectroscopy of composite fermion Landau levels in the fractional Hall effect regime"
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Prof. Irving Herman, Solid State Physics
"Electric-Field-Assisted Assembly of Nanocrystals and Carbon Nanotubes;The Resulting Optical and other Properties of these Assemblies; and Physics of the Human Body - The Book"

11/11/05
Dr. Cristina Perez, Applied Mathematics
"Clouds and Climate"
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Prof. Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Applied Mathematics"

11/18/05

Dr. Shalom Wind, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanotools for Probing Molecular-Scale Electron Transport and Cellular Biology"
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Dr. Etienne De Poortere
"Making Wires to Molecules"

12/2/05
Prof. Chris Wiggins, Applied Mathematics
"The Facts of Life: Machine Learning and `Data Mining` in Systems Biology"
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Prof. William Bailey, Materials Science & Engineering
"Current Research"

1/20/06
Remi Lefrancois, Plasma Physics
"Electron plasmas confined on magnetic surfaces"
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David Maurer, Plasma Physics
"Current Research"

1/27/06
Yongfeng Guan, Solid State Physics
"Element and Layer-Resolved Magnetization Dynamics"
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David Lazanja, Applied Physics
"Decomposing Boundary Data for Laplace's Problem into Contributions from
Internal and External Sources"

2/3/06
Zhipeng Sun, Plasma Physics
"Adaptive stochastic control of resistive wall modes in tokamaks"

2/10/06

Jason Kremer, Plasma Physics
"The First Results of Electron Plasma Equilibrium Experiments in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus (CNT) Stellarator"
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Eugenio Ortiz, Plasma Physics
"Effects of the Hot Electron Interchange Instability on Plasma Confined in a
Dipolar Magnetic Field"

2/17/06
Nicolai Stillits, Plasma Physics
"Biased-probe Induced H-modes on the HBT-EP Tokamak"
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Ron Schmitt, Applied Physics
"Stellarator Coil Design"

2/24/06
Sarbajit Banerjee, Solid State Physics
"Electric-Field Assisted Alignment of Nanoscale Building Blocks: Fabrication and Properties"
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Edwin Gerber, Applied Mathematics
"Dynamics of the North Atlantic Oscillation and Annular Modes"

3/3/06

Sean Polvino, Materials Science & Engineering
"Thermal Expansion and Lattice Constant Measurement by X-ray Diffraction: Analysis and Fitting of Data"
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Gideon Simpson, Applied Mathematics
"Stability of structures arising in magma dynamics"

3/10/06
Vladimir Sokolov, Plasma Physics
"Observation and Identification of Zonal Flows in CLM"
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Kyle Krouse, Applied Mathematics
"Rossby Wave Radiation from Tropical Cyclones"

3/24/06
Christian Scheck, Materials Science & Engineering
"Reduction of Gilbert damping in ferromagnetic thin films"
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Joan Raitano, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanoparticles of Hf, Zr, and Ce oxides and their binary systems"

3/31/06

Michela Biasutti, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
"Changes in Sahel rainfall: Understanding the past and forecasting the future"
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Gilles Bellon, Applied Mathematics
"Simple models of shallow convection and their implication for more complex models"

4/7/06

Ryan Roth, Solid State Physics
"Ion Beam Analysis of Ion-Implanted Optical Oxides"
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Nicolae-Coriolan Panoiu, Solid State Physics
"Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Sub-wavelength Nanostructured Materials - Theory and Device Applications"

4/14/06

Ozgur Kalenci, Solid State Physics
"Optical Effects in X-Ray Diffraction from Single Crystals"
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Jenna Pike, Materials Science & Engineering
"Synthesis and Redox Properties of CuO and Mn3O4"

4/21/06

Chad Husko, Solid State Physics
"All-Optical Bistable Switching in Nonlinear Photonic Crystals"
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Michael Vidne, Applied Mathematics
"Modeling Orientation Selectivity Development Using STDP"

4/28/06

Quinn Marksteiner, Plasma Physics
"Observations of an Ion Driven Instability in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus"
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Xuefei Yuan, Applied Mathematics
"Modeling Metabolic Networks with Computational Optimization"


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