Research Conference 2007-2008

Fall 2007 Coordinator: Matias Courdurier
Spring 2008 Coordinator, Michael Weinstein



9/7/07
I. C. Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering
"Microbeam diffraction and beyond"
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Chris Wiggins, Applied Mathematics
"What I did last summer / an information theoretic approach to quantifying evolvability in biological networks"

9/14/07
Michael Mauel, Applied Physics
"My sabbatical year as a diplomat"
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Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics
"Measuring the conductance of single molecule junctions"

9/21/07
David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
"A Nonlinearly Implicit Manifesto"
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Thomas Pedersen, Applied Physics
"Latest results from the CNT experiment"

9/28/07
Matias Courdurier, Applied Mathematics
"Solving the interior problem of Computed Tomography using a priori knowledge"
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Horst Stormer, Applied Physics
"Graphene: 'you can never be too thin or too rich' Mrs. Simpson"

10/5/07
Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science and Engineering
"Phase Stability in Nanoparticles of Binary Oxides: Ceria-Hafnia, and Hafnia-Zirconia"
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Irving Herman, Applied Physics
"Physics of the human body and other nanomaterials"

10/12/07
William Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering
"2008 Nobel Prize for Physics: giant magnetoresistance"
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C. K. Chu, Applied Mathematics
"History of the department, part I"

10/19/07
Edwin Gerber, Applied Mathematics
"Stratosphere-troposphere coupling: the importance of stationary planetary waves"
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Jake Hofman, Physics
"A Bayesian framework for community detection in networks"

10/26/07
Richard Osgood, Applied Physics
"High level research at the Surface"
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Michael Mauel, Applied Physics
"Interchange dynamics in a plasma confined by a strong dipole magnetic field"

11/2/07
Guillaume Bal, Applied Mathematics
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Shalom Wind, Materials Science and Engineering
"Putting it together at the nanoscale"

11/9/07
Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"Computational magma dynamics and musings on other multi-physics problems"
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Ui-Jin Chung, Materials Science and Engineering
"Melting and solidification of pulsed-laser-irradiated titanium oxide films"

11/16/07
I. C. Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering
"Writing Scientific and Technical Communications"
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Jerry I. Dadap, Applied Physics
"Wiring up the future: advancing on-chip optical interconnects with deeply scaled silicon photonic wires"

11/23/07
No colloquium: University Holiday

11/30/07
Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics
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Mark Adams, Applied Physics
"Toward 'textbook' multigrid efficiency in fully implicit resistive MHD simulations of fusion plasmas"

12/7/07
Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
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Gerald Navratil, Applied Physics
"Adventures in deanland - midterm report"

1/25/08
Ozgur Kalenci, Solid State Physics
"Coherency Effects in Nanobeam X-ray Strain Analysis"
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Quinn Marksteiner, Plasma Physics
"Observations of an Ion Driven Instability in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus"

2/1/08
Ethan Coon, Applied Mathematics
"Extended Finite Element Methods for Repeated Rupture"
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Kirk Knobelspeisse, Applied Mathematics
"Polarized characterization of the Earth's surface"

2/8/08
Braxton Osting, Applied Mathematics
"Diffraction in a Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Lattice"
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Sean Polvino, Materials Science & Engineering
"Adventures in Powder Diffraction: What does the data mean?"

2/15/08
Shengguo Jia, Solid State Physics
"Mechanical Properties of Electrophoretically Deposited CdSe Nanocrystal Films"
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Gideon Simpson, Applied Mathematics
"An Effective Medium Theory for Magma Migration"

2/22/08
C.K. Chu, Applied Mathematics
"History of the Department, Part 2"
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Sioan Zohar, Solid State Physics
"Magnetic Resonance in Gamma-Fe2O3 Nanoparticle Arrays"

2/29/08
Jake Hofman, Physics
"Inferring the Structure and Scale of Modular Networks"
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Pascal Heider, Applied Mathematics
"Scattering Resonances and the Design of Optimal Dielectric Structures"

3/7/08
Andrew Mugler, Physics
"Form, Function, and Evolvability in Biological Networks"
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Michael Hahn, Plasma Physics
"Equilibrium Studies in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus"

3/14/08
Jeremy Marzuola, Applied Mathematics
"Fast soliton scattering by delta impurities"
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Samar Khatiwala, Applied Mathematics
"Fast spin up of global ocean biogeochemical models using matrix-free Newton-Krylov"

3/21/08
No Colloquium - Spring Break

3/28/08
Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
"Using novel scattering and advanced computing methods to solve nanostructures: There's plenty of room in the middle"
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Yinyan Gong, Materials Science & Engineering
"Increasing Dopant Incorporation in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors via Nano-islands"

4/4/08
Joan Raitano, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanoparticles of Ceria-Hafnia and Ceria-Copper Oxide: Characterization & Catalytic Applications"
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Abby Shaw-Krauss, Applied Mathematics
"Dynamics of an Asymmetric Bubble in a Compressible Fluid"

4/11/08
Paul Brenner, Plasma Physics
"Installation and Operation of a Conducting Boundary in the CNT Stellarator"
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Lorenzo Polvani, Applied Mathematics
"Constituent Transport in Baroclinic Lifecycles"

4/18/08
Andrew Ying, Materials Science & Engineering
"Line Broadening Analysis Techniques in X-Ray Diffraction"
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Shouzheng Liu, Applied Mathematics
"Towards Implicit Coupling Methods in Multiphysics Models"

4/25/08
Hongying Liang, Materials Science & Engineering
"High performance LiCoO2 prepared in molten salt for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries"
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Benoit Durand de Gevigney, Plasma Physics
"Numerical Investigation of Electron Orbits in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus"

5/2/08
Avishai Ofan, Solid State Physics
"Lithium Niobate Mud Flats"
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Michael Vidne, Applied Mathematics
"Adaptation To Time Constants In The Fly Visual System"


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