Research Conference 2008-2009

Fall 2008 Coordinator: Prof. Matias Courdurier
Spring 2009 Coordinator: Prof. Latha Venkataraman



9/5/08
Matias Courdurier
"A Diffusion Approach to Model Photons in a Slightly Scattering Media: What Can Be 'Seen'?"
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Thomas Pedersen
"Confinement of non-neutral plasmas in the CNT stellarator"

9/12/08
Mark Adams
"How to use a million cores for magnetically confined fusion plasmas simulations"
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Rolf Krause
"Biomechanics and Non-convex Minimization - Multiscale Methods for Non-linear Problems"

9/19/08
Special Time 9:45-10:15 AM (Breakfast at 9:30 AM)
Simon Billinge
"The Nanostructure Problem: There's plenty of room in the middle"

10/3/08
Adam Sobel
"What I did for my sabbatical: scientific tourism down under"
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Christian Groß, Institute for Numerical Simulation, University of Bonn
"On the efficient and reliable solution of non-convex minimization problems"
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Thomas Dickopf, Institute for Numerical Simulation, University of Bonn
"Stable information transfer between different discretizations using ideas from domain decomposition methods"

10/10/08
9:15-10:00 AM
Chris Marianetti
"Computational materials science: from rechargeable batteries to nuclear reactors"

10/17/08
Aron Pinczuk
"Seeing Electrons in 'Flatland'''
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Latha Venkataraman
"Attaching Alligator Clips to Single Molecules"

10/24/08
Shalom Wind
"Molecular-Scale Engineering"

10/31/08
L.M. Polvani
"The ozone hole and climate change"
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Michael Mauel
"Celebrating 50 Years of Plasma Physics"

11/7/08
Richard Osgood
"Step up to the surface"
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Chris Wiggins
"The stochastic spectral dynamics of transcriptional regulatory cascades"

11/14/08
David Keyes
"How the Falcon Sets to Fly"
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Guillaume Bal
"Limit models for equations with random coefficients: Homogenized or Stochastic equations?"

11/21/08
Ui-Jin Chung
”Formation of Metal Thin Film Texture via Heterogeneous Nucleation”
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Irving Herman
”Assembly and Properties of Nanomaterials, and Other Updates V11.21.08”

12/5/08
Michael Weinstein
"Control of electromagnetic waves"
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William Bailey
"Magnetization dynamics controlled by pure spin currents"

1/23/09
I.C. Noyan
"Using Diffraction for Fun and Profit"
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Mark Hoefer
"Magnetic Nano-wave Structures"

1/30/09
Sean Polvino
"Tales from the Statistical Domain: Adventures in X-ray Statistics"
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Aron Ahmadia
"Software Development Tools for Computational Scientists"

2/6/09
Joan Raitano
"Characterization and In Situ Studies of Cu-CeO2 nanoparticles for Water-Gas Shift Catalysis"
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Emil Bozin
"Synchrotron x-rays in total scattering action in CuIr2S4 thiospinel: metal-insulator transition - induce and observe"

2/13/09
Jun Yan
"Raman scattering in atomic layers of carbon (graphene)"
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Anil Raj
"Min-cut based clustering on graphs: An information-theoretic perspective"

2/20/09
Pavol Juhas
"3D Puzzles - Structure Determination from Pair Distribution Function"
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Mark Adams
"Nonlinear Multigrid Methods for Fully Implicit Resistive MHD Simulations"

2/27/09
Michael Frei
"Measurements of Single Bond Breaking Forces"
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Teresa Fazio
"Observing Protein-DNA Interactions Using Nanopatterned 'DNA Curtain' Arrays"

3/6/09
Andrew Mugler
"A stochastic spectral analysis of transcriptional regulatory cascades"
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Jeremy Mark Hanson
"Feedback control of rotating external kink modes using a Kalman filter"

3/13/09
Masha Kamenetska
"Pyridine single molecule switching--interplay of chemistry and mechanics"
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Michael Vidne
"Inferring functional connectivity in an ensemble of retinal ganglion cells sharing a common input"

3/20/09
No seminar (Spring Break)

3/27/09
No seminar (Open House for Admitted Graduate Students)

4/3/09
Benoit Durand De Gevigney
"Numerical investigation of transport in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus"
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Andrew Ying
"Interpretation and Analysis of High Resolution 2-D Diffraction Data"

4/10/09
Yuri Zuev
"Thermoelectric Transport Properties of Graphene"
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Xabier Sarasola
"Ion-driven instability in the CNT stellarator"

4/17/09
Paul Brenner
"Confinement of Pure Electron Plasmas in the Columbia Non-Neutral Torus"
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Aron Ahmadia
"A non-convex optimization problem arising in semiconductor lithography"

4/24/09
Cedomir Petrovic
"Iron-based Materials for Thermoelectric and Power Applications"
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Denis Potapenko
"Searching for perfection in nano-TiO2"


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