SCS Announces Spring Research Colloquia Schedule

Posted: January 30, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin

The School of Computational Sciences (SCS) hosts weekly seminars on topics related to the research of the school’s Laboratory for Computer Design of Materials. SCS brings outside speakers to discuss the latest news in condensed matter, physics, and chemistry.

The spring semester’s schedule is listed below. Seminars are held Mondays in Science and Technology I, Room 206, at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments are served at 4:15 p.m. For more information, visit the SCS research colloquium web site.

Feb. 5

Ray Mountain, National Institute of Standards and Technology, presents “A Brief Look at Supercritical Fluids through the Molecular Dynamics Window.”

Feb. 12

D.A. Papaconstantopoulos, Naval Research Laboratory’s Center of Computational Material Science, presents “Recent Progress Using Tight-Binding Methods.”

Feb. 19

A.V. Ruban, Technical University of Denmark’s Center for Atomic-Scale Materials Physics, presents “Surface Segregation in Transition Metal Alloys.”

Feb. 26

Fernando Grinstein, Naval Research Laboratory, presents “On the Numerical Simulation of High Reynolds-Number Inhomogeneous Flows.”

Mar. 12

Denise Caldwell, National Science Foundation, presents “Syncroton Radiation Experiments in Atomic Physics.”

Mar. 19

Simonetta Liuti, University of Virginia’s Physics Department, presents “The Split Personality of the Quark.”

Mar. 26

Nicola Marzari, Princeton University’s Department of Chemistry, TBA

Apr. 2

James Lee, George Washington University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, presents “Introduction to Micro-Continuum Field Theory.”

Apr. 9

Alexander Roytburd, University of Maryland’s Materials Science Department, presents “Domains in Solids.”

Apr. 16

Igor Vidensky, Catholic University of America, presents “The Environment-Sensitive Mechanical Behavior of Solids.”

Apr. 23

Alexander Y. Lozovoi, University of Cambridge’s Chemistry Department, presents “Initial Oxidation of NiAl: What Can We Learn From Ab Initio Calculations?”

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