The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) has announced its upcoming lineup of speakers in its ongoing seminar series, as well as a number of symposia. All are welcomed to attend. Students in the Graduate Certificate in Computational Discovery and Engineering and Ph.D in Scientific Computing program are strongly encouraged to attend. Speakers are: Mon., Sept. 21, 4 p.m., 340 West Hall David Ceperly, Prof. of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Quantum Monte Carlo studies of dense hydrogen (abstract) Tue., Sept. 22, 4 p.m., 1012 EECS Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University Computationally exploring process-structure-property relationships in organic electronics (abstract) Tue., Sept. 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Rackham 4th floor Amphitheater Computational Discovery in Complex Systems Biology, Symposium (website) Wed., Oct. 21, Location TBD Craig Steward, Associate Dean, Research Technologies; Executive Director of the Pervasive Technology Institute, Indiana University Topics: Advanced IT research and development Fri., Oct. 30, Location TBD Jim Chelikowsky, Director of the ICES Center for Computational Materials, Prof. of Physics, Chemical Eng., and Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin Topics: Quantum models for functionalized nanostructures; high performance algorithms for the electronic structure problems. Tue., Nov. 3, 4 p.m., 1360 East Hall Marc Bonnet, Research Director / Senior Scientist, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France. Adjunct Professor of Civil Eng., University of Minnesota Topics: Identification and inverse problems; wave propagation, solid and fracture mechanics; integral equations and asymptotic methods for small geometrical features. Mon., Nov. 9, Location TBD Jeffrey Hittinger, Computational Scientist and Group Leader for the Scientific Computing Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Topics: Application of advanced discretization methods and techniques to plasma physics simulations. Wed., Dec. 2, Location TBD Tom Hughes, Director of the ICES Computational Mechanics Group, Prof. of Aerospace Eng. and Eng. Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin Topics: Computational mechanics; Isogeometric Analysis Date TBD, Location TBD Maarten de Hoop, Math+X Prof. of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University Topics: Inverse problems, Earth’s Sciences For more information, visit the seminar series web page.