JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Spring 2014
Seminars this semester will be in HHS 1301

Past Seminars            

 

JMU Physics Dept. Seminars this semester will meet either Thursday from 3:30-5:00 OR Friday from 3:35 pm to 5:00.  Guests from the outside community are welcome to attend.  They should procure a parking tag at 540-568-3300, or park in metered spaces in the university lots. If you would like to be added to or removed from the email list, notify Harold Butner by sending an email to butnerhm@jmu.edu.

Spring 2014 Seminars


Date

Speaker
Affiliation

Title

Host

Abstract

Thursday 01/16
and
Friday 01/17

Physics Faculty
and
Research Students

No Seminar
Research Open House for All Physics Majors

Thursday 01/23

Brian Utter
JMU

Electrotaxis in Dicyostelium
(or what to do with an amoeba, a power supply,
and a year in Germany).

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 01/30

Heidi Hammel
Vice President AURA

Introduction
to
the Ice Giants

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 01/30

Heidi Hammel
Vice President AURA

Pluto:
Planet or Pretender

Public Lecture
Location Wilson Hall - Time 7 pm

S. Virani

Thursday 02/06

Yasmeen Shorish
JMU Library

Resource Guide/Library Instruction
ECL 3313 at 3:30 pm

(Juniors Only)

H. Butner

Thursday 02/13


Postponed due to weather!
Will be rescheduled in April

H. Butner

Thursday 02/20

William Ingham
JMU

Hans Bethe
and
Twentieth-Century Physics

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 02/27

Aaron Evans
Univ. of Virginia

GOALS
The Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey

A. Constantin

Thursday 03/06

Week of APS Meeting
03/03-03/07
Denver

No Seminar

Thursday 03/13

Spring Break

No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Friday 03/21

Seth Aubin
William & Mary

Ultracold Quantum Physics
Key Note Address
Undergraduate Research Symposium

G. Scarel

Abstract

Saturday 03/22

JMU Undergraduates

JMU Physics & Astronomy
Undergraduate Research Symposium

ISAT/CS 259 (nTelos Room) 8:30am-2:00pm

I. Niculescu

Abstracts

Thursday 03/27

No Seminar

Thursday 04/03

Elizabeth Jeffery

White Dwarfs,
Star Clusters,
and the Lives and Deaths of Stars

H. Butner

Thursday 04/10

Walter Lowe
Howard University

The Evolution of the Light Source

G. Scarel

Abstract

Friday 04/11

Vincent Sulkosky
Longwood University

Unveiling the Nucleus with Electrons

M. Mattson

Abstract

Thursday 04/17

Scott Ransom
NRAO

Nuclear Physics
at Two Kiloparsecs
with Millisecond Pulsars

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 04/l7

Scott Ransom
NRAO

Pulsars, Magnetars,
and Black Holes (oh my!):
The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead

Public Lecture
Location Wilson Hall - Time 7 pm

S. Virani

Poster

Friday 04/18

Nikolic Milka
Old Dominion University

Tomography at the Atomic Level

M. Mattson

Abstract

Thursday 04/24

Thomas Wilson
Naval Research Labs

Measurements
of Star Forming Regions
and Protoplanetary Disks

H. Butner

Thursday 05/01

Scott Paulson
JMU

TBA

H. Butner

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

Department of Biology
Department of Geology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics and Statistics