JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Spring 2015
Seminars this semester will be in HHS 1302

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 2015 Seminars


Date

Speaker
Affiliation

Title

Host

Abstract

Thursday 01/15
and
Friday 01/16

No Seminar
Research Open House for All Physics Majors

Physics Faculty
and
Research Students

Thursday 01/22

Petra Reinke
Univ. of Virginia

Materials Sciences of Surfaces:
What can we learn from atomic scale observations
with scanning tunneling microscopy?

C. Constantin

Thursday 01/29

Sabrina Stierwalt
UVa and NRAO

Seminar Cancelled
Moved to 02/26

A. Constantin

Abstract

Friday 01/30

Ilarion Melnikov
Harvard University

Stringy geometry and quantum field theory

H. Butner

Abstract

Tuesday 02/03

Ralf Lehnert
Indiana University

The Future of Einstein's Relativity Theory

Note: in PC 2212 at 3:30pm

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 02/05

Yasmeen Shorish
JMU Library

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

(392 Students Only)

H. Butner

Friday 02/06

Kory Stiffler
Indiana University Northwest

Game of Particles

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 02/12

Yasmeen Shorish
JMU Library

Ethics in Science
ECL 3311 at 3:30 pm

(492 Students Only)

H. Butner

Thursday 02/12

Caroline Lubert
JMU

When I grow up I want to be a rocket scientist

Public Science Talk
Location/Time: Wilson Hall at 7pm

S. Virani

Poster

Monday 02/16

Andrew Dorsett
Wolfram Research

Mathematica/Wolfram
Technology Overview - Free

Special Day/Time: Monday 4pm in PC 2212

Thursday 02/19

No Seminar

Thursday 02/26

Sabrina Stierwalt
UVa and NRAO

The Role of Dwarf-Dwarf Interactions
in the Evolution of Low Mass Galaxies

A. Constantin

Abstract

Thursday 03/05

No Seminar
Week of APS Meeting
03/02-03/06 at San Antonio, TX

Thursday 03/12

No Seminar
Spring Break!
No Classes This Week

Friday 03/20

Daniel Gall
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute

Nanorods, Nanopipes, Nanosmiles:
Nanostructure Growth from the Vapor Phase

KeyNote Address
Undergraduate Research Symposium

C. Constantin

Saturday 03/21

JMU Undergraduates

JMU Physics & Astronomy
Undergraduate Research Symposium

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

I. Niculescu

Friday 03/27

Steven Whisnant
JMU

Living Large in London

H. Butner

Thursday 04/02

Balsa Terzic
ODU

Research and Education
in Accelerator Physics
at Old Dominion University

A. Banu

Abstract

Thursday 04/09

Towfiq Ahmed
Los Alamos National Lab

Postponed
No seminar this week

J. Haraldsen

Thursday 04/16

Tracy Lupher
JMU

The Strange World
of
Unitarily Inequivalent Representations
in Quantum Field Theory

H. Butner

Thursday 04/23

Kartik Sheth
NRAO

The Exciting Life of Bars in Galaxies

Public Science Talk
Location/Time: Wilson Hall at 7pm

S. Virani

Poster

Friday 04/24

Kartik Sheth
NRAO

Reconstructing the Mass Assembly of Galaxy Disks
over the last 12 Billion Years
with ALMA, HST, and Spitzer

S. Virani

Abstract

Thursday 04/30

Adriana Banu
JMU

Understanding the Universe:
From atomic nuclei to the stars

H. Butner

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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