JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Spring 2018
Seminars this semester will be in PC 2212

Past Seminars            


JMU Physics Dept. Seminars this semester will meet Thursday from 2:00-3:15pm or Friday at 3:30-4:45pm.

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Spring 2018 Seminars


Speaker (Affiliation)




Thursday 01/11


Polymers Out of Equilibrium:
Perturbations due to Stress
and Geometric Confinement

K. Feitosa

Tuesday 01/16


An Impactful Experiment:
Penetration and Drag in Granular Media

Note: Special Time and Day

K. Feitosa

Thursday 01/18


The Physics of Solid/Liquid Interfaces
in Renewable Energy Technologies

K. Feitosa

Tuesday 01/23


The Physics of Fast, Elastic Energy Release
in Biological and Synthetic Systems

Note: Special Time and Day

K. Feitosa

Thursday 01/25

Alyssa Valcourt
JMU Libraries

The Resource Letter

P392 Students Only

Thursday 02/01

Alyssa Valcourt
JMU Libraries

Exploring Scientific Ethics

P492 students only

Thursday 02/08

Dong Zhang
Univ. of Virginia

Galaxy Evolution and Galactic Winds

K. Fukumura

Thursday 02/15

No Seminar

Thursday 02/22

No Seminar

Friday 02/23

Mariama Rebello de Sousa Dias
Univ. of Richmond

Bimetallic nanostructures for nanophotonics

C. Hughes


Thursday 03/01

No Seminar

Thursday 03/08

Spring Break
No Seminar
Week of March APS Meeting

Thursday 03/15

Dan Boye
Davidson College

Volumetric X-ray Imaging of Art and Artifact

C. Hughes


Thursday 03/22

Anthony Chieco
Univ. of Penn

Quantifying the Local and Long Range
Structure of Quasi-2d Foams:
How it Affects Foam Evolution

K. Feitosa


Friday 03/23

Ani Aprahamian
Notre Dame

The r-process, gravitational waves,
and nuclear physics

Keynote Address for URS

A. Banu


Saturday 03/24

JMU Physics

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Special Time and Day: Saturday 8:30am - 1:00pm
Special Location: NTelos Room (ISAT 259)

I. Niculescu

Thursday 03/29

Hugon Karwowski

Probing the Earth's interior with neutrinos

A. Banu

Thursday 04/05

No Seminar

Thursday 04/12

Marc Currie

Evolution of a material
through its metal insulator transition

G. Scarel

Thursday 04/19

Gabriel Niculescu

Flintkapping 21-st Century Style
Engineering the tools that help
push the boundaries of particle physics research

H. Butner

Friday 04/20

Adam Boardwine

Finding a Career with a Physics Degree

H. Butner

Thurday 04/26

No Seminar

Thursday 05/03

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 04/28 till 05/04)
No Seminar

Good Luck on Finals!


Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

John C. Wells Planetarium

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