JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Spring 2016
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 2016 Seminars


Date

Speaker
Affiliation

Title

Host

Abstract


Friday 01/15

Neil Zimmerman
NIST

Do Electrons in a Metal
Have the Same Charge
as Free Electrons in Vacuum?

G. Scarel

Abstract


Friday 01/22

Peter Cho
NSWCCD

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Rescheduled for Thursday 03/03

G. Scarel


Thursday 01/28

Marcelo Dias
Aalto Science Institute
NORDITA

Thin elastic structures:
a roadmap from forms to functions

K. Feitosa

Abstract


Thursday 02/04

Daniel Borrero
Reed College

Understanding the Transition to Turbulence
from the Perspective of Dynamical Systems Theory

K. Feitosa

Abstract


Friday 02/05

Yasmeen Shorish
JMU Library

Intro to Resource Letters

P392 Students Only
Rose Library - RL 3313

H. Butner


Tuesday 02/09

Shomeek Mukhopadhyay
Yale University

Cancelled

K. Feitosa

Abstract


Thursday 02/11

Jill Prince
NESC Chief Engineer
NASA/Langley

Journey to Mars:
NASA's Path to the Red Planet John C. Wells Planetarium Science Series
Location/Time: Wilson Hall at 7pm (Public Talk)

S. Virani

Poster


Friday 02/12

Jill Prince
NESC Chief Engineer
NASA/Langley

Journey to Mars:
NASA's Path to the Red Planet

H.Butner


Thursday 02/18

Patrick Vora
George Mason University

Nanophotonic Engineering
with
Quantum Dot Molecules

H. Butner

Abstract


Thursday 02/25

Chris Durcan
SUNY Albany

The investigation of nanoscale effects
on Schottky interfaces
and the scattering rates of high resistivity metals

G. Scarel

Abstract


Friday 02/26

Seth Henshaw
Berkeley Applied Analytics

Job/Internship Opportunities

H. Butner


Thursday 03/03

Peter Cho
NSWCCD

Electomagnetic Energy Transfer
through
Metamaterial Waveguides

G. Scarel

Abstract


Thursday 03/10

No Seminar

Spring Break!
No Classes This Week


Friday 03/18

Tim Persons
Chief Scientist
US GAO

TBA


Friday 03/25

Andy Royston
Texas A&M Univesity

The Magnetic Monopole 85 years later

Keynote Address
Undergraduate Research Symposium

I. Melnikov

Saturday 03/26

JMU Undergraduates

JMU Physics & Astronomy
Undergraduate Research Symposium

ISAT/CS 259 (nTelos Room) 8:30am-1:00pm

I. Niculescu


Thursday 03/31

No Seminar


Tuesday 04/05

Alice Kolakowska
University of Memphis

Game of Chance

Note: Special Place-PC 2212

H. Butner

Abstract


Thursday 04/07

Tehani Finch
NASA - GSFC

Black Holes, Gravitational Waves,
and
a New Direction for Astronomy

H. Butner


Thursday 04/07

Myriam Telus
DTM - CIW

Cosmochemistry: Understanding Our Origins
John C. Wells Planetarium Science Series
Location/Time: Wilson Hall at 7pm (Public Talk)

S. Virani

Poster


Friday 04/08

Myriam Telus
DTM - CIW

Extinct radionuclides
and
what they tell us about Solar System Formation

H. Butner


Thursday 04/14

Benjamin Keen
St. Lawrence University

InBi Growth by Molecular Epitaxy

M. Mattson

Abstract


Thursday 04/21


No Seminar


Tuesday 04/26

Masoud
Kaveh-Baghbadorani
University of Cincinnati


Dynamics of Charge Carriers
in Uncoated and Organic/Metal Coated
Semiconductor Nanowires

Note: Special Place: PC 2212
and special time.

M. Mattson

Abstract


Thursday 04/28

Costel Constantin
JMU

A Journey Into the Worlds
of
Conductive Polymers, Thermoelectric Semiconductors,
and Magnetic Graphenes

H. Butner

Abstract

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

John C. Welles Planetarium
Department of Biology
Department of Geology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics and Statistics