JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Fall 2007
Seminars this semester will be in Room 2212 of the Physics/Chemistry Building

Past Seminars            


JMU Physics Dept. Seminars this semester will meet either Thursday from 4:00-5:25 OR Friday from 3:35 pm to 4:45.  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 Scott Paulson by sending an email to

Spring 2007 Seminars


Date Speaker (Affiliation) Title Host Abstract
Thursday 8/30 Brian Utter, Ioana Niculescu Group Advising For Physics Majors    
Thursday 9/6 Student Talks Summer Research Paulson  
Thursday 9/13 Dr. Koji Mukai (NASA) X-ray Observations of Accreting White Dwarfs
- or An Observer's View of Potential Type Ia Supernova Progenitor
Scully Abstract
Thursday 9/20 Sean Scully (JMU) Early Universe Research at JMU Paulson  
Thursday 9/27 Duncan Lorimer (WVU) "Pulsars as Astrophysical Tools" Alexander Abstract
Thursday 10/4 John Link (VT) "The Light Sterile Neutrino: Mythical Creature or Physical Recluse?" I. Niculescu Abstract
Thursday 10/11 Chris Hughes (JMU) "Giant Magnetoresistance: This Year's Nobel Prize in Physics" Hughes Abstract
Thursday 10/18 Fall Break No Seminar     
Friday 10/26 Homecoming: Timothy Persons “Disruptive Technologies:  Premonitions of Innovation for 21st Century Intelligence” Giovanetti Abstract
Friday 11/2 John Baez (UC Riverside) "Fundamental Physics: Where We Stand Today" Scully Abstract
Thurssday 11/8 Dr. Simon Capstick (FSU) "The Nature of Strongly Interacting Particles" Morel   
Thursday 11/15           
Thrusday 11/22 Thanksgiving No Seminar      
Thursday 11/29 Kevin Lynch (Boston U.) TBA  Giovanetti Abstract
Thursday 12/6 End of Classes No Seminar    


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