JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Fall 2008
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

Fall 2008 Seminars


Date Speaker (Affiliation) Title Host Abstract
Thursday 8/28 Drs. Utter and I. Niculescu (JMU) Group Advising for Juniors and Seniors Utter  
Thursday 9/4 Rebekah Evans (GMU) Research in Space Weather Ingham  
Friday  9/12 Warren Buck (UW Bothell) NASA's New Frontiers I. Niculescu Abstract
Thursday 9/18 Dr. DJ Chen (RMH) Physics in Radiation Oncology Whisnant  
Thursday 9/25 Bruce Marsh (Joint w/ Geology)
Magmatic Systems: Physics + Chemistry + Materials = Petrology
R. Amenta  
Thursday 10/2 Joseph Priest (Miami Univ, OH) Pendulums Large and Small Whisnant Abstract
Thursday 10/9 Edwin Taylor (MIT)

General Relativity for Undergraduates: The Jungle and the Explorers. NOTE SPECIAL ROOM: ISAT 259

Ingham Abstract
Thursday 10/16 Chris Jarzynski (UMD) Nonequilibrium thermodynamics at the microscale Paulson Abstract
Thursday 10/23 Kevin Giovanetti (JMU) The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics: Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Paulson  
Thursday 10/30 Crystal Brogan (NRAO) Alumni Lecture: Massive Stars from the Cradle to the Grave Butner  
Thursday 11/6 Carlton Caves (UNM)
"Everything I know I learned by Doing Physics Homework Problems"
Paulson       Abstract/Bio
Thrusday 11/13 Brian Utter (JMU)   Paulson   
Thursday 11/20 Brent Doran (Inst. for Adv. Study)   Lansdman  
Thursday 11/27 Thanksgiving No Seminar    
Thursday 12/4 End Of Semester No Seminar    


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