JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Fall 2009
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 Harold Butner by sending an email to butnerhm@jmu.edu.

Fall 2009 Seminars


Date

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title

Host

Abstract

Friday 08/28
Time: 03:30 PM

Douglas Williams
University of South Carolina

Freshwater Discharge into the Russian Sector
of the Arctic Ocean
via the Mighty Lena River and the Lena Delta
NOTE SPECIAL ROOM:
Miller Hall Room 1101

To be followed by
the new Planetarium Show ``Ice Worlds''
next door at the planetarium

William Alexander

Abstract

Thursday 09/03

Brian Utter
Ioana Niculescu
JMU

Group Advising
for
Juniors and Seniors

Thursday 09/10

Kevin Giovanetti
JMU

Working on AdLabs
Advice for Students

Thursday 09/17

Jim Sochacki
JMU

The Mathematics of the Single Pendulum
What are the Physical Implications?

Bill Ingham

Abstract

Thursday 09/24

Robert Ehrlich
George Mason
University

Renewable Energy at Mason and Around the Nation
Lessons Learned by One Faculty Member
New To The Field

Bill Ingham

Abstract

Thursday 10/01

Matt Jackson
Boston University

The Fate of Subducted Continental Crust
in the Earth's Mantle:
Evidence from the Samoan Hotspot
NOTE SPECIAL ROOM:
HHS 1302

Joint Seminar with Geology

Liz Johnson

Abstract

Friday 10/09
Time: 03:30 PM

Neal Sumerlin
Lynchburg College

3 1/2 Minutes of Totality
and
the Southern Cross

Harold Butner

Abstract

Friday 10/16
Time: 03:30 PM

Paul Kitchen
nHealth

- Alumni Lecture -

Outside The Ivy Walls
How JMU Physics Helped Me In The Real World

Joe Rudmin

Thursday 10/22

Giovanna Scarel
Scott Paulson
JMU

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
Masters of Light

Fiber Optics
and
Charged Coupled Devices

Harold Butner

Thursday 10/29

Gregory N. Parsons
North Carolina State University

Modulation of Surface Wetting Phenomena
of Fibrous Materials
Using Atomic Layer Deposition

Giovanna Scarel

Abstract

Thursday 11/05

Joerg Reinhold
Florida International University

From Glueing Borromean Nuclei
to
Softening Neutron Stars:
Physics with Hyperons

Ioana Niculescu

Thursday 11/12

Markos Georganopoulos
University of Maryland
Baltimore County

How much light has been produced since the beginning of the Universe
Finally, a way to measure it.

Sean Scully

Abstract

Thursday 11/19

Jeffrey Larsen
US Naval Academy

Mapping the Asymmetric Thick Disk
I. Field Star Distributions of the Hercules Thick Cloud

Sean Scully

Abstract

Thursday 11/26

Thanksgiving Break

No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Thursday 12/03

William Alexander
JMU

Assessment Examination
(Seniors Only)

William Alexander

Thursday 12/10

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 12/05 till 12/11) - No Seminar

 

 

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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