JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Spring 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.

Spring 2009 Seminars


Date

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title

Host

Abstract

Tuesday  01/13

Giovanna Scarel
NCSU

Phonons in Atomic Layer Deposited Films
NOTE SPECIAL DATE AND TIME

S.Paulson

Abstract

Thursday 01/15

Oana Jurchescu
NIST

Building Solid Scientific Foundations
for Future Plastic Electronics

S.Paulson

Abstract

Thursday 01/22

Pengpeng Zhang
PSU

Surface and Interface in Nanoscale Electronic Materials
From Understanding to Engineering

S.Paulson

Abstract

Thursday 01/29

Harold Butner
JMU

AdLab: The Movie

H.Butner

 

Thursday 02/05

William Alexander and Yvonne Jones
JMU

Assessment Examination (Seniors) PC 2212
and
Resource Guide/Library Instruction (Juniors) ECL 3313

H. Butner

 

Thursday 02/12

Anca Constantin
Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics

The Rise and Fall
of the Power of Galaxy Nuclei

S.Scully

Abstract

Tuesday  02/17

Dawn Peterson
Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics

Star Formation in the Milky Way

S.Scully

Abstract

Thursday 02/19

Katelyn Allers
Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii

Infrared Studies of Young Brown Dwarfs

S.Scully

Abstract

Thursday 02/26

Scott Lacey
Franklin and Marshall

Wave-chaos in Asymmetric Glass Microspheres

H.Butner

Abstract

Thursday 03/05


No Seminar



Thursday 03/12

Spring Break

No Seminar


 

Thursday 03/19

Peter Winter
UIUC

In a muon's lifetime:
From Fermi's constant to "calibrating" the sun

K.Giovanetti

Abstract

Thursday 03/26

Luminita Todor
Staas & Halsey LLP

Patents: the Money You Probably Forgot to Make

I.Niculescu

Abstract

Saturday  03/28

JMU Students

JMU Physics and Astronomy
Undergraduate Research Symposium

I.Niculescu

Abstract

Thursday 04/02

Ira Schwartz
Naval Research Laboratory

Modeling Epidemic Spread:
Multi-Strain interactions and adaptive social networks

S.Landsman

Abstract

Thursday 04/09

Craig Dukes
University of Virginia

Beyond E=mc^2:
Using Rare Particle Decays to Probe the Energy Frontier

G.Niculescu

Abstract

Thursday 04/16

Mark Muller
Salisbury University

From Aerogels to Oysters: A Research Journey

C.Hughes

Abstract

Thursday 04/23



 

Thursday 04/30

Sean Solomon
DTM
Carnegie Inst. of Washington

Exploring Mercury by spacecraft:
The first two MESSENGER flybys
ISAT/CS 159 - NOTE SPECIAL PLACE

H.Butner

Abstract

Thursday 05/07

End Of Semester

Finals (from 05/04 till 05/08) - No Seminar

 

 

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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