JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Fall 2010
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 2010 Seminars


Date

Speaker
Affiliation

Title

Host

Abstract

Thursday 09/02

Chris Hughes
JMU

The Truth About AdLab

Thursday 09/09

Ioana Niculescu
Brian Utter
JMU

Looking into the Crystal Ball
Junior/Senior Advising

Thursday 09/16

Peter Sheldon
Randoph College

Which Way is Up, and How Do I Get There?
- Rollercoaster Physics -

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 09/23

Laura Haas
JMU

Recruit-A-Duke
And
Other Things That Go Career In The Night...

H. Butner

Thursday 09/30

Keigo Fukumura
NASA Goddard

Physics of Compact Objects
The Extreme Environment of Black Holes

S. Scully

Abstract

Thursday 10/07

Karen Daniels
NCSU

Spreading droplets: fingers, fractures, and flows

B. Utter

Abstract

Friday 10/15

2010 Physics Alumnus Lecture
Joseph Howard
Salisbury University


Opportunities for a JMU 'PHY' Major
Balloons, Bowling, Bots, & Warm Gas

Friday Seminar - 3:30 pm

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 10/21

Scott Paulson
JMU

The 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics
Graphene
The Perfect Atomic Lattice
Physics in a Real Flatland

H. Butner

Friday 10/29

Theodosia Gougousi
University of Maryland
Baltimore County


Atomic Layer Deposition of dielectrics
on
GaAs(100) surfaces

Friday Seminar - 3:30 pm

G. Scarel

Abstract

Friday 11/05

Gregory Sivakoff
Univ. of Virginia

X-Ray Active Galactic Nuclei
in
Clusters of Galaxies

Friday - 3:30 pm

A.Constantin

Abstract

Friday 11/12

Allena Opper
JLAB

Measuring the Weak Charge of the Proton
A Search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model

POSTPONED TILL FEBRUARY 4th, 2011

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 11/18

James T. Dobbins III
Carl E. Ravin
Advanced Imaging Laboratories
Duke University

Current Research Trends
and
Career Options in Medical Physics

Note: Special Room and Time
HHS 1301 - 5 pm

Co-sponsored by
Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services

S. Whisnant

Abstract

Thursday 11/23

Thanksgiving

No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Thursday 12/02

Gerald Mahan
Materials Research Institute
Pennsylvania State University

Waste Heat Recovery
for
Energy Efficiency

G. Scarel

Thursday 12/09

William Alexander
JMU

Assessment Examination
(Seniors Only)

Thursday 12/16

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 12/13 till 15/17) - No Seminar

 

 

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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