JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Fall 2011
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 2011 Seminars


Date

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title

Host

Abstract

Thursday 09/01

Harold Butner
JMU

Welcome Back
Adlab Boot Camp

Thursday 09/08

I. Niculescu
B. Utter
JMU

Junior/Senior Advising
Polishing the Crystal Ball

Friday 09/16

Laura Williams
JMU

More Things that Go Career in the Night

H. Butner

Thursday 09/22

Mark Dalton
JLab

Parity violating electron scattering
Probing physics beyond the Standard Model

I. Niculescu

Thursday 09/29

Shanil Virani
JMU

Probing Hidden Populations
of
Supermassive Black Holes

H. Butner

Friday 09/30

JMU Alumnus of the Year
Andy Jackson

The Next Generation Science Standards:
What your children will be learning in school.

S. Whisnant

Tuesday 10/04

Genevieve de Messieres
University of Virginia

Interviewing a Computer:
How women computers have advanced astronomy

Note: Special Day and Time
Tuesday @ 3:30pm

H. Butner

Thursday 10/06

Tanja Horn
Catholic University of America

Nucleon Structure in 3D

I. Niculescu

Abstract

Friday 10/07

Paul Pigram
Centre for Materials and Surface Science
La Trobe University

Surface Analysis
new approaches to access, data, and analysis

Note: Special Room
ISAT 159 - 3:30 PM
Joint Chemistry/Physics Seminar

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 10/13

Kimberly Herrmann
Lowell Observatory

Wonders Beyond Our Solar System

H. Butner

Abstract

Friday 10/14

Pat Collier
Center for Nanophase
Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Lab

Control of Mass Transport in Ultrasmall Volumes

Note: Special Room
ISAT 159 - 3:30 PM
Joint Chemistry/Physics Seminar

B. Augustine

Thursday 10/20


No Seminar Scheduled

Thursday 10/27

Robert Group
Univ. of Virgina

Impact of Tevatron Higgs Boson Search Results
in
the LHC era

H. Butner

Thursday 11/03

Sean Scully
JMU

Nobel Prize Seminar
The Accelerating Universe

H. Butner

Thursday 11/10

R. A. Lukaszew
William and Mary

Metal insulator transitions
The case of VO2

G. Scarel

Abstract

Thursday 11/17


No Seminar Scheduled

Thursday 11/24

Thanksgiving

No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Thursday 12/01

No Seminar Scheduled

Thursday 12/08

John Chambers
DTM - CIW

What can stellar elemental abundances tell us
about planet formation?

H. Butner

Thursday 12/15

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 12/12 till 12/16) - No Seminar

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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