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

Fall 2011 Seminars


Speaker (Affiliation)




Thursday 09/01

Harold Butner

Welcome Back
Adlab Boot Camp

Thursday 09/08

I. Niculescu
B. Utter

Junior/Senior Advising
Polishing the Crystal Ball

Friday 09/16

Laura Williams

More Things that Go Career in the Night

H. Butner

Thursday 09/22

Mark Dalton

Parity violating electron scattering
Probing physics beyond the Standard Model

I. Niculescu

Thursday 09/29

Shanil Virani

Probing Hidden Populations
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


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


Thursday 10/13

Kimberly Herrmann
Lowell Observatory

Wonders Beyond Our Solar System

H. Butner


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
the LHC era

H. Butner

Thursday 11/03

Sean Scully

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


Thursday 11/17

No Seminar Scheduled

Thursday 11/24


No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Thursday 12/01

No Seminar Scheduled

Thursday 12/08

John Chambers

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