JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Spring 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.

Spring 2011 Seminars


Date

Speaker
Affiliation

Title

Host

Abstract

Thursday 01/13


No Seminar

Thursday 01/20

Dr. James Green
Director of Planetary Science
NASA

The Revolution in Planetary Science

HHS 2301 - 5:30 pm

H. Butner

Abstract

Friday 01/28

Yvonne Jones
JMU

Resource Guide/Library Instruction

(Juniors Only)
Friday 3:30pm

H. Butner

Friday 02/04

Allena Opper
JLAB

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

Friday 3:30pm

I. Niculescu

Abstract

Thursday 02/10

Harold Butner
JMU

Kepler finds a planet or two
or a hundred or ...

Abstract

Thursday 02/17

Rachel Friesen
NRAO

The (optically) Dark Side of Star Formation

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 02/24

Christian Iliadis
University
of
North Carolina

Recent Progress in Nuclear Astrophysics

A. Banu

Abstract

Thursday 03/03

John Yukich
Davidson College

Photodetachment:
When Negative Ions See the Light

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 03/10

Spring Break

No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Friday 03/18

Michael Vogeley
Drexel University

Neighborhoods of the Universe
Keynote Speaker
Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday - 3:30 pm

A.Constantin

Abstract

Saturday 03/19

JMU Undergraduates

JMU Physics & Astronomy
Undergraduate Research Symposium

Highlands Room (Festival)
9:00am-1:00pm

I. Niculescu

Abstract

Friday 03/25

Seth Henshaw
Duke University
Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

The Study of the
Isovector Giant Quadrupole Resonance
(IVGQR)
in Nuclei

S. Whisnant

Abstract

Thursday 03/31

James Hammonds
Mechanical Engineering

Howard University

Preliminary Investigation of Photon Polariton Modes
in an Asymmetric Multilayer Planer Structure

G. Scarel

Abstract

Thursday 04/07

Gary White
Director, Society of Physics Students
American Institute of Physics

A Great Day to Do Physics
From Spintronics to Spallation to Spandex and more...

Career Trajectories in Physics

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 04/14

Tonia Venters
NASA Goddard

The Multiwavelength View of AGN

S. Scully

Thursday 04/21

Daniel Blair
Georgetown University

How size and strain
determine
the strength of soft materials

B. Utter

Abstract

Tuesday 04/26

Elizabeth Jeffery
Space Telesope
Science Institute

White Dwarfs
and
the Ages of Open Clusters

M. Mattson

Abstract

Thursday 04/28

Anota Ijaduola
Skidmore College

Superconductors:
from Basic Science
to
Technological Applications

M. Mattson

Abstract

Friday 04/29

Arthur Smith
Ohio University

Spinning electrons,
squeezing atoms,
and tunneling into broken symmetry

C.Constantin

Thursday 05/05

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 04/30 till 05/06) - No Seminar

 

 

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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