JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Fall 2013
Seminars this semester will be in HHS 1302

Past Seminars            

 

JMU Physics Dept. Seminars this semester will meet either Thursday from 3:30-5:00 OR Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:00.  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 2013 Seminars


Date

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title

Host

Abstract

Thursday 08/29

Harold Butner
JMU

Welcome Back Double Feature
The Mysteries of Adlab
+
Towards the Future
(Junior/Senior Advising)

Thursday 09/05

Sarah Brearly
CAP
Career and Academic
Planning
JMU

Two Words: Think Ahead!

H. Butner

Thursday 09/12

Alex Wilce

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Susquehanna University

Probabilistic Foundations
of
Quantum Mechanics

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 09/19

Douglas Holmes
Virginia Tech

Toy Mechanics
Popping Poppers and Slinking Slinkys

K. Feitosa

Thursday 09/26


No Seminar

Thursday 10/03

Gwyn Williams
Jefferson Lab

Careers at the National Laboratories

G. Scarel

Thursday 10/10

Kai Sun
EMAL
Univ. of Michigan

Advanced electron microscopy
and
its applications in materials research

C. Constantin

Abstract

Thursday 10/17

Jolie Cizewski
Rutgers Univ.

Studying Exotic Atomic Nuclei

A. Banu

Thursday 10/17

Jolie Cizewski
Rutgers Univ.

Explosions in the cosmos
and
how the elements were synthesized

Public Lecture
Location/Time: Miller 1101 at 7pm

A. Banu

Thursday 10/24

Ioana Niculescu
JMU


From Quarks to Hadrons
Physics at Jefferson Lab

Madison Lecture
Special Place/Time: BioScience 1007 @ 5 pm

Thursday 10/24

Gabriel Niculescu
JMU

The Higgs boson
Nobel Prize Talk

H. Butner

Friday 11/01

David Meekins
JLab


Highlights of JLAB's 6 GeV Program

JMU Physics Alumnus of the Year
Class of 1990

S. Whisnant

Friday 11/08

M.S. Kennedy
Clemson University

Elucidating Natural Spider Dragline Silk Structure

Function Relationships for the Design
of Biomimetic Smart Fibers and Films

C. Hughes

Abstract

Thursday 11/14

Sunny Jung
Virginia Tech

Drinking, Clapping,
and
Bouncing Fluids

K. Feitosa

Abstract

Thursday 11/21

Constantinos Kalapotharakos ø
GSFC & Univ. of Maryland College Park

Pulsars:
electromagnetic machines at the edge

K. Fukumura

Thursday 11/29

Thanksgiving

No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Thursday 12/05

Anca Constantin
JMU

The Monster Roars!
Co-Evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes

H. Butner

Thursday 12/12

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 12/09 till 12/13) - No Seminar

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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