JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Spring 2013
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 2013 Seminars


Date

Speaker
Affiliation

Title

Host

Abstract

Thursday 01/10
and
Friday 01/11

Physics Faculty
and
Research Students

No Seminar
Research Open House for All Physics Majors

Thursday 01/17

Randall Feenstra
Carnegie Mellon
University

Graphene:
Formation, Structure, and Electronic Properties

C. Constantin

Abstract

Thursday 01/24

Jason Kalirai
Deputy Project Scientist
James Webb Telescope

Exploring the Stellar Graveyard
of the Milky Way

S. Virani

Abstract

Thursday 01/24

Jason Kalirai
Deputy Project Scientist
James Webb Telescope

Telescopes as Time Machines
The James Webb Space Telescope


Public Lecture
Location Wilson Hall - Time 7 pm

S. Virani

Friday 02/01

Yasmeen Shorish
JMU Library

Resource Guide/Library Instruction
ECL 3313 at 3:30 pm

(Juniors Only)

H. Butner

Friday 02/08

Irina Novikova
William & Mary

Cool quantum optics with hot atoms

G. Scarel

Abstract

Friday 02/15

Giti Khodaparast
Virginia Tech

Time Resolved and Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy
of
Narrow Gap Semiconductors

G. Scarel

Abstract

Thursday 02/21

No Seminar

Thursday 02/28

No Seminar

Thursday 03/07

Spring Break

No Classes This Week - No Seminar

Friday 03/15

Dennis McNabb
Lawrence Livermore
National Lab

Nuclear Science at a nuclear security laboratory:
What it is and why it matters
Keynote Address
Physics and Astronomy
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday - 3:30 pm

A. Banu

Saturday 03/16

JMU Undergraduates

JMU Physics & Astronomy
Undergraduate Research Symposium

Planetarium
Miller Hall - Room 1103
8:00am-2:00pm

I. Niculescu

Abstracts

Saturday 03/16

Dennis McNabb
Lawrence Livermore
National Lab

Harnessing Fusion Power on Earth
Miniature Stars in the Laboratory


Open to the Public - Wilson Hall - 7pm

A. Banu

Thursday 03/21

Week of APS Meeting (3/18-3/22)
(Baltimore, MD)

No Seminar

Friday 03/29

Douglas Rutledge
Susquehanna University

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Studying the Largest Objects in the Universe
with the Smallest Particles in the Universe

H. Butner

Thursday 04/04

Jason Haraldsen
Los Alamos National Laboraotory

Understanding the magnetic ground state
for multiferroic materials

H. Butner

Abstract

Thursday 04/04

David Gaynes
Independent Film Maker

Movie: Saving Hubble

Open to the public - Wilson Hall 7:30 pm
followed by panel discussion

S. Virani

Friday 04/05

David Gaynes
Independent Film Maker

Saving Hubble
Behind the scenes of the making of the movie

S. Virani

Thursday 04/11

Celso Ladera
Simon Bolivar University

Parametric and Duffing-type
Magneto-Mechanical Oscillators

S. Whisnant

Friday 04/12

Jennifer Scott
Towson University

Environments of Low Redshift Quasars

A. Constantin

Friday 04/19

Shobita Satyapal
George Mason University

Beyond the Bulge:
A Search for Supermassive Black Holes
in Bulgeless Galaxies

A. Constantin

Thursday 04/25

Thursday 05/02

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 04/27 till 05/03) - No Seminar

 

 

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

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