JMU Physics Department Seminar Schedule, Fall 2015
Seminars this semester will be in HHS 1301

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 2015 Seminars


Date

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title

Host/Contact

Abstract


Thursday 09/03

Harold Butner
JMU Physics

Welcome Back
Towards the Future
(Junior/Senior Advising)


Friday 09/04

Sean O'Brien
NCSU

2009 JMU alumni

Sensitivity Analysis of Neutron Multiplicity
Counting Statistics
Using First Order Perturbation Theory
for a Subcritical Plutonium Benchmark

S. Whisnant

Abstract


Thursday 09/10

-CAP-
Career and Academic
Planning
JMU

Two Words: Think Ahead!
Resources JMU can offer you...
(Junior/Senior Advising)

H. Butner


Thursday 09/17

Chris Duffy
Host of NPR's
"You're the Expert"

Comedy as a Teaching Tool

Special Room: ISAT/CS 259 (nTelos)

A. Constantin


Thursday 09/17

Chris Duffy
Host of NPR's
"You're the Expert"

You're the Expert

Court Square Theater (free)

Join the Taping of a Live Show!
7:30-9:00 PM

A. Constantin

Show Info

JMUSE Cafe Info


Thursday 09/24

Yasmeen Shorish
JMU Libraries

Annotated Bibliographies and You
(Juniors/Seniors only)

H. Butner


Thursday 10/01

Chris Shrader
Fermi Science Support Center
NASA GSFC

Ahead of the (Light) Curve
The Dynamical Gamma-Ray Sky in the Fermi era

K. Fukumura

Abstract


Friday 10/02

David Campbell
Boston University

Cohen Center Visiting Scholar

From the Red Spot of Jupiter
to
Pulses in Optical Fibers:
Coherent Structures and Solitons
in NonLinear Systems

H. Butner

Abstract


Thursday 10/08

Enrico Rossi
William & Mary

Dirac Materials

G. Scarel

Abstract


Thursday 10/15

Ted Bunn
University of Richmond

Are the large-scale anomalies
in the microwave background significant

H. Butner

Abstract


Thursday 10/15

Ted Bunn
University of Richmond

Listening to the Big Bang

John C. Wells Planetarium Science Series
7pm - Wilson Hall- Public Talk

S. Virani

Poster


Friday 10/23

Laura Ratliff
Heritage High School

How To Become A Physics Teacher

JMU Physics Alumnus of the Year
Class of 1987

S. Whisnant


Thursday 10/29

Lara Anderson
Virginia Tech

String Phenomenology and Geometry

I. Melnikov


Thursday 11/05

Gabriel Niculescu
JMU Physics

Can Neutrinos Change Their Identity?

Seminar on 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

H. Butner


Thursday 11/12

John Mather
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

co-winner of
2006 Nobel Prize

From the Big Bang to Now

Observing the Universe
with the James Webb Space Telescope

H. Butner

Abstract


Thursday 11/12

John Mather
Goddard Space Flight Center

co-winner of
2006 Nobel Prize

New Technologies for New Discoveries
in Astronomy

Giant Telescopes in space and on the ground

John C. Wells Planetarium Science Series
7pm - Wilson Hall - Public Talk

S. Virani

Poster
Abstract


Thursday 11/19

No Seminar

Go to the Labs instead!

Students Explore the Research Labs

All PHYS 105 students and other interested students
visit the Physics Research Labs
and see what your fellow students are working on!

Juniors
&
Seniors


Thursday 11/26

Thanksgiving Break
No Seminar


Thursday 12/03

Francesco Tombesi
NASA GFSC &
Univ. of Maryland
College Park

Can supermassive black holes
drive the evolution of entire galaxies?

K. Fukumura

Abstract


Thursday 12/10

Ioana Niculescu
JMU Physics

The structure of the neutron
- the BONuS experiment at Jefferson Lab -

H. Butner


Thursday 12/17

End Of Semester

Finals Week (from 12/14 till 12/18)
No Seminar

Good Luck on Finals!

 

Other JMU Science and Technology Seminars:

John C. Wells Planetarium

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