Spring 2015 Seminars

February 4 - Carlos Castro, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ohio State University
"Mechanical Design of DNA Nanostructures"

February 11 - Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, and Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Novel Nanostructured Rare-Earth-Free Magnetic Materials with High-Energy Products"

February 18 - Daniel Elliott, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
"Precision measurements in atomic Cesium"

February 25 - Arfken Speaker, Ashley Carter, Amherst College
"Reshaping our Genetic Future"


March 4 - Arfken Scholar-in-Residence, Ergin Ahmed, Temple University
"Study and Control of Molecular States Using the Autler-Townes Effect"

March 5 - Arfken Scholar-in-Residence Public Lecture, Ergin Ahmed, Temple University
"Quantum Optics and Precision Measurements with Diatomic Molecules"

March 11 - Arfken Speaker, Mark Havey, Department of Physics, Old Dominion University
"Cold atomic gases and light meet in one dimension"

March 18 - Jack Bass, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University
"Spintronics with Metallic Magnetic Multilayers: Using Current-Perpendicular-to-Plane (CPP) Giant Magnetoresistance (MR) to Measure Parameters"

March 31 - Faber Scholar, University Honors, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University
"Problem-based research: Using light for guidance of surgery"


April 1 - Yong Chen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
"Quantum Dynamics in a Bose-Einstein Condensate with Synthetic Gauge Fields"

April 7 - Benson Memorial Lecture, Jeffrey Smith, Space Biology Project Manager, NASA Ames Research Center
"Space Biophysics: Accomplishments, Trends, Challenges"

April 8 - Sheila Edwards Lange, Chief Diversity Officer, University of Washington
"The Importance of MS for PhD Transitions for Under Represented Minority Students (URMS)"

April 15 - Jacek Furdyna, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame
"The Why and the How of Making Semiconductors Ferromagnetic"

April 29 - James R. Gord, WPAFB Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate
Ultrashort-Pulse Nonlinear Optical Measurements of Combustion Physics and Chemistry


May 6 - Annual Awards Presentation, featuring Culler Awards to non-majors, scholarships, recognition for outstanding teaching and research, and more.