PHYSICS JOURNAL SEMINAR: SPRING 2005
WEDNESDAYS at 4PM - McMASTER HALL 4009
Bo Gao, Coordinator


The purpose of the Seminar is to give graduate students practice in preparing and giving scientific presentations and reading scientific literature. Each student in the class will be asked to make a half-period or full-period presentation on a refereed journal article of interest. Some slots may be filled by Faculty Speakers. Selection of a topic (and guidance in preparing the talk) may be done with the advice of your research advisor or that of a faculty member in your area of interest. After giving a talk, one of the speakers will be asked to act as chair of the session the following week (with the responsibility of introducing the speakers, keeping the talk within the time limit, controlling the lights, recognizing questions from the audience, etc.).


Schedule:

DATE SPEAKER TOPIC/TITLE CHAIR
1/12 Bo Gao Organizational Meeting Bo Gao
1/19   No Seminar
1/26 Megan Schwenker PROTON ELECTRON DOUBLE RESONANCE IMAGING (PEDRI) OF THE ISOLATED BEATING RAT HEART
2/2 Victor Plotnikov Schottky Barrier: the origins, inhomogeneity and current through Megan Schwenker
2/9 Xunming Deng Amorphous Silicon Based Photovoltaic Cells for Electricity Generation and Photoelectrochemical Cells for Hydrogen Generation Bo Gao
2/16 David Ellis AMO Physics using Synchrotron Radiation Bo Gao
2/23 Yuriy Sosov Advanced Finite Difference Methods for Solution of One- and Multi-Dimensional Advection and Continuity Equations Bo Gao
3/2 Lilani Cooray Why Glasses are Transparent? Victor Plotnikov
3/9 No Seminar
3/16 Jason Stoke Characterization of PV Devices Lilani Cooray
3/23 Jonathan Skuza Magneto-optical Properties of Ni Nanowire Arrays Jason Stoke
3/30 Aaron Korostyshevsky Investigations of the Staebler-Wronski Effect Jonathan Skuza
4/6 Trevor Wilson Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow Aaron Korostyshevsky
4/13 Valery Borovikov Calculation of the Surface Current and Selected Mound Angles of A and B Steps for a Model of Expitaxial Growth on fcc(111) Metal Surfaces Trevor Wilson
4/20 Ale Lukaszew Recent developments in nano-magnetism Valery Borovikov
4/27 Larry Curtis Elementary Physics without Forces?
Some suggestions to stimulate discussion
Bo Gao