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2009 Colloquia & Seminars

 

 

April 29

Dr. Arpita Upadhyaya
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

April 22

Dr. Stefan Immler
NASA/CRESST/GSFC

April 15

Dr. Estela Blaisten-Barojas, Computational &
Data Sciences Department, George Mason University

April 8

Dr. Nicole Radziwill
NRAO

April 1

Dr. David Neufeld
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

March 25

Dr. Daniel Blair, Department of Physics
Georgetown University

March 11

Dr. Peter Shawhan, Department of Physics,
University of Maryland


February. 25

Dr. Lackson T. Marufu
Department of Amospheric and Osceanic Science, UMCP


February 18
Dr. Aaron Evans

National Radio Astronomy Observatory and UVa

February 4
Dr. Ellen Williams
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

January 28

Dr. Steven L. Richardson
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Howard University School of Engineering

 

 

2008 Colloquia & Seminars

 

May 14

Dr. Tahir Cagin

Texas A & M University

April 23

Dr. Brian West, McGill University

"Non-Reciprocal Waveguide Gratings"

April 16

Dr. Silvina Gatica, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University

"Physics Of Gases Adsorbed In Pores, Nanotubes And Buckyballs"

April 9

Dr. Kimani A. Stancil, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Assembling Soft Matter - Smart Materials And Photonic Potential"

Mar. 5

Dr. Kathryn J. Wahl, Tribology Section, Code 6176, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC 20375-5342

“In situ tribology: What's really happening in the buried sliding interface?”

Feb. 28

Aleaxander O.E. Animalu, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Nigeria, Nsukka
& Department of Physics, Tansian University, Oba, Nigeria

"Some Implications of a Non-Unitary transformation of Planck's quantum hypothesis in Physics"

Feb. 27

Dr. Francis Mensah, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University

"Application of Mathematical Models in Biophysics to the Polymerization of Deoxy-Hemoglobin S Molecules with consideration of Local Bifurcation and Reaction Diffusion that occurs"

Feb. 13

Dr. Abdul Rahnam, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University

"Investigating String Theoretic Massless Modes Using Perverse Sheaves"

Feb. 6

Dr. Demetrius Venable, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University

"The Beltsville Lidar Laboratory"

Jan 30

Dr. Kasso Okoudjou, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

“Quantum Mechanics on Fractals”.

Jan 16

Dr. Everette Joseph, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University

“Applying Surface-Based Remote Sensing to Study the Impact of Aerosols on Climate”.

 

 

2007 Colloquia & Seminars

 

 

11/28/07:
Paola Barbara, Georgetown University
Carbon-nanotube field-effect transistors

11/14/07:
James Lindesay, Howard University
An Examination of the Physical Coherence of Phenomena

11/7/07:
Theodore L. Einstein, Department of Physics & MRSEC, University of Maryland, College Park
Steps on Crystalline Surfaces: Practical Applications and Intriguing Physics

10/31/07:
Anne Thompson, Penn State University, Dept of Meteorology
Strategic Ozonesonde Networks (SHADOZ & IONS): Looking at Ozone Processes One Profile at a Time

10/24/07:
Marcus Alfred, Howard University

10/17/07:
Dr. Robert Catchings, Department of Physics and Astronomy Howard University

The subject of the 2007 Nobel Prize recently announced to Albert Fert& and Peter Gr_nberg " for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance".

10/3/07:
Prabhakar Misra, Howard University
Exploring NASA-University Research & Education Partnerships

9/26/07:
Theodore Jacobson, University of Maryland
The Unfinished Story of Black Hole Entropy

9/19/07:
George Carruthers, US Naval Research Laboratory and Howard University
The Near-Earth and Solar System Space Environment

 

2005 Colloquia & Seminars

 

11/30/05:
Prof. Tepper Gill, Department of Electrical Engineering, Howard University
Analytic Representation for the Square-Root Operator of Relativistic Quantum Theory

11/09/05:
Prof. James Lindesay, Department of Physics, Howard University
Evidence for Quantum Coherence in Macroscopic Systems

11/02/05:
Prof. David Chung, Department of Physics, Howard University
Plasma Glow Discharge in Water – Cold Fusion or CRMS Fiction or True Science

10/26/05:
Dr. William Stockwell, Department of Chemistry, Howard University
Measurements of Solar Actinic Flux and Atmospheric Photolysis Rates

10/12/05:
Dr. Roger Wakimoto, Director, Earth Observing Laboratory National Center for Atmospheric Research
Mesoscale Analysis Techniques

09/28/05:
Dr. Silvina Gatica, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University
A Visit to Nano-Worlds: Molecular Fluids Adsorbed in Nanopores

09/14/05:
Prof. Prabhakar Misra , Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University
My Fulbright Experience in India

09/07/05:
Dr. Christine Kennefick, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University
Applied Mathematical Analysis and Computer Modeling for Microstructural Design

07/07/05:
Prof. Belay B. Demoz, Howard University—NASA Administrator Fellow Program
Atmospheric Research at the Howard University—Beltsville Campus

02/02/05:
Ms. Leslie Brown, Howard University Founders Library
Physics Literature Online and on the Shelf

 

2004 Colloquia & Seminars

 

12/01/04:
Dr. Gregory S. Jenkins, Director, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Director, Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS), Howard University
Eyes Open: A revised perspective on the environment/society by a HU physics professor during a Fulbright Research Fellow in Senegal.

11/10/04:
Dr. William H. Hooke, Director, Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society
“Atmospheric Policy”— What is it? — and why you should care?

11/03/04:
Dr. Michael King, EOS Senior Project Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Clouds and Aerosols in the Climate System

10/06/04:
Dr. Nick Nalli, NOAA/NESDIS
The 2004 Aerosol and Ocean Science Expedition (AEROSE): A Unique Database for Remote Sensing Validation

09/29/04:
Prof. Demetrius D. Venable, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Department Video Showing

04/28/04:
Dr. Thomas R. Lettieri, Program Manager, Advanced Technology Program, NIST
Optical Trapping and Manipulation of Micrometer-Sized Particles

04/21/04:
Dr. Everette Joseph, Department of Physics and Astronomy
AEROSE: A Trans-Atlantic Expedition to Study Saharan Dust and Its Impacts

04/14/04:
Dr. Albert Paul, Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials Group, Ceramics Division, Material Science and Engineering Laboratory, NIST
Increasing the Accuracy of Composition Data for Compound Semiconductors with Photoluminescence and MicroRaman Spectroscopy

03/03/04:
Drs. Marcus Alfred & Abdul Rahman, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Graphics User Interface Information Technology in Education

02/25/04:
All Students, Staff and Faculty
Physics Lunch-Chat

02/18/04:
Dr. Jordan Alpert, National Center of Environment Prediction Climate Prediction Center
A 3-Dimensional Animated Display of a Severe Weather Proxy

01/07/04:
Dr. Sen Chiao, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
The impact of the barrier jet in the orographic forcing of heavy precipitation

 

2003 Colloquia & Seminars

 

11/19/03:
M. Meyyappan, Director, Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center
An Overview of Recent Developments in Nanotechnology

11/05/03:
Cidambi Kumar, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University
Technology Development for Missile Defense

10/29/03:
Tristan Hübsch, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University
A Dynamical "ET" Censorship in Stringy Brane-Worlds

10/22/03:
James Lindesay, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University
A Decade of Computational Physics at Howard University

10/15/03:
Everette Joseph, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University
Mixing Oil and Water

10/01/03:
Kevin Laws, National Center of Environmental Prediction Climate Prediction Center
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center's Role in the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS-Net)

10/22/03:
Tabbetha A. Dobbins, NIST, Ceramics Division
Of Industrial Thermal Barrier Coating (Tbc) And Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (Sofc) Materials: Bringing Synchrotron Characterization Methods To The Power Industry

04/09/03:
Steve Zubrick, National Weather Service, Sterling,Virginia, USA
The Washington DC Tornado of 24 September 2001

10/22/03:
Prof. Jose D Fuentes, Department of Environmental Science University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
On the environmental importance of phytogenic hydrocarbons

01/22/03:
Dylan Bryce A. Jones, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Estimating Surface Emissions of Precursors of Tropospheric Ozone Using Satellite Observations

02/07/03:
Guy Guelachvili and Nathalie Picqué, Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, Unité Propre du CNRS, Université de Paris-Sud
Wide-band infrared molecular spectroscopy with kilometric absorption paths

01/22/03:
Gregory S. Duane, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Synchronized Chaos in Climate Dynamics

 

2002 Colloquia & Seminars

 

12/04/02:

Prof. Gilberto A. Vicente, George Mason University - Fairfax VA
Center for Earth Observing and Space Research - SCS Connecting satellite research to health and environmental applications

11/20/02:
Prof. Harshvardhan, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue Univ., GEST, UMBC/NASA Goddard
Retrieval of Microphysical and Thermodynamic Properties from Non-Uniform Cloud Fields

11/13/02:
Dr. Biswadev Roy, NASA Goddard
On Global Positioning System and Atmospheric Applications

11/06/02:
Dr. Tung Tsang, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Non-Calculus Introduction to Chaos

10/16/02:
Dr. Gregory S. Jenkins, Department of Meteorology, Penn State University
Chemistry and hydrology related research problems as determined from remotely sensed platforms in West Africa

09/18/02:
Dr. Paul Ginoux, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The effects of dust aerosol on the Earth system: A modeling perspective

09/17/02:
Dr. George Caruthers (Astronomy Class Students) Astronomy

05/01/02:
Dr. Everette Joseph, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Climate Research in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

04/24/02:
Dr. Warren Washington, Senior Scientist NCAR
What Should We Believe About Climate Change?

04/17/02:
Prof. Prabhakar Misra, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Sustained Supersonic Flight Over Water and Land by 2025: A Pipe Dream?

04/10/02:
Dr. Robert Livezy, Climate Services Division, National Weather Service, NOAA
Extended Range Forecasting

03/27/02:
Teresa Palmer, DTIC
Collaboration with the US Department of Defense

03/13/02:
Dr. Tim Killeen, Director, NCAR
Research and Education at NCAR

03/06/02:
Dr. Steven Lord, Director, Environmental Modeling Center, NCEP
An Introduction to Data Assimilation and Modeling at the NCEP Environmental Modeling Center

02/27/02:
Prof. Eugenia Kalnay, Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park
Error Growth and Predictability

 

2001 Colloquia & Seminars

 

11/28/01:
Dr. Gregory Jenkins, Pensylvania State University
Challenging the historical view of West African Weather regimes: consequences for understanding climate variability and change

10/03/01:
Dr. James A. Stith, Director, Physics Resources Center, American Institute of Physics
Revitalization: A Personal Perspective

09/24/01:
Dr. Keith O. Baker, Jefferson Lab & Department of Physics, Hampton University
Strange Physics at Jefferson Lab

04/25/01:
Dr. Ramon E. Lopez, Department of Physics, University of Texas at El Paso
Storms from the Sun: The science of space weather

04/18/01:
Dr. Everette Joseph, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Preliminary Results from a Study of IR Multiple Scattering in a Cloudy Atmosphere

04/11/01:
Dr. Yehuda Salu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
The Preparing Future Physics Faculty Program (PFPF) at HU

03/28/01:
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
Rainfall Morphology in Small Sub-Tropical Convective Systems: Implications for TRMM and Latent Heat Retrieval

03/14/01:
Dr. Anthony Reynolds, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Temperature Diffusion Waves in Magnetized Plasmas

03/07/01:
Dr. Charles K. Gatebe, Goddard Earth Sciences & Technology Center
Questions about aerosols: What do we know about aerosols and what don't we know?

02/28/01:
Dr. Wassila Thiaw, Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Impacts of SSTs and atmospheric characteristics associated with tropical hydrologic anomalies

02/21/01:
Dr. Sylvester J. Gates, Jr., Department of Physics, University of Maryland
Superstring/M-theory In South Africa

02/07/01:
Dr. Markus Luty, Department of Physics, University of Maryland
Supersymmetric Extra Dimensions

02/02/01:
Dr. Qilong Min, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Albany
Aerosol, cloud, and O2 A-band Spectroscopy

01/31/01:
Dr. Bala Balachandran, Lucent Technologies
Inverse Mapping: Modification Needed for Better Space Weather Prediction?

01/17/01:
Dr. Ben Zeidman, Argonne National Laboratory
Electroproduction of Strange Particles on Light Nuclei

 

2000 Colloquia & Seminars

 

12/06/00:
Dr. Joe Peñano, Leading Edge Technologies Corporation
Propagation of Ultrashort Pulses in a Laser Wakefield Accelerator

11/29/00:
Dr. Nat Gopalswamy, Center for Solar Physics and Space Weather, Catholic University
Origin, Propagation and Terrestrial Impact of Coronal Mass Ejections

11/20/00:
Special Seminar: Dr. Philip W. Phillips, 2000 Edward A. Bouchet Award Winner, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
2e or not 2e in Strongly Repulsive Electronic Systems in 2D?

11/15/00:
Dr. Bill Amatucci, Head, Space Experiments Section, Naval Research Laboratory
Laboratory Comparison of Low-Altitude Ionospheric Ion Heating Mechanisms

11/01/00:
Dr. Michael C. Wittmann, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
Evaluating Student Model Building in Quantum Physics

10/25/00:
Dr. Ja Hyun Lee, Department of Physics, Hampton University
Thermal-Electric Tandem Propulsion

10/18/00:
Dr. Apollo Mian, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Western Maryland College
The role of thermal lensing in high repetition rate Z-scan experiments

10/04/00:
Dr. Tristan Hubsch, Department of Physics, Howard University
Models of Spacetime in XX Century Physics

09/20/00:
Prof. Lewis Klein, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Determination of Dynamic Gradients in High Energy Density Plasmas

09/06/00:
Dr. Edward H. Dowdye, Jr., Research Associate, Howard University
Extinction Shift Principle

07/24/00:
Dr. Raj Rajeswari, NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center & Center for Superconductivity Research, University of Maryland
Physics and Technological Applications of Colossal Magnetoresistive Manganites

05/10/00:
Dr. Beth Brown, NRC Research Associate, Goddard Space Flight Center
Environmental Role on X-Ray Emission from Elliptical Galaxies & New Discoveries in Astronomy

04/19/00:
Prof. Prabhakar Misra, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Optical-Thermal Testing of the Vegetation Canopy Lidar (VCL) Telescope

04/12/00:
Dr. Ziad Maassarani, Department of Physics, University of Virginia
Quantum Integrable Models and Their Applications

04/05/00:
Dr. Everette Joseph, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
State of the Art Global Climate Models and the Treatment of Cirrus IR Properties

03/29/00:
Prof. Walter Gekelman, Department of Physics, University of California Los Angeles
Phantom in the vacuum… Laboratory Experiments on Space Plasmas

03/08/00:
Prof. Edward Van Keuren, Department of Physics, Georgetown University
Third Order Nonlinear Optics in Organic Materials

03/01/00:
Dr. George Minic, Center for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology & University of Southern California
The Cosmological Constant Problem

02/09/00:
Prof. Lewis Klein, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Physics of High Energy Density Matter

02/02/00:
Dr. Anthony Reynolds, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University
Instability, Plasma Physics, and Quantum Mechanics

 

1999 Colloquia & Seminars

 

12/01/99:
Prof. Stuart Prager, Distinguished Lecturer, APS; Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin
Dynamo and Magnetic Fields in Plasmas

11/17/99:
Dr. Ping Yang, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer in Ice Crystal clouds: Applications to Remote Sensing and Climate Research

11/16/99:
Mr. Abdul Rahman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University.
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

10/13/99:
Dr. Carl E. Bonner, Jr., Associate Director, Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University
Optical Characterization and Laser Design Using Nd Doped Apatites

10/06/99:
Dr. Belay B. Demoz, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus and Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
Raman Lidar: Atmospheric Applications

9/29/99:
Dr. John C. Travis, physicist, Analytical Chemistry Division, NIST
Origins of the Optogalvanic Effect

9/15/99:
Tristan Hübsch, Howard University Physics & Astronomy
Superstrings: What, Why and How

9/8/99:
Dr. Haridas Chandran, Howard University Physics & Astronomy
Comet Tails System of CO+

9/1/99:
Dr. Apriel K. Hodari, University of Maryland, College Park
Effects of Ethnicity and Gender on Physics Learning

4/28/99:
Dr. Donnell Walton, Howard University
Timing is Everything: Direct Measurement of the Time Structure of Ultrashort X-Ray Pulses from a Storage Ring

4/21/99:
Dr. Pamela Chu, NIST
SRD 79, The NIST Quantitative Infrared Database of Hazardous Air Pollutants

4/14/99:
Mr. Edward Dowdye, Howard University
FTIR Assesment of Low Concentration Atmospheric Species and the Adsorption effects on Absorption

3/31/99:
Dr. Thomas R. Lettieri, NIST
University Participation in the NIST Advanced Technology Program

3/17/99:
Dr. Everette Joseph, Howard University
Cirrus Cloud Radiative Treatment in Climate Modelling