John U. Free Seminar Series

The Physics and Engineering Department is proud to sponsor this very highly anticipated seminar series for a fourth time. This series encourages collaboration and information sharing between departments, students, and alumni and promotes an atmosphere that supports undergraduate research.
The John U. Free Physics and Engineering Seminar Series is held on Thursday afternoons in the Spring Semester from 4:30-5:30pm in Shrader Lecture Hall. Presentations are open to all faculty, students, alumni, and interested members of the public.

To view topics and watch videos from the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 presentations, please visit the Seminar Archives.

Spring 2017 John U. Free Physics and Engineering Seminar Series

Dates Presenters Topics and Abstracts (PDF)

Feb. 9

Dr. Pierre-Richard Cornely
~ Summary of 2016 Summer Research on Earthquake Forecasting

Feb. 16 Joshua Lojzim
Caleb Vatral
~ Magnetic Field Precursors

Feb. 23
James Bennett
J.T. McNeil
~ A class of sensitive seismometers as seismic and pre-earthquake precursors
~ Water Chemistry as seismic and pre-earthquake precursors

Mar. 2 
Dr. Eustace Edwards
Physics, Yale University
~ A Buffer Gas Cooled Thallium Fluoride Beam

Mar. 16
Dr. Wayne Bowen
Biology, Brown University
~  Sigma-2 Receptors and Cancer:  A Novel Target for Therapy 

Mar. 23 William Malas (16)
~ Real Time Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) data Assimilation and geometry of the Total Electron Content (TEC) of the Ionosphere and correlation with pre-earthquake and seismic activity

Mar. 30

Ajian B. Caldwell (16)
Rebecca Roberts (16)

~ Remote and secure activation of local door locks with hardware and software control, App interface with applications to home security
~ Signal processing sound recognition system with applications to assistive technology

Apr. 6 Mina Assad (16)
Hughens Dely (16)
~ Wireless cell phone charger based on electromagnetic induction
~ Piezo-electric based cell phone charger system

Apr. 13
David Frye (16)
Andres Biondi (16)
~ Multi directional seismometer with potential applications to pre-earthquake and seismic forecasting
~ Study of the piezoelectric effects in rocks with applications to seismic and pre-earthquake forecasting

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