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Graduate Student Seminar Schedule - Spring 2017
The winner of the Best Graduate Student Seminar Speaker for Fall 2016 was Elizabeth Paul for her talk titled "Breaking of Toroidal Symmetry and Rotation in ITER" (Advisor: Professor William Dorland).
Seminars for Spring 2017 are scheduled for Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility. Everyone is welcome. Pizzas with a variety of toppings will be provided free of charge for graduate students; others will have to contribute a small fee of $5.00. Submit your requests for pizza toppings and refreshments to Linus Feder.
The mission of the IREAP Graduate Student Seminars is to give graduate students the opportunity to practice short presentations of their work. This is a stepping stone for preparing them for their thesis defense, Ph.D. proposals, or even conference presentations. It is a valuable skill for all professionals, and students should be eager to present their work.
The talks will be informal with an approximate duration of 30 to 45 minutes allowing questions for about 15 minutes. There shouldn't be any stress since there is no evaluation committee coming up with grilling questions. Everyone is welcome to be in the audience.
After the conclusion of each talk, graduate students in the audience will fairly rate the speaker on a scale of 1-5 for Technical Merit and on a scale of 1-5 for Presentation. The total score will be averaged and the highest scoring speaker at the semester's end will receive a monetary prize for "Best Speaker." In the case of a tie, the winner shall be the speaker with the largest number of audience members providing ratings.
For additional information regarding the IREAP Graduate Student Seminar Series, please contact Linus Feder at email@example.com.
- January 27, 2017
- February 3, 2017
"Generation and Characterization of Strong THz Field from Two Color Laser Filamentation" - Yungjun Yoo
- February 10, 2017
"Ion Acceleration from Underdense Plasmas" - George Hine
- February 17, 2017
"Nonlinear UMER: Steering, Alignment, and Other Fun Topics" - Kiersten Ruisard
- February 24, 2017
- March 3, 2017
"A Measurement of the Casimir Force between Two Spheres" - Joe Garrett
- March 10, 2017
"Phase Transition and Vortex Formation in Quantum Fluids" - Peter Megson
- March 17, 2017
"Dynamo Effect" or "Acoustical Modes Velocimetry Technique" - Ruben Rojas
- March 24, 2017
- March 31, 2017
"Designing and Evaluating Physical Random Number Generators" - Joseph Hart
- April 7, 2017
- April 14, 2017
"Correlating Structural and Electrical Properties at the Nanoscale in CIGS Solar Cells" - Beth Tennyson
- April 21, 2017
"Imaging the Effect of CdSe Window Layers in CdTe Photovoltaics" - John Howard
- April 28, 2017
"Imaging Beyond the Bandgap with Hot-Carrier Silicon Photodetectors" Lisa Krayer
- May 5, 2017
"The Nonlinear Structure of Multipactor" - Moe Siddiqi
- May 12, 2017