Seminar Schedule Spring 2024

During the fall and spring semesters, the Department of Physics and Materials Science is pleased to present weekly seminars. The seminars will be held in person in Manning 201 on Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise in the scheduling table below).

For further details, please contact Dr. Francisco Muller Sanchez (f.muller.sanchez@memphis.edu) or Dr. Shawn Pollard (Shawn.Pollard@memphis.edu).




January 16, 2024

First day of class (Tuesday)


January 19, 2024

No Seminar


January 26, 2024

No Seminar  

January 30, 2024 (Tuesday)

Dr. Zidu Lin

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

February 2, 2024

Dr. Karl Irikura
Seminar Flyer

Chemical Sciences Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland

February 9, 2024

Dr. Hei Man Tsang
Seminar Flyer

University of Alabama

February 16, 2024

Seminar Canceled


February 20, 2024 (Tuesday)

Dr. Bijaya Acharya
Seminar Flyer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

February 23, 2024

Dr. Matthew Malkan
Seminar Flyer

Physics and Astronomy
University of California, Los Angeles

February 27, 2024 (Tuesday)

Dr. Michael Nycz
Seminar Flyer

University of Virginia and Jefferson Laboratory EIC Center

March 1, 2024

Dr. Kei Nagai
Seminar Flyer

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico

March 8, 2024

Spring Break
No Seminar

March 15, 2024

Seminar Cancelled


March 22, 2024

Dr. Francisco Muller Sanchez
Solar Eclipses: From Portents of Calamity to Modern Physics

Physics and Materials Science
The University of Memphis

March 29, 2024

Kenneth Rymanowicz
History of Solar Eclipses in N. America and Observational Techniques

Physics and Materials Science
The University of Memphis

April 5, 2024

Scott Morris
Casting Light on Cosmic Shadows: An Exploration into Eclipse Phenomena

Physics and Materials Science
The University of Memphis

April 12, 2024

Dr. Thomas Goebel
Seminar Flyer

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI)
The University of Memphis

April 19, 2024
UC Theatre
6:30 p.m.

Lois McGlothlin Donaldson Endowed Lecture in Physics
Lecture Flyer


April 24, 2022

Last day of class (Wednesday)