CSUSM Announces Spring 2010 Frontiers in Science Schedule


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

With the new spring semester at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) comes another series of seminars exploring the frontiers of science. These seminars are intended to introduce audiences from all disciplines and academic levels to the beauty and fun of scholarly pursuits in the natural and physical science disciplines.

From negative capacitance to galactic evolution, this semester's exciting line up will be well worth attending! And we'll end the semester with a special research talk by Dr. Bob Dynes, president emeritus of the University of California.

All seminars will be held in Science Hall 2, room 242, from noon to 1 p.m. and will include refreshments.

These events are free and open to the public.  For more information go to http://physics.csusm.edu/events/events.html.

The spring 2010 Frontiers in Science schedule is as follows:

Feb 4
"Thermodynamic Modeling of Liquid Viscosity"
Marcio Cordoso, Ph.D., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 18
"Probing an Electrorheological Colloid: General Mechanism for Negative Capacitance"
Dr. Jason Shulman, Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston
Mar 4
"A Day in the Life of an Industrial Physicist"
Dr. Neil Dilley, Quantum Design, Inc.
April 15
 "Detecting the Most Distant Supernovae: Insight into How Galaxies Form and Evolve"
Dr. Jeff Cooke, California Institute of Technology

April 29
"A Superconducting Tunneling Microscope: Probing Superconductivity at the Atomic Scale" Professor (and former University of California President) Bob Dynes, UCSD

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About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.