Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Thursday, November 21, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
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 Photo of speaker, Dr. Barbara JonesPlease join us on Thursday, November 21, 2013 as we welcome Dr. Barbara Jones from the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA.  Dr. Jones will present, "A Perspective on the Future of Nanotechnology" at 4pm in Mendocino Hall 1015.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Jones leads the theoretical and computational physics project at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. She received an A.B. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1982, followed by a year at Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar. She earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. After postdoctoral research at Harvard University, she joined IBM at the Almaden Research Center in 1989. She has worked on a range of projects both fundamental and more applied, including managing experimentalists working on media and read heads, to theories of quantum wells and other effects in magnetic multilayers. Currently she leads research to calculate the effects of magnetic atoms, in clusters or nanolattices, on metallic/insulating surfaces, as engineered and measured by STM.

Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and is the 2001 recipient of a TWIN Award (Tribute to Women in Industry). She was this year Chair of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the APS, and Program Chair of the 2013 APS March Meeting. She is a member of the Science Advisory Committees of: the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the National Science Foundation Nanomaterials Center (MRSEC) at Princeton University; the Graduate Program in Physics at Georgetown University; the Aspen Center for Physics; and of several other universities and national labs.

Chair and Founder of the APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women and for Under-represented Minority students, past member and Chair of the American Physical Society (APS)’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (1999-2002), and past chair of the IBM Almaden Diversity Council, she is strongly interested in promoting opportunities in science and math for all students.

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