University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

February 2, 2006
Contact: Toccara Brown, USA Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6637

USA Presents Physics Colloquium Speaker

The department of physics at the University of South Alabama presents a physics colloquium to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. in the Instructional Laboratory Building, Room 240 on the USA campus featuring Dr. James R. Thompson of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.

The topic of the colloquium is “Currents and Magnetic Field Lines in Superconductors: How Quantum Mechanics Sometimes Helps and Sometimes Hurts.”

Thompson earned his doctorate in physics from Duke University in 1969. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications. The public is invited to attend, refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m.

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