Dr. Mark Havey named Arfken Scholar in Residence
Dr. Mark D. Havey, Professor and Eminent Scholar of Physics, has recently been named the George and Carolyn Arfken Scholar in Residence at Miami (Ohio) University for 2005 - 2006. The Arfken Scholar program is endowed by the well-known mathematical physicist and author, Dr. George B. Arfken who was Professor of Physics at Miami University for many years, and who served as the Physics Department Chair for nearly two decades. The endowment provides for extended visits to campus by distinguished scientists and science educators. During their residence, the Arfken Scholar makes a number of presentations, including seminars focused towards new research opportunities for junior faculty and a public lecture to the university community.
During a visit to Miami University in the Fall, 2005, Professor Havey made several presentations to the students and faculty of the university. Among these were a public lecture Order, Disorder, and Discovery, and a colloquium presented to the Physics Department, Mesoscopic Electromagnetic Wave Dynamics in Atomic Gases. Research presentations to undergraduate and graduate students, and to science faculty were also made. Laboratory tours and extensive discussions with junior and senior faculty and graduate students led to new possibilities for experimental research projects.
Other information about the Physics Department at Miami University and the Arfken Scholar in Residence Program may be found at: http://www.cas.muohio.edu/~physicsweb/