Pi Mu Epsilon Undergraduate Series – Dr. Claudia Mewes – Investigations of static and dynamic magnetization properties of spintronic materials

302 Gordon Palmer Hall

Spintronics is a rapidly growing research field with many emerging technologies that aim to exploit the “spin” of the electron in addition to its electric charge. The design of new materials with specific properties optimized for a particular application is of paramount importance for widespread adoption of spintronic technologies. This requires an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms responsible for the magnetization

Colloquium – Thomas Banchoff, Brown University and Sewanee, The University of the South

230 Gordon Palmer Hall 505 Hackberry Lane, AL, United States

Topic: Folds, Intersections, and Inflections:  Distinguishing Cylinders from Moebius Bands Abstract: On a smooth or polyhedral surface a strip neighborhood of a closed curve is either an orientable cylinder or a non-orientable Moebius band.  How can we distinguish which form it has by observing singular fold chains for projections to planes or self-intersection curves of