Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society

Jones Seminars cover a wide range of "big picture" topics. PhD student attendance is required and students must also meet before or after each seminar to discuss its topic in more detail, usually having done some supplementary reading.

By also attracting other students as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public, the Seminars prompt a weekly gathering full of lively discussion for the curious-minded.

First created in the 1970s, this seminar series was made possible by an endowment established by Charles C. Jones D'18 Th'19. Originally, the lectures were highly specialized for smaller audiences. Then, in 1998, several doctoral students expressed a desire to help build community by providing more reasons for the School to come together as a whole.

Fridays at 3:30pm
Spanos Auditorium (Room 100), Cummings Hall, unless otherwise noted

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"Special Seminars," are part of the Jones Series but are scheduled at different times.

Upcoming Events

Jones Seminar: Polarimetry as a novel source of contrast in intravascular OCT

Brett Bouma, Professor, Harvard Medical School

Friday, September 14, 2018, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

The physical principles underpinning polarimetry and the hurdles to its use in intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) for coronary artery imaging.

Jones Seminar: The Material of the 21st Century—Moving beyond Moore and Weiser

Gregory Abowd, Regents’ Professor & JZ Liang Chair , School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Examples of computational materials and why self-sustainable computing provides a compelling vision for computing in a post-Moore's Law world.

Jones Seminar: Terrestrial and Planetary Radio Glaciology

Dustin Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University

Friday, October 12, 2018, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Despite the long tradition of glaciological interpretation of radar images, quantitative analyses of radar sounding data are rare and face several technical challenges.

Past Events

View all past Jones Seminars recordings.