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Apr
12
Thu
2018 Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The 2018 Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in 316 Hodson Hall. Alumnus Benjamin Lowe will present “Quints, Quants, Quarks, Quirks, and QED.”


Benjamin LoweBenjamin Lowe

Senior Manager/Associate Director

Verizon Wireless

 

“Quints, Quants, Quarks, Quirks and QED”
This talk is about five roommates from Wolman Hall who graduated from Johns Hopkins with engineering degrees. Over the next 30 years, their careers developed in different directions with each finding success—Krishnan Rajagopalan becomes the CEO of a premier executive search firm; Ed Pribitkin becomes the chief medical officer of a major university; Mark Vargus becomes the mayor of a town in Texas, as well as a popular accounting professor; and Greg Doudnikoff becomes an IP patent attorney for a major lab. Learn how our career paths were similar and how and where they diverged. Also, learn how, as undergraduates, we held ourselves together and created a competitive environment based on mutual interests, friendship, and intramural sports.

 

Nov
7
Wed
Annual Billig-Croft Lecture (Fall 2018)
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

David M. Van Wie, PhD, will present “Hypersonics: Back to the Future.”


hypersonicsHypersonics: Back to the Future

Hypersonics is defined as flight at speeds above Mach 5—five times the local speed of sound. Currently, there is a resurgence of interest in hypersonic systems for applications such as weapons, rapid commercial transportation, and space launch. To realize these new applications, technology advancements are needed in the areas of novel thermal protection systems, high-temperature materials, advanced guidance, navigation and control, and propulsion. For more than 60 years, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have been investigating hypersonic technologies and applications, including Frederick S. Billig’s pioneering development of scramjet engine technology. Dr. Van Wie will offer a brief history of hypersonics highlighting Dr. Billig’s contributions and will discuss ongoing technology development challenges in this area.

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