Associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Richard Weaver will give a talk titled “Mesoscopics with Ultrasound” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, in Moulton Hall, room 214, as part of the Fall 2015 Physics Colloquium.

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Richard Weaver

Weaver is currently researching and reporting measurements on ultrasonic systems analogous to random lasers. He received a Ph.D in astrophysics from Cornell University in 1977. He came to the University of Illinois in 1981 after a research associateship in theoretical elastic wave propagation and ultrasonics at Cornell.

Elected a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 1996, he received the Hetenyi Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics in 2004. Formerly a professor in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Weaver joined the Department of Physics in 2006.

The event is free and open to the public. For accommodation requests or more information on the colloquium series, contact the Department of Physics at 438-8756 or email Kerry Stewart at