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The Age of Light
Morrison House Presents: Dr. J. Thomas Schriempf, Physicist
Everyone is familiar with the Industrial Revolution and the Information Age, but we seldom hear about how lasers shape our modern world. Dr. J. Thomas Schriempf, a Navy Scientist who has spent a lifetime studying how laser light interacts with matter, will give simple explanations of how lasers work, as well as examples of their applications in industry, the arts, medicine, and more. This illustrated lecture will “en-lighten” guests about the impact of lasers on just about everything we touch in our daily lives, and how we depend on them.
Dr. J. Thomas Schriempf has been actively engaged in research with lasers and their interactions with materials since the late sixties. His career has included government, academic, and industrial positions, ranging from bench scientist to management and company vice president, as well as research and teaching at Pennsylvania State University. His government service includes over 20 years at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and 2 years at the Defense Advance Research Agency. Presently, Dr. Schriempf is at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) where he is a Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) and serves as the Technical Director of the Navy Directed Energy and Electric Weapon Systems Program Office.
Dr. Schriempf received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1964. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Directed Energy Professional Society. He has served on boards of various professional societies and has written over 70 articles for professional journals.
More About the Series
This series of monthly talks is sponsored by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, the Alexandria Archaeological Commission, and the Morrison House Hotel. The talks take place on the first Tuesday of each month. Cocktails will be available for purchase through The Grille at Morrison House Hotel, and dinner reservations can be made for guests who would like to continue their experience following the event.
About Morrison House
The Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, is an elegant boutique hotel located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. Named an outstanding hotel on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2008 Gold List, the hotel exhibits the romance of Europe and the charm of Early America through its decorative federalist-style reproductions. The architecture blends into the historic surrounding of Alexandria, while its warmly lit rooms, soft music, and outstanding cuisine define an experience that is graceful and effortless. The AAA Four Diamond property also features The Grille, an intimate restaurant that serves a menu of relaxed American fine dining. The hotel is located at 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 838-8000.
More About Morrison House Hotel
Located in Old Town Alexandria, Morrison House Hotel is a luxury hotel affiliated with Kimpton Hotel. Morrison House offers king and queen deluxe guestrooms and suites, an award-winning restaurant, 24-hour room service, complimentary newspapers, in-room spa services, overnight laundry, high speed internet access, valet parking and more.