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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Fall 1998


All seminars will be held at 4 PM in Room 101 of Olin Physical Laboratory (unless noted otherwise); there will be refreshments at 3:30 PM in the lobby prior to each seminar.

Thurs. Aug. 27, 1998, Welcoming Seminar and Master's Thesis presentation by Ryan Hatcher -- An "Order N" Generalized Gradient Approximation to the Exchange-Correlation Functional in Density Functional Theory.

Thurs. Sept. 3, 1998, Overview of research programs in the Physics Department -- Part I -- tours of experimental labs.

Thurs. Sept. 10, 1998, Overview of research programs in the Physics Department -- Part II -- description of theoretical and computational research programs.

Thurs. Sept. 17, 1998, Professor Rex Adelberger, Guilford College -- Undergraduate Research at Guilford College: teaching students to be physicists.

Thurs. Sept. 24, 1998, Professor Augustin K. S. Song, University of Ottawa -- "Study of excited states of defects by quantum cluster approaches: recent work on scintillators CsX:M+".

Thurs. Oct. 1, 1998, Professor Tom Concannon, WFU -- "Black Hole Thermodyanmics with Finite Boundary Conditions".

Thurs. Oct. 8 1998, (fall break on Friday, Oct. 9, 1998)

Thurs. Oct. 15, 1998, Ching-Wan Yip, WFU -- Introduction to Computing Facilities for WFU Physics Students.

Thurs. Oct. 22, 1998, Professor Tsunefumi Tanaka, Radford University -- Laws of Physics and Time Travel

Thurs. Oct. 29, 1998, Professor Wolfgang Christian, Davidson -- Developing Web-Based Physics Curricular Materials.

Thurs. Nov. 5, 1998, Professor Denis Wirtz, Johns Hopkins University -- "Biophysics of cytoskeleton networks: novel approaches to cell mechanics".

Thurs. Nov. 12, 1998, Professor Kurt Warncke, Emory -- "Molecular Biophysics of Vitamin Function: Radical Pair Separation and Reactivity in B12-Conducted Enzyme Catalysis"

Thurs. Nov. 19, 1998, Dr. Anatoly N. Trukhin, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia -- "Luminescent and Radiation Properties of Glass"."

Thurs. Nov. 26, 1998, (no seminar -- Thanksgiving Holiday)

Thurs. Dec. 3, 1998, Professor Jeffrey Gardner, Tulane U. -- "Quantum Control and Quantum State Engineering in Simple Atomic Systems."


Tentative schedule -- please check announcements and abstracts of seminars.
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