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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Spring 1999


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. Jan. 14, 1999, Professor Richard Superfine, UNC -- "Slip, Slide, and Roll -- Nanotube tribology"

Thurs. Jan. 21, 1999, Professor Donald Jacobs, Michigan State U. -- "Identifying rigid and flexible regions in proteins."

Thurs. Jan. 28, 1999, Dr. Fang-cheng Chou, MIT -- "Normal State Magnetism in Cupric Superconductors"

Mon. Feb. 1, 1999, Dr. Mark Eriksson, Lucent Technologies -- "Convincing electrons to live in a 2D world, and other sleights of hand."

Tues. Feb. 9, 1999, Dr. Shi-Jie Chen, U. California at San Francisco -- "RNA Folding Energy Landscapes"

Thurs. Feb. 11, 1999, Dr. Thomas Baumgarte, U. Illinois -- "Binary Neutron Stars in General Relativity"

Thurs. Feb. 18, 1999, Dr. Edward Brown, Cornell U. -- "Quantitative Applications of Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy"

Mon. Feb. 22, 1999, Dr. Gregory Cook, Cornell U. -- Black Holes, Neutron Stars and Supercomputers

Thurs. Feb. 25 1999, Professor Andrea L. Bertozzi, Duke -- "Fingering instabilities in driven contact lines: Why paint drips down a wall"

Fri. Feb. 26, 1999, Dr. Linda J. Olafsen, NRL -- "The Interband Cascade Laser: Stepping Toward Efficient Room-Temperature Emission in the Mid-Infrared" ; seminar at 2:30 PM.

Thurs. Mar. 4, 1999, Professor Dave Z. Besson, U. of Kansas -- "Tune In, Turn On, Drop Down or Planting RICE in the Antarctic icecap or Whatever happens to all those antennas that disappear from new cars?"

Fri. Mar. 5, 1999, Professor Peter Grieder, University of Bern (Switzerland) -- Deep underwater muon neutrino detector; seminar at 2:30 PM.

Thurs. Mar. 11, 1999, (no seminar -- Spring break)

Thurs. Mar. 18, 1999, Dr. Randall Ledford, Emerson Electric Company -- "Digital light processing"

Thurs. Mar. 25, 1999, (1999 APS Centennial Meeting in Atlanta -- 3/20/99-3/26/99)

Thurs. Apr. 1, 1999, William Hinson, WFU -- "Dose calculations of photon beams using a finite-size pencil beam model"

Thurs. Apr. 8, 1999, Professor Susan R. Trammell, UNCC -- "Planetary Nebula Formation: Old Stars Blowing Cosmic Bubbles."

Thurs. Apr. 15, 1999, Professor Alexandra MacDermott, WFU -- " Why we are made of only left-handed amino acids: the origin of chirality on Earth and in the solar system in beyond"

Tues. Apr. 20, 1999, Dr. John Cerne, U. Maryland -- "Infrared Hall Effect in High Tc Superconductors" (3 PM)

Weds. Apr. 21, 1999, Dr. Andrea Markelz, U. Maryland -- "Pulsed Terahertz Spectroscopy of Collective Modes in Perovskites and Biomolecules" (4 PM)

Thurs. Apr. 22, 1999, Professor Theda Daniels-Race, Duke -- "Quantum Effects in Resonant Tunneling Structures"

Thurs. Apr 29, 1999, Special student program -- Honors and Master's Theses presentations. (3 PM)

Mon. July 12, 1999, Andrew J. Graham, WFU and ASU -- Nucleation Rates in an Extended System with an Asymmetric Local Potential (2 PM)

Fri. July 16, 1999, Henry M. Yochum III, WFU -- Picosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of the Oxide Crystals KNbO3, LiNbO3, KTiOPO4, CdWO4, and PbWO4. (2 PM)

Tue. July 20, 1999, Jack W. Brockway, WFU -- Astrophysical Limits on Additional U(1) Gauge Couplings" (9 AM)

Wed. August 4, 1999, Forrest T. Charnock, WFU -- Dynamics of Dipolar Defects in Rare Earth Doped Alkaline-Earth Fluoride Crystals (1 PM)


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