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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Fall 2001


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. 30, 2001, Welcoming "Tea" and accounts of undergraduate summer research activities

Thurs. Sept. 6, 2001, WFU Research programs -- Part I -- experimental projects

Thurs. Sept. 13, 2001, WFU Research programs -- Part II -- theoretical and computational projects

Thurs. Sept. 20, 2001, Adam Ballard -- Ph. D. Thesis Presentation -- The light-force method for measuring polarizabilities and a measurement of the optical polarizability of C60 at 1.064 mm

Thurs. Sept. 27, 2001, Professor Randy Heflin -- VPI, Organic Optoelectronics using Self-Assembled Nanostructures

Thurs. Oct. 4, 2001, Professor Eric Weeks, Emory U. -- "The physics of the colloidal glass transition"

Thurs. Oct. 11, 2001, Professor Mike Whangbo, NCSU -- "Orbital interaction analysis of cooperative Jahn-Teller distortion, charge/orbital/spin ordering, and spin exchange interactions in magnetic solids"

Thurs. Oct. 18, 2001, (fall break on Oct. 19, 2001)

Thurs. Oct. 25, 2001 (Project Pumpkin)

Thurs. Nov. 1, 2001, Professor M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, UNCC -- "Optical Networks - the Backbone of Internet and Telecom"

Thurs. Nov. 8, 2001, Professor Michael Hickey, Clemson U. -- "Atmospheric Gravity Waves and Their Ducting in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere"

Thurs. Nov. 15, 2001, Dr. Fouad Azizi, WFU -- "Ion and liquid transport across airway epithelium"

Thurs. Nov. 22, 2001 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Thurs. Nov. 29, 2001 Dr. Alan Wright, Sandia National Laboratory "Aspects of hydrogen behavior in GaN: Mg-acceptor passivation/compensation and interaction with point defects"

Thurs. Dec. 6, 2001, Professor K. Shwetketu Virbhadra, Duke U. -- "Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and Cosmic Censorship" <== Professor Virbhadra will be unable to come due to illness in his family. Professor Greg Cook will instead give a talk entitled "Constructing Astrophysical Black-Hole Binaries on a Computer"


Tentative schedule -- please check announcements and abstracts of seminars.
Spring 2002 schedule

Thurs. Jan. 17, 2002 Professor Cynthia K. Phillips, Princeton -- "Wave Connections in Space and Fusion Laboratory Plasmas"

Thurs. Apr. 4, 2002 Professor Chien Ho, Carnegie Mellon University --

Thurs. Apr. 11, 2002 Professor James Rose, UNC --

Thurs. Apr. 18, 2002 Professor Stephan Zauscher, Duke -- (tentative)

TBA Professor Christian Iliadis, UNC --

TBA Professor Phillip Stancil, UGa --

TBA Professor David G. Haase, NCSU --


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