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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Spring 2002


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. 17, 2002 Professor Cynthia K. Phillips, Princeton U. -- "Wave Connections in Space and Fusion Laboratory Plasmas" (Distinguished lecturer in Plasma Physics sponsored by the American Physical Society.)

Thurs. Jan. 24, 2002 Professor David G. Haase, NCSU -- "Scientists, Research Centers, and K-12 Science and Mathematics Education"

Tues. Jan. 29, 2002 Dr. Thomas Bishop, Tulane and Xavier Universities -- Folding DNA: A hierarchy of time, energy and length.

Tues. Feb. 5, 2002 Dr. Freddie R. Salsbury, Jr., The Scripps Research Institute -- Probing the dynamics and electrostatics of proteins.

Thurs. Feb. 14, 2002 Dr. Joel Berry, BGSM -- Fluid and Solid Mechanical Implications of Vascular Stenting

Thurs. Feb. 21, 2002 Screening of the film Newton featuring the debut performance of Professor W. C. Kerr.

Thurs. Feb. 28, 2002 Dr. Randall Ledford, Emerson Electric Company -- Physics Applications: Interventional Medicine Using Magnetic Navigation Systems.

Weds. Mar. 6, 2002 Professor David J. E. Callaway, NYU -- Molecular Lycanthropy: Alzheimer's Disease and Protein Refolding.

Thurs. Mar. 14, 2002 (spring break)

Thurs. Mar. 21, 2002 Professor K. Shwetketu Virbhadra, Duke U. -- "Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and Cosmic Censorship"

Tues. Mar. 26, 2002 Professor Kenneth Merz, Jr., Penn. State U. -- Towards All-Electron Modeling of Biomolecular Systems.

Thurs. Mar. 28, 2002 (day before Good Friday -- no seminar)

Tues. Apr. 2, 2002 Professor Devarajan Thirumalai, U. Maryland -- Chaperonin-mediated protein folding

Thurs. Apr. 4, 2002 Professor Chien Ho, Carnegie Mellon University -- Recent NMR and Biophysical Studies of Recombinant Hemoglobins: New Insights into the Structure-Function Relationship in Hemoglobin

Thurs. Apr. 11, 2002 Professor James Rose, UNC -- "Observational Clues to the Evolution of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies"

Thurs. Apr. 18, 2002 Professor Stephan Zauscher, Duke -- Fabrication of Biomolecular and Polymeric Nanostructures

Thurs. Apr. 25, 2002 SPS and honor's and master's theses presentations

Thurs. May 2, 2002 (2 PM) Rodney Dunning, WFU -- Ph.D. Thesis seminar -- Ab initio modeling of the F-center in light alkali-halides


Tentative schedule -- please check announcements and abstracts of seminars.
Speakers for Fall 2002 schedule:

TBA Professor Christian Iliadis, UNC --

TBA Professor Phillip Stancil, UGa -- (9/5/02)


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