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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Fall 2006

Previous and future colloquia

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. 24, 2006 Welcoming "Tea", announcements, and student presentations

Thurs. Aug. 31, 2006 Professor David Keller, U. New Mexico -- Machines that Replicate Genetic Information

Thurs. Sept. 7, 2006 Professor Nikolay V. Dokholyan, UNC -- Simple yet predictive protein models

Thurs. Sept. 14, 2006 Professor P. Andrew Karplus, Oregon State U. -- Ramachandran revisited: Conformational energetics and conformation dependent peptide geometries

Thurs. Sept. 21, 2006 WFU Physics Research, Part I

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2006 Annual Alumni Colloquium and Career advising event -- Professor Louis Keiner, Coastal Carolina University -- Oh the places you'll go: A Wake Forest Physics major, 16 years (!) later. Professor Keiner will also give a colloquium at 4 PM on Friday, September 29th at 4 PM 20 Years of Physics Education Research: What have we learned?

Thurs. Oct. 5, 2006 WFU Physics Research, Part II

Thurs. Oct. 12, 2006 (Fall break 10/13/06)

Thurs. Oct. 19, 2006 Professor Lois Pollack, Cornell U. -- Microfabrication and x-ray scattering: new tools for studying RNA folding

Thurs. Oct. 26, 2006 WFU Physics Research, Part III

Thurs. Nov. 2, 2006 Professor John Blondin, NCSU -- Exploring the asymmetry of core-collapse supernovae

Thurs. Nov. 9, 2006 Professor Sarah Raynor, WFU Dept. of Mathematics -- Solitary Water Waves

Thurs. Nov. 16, 2006 Professor Akbar Salam, WFU Dept. of Chemistry -- On the Theory and Application of Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics to Inter-particle Interactions

Thurs. Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Thurs. Nov. 30, 2006 Lu Peng, WFU -- Ph. D. Thesis defense -- ( 1:30 PM) NanoSelectionTM -- a Single-Cycle Method, Based on a Combined AFM/FM Instrument, to Select Individual Aptamer Species from a Pool of Random Oligonucleotides

Fri. Dec. 1, 2006 Professor Shiwei Zhang, College of William and Mary -- ( 2:30 PM) "A stochastic auxiliary-field approach to electronic structure computations"

Thurs. Dec. 14, 2006 Wenhua Liu, WFU -- Ph. D. Thesis defense -- ( 2:30 PM) Determining the mechanical properties of individual fibrin fibers

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

Previous and future colloquia

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