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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule
-- Fall 2007

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. 30, 2007 Welcoming "Tea" and student presentations (Starting at 3:30 PM)

Thurs. Sept. 6, 2007 Physics Research Opportunities at WFU -- Part I

Thurs. Sept. 13, 2007 Professor Edward Brown, U. Rochester and WFU alum. -- In honor of Homecoming weekend, Professor Brown will give both a regular physics colloquium -- Studying the tumor extracellular matrix using second harmonic generation and also a special alumni colloquium together with his wife, Ania Majewska, "Applications of multiphoton laser-scanning microscopy: transport in tumors" and "Applications of multiphoton laser-scanning microscopy: synaptic function" on Fri. Sept. 14, 2007 at 4 PM

Thurs. Sept. 20, 2007 Physics Research Opportunities at WFU -- Part II

Tues. Sept. 25, 2007 Professor Sharon Campbell, UNC (sponsored jointly by Physics and Center for Structural Biology) -- (host: Leslie Poole from CSB) Redox Regulation of Ras Superfamily GTPases

Thurs. Sept. 27, 2007 Professor Daniel Gauthier, Duke U. -- Slow Light, Fast Light, Backward Light, and Stopped Light: What does it all mean? (host: W. Kerr)

Thurs. Oct. 4, 2007 Professor Paul Anderson, WFU -- Particle Production and Vacuum Polarization Effects in Cosmological and Black Hole Spacetimes

Thurs. Oct. 11, 2007 Professor Kathy Aidala, Mount Holyoke -- Scanning Probe Microscopy: From Living Bacteria to Quantum Electrons (host: F. Salsbury)

Thurs. Oct. 18, 2007 (Fall break 10/19/07)

Thurs. Oct. 25, 2007 Professor Keith Weninger, NCSU -- The role of membrane fusion during viral infection (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Thurs. Nov. 1, 2007 Professor Dan Boye, Davidson -- The Science of Singing (host: N. Holzwarth)

Thurs. Nov. 8, 2007 Professor Dennis Livesay, UNCC -- Quantitative Stability/Flexibility Relationships (QSFR) within Protein Families (host: J. Fetrow)

Thurs. Nov. 15, 2007 Professor Donald Jacobs, UNCC -- Modeling Protein Stability Using Constraint Theory: Addressing Non-additivity of Entropy in Free Energy Decomposition Schemes (host: F. Salsbury)

Thurs. Nov. 22, 2007 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Thurs. Nov. 29, 2007 Dr. Boris Fine, University of Tennessee -- Nuclear spin dynamics in solids: implications of microscopic chaos

Tues. Dec. 4, 2007 Dr. Timo Thonhauser, MIT -- Advancing Electronic Structure Theory: From van der Waals to NMR Note: seminar will begin at 2:30 PM

Thurs. Dec. 6, 2007 Professor Garrett Matthews, University of South Florida -- Nanoscale Mechanics and Assembly of Hierarchal Forms of Collagen Fibrils (host: M. Guthold)

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

Previous and future colloquia

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100 Olin Physical Laboratory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
Phone: (336) 758-5337, FAX: (336) 758-6142