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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Spring 2007

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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. 18, 2007 Nick Dellaripa, WFU -- Honors thesis presentation: Wormhole solutions to the semiclassical Einstein field equations. Starting at 3:30 PM. Following the presentation, there will be a discussion of summer research opportunities. There will also be a special colloquium by Professor Edward Furlani, U. Buffalo -- Overview of Magnetic Nanoparticle Applications in Biomedicine 1:30-2:30 PM.

Thurs. Jan. 25, 2007 Professor David Vanderbilt, Rutgers U. -- "Theory of electric polarization and orbital magnetization"

Thurs. Feb. 1, 2007 Professor Paul Anderson, WFU -- Quantum Physics and Inflation Postponed due to weather -- will be rescheduled.

Thurs. Feb. 8, 2007 Professor J. Michael Doster, NCSU -- The Physics of Nuclear Power Reactors"

Thurs. Feb. 15, 2007 Professor Freddie R. Salsbury, Jr., WFU -- Modeling the Molecular Response to DNA Damage

Thurs. Feb. 22, 2007 WFU students, faculty, and staff -- Practice talks for Biophysical Society and March APS meetings.

Thurs. Mar. 1, 2007 Professor Gavin Lawes, Wayne State U. -- Magnetodielectrics and multiferroics

Thurs. Mar. 8, 2007 Professor Walter Bradley, Baylor U. -- Producing Particle Board from Coconut Husks: A Composite Material from an Abundant, Renewable Resource (hosted by Jed Macosko)

Tues. Mar. 13, 2007 Professor Michael Wiener, U. Va. -- (hosted by Al Claibourne from the Center for Structural Biology and held at the Bowman Grey Technical Center)

Thurs. Mar. 15, 2007 (Spring break for Reynolda Campus)

Thurs. Mar. 22, 2007 Professor Steven A. Cummer, Duke -- Properties and Applications of Engineered Electromagnetic Materials

Thurs. Mar. 29, 2007 Professor Robin W. Briehl, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine -- Physical and Physical Chemical Bases of Pathogenesis in Sickle Cell Disease

Thurs. Apr. 5, 2007 (Good Friday holiday on 4/6/07)

Thurs. Apr. 12, 2007 Professor George Rose, Johns Hopkins -- Turning the Protein Folding Problem on its Head (sponsored jointly by the Physics Department and The Center for Structural Biology)

Thurs. Apr. 19, 2007 Dr. Peter Groves, CNA -- "Working as a Research Analyst at the CNA Corporation: Experience, Observations, and Musings"

Thurs. Apr. 26, 2007 Graham Johnson, Scripps -- (hosted by Jed Macosko) "Automated Visualization of Subcellular Environments: Step One"

Tues. May 1, 2007 Matt Rave, WFU -- Ph. D. Thesis presentation -- Aspects of Berry's Phase in Solid State Physics Note: Colloquium will start at 1 PM.

Thurs. May 3, 2007 Anne Jeffers, WFU -- M. S. Thesis presentation -- (Biomedical engineering) -- Nitric oxide scavenging by cell-free hemoglobin Note: Colloquium will start at 9:30 AM in Olin 103.

Thurs. May 3, 2007 ΣΠ&Sigma and awards ceremonies; Honors presentations by Ernest Chisena, Elizabeth Gordon, Michael Roman, and Eric Sparks Note: Program will begin at 3:30 PM

Tues. May 8, 2007 Professor Douglas Rees, Cal Tech -- Special Interdisciplinary Lecture -- Structural studies of channels and transporters" (hosted by Al Claibourne from the Center for Structural Biology) Colloquium will begin at 4 PM in Seminar Room A of the Bowman Grey Technical Center.

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

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Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
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