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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule
-- Fall 2008

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.

Mon. Aug. 25, 2008 Faith Coldren, WFU -- Ph. D. defense (Colloquium will begin at 3:30 PM and is open to the public.) Theoretical and Experimental Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Staphylococcus aureus

Thurs. Aug. 28, 2008 Welcoming "Tea" and student presentations (Starting at 3:45 with refreshments at 3:15 PM.)

Thurs. Sept. 4, 2008 Physics Research Opportunities I

Thurs. Sept. 11, 2008 Physics Research Opportunities II

Thurs. Sept. 18, 2008 (WFU Opening Convocation)

Thurs. Sept. 25, 2008 Professor Daniel Kim-Shapiro, WFU -- Nitric Oxide Scavenging by Hemoglobin in Health, Disease, and Therapeutics

Thurs. Oct. 2, 2008 Dr. Natalie Gassman, WFU -- Unraveling the Transcription Machinery of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1

Thurs. Oct. 9, 2008 Professor Laura I. Clarke, NCSU -- Molecular dynamics within self-assembled monolayers (host: N. Holzwarth)

Thurs. Oct. 16, 2008 (fall break 10/17/2008)

Thurs. Oct. 23, 2008 Professor Paul Tiesinga, UNC -- Neurophysics of cortical computation (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Thurs. Oct. 30, 2008 Professor Jeongyong Kim, WFU -- Nanoscale Confocal Microscopy and Spectroscopy: Development and Applications

Thurs. Nov. 6, 2008 Professor Shane Hutson, Vanderbilt U. and WFU Alum (Annual Homecoming Speaker organized by Alumnus Chandran Sabanayagam) "How does a fly make itself? I. Dissecting morphogenesis with laser microsurgery II. Modeling cell-level mechanics" In addition to the regular colloquium, Professor Hutson will also give the 4th Annual Homecoming Colloquium on Friday Nov. 7th, at 4 PM presenting additional results on models of cell-level mechanics.

Thurs. Nov. 13, 2008 Professor Patrick Brady, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee -- Exploring the transient Universe with gravitational waves (host: Greg Cook)

Thurs. Nov. 20, 2008 2008 Biophysics Symposium -- Biophysics Across Length and Time Scales A two day symposium co-organized and co-sponsored by Wake Forest University to be held at the Friday Center For Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.

Thurs. Nov. 27, 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday

Thurs. Dec. 4, 2008 Dr. John R. Jameson, Stanford U. -- The story of dielectric relaxation: How Intel came to care about Curie's curious discovery

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

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