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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule
-- Fall 2009

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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. Aug. 27, 2009 Welcoming "Tea" and student presentations (Starting at 3:45 with refreshments at 3:15 PM.)

Thurs. Sept. 3, 2009 Physics Research Opportunities I

Wed. Sept. 9, 2009, Winston Hall, Room 126, 4pm. Refreshments available at 3:30pm in the lobby of Winston Hall. Dr. Steve Creager -- Clemson University (Joint Seminar with Chemistry and Biology) -- Electrochemical energy storage and conversion (Note the unusual day of the week and location)

Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009 (WFU Opening Convocation)

Thurs. Sept. 24, 2009 Physics Research Opportunities II

Thurs. Oct. 1, 2009 Undergraduate Research II

Thurs. Oct. 8, 2009 Dr. Andrew Frey, McGill University and WFU Alum - String Theory in the Universe

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009 Dr. Andrew Frey and Rebecca Danos, McGill University (Annual Homecoming Speaker organized by Alumnus Chandran Sabanayagam) - Could Dark Matter Come from Extra Dimensions?

Thurs. Oct. 15, 2009 (fall break)

Thurs. Oct. 22, 2009 Professor Jafar Gharavi-Naeini -- WSSU -- Comparison of Tumor and Healthy Tissues using Raman Spectroscopy (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Thurs. Oct. 29, 2009 Professor Michael Diehl, Rice U. -- Synthetic and biophysical strategies to investigate cooperativity among multiple, interacting, kinesin-1 motors (host: J. Macosko)

Wed. Nov. 4, 2009, Winston Hall, Room 126, 4pm. Refreshments available before the talk in the lobby of Winston Hall Professor James G. McNally, National Cancer Institute -- The live cell kinetics of transcription (joint colloquium with Biology Dept.; host: A. McCauley) (Note the unusual day of the week and location)

Thurs. Nov. 5, 2009 Professor M. Coleman Miller, University of Maryland - Neutron Stars, High Densities, and Nuclear Physics (host: G. Cook)

Thurs. Nov. 12, 2009 Joel L. Berry, Ph.D., Wake Forest University - Cardiovascular Disease and Biomechanics

Thurs. Nov. 19, 2009 -- Professor Christopher W. Walter, Duke University -- Experimental Neutrino Physics (host: P. Anderson)

Thurs. Nov. 26, 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday

Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009 -- No colloquium this week

Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009 -- Professor Alexey Onufriev, Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University -- Simple computational solutions to complex biological problems (Starting at 4:30 with refreshments at 4:00 pm.)

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