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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule
-- Fall 2011

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.

Wed. Aug. 31, 2011 Welcoming "Tea" and Summer research presentations

Wed. Sept. 7, 2011 Summer research presentations and senior graduate student presentation by Landon Bellavia

Wed. Sept. 14, 2011 Senior graduate student presentation by Jason Bates and Brian Kolb

Wed. Sept. 21, 2011 Dr. David J. Singh, ORNL -- Ferroelectricity in Perovskites (host: T. Thonhauser)

Wed. Sept. 28, 2011 Professor Brendan O'Connor, NCSU -- Alignment of Polymer Semiconductors to Probe Charge Transport Behavior (host: O. Jurchescu)

Wed. Oct. 5, 2011 Samrat Dutta, WFU -- Ph. D. presentation Platinum drug-induced changes in DNA conformation

Wed. Oct. 12, 2011 Professor Ian Thorpe, UMBC -- Using molecular simulations to understand allosteric inhibition in Hepatitis C virus polymerase (host: S. Cho)

Wed. Oct. 19, 2011 Dr. Babak Sadigh, LLNL First-principles calculations of self-trapping of carriers and excitons in ionic materials (host: R. Williams)

Wed. Oct. 26, 2011 Professor Patrick Moyer, UNC-Charlotte Photophysics of Quantum Dots Using Single Molecule Optical Spectroscopy (host: K. Bonin, N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Nov. 2, 2011 Professor Kieron Burke, UC-Irvine Density functional theory: A great physics success story (host: T. Thonhauser)

Wed. Nov. 9, 2011 Joint Colloquium with Chemistry and Biology on imaging Professor Enrico Gratton, U. California -- Irvine "Following single molecules in cells and in tissues by correlation spectroscopy" Colloquium will be held in Winston Hall Rm. 126 (host: Anita McCauley)

Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 Professor Cameron Mura, U. Virginia -- The RNA-associated Sm Protein Family: Computational and Experimental Studies (host: S. Cho)

Wed. Nov. 23, 2011 Thanksgiving Holiday

Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 Dr. Marina Yakovleva, FMC Corporation From lithium raw materials to new enabling technologies: FMC's role in the lithium-ion battery industry (host: N. Holzwarth; jointly sponsored by CEES)

Wed. Dec. 7, 2011 Professor Jed Macosko, WFU -- BioBook and PhysBook: reinventing e-textbooks before it's too late

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