Wake Forest Physics
WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Spring 2011
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. Jan. 12, 2011 -- Welcoming "Tea" followed by brief announcements in Olin 101
Wed. Jan. 19, 2011 -- Professor Richard Superfine, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director of Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation, UNC-Chapel Hill. Special joint colloquium (Physics and Chemistry), sponsored by the Translational Science Center. Connecting Physics and Physiology: Fluid Flows from Microfluidics to the Lung (host: M. Guthold)
Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 -- Professor Beate Schmittmann, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech. Colloquium and public talk postponed to March 30.
Wed. Feb. 2, 2011 -- Professor Henry Petroski, Departments of Civil Engineering and History, Duke University. Engineers and Scientists: Similarities and Differences (host: N. Holzwarth)
Wed. Feb. 9, 2011 -- Professor Paúl Pauca, Department of Computer Science, WFU. Colloquium postponed to April 20.
Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 -- Professor John Anthony, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky. Special joint Physics and Chemistry colloquium. Material design for organic electronics (host: O. Jurchescu)
Wed. Feb. 23, 2011 -- Ivan Azarov, Wake Forest University -- Ph.D. Thesis Defense Nitric oxide bioavailability regulation by hemoglobin
Wed. Mar. 2, 2011 -- Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science, SUNY at Binghamton. Materials -- The Technology Barrier to Advanced Batteries for Energy Storage Joint Physics, Chemistry, and CEES Colloquium.
Wed. Mar. 9, 2011 -- (spring break)
Wed. Mar. 16, 2011 -- Qi Li and Joel Grim, Wake Forest University -- Understanding nonproportionality in radiation detectors:Experiment and numerical modeling together yield a breakthrough!
Wed. Mar. 23, 2011 -- Professor Sheila Kannappan, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UNC. The Dependence of Gas Richness and Disk Building on Galaxy Mass (host: E. Carlson)
Wed. Mar. 30, 2011 -- Professor Beate Schmittmann, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech. Totally out of equilibrium: genes, stocks, and traffic -- New questions in statistical physics. Professors Schmittmann will also give a public talk at 7:30 PM in Olin 101 -- New Physics all around us (host: W. C. Kerr)
Wed. Apr. 6, 2011 -- Professor Nicolas Buchler, Departments of Physics and Biology, Duke. From genes to dynamics: Combinatorial control and thresholds in molecular networks (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)
Mon. Apr. 11, 2011 -- Special seminar by visitors from the Wroclaw University of Technology 2-3:30 PM in Olin 101
Wed. Apr. 13, 2011 -- Professor Riina Tehver, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Denison University. Modeling motor proteins: linking the dynamics and the supporting architecture (host: S. Cho)
Wed. Apr. 27, 2011 -- ΣΠ&Sigma and awards ceremonies; Honors Theses presentations
Mon. May 2, 2011 -- Jerry Kielbasa, Wake Forest University -- Ph.D. Thesis Defense Fabrication and optical response of silver nanowire metamaterials -- 9 AM in Olin 107.
Mon. Aug. 1, 2011 -- Jillian Bjerke, Wake Forest University -- M. S. Thesis Defense Characterization of Carbonaceous Exsolvate from Metal Melts -- 1:00 PM in Olin 101. Mon. Aug. 1, 2011 -- Xiao Xu, Wake Forest University -- Ph.D. Thesis Defense Hartree-Fock and KLI Atom Projector Augmented Wave Method implementation -- 2:30 PM in Olin 103.
Tentative schedule -- please check announcements and abstracts of seminars.