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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule
-- Fall 2012

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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.

Wed. Aug. 29, 2012 Welcoming "Tea" and Summer research presentations 3:45 PM

Wed. Sept. 5, 2012 Physics Research Opportunities I

Wed. Sept. 12, 2012 Physics Research Opportunites II

Wed. Sept. 19, 2012 Dr. Valentino Cooper, Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- Getting the lead out: A first principles approach to Pb-free piezoelectrics (host: T. Thonhauser)

Wed. Sept. 26, 2012 Professor Thomas Moore, Rollins College -- The Physics of the Modern Trumpet Professor Moore will also give a public talk entitled Trumpet Lessons: The physics of the modern trumpet and what it can teach us about art and science at 7pm in Olin 101 (host: J. Dostal)

Wed. Oct. 3, 2012 Professor Anatoly Miroshnichenko, University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- The Galactic FS CMa type stars: discovery of a new phenomenon (host: P. Anderson)

Wed. Oct. 10, 2012 Professor Jean-Luc Brédas, Georgia Tech -- Electronic and Optical Processes in Organic Electronic Devices: The Case of Charge Transport -- 2:15 PM (Joint Physics/Chemistry Colloquium -- hosts: N. Holzwarth, A. Salam)

Wed. Oct. 17, 2012 Professor Samuel Danagoulian -- A Precise Measurement of the Neutral Pi-meson Lifetime at Jefferson Laboratory, North Carolina A&T State University 4:15 PM (host: E. Carlson)

Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 Professor Pablo Laguna, Georgia Institute of Technology --Black holes and gravitational waves: The quest to show if Einstein was right (host: G. Cook)

Wed. Oct. 31, 2012 Dr. Paul Kent, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Lithium ion batteries: From practice to theory (Joint Physics/Chemistry Colloquium -- host: N. Holzwarth, A. Salam)

Wed. Nov. 7, 2012 Dr. Yan Lu, Wake Forest University --Investigating the Mechanisms of Amyloid Peptides's Aggregation

Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 Professor Chang Chen, Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences -- The crosstalk between small molecules and macromolecules, nitric oxide as an example (Joint Physics/Chemistry Colloquium -- host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday

Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 Professor Leonard Parker, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee --Creating Particles in an Expanding Universe (host: P. Anderson)

Wed. Dec. 5, 2012 Dr. Piero Canepa, Wake Forest University -- Binding and diffusion of small molecules in metal organic frameworks

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