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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Spring 2016

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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. Jan. 13, 2016 -- Ryan Godwin and Ryan Melvin, WFU -- Dynamic behavior of a Zinc Finger protein and a Modified Therapeutic Nucleic Acid

Wed. Jan. 20, 2016 -- Reyco Henning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -- Quest for the nature of the neutrino -- (host: E. Carlson)

Wed. Jan. 27, 2016 -- Rebecca Lindell, Purdue University -- A Research-Based Transformation of Purdue's Modern Mechanics Course -- (host J. Dostal)

Wed. Feb. 3, 2016 -- Patricia Jennings, University of California, San Diego -- Knots and Protein Folds -- (host: S. Cho)

Wed. Feb. 10, 2016 -- Robert Beichner, NC State University -- The Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (SCALE-UP) Project -- (host: R. Matthews)

Wed. Feb. 17, 2016 -- Ismaila Dabo, Penn State University -- First-Principles Prediction of the Electrochemical Stability of Bimetallic Catalysts for Use as Fuel Cell Electrodes -- (host: T. Thonhauser)-

Wed. Feb. 24, 2016 -- Richard Gray, Appalachian State University -- The Young Solar Analogs Project: How did a violent young Sun affect the development of life on Earth? -- (host: P. Anderson)

Wed. March 2, 2016 -- Volker Blum, Duke University -- An Advanced Electronic Structure Approach for Challenges in Molecular and Energy Applications -- (host: R. Williams)

Wed. March 9, 2016 -- Spring Break --

Wed. March 16, 2016 -- Joel Q. Grim, Naval Research Laboratory -- Micro-lasers, ultrafast detectors, and quantum emitters: tailoring nanoscale materials for photonic applications --(host: R. Williams)

Wed. March 23, 2016 -- Leslie Parise, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -- Chemoproteomic discovery of novel serine hydrolase targets in plateletsi --(host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. March 30, 2016 -- John D. Barrow, University of Cambridge -- One Hundred Years of Universes -- (host: P. Anderson)

Wed. April 6, 2016 -- Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, Cornell University -- Cell-Matrix Interactions in Metastatic Cell Migration -- (host: J. Macosko)

Wed. April 13, 2016 -- Gregory B. Cook, WFU -- GW150914: The first direct detection of Gravitational Waves. What was seen - How did we see it - What does it mean?

Fri. April 15, 2016 -- Calvin Arter, WFU -- First-Principles Modeling of MOF74 for Gas Sequestration and Storage Applications -- Master's Thesis presentation 12:30 PM in Olin 107 -- (mentor: T. Thonhauser)

Wed. April 20, 2016 -- Honors presentations Part I -- Harsh Patolia, Scott Smyre, and Nathan Beets

Fri. April 22, 2016 -- Yaochuan Mei, WFU -- CHARGE TRANSPORT IN ORGANIC AND HYBRID PEROVSKITE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS -- Ph.D. Defense 3:00 PM in Olin 101 -- (mentor: O. Jurchescu))

Mon. April 25, 2016 -- Matthew C. Walb, WFU -- LOW DOSE DOSIMETRY AND RADIATION RESPONSE IN RODENT MODELS -- Ph.D. Defense 2:00 PM in Olin 101 -- (mentor: M. Munley))

Tues. April 26, 2016 -- Peter Diemer, WFU -- REDUCTION OF ELECTRONIC TRAPS IN ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS BY NOVEL PROCESSING METHODS -- Ph.D. Defense 2:00 PM in Olin 101 -- (mentor: O. Jurchescu))

Wed. Apr. 27, 2016 -- Honors presentations Part II, ΣΠΣ and awards ceremonies -- 3:30 PM in Olin 101

Thurs. April 28, 2016 -- Katelyn P. Goetz, WFU -- Structure-Function Relationships in Organic Charge-Transfer Complexes -- Ph.D. Defense 2:00 PM in Olin 101 -- (mentor: O. Jurchescu))

Mon. July 25, 2016 -- Amanda Smelser, WFU -- Breast Cancer Cell Mechanical Properties and Migration on Collagen I Matrices with Tunable Elasticity -- Ph.D. Defense 2:00 PM in Biotech Place Room 155 -- (mentors: J. Macosko and G. Holzwarth))

Tue. July 26, 2016 -- Maxim P. Zalutskiy, WFU -- Investigations of Black-Hole Spectra: Purely-Imaginary Modes and Kerr Ringdown Radiation -- Ph.D. Defense 2:30 PM in Olin 101 -- (mentor: G. Cook ))



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

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