Physics Colloquium Schedule – Fall 2023

Previous and Future Colloquia

All colloquia will be held at 4 PM in Olin 101 (unless noted otherwise). Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM in Olin Lobby prior to each seminar. For additional information contact

Fri. Aug. 4, 2023Ph.D. Defense – Nouf Alharbi, Physics Graduate Student, “Mechanical Properties of Single Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications”, (Advisor: M. Guthold)

Thurs. Aug. 31, 2023Welcoming Colloquium

Thurs. Sept. 7, 2023The originally scheduled program has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. The usual colloquium reception at 3:30 PM in the Olin Lobby will still be held.

Thurs. Sept. 14, 2023Professor Salman Azhar, Duke U and WFU Alum — “Fantastic Frameworks From Physics” (host: N. Holzwarth)

Thurs. Sept. 21, 2023Professor Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Georgia Tech, “Phase Transformations via Surface Defects in Halide Perovskites” (host: O. Jurchescu)

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2023 —  Professor Clausell Mathis, “Culture-Based Approaches to Physics Instruction” Michigan State U (host: F. Salsbury and J. Macosko)

Thurs. Oct. 5, 2023 — Professor Jessica I. W. Morgan, Scheie Eye Institute, U Penn and WFU Alum (host: M. Guthold)

Thurs. Oct. 12, 2023 — Fall break

Thurs. Oct. 19, 2023 — Professor Michael Graetzel, EPFL, Switzerland, (in collaboration with Chemistry’s Vail lectureship; hosts: W. Hinze and E. Ghadiri)

Thurs. Oct. 26, 2023 — Professor Carlos Bustamante, UC Berkeley, (host: M. Guthold and J. Macosko)

Thurs. Nov. 2, 2023 —  Professor David Gracias, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (host: J. Macosko)

Thurs. Nov. 9, 2023 — Professor Huilin Li, Department of Structural Biology, Van Andel Institute (host: J. Macosko)

Thurs. Nov. 16, 2023 — Science Librarian Denice Lewis, WFU (host: F. Salsbury)

Thurs. Nov. 23, 2023 — Thanksgiving holiday

Thurs. Nov. 30, 2023 — Professor Aditya Devarakonda, Department of Computer Science, WFU (host: F. Salsbury)

Thurs. Dec. 7, 2023 — Dr. Jianhang Xu, UNC- Chapel Hill — “Nuclear Quantum Effects: Insights from First-Principles Theory” (host: N. Holzwarth)