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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Spring 2013

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. Jan. 16, 2013 -- Professor Ashot Gasparian, NC A & T -- The Size of the Proton -- How Big is It? (host: E. Carlson)

Wed. Jan. 23, 2013 -- Professor Alex MacKerell , U. of Maryland -- Towards a comprehensive polarizable macromolecular force field based on the CHARMM classical Drude oscillator model (Joint Physics/Chemistry Colloquium -- host: S. Cho)

Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 -- Professor Charles L. Brooks III, U. Michigan -- Capturing pH mediated physics and chemistry in biological systems (joint Physics/Chemistry Colloquium -- host: S. Cho)

Wed. Feb. 6, 2013 -- Dr. Charles W. Miller, CDC -- Polonium-210: Murder Weapon and Public Health Threat -- (host: E. Chapman)

Wed. Feb. 13, 2013 -- Professor Murray S. Daw, Clemson U. -- Physics for Realists: What Is Momentum? -- (host: N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Feb. 20, 2013 -- Professor Xiuping Tao, WSSU Needle in a Haystack: Sifting through Predicted Protein Structures for Good Folds (host: F. Salsbury)

Wed. Feb. 27, 2013 -- Professor Adam Hall, UNCG -- Threading the Needle: Solid-State Nanopores for Biomolecule Detection and Characterization -- (host: M. Guthold)

Wed. Mar. 6, 2013 -- Professor Keith Weninger, NCSU -- Conformational dynamics that allow proteins to detect DNA mismatches and signal for repair (host: M. Guthold)

Wed. Mar. 13, 2013 -- (Spring break)

Wed. Mar. 20, 2013 --

Wed. Mar. 27, 2013 -- Dr. Michelle Johannes, NRL -- Design and analysis of materials for Li ion rechargeable batteries using computational methodologies (host: N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Apr. 3, 2013 -- Professor Sumanta Tewari, Clemson U. -- The search for the quirky quantum particle struck gold: The emergence of Majorana fermions in condensed matter physics and implications host: W. C. Kerr

Wed. Apr. 10, 2013 -- Professor Paul A. Maggard, NCSU -- Sunlight-to-Fuel Energy Conversion Using Cu(I)-Containing Oxide Semiconductors (joint Physics/Chemistry Colloquium -- hosts: A. Lachgar, N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Apr. 17, 2013 -- Dr. Mohandas Narla, New York Blood Center -- " Biophysical Insights into Red Cell Membrane Structure and Function" (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Apr. 24, 2013 -- ΣΠΣ and awards ceremonies & Honors Presentations Part I

Wed. May 1, 2013 -- Honors Presentations Part II

Thurs. May 2, 2013 -- Ph. D. defense: Landon Bellavia -- " Reactions of Nitroxyl and Nitrite In Blood" (mentor: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Fri. June 28, 2013 -- Ph. D. defense: Graham Lopez -- " "Calculating Magnetic Properties of Materials using Density Functional Theory" (mentor: T. Thonhauser)

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

Previous and future colloquia

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100 Olin Physical Laboratory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
Phone: (336) 758-5337, FAX: (336) 758-6142