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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Fall 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. Aug. 31, 2016 -- Welcome and Summer Research Presentations 3:45 PM

Wed. Sept. 7, 2016 -- Physics Research I

Wed. Sept. 14, 2016 -- Physics Research II

Wed. Sept. 21, 2016 -- Dr. Justin Sigley, St. Johns Optical Systems -- PbSe: Polycrystalline MWIR Focal Plane Arrays -- (host: M. Guthold)

Wed. Sept. 28, 2016 -- Professor Donald C. Ellison, North Carolina State University -- Particle Acceleration in Astrophysics: Origin of the Highest Energy Particles in the Universe -- (host: E. Carlson)

Fri. Sept. 30, 2016 -- Professor Guillaume Wantz, U. Bordeaux -- Crosslinked organic semiconductors, stable materials for stable devices? Solar cells (OPV) and transistors (OTFT) -- (host: O. Jurchescu) 3 PM in Olin 103.

Wed. Oct. 5, 2016 -- Professor Yue Qi, MSU -- Modeling of the Interface and Interphases in Li-ion Batteries (host: N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Oct. 12, 2016 -- Dr. Jerry M. Parks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- Quantum Chemical Studies of Mercury Methylation (host: S. Cho)

Wed. Oct. 19, 2016 -- Professor Carla Fröhlich, North Carolina State University --Supernovae of massive and very massive stars -- (host: E. Carlson)

Wed. Oct. 26, 2016 -- Professor Joanna Atkin, UNC -- joint Physics and Chemistry Colloquium -- Nanoscale optical spectroscopy for the study of heterogeneous systems (host: N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Nov. 2, 2016 -- Professor David W. Snoke, University of Pittsburgh -- Superfluids of light -- (host: J. Macosko)

Wed. Nov. 9, 2016 -- Professor Shannon Willoughby, Montana State University -- Science courses for non-science majors: they need us and we need them! -- (host: J. Dostal)

Wed. Nov. 16, 2016 -- Professor Donald Smith, Guilford College -- Recent Pedagogical Innovations in Teaching Physics to Students of the Life Sciences (host: J. Dostal)

Wed. Nov. 23, 2016 -- Thanksgiving Holiday --

Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 -- Professor Rachel L. Smith, Appalachian State University -- Investigations of protoplanetary and prebiotic chemistry in young stellar systems across the Galaxy -- (host: P. Anderson)

Mon. Dec. 5, 2016 -- Alex Taylor, WFU -- Plasmonic Nanoparticles as Versatile Nanorulers for Sensing Applications: Developing the Nanoparticle-on-mirror Architecture -- Ph. D. Defense 9 AM in Olin 107 -- (mentor: D. Caroll)

Mon. Dec. 5, 2016 -- Xinfu Lu, WFU -- Coupled rate and transport equations modeling light yield, pulse shape and their proportionality to energy in electron tracks: a study of CsI and CsI:Tl scintillators -- Ph. D. Defense 2 PM in Olin 107 -- (mentor: R. Williams)

Wed. Dec. 7, 2016 -- Professor James Kneller, North Carolina State University -- Neutrinos in Core Collapse Supernovae -- (host: E. Carlson)

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