WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule — Spring 2019

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, 2019 — Dr. Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada, Georgia Institute of Technology
“On the Nature of Exciton-Bath Interactions in Two-Dimensional Lead Halide Perovskites”
(host:  D. Kim-Shapiro)

Thurs. Jan. 17, 2019 — Dr. Ilaria Bargigia, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Organic Bio-Electronics for In-Vivo Applications”
(host: D. Kim-Shapiro) Time: 2 PM

Wed. Jan. 23, 2019 — Dr. Jessica McIver, Caltech, “Gravitational Wave Astrophysics: A New Era of Discovery.”   (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Thurs. Jan. 24, 2019 — Dr. Jun Chen, Stanford “Wearable Smart Interfaces: A Pervasive Power Interaction with the Environment”  (host: D. Kim-Shapiro) Time: 2 PM

Wed. Jan. 30, 2019 — CANCELLED

Tues. Feb. 5, 2019 — Dr. Viktoriia Babicheva, University of Arizona,  “Novel Material Platforms and Transdimensional Lattices for Metaphotonic Devices”

Wed. Feb. 6, 2019 — Dr. Zijie Yan, Clarkson U. “Light-Driven Self-Organization of Nanoparticles into Artificial Materials”(host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 — Dr. Peijun Guo, Argonne National Laboratory “Tailed Light-Matter Interactions in Scalable and Artificial Nanomaterials” (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Feb. 20, 2019 — Professor Thomas Anthopoulos, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) “Plastic Nanoscale Optoelectronics Enabled Via Adhesion-Lithography” (host: O. Jurchescu)

Wed. Feb. 27 2019 — Dr. Steven C. Erwin, Naval Research Laboratory  “Theory of Nanocrystal Growth” (host: T. Thonhauser)

Wed. Mar. 6, 2019 — Dr. Charles W. Miller, Consultant in Nuclear and Radiological Environmental Health “Can You Survive the Detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Devise in a Major American City?” (host: E. Chapman)

Wed. Mar. 13, 2019 — Spring Break

Wed. Mar. 20, 2019 —  Professor Tevian Dray, Oregon State University “Calculus Meets Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics: A Tale of Two Disciplines” – joint colloquium with Department of Mathematics and Statistics.   (host: P. Anderson)

Wed. Mar. 27 2019 — Professor Heather Bedle, School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma and WFU alum “Combining Rock Physics and Geophysics to Improve Subsurface Mapping of Gas Hydrates”  (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Apr. 3, 2019 — Dr. Randall Ledford, WFU Alum and CTO of Emerson Electric Company and Recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, “Emerson Corporation-A Global Manufacturer of Industrial and Residential Products” (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Apr. 10 2019 — Professor Jennie Traschen from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Thermodynamics of Black Holes with positive Cosmological Constant and the Schottky Anomaly” (Host: P. Anderson)

Mon. Apr. 15 2019 — Peiyun Li, PhD Defense, R. Williams, Advisor — “Rare-Earth and Alkaline-Earth Halides with Scintillation Activators and Co-Dopants Studied by Picosecond Optical Absorption Spectroscopy” — Public Presentation at 11 AM in ZSR Library Auditorium

Wed. Apr. 17, 2019 — Professor Paul Ayers, McMaster University, Canada “Uncovering the Inner Lives of Electrons” (Host: T. Thonhouser)

Wed. Apr. 24, 2019Honors presentations

Wed. May 1, 2019 Honors and Awards Ceremonies

Tentative schedule — please check announcements and abstracts of seminars.

Previous and future colloquia