Author: Eric Chapman

  • Career Event: Oct. 18 at 12:00 pm

    WFU Physics Career Advising Event TITLE: “Opportunities for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)“ SPEAKER: Zachary D. Hood School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Wake Forest Alum TIME: Wed. Oct. 18, 2017 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM PLACE:…

  • Prof. Thonhauser elected Fellow of the APS

    Associate Professor Timo Thonhauser has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives upon the recommendation of the Division of Computational Physics. This honor is in recognition of Dr. Thonhauser’s contributions to include van der Waals interactions in density functional theory. Congratulations Dr. Thonhauser!

  • Thonhauser Group’s work on molecular traps featured by WFU News

    Prof. Timo Thonhauser’s research group recently published work in Nature Communications on radioactive iodide molecular traps was highlighted by Wake Forest News. The traps are metal-organic framework materials that are cheaper and more efficient at capturing iodides from reprocessing spent nuclear power plant fuel rods.

  • Special Seminar: Oct. 16, 2017 at 3 PM

    Special WFU Physics Seminar TITLE: “Quantum Information Science” SPEAKER: Jaewan Kim Korea Institute for Advanced Study TIME: Monday, October 16, 2017, at 3:00pm PLACE: Olin 101 There will be a reception with refreshments at 2:30 PM in the lounge. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend. ABSTRACT Digital information technology is built on two pillars; mathematics…

  • Richard Williams receives Physics Department Outstanding Alumni Award

    The Physics department is pleased to announce that Reynolds Professor Emeritus Richard Williams is the inaugural winner of the annual  Physics Department Outstanding Alumni Award.  The department solicits nominations from alumni and a committee selects the winner.    Dr. Williams will accept the award at a special physics colloquium in Spring 2018.  Dr. Williams retired…

  • Career Event: Sept. 14 at 12:30 pm

    WFU Physics Career Advising Event TITLE: “The Business of Space: and other ways for physicists to use a degree from Wake” SPEAKER:Michael Hewins CEO, Hewins Ventures and Wake Forest Alum (1972) TIME: Thu. Sep. 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM PLACE: Olin Lounge (Olin 106)   Pizza will be provided. All interested persons are cordially invited to…

  • Physics Dept Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    On August 21, 2017, the Department of Physics hosted a solar eclipse viewing party to witness a partial solar eclipse as seen from Winston Salem, NC. Though maximum eclipse was obscured by cloud cover, department members were able to capture a few images utilizing 8″ schmidt-cassegrain telescopes with solar filters.

  • New Leadership in Physics

    Professor Keith Bonin has stepped down as Chair of the Department of Physics after serving more than two terms. The Department is forever grateful for Dr. Bonin’s selfless commitment, visionary leadership, and responsible stewardship. Assuming the role of Chair is Professor Daniel Kim-Shapiro. Dr. Kim-Shapiro is also director of the Translational Science Center, Harbert Family…

  • In Memoriam – Karen Logan

    On Saturday, July 1, 2017 we lost a valued colleague, Karen Logan. Karen joined the Department of Physics in December 2013 to assume the role of Administrative Assistant, taking over for Judy Swicegood. This is an extremely important position in the Department as it is the central staff position with responsibility for running the main…

  • Prof. Bonin receives inaugural Academic Leadership Award

    Bonin receives inaugural Academic Leadership Award from College Board of Visitors