Seminars – 2017 Fall

WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule — Fall 2017

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. Aug. 30, 2017Welcome and Summer Research Presentations
Note early starting time of 3:30 PM

Wed. Sept. 6, 2017 — Traci Connor, Kaleideum Science Museum — An Introduction to Kaleideum, your local science & children’s museums (host: T. Thonhauser)

Wed. Sept. 13, 2017 — Professor Michelle P. Kuchera, Davidson — Machine Learning in Experimental Nuclear Physics (host: F. Salsbury)

Wed. Sept. 20, 2017 — Professor Duane Johnson, Iowa State University — Guided Design of Materials: from the sublime (core-shell nanoparticles) to the ridiculous (High-Entropy Alloys) (host: T. Thonhauser and N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Sept. 27, 2017 — Professor Laurie E. McNeil, UNC-Chapel Hill — Photons, electrons, and phonons; OLED, OFET, and OPV — (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Oct. 4, 2017 — Professor David Mitzi, Duke — Solution Processing of High-Performance Solar Cells: Opportunities & Technological Challenges — (joint colloquium with Chemistry Department; hosts: O. Jurchescu and D. Kondepudi)

Fri. Oct. 6, 2017 — Professor Jean Le Bideau, Nante, France — Ionogels for Energy Storage: The Determining Effect of the Interface Between Host Network and Confined Ionic Liquid (special seminar organized by A. Lachgar and N. Holzwarth) at 3 PM in Olin 103.

Wed. Oct. 11, 2017 — No colloquium.

Mon. Oct. 16, 2017 — Professor Jaewan Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study — “Quantum Information Science” (special seminar organized by D. Kim-Shapiro) at 3 PM in Olin 101.

Wed. Oct. 18, 2017 — Zachary D. Hood, ORNL and Ga Tech — Solid electrolytes and their interfaces: bridging mechanistic understanding and their performance (joint colloquium with Chemistry Department; hosts: D. Kondepudi and N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 — Professor Freddie R. Salsbury, Jr., WFU — “Ions, Statistics, and simulations of macromolecules”

Wed. Nov. 1, 2017 — Professor Yves Chabal, University of Texas at Dallas — “The fascinating world of Metal Organic Framework materials” (host: T. Thonhauser)

Wed. Nov. 8, 2017 — Dr. Dean M. DeLongchamp, NIST — Materials and Measurements for Printed and Flexible Electronics (host:  O. Jurchescu)

Wed. Nov. 15, 2017 — Professor Elizabeth Boatman, WFU — “What is fossilization? Casting new light (and electrons) on an old question” (host: N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Nov. 22, 2017 — Thanksgiving Holiday —

Wed. Nov. 29, 2017 — Professor Nahum Arav, Virginia Tech — “Kinetic Luminosity of Quasar Outflows and its Implications to Galaxy Formation” (host: P. Anderson)

Wed. Dec. 6, 2017 — Professor Noa Marom, Carnegie Mellon University — Effect of Crystal Packing on the Electronic Properties of Molecular Crystals — (host: T. Thonhauser)

Tentative schedule — please check announcements and abstracts of seminars.

Previous and future colloquia