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Department of Physics Colloquia - Fall 2014

Unless noted otherwise, Physics Colloquia are held at 4:00 pm in the Sayers Auditorium (301 Riddick).
Refreshments are served from 3:30 to 4:00 in the Riddick Hearth.
To arrange a meeting with a colloquium speaker during their visit, please contact the corresponding host.


Monday, August 25

Department of Physics, NC State University
Introduction to Graduate Students

Monday, September 8

Department of Physics, NC State University
The Mechanics of the DNA Repair Machinery

Monday, September 15

Department of Physics, NC State University
Many-Body Effects in Valleytronics: Valley Relaxation Dynamics in Single-Layer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Monday, September 22

Department of Physics, NC State University
Embedded metal nanoparticles as light-driven, localized heaters within polymeric solids

Wednesday, September 24

Department of Physics, NC State University
Ultrasoft Solids: Deformation and Fracture

Monday, September 29

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University
Surveying the Accelerating Universe with Supernovae
Host: Stephen Reynolds

Monday, October 6

ExxonMobil Upstream Research
The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040
Host: Karen Daniels

Monday, October 20

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Precise Engineering of Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics
Host: Shuang Fang Lim

Monday, October 27

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz
Characterizing Massive Black Holes through Stellar Tidal Disruption
Host: Carla Frohlich

Monday, November 3

Jefferson Lab
The Brief Life of a Hadron: QCD Unquenched
Host: Chueng Ji

Monday, November 10

Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Bio-related Applications of Photon Upconversion Nanoparticles

Monday, November 17

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
Two-photon Microscopy with Continuous Wave Laser Sources and Upconverting Dendritic Nanoprobes

Monday, November 24

Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Light and Heat from Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Their Chemical Implications