Baylor Department of Physics Releases 2013 Fall Physics Colloquium Series Speakers

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Sept. 24, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2013) - The department of physics in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences has released its 2013 Fall Colloquium Series. The events are:

Sept. 25:

Who: Zhengdong Cheng, Ph.D., associate professor in the Artic McFerrin department of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering

What: "Nanoparticles as Models for Atoms and Molecules"

When: 4 to 5 p.m.

Sept. 27:

Who: Ken Call and Indra-Mani Ghimire, graduate students and teaching assistants in the department of physics in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences

What: "Detection of Rotation Perpendicular to Line of Sight Using the Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) of a Light Beam" and "How do steps in the dissociative adsorption of water play role on Rutile TiO2 (1 1 0)?"

When: 3:35 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 18:

Who: Matthew Benesh, Ph.D., member of the Semiconductor Physics Group at the University of Cambridge

What: "Acoustic Transport in Low-Dimensional Electron Systems"

When: 4 to 5 p.m.

Inviting researchers to speak on campus helps relationships between professors at Baylor and other universities, said Jay Dittmann, Ph.D., associate professor of physics. Although they encourage collaboration among university professors, these lectures are not solely for their benefit.

"One main goal of physics colloquium is to expose undergraduate and graduate students to cutting-edge research taking place both at Baylor and other universities," Dittmann said. "We highly encourage students to attend because we consider exposure to research as valuable as coursework!"

All events will be held in the Baylor Sciences Building, room E125, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the department's website.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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