Seminars and Colloquia, July through December, 2018


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Seminars and Colloquia, Typical Week:


Oklahoma High Energy Physics Seminar on Talk-Back Television:

Date:Thursday
Time:1:30-3:00 PM
Place:106A Studio Room, Classroom Building, OSU
& Nielsen Hall, Room 365, OU
& Online Access
Inquiries: joseph.haley@okstate.edu or kao@nhn.ou.edu

Physics Colloquium:

Date:Thursday
Time:3:30-4:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Inquiries: joseph.haley@okstate.edu or mario.borunda@okstate.edu

Journal Club on Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter Physics (Informal):

Date:Friday (bi)weekly
Time:2:30 PM
Place:PS 147
Inquiries: perk@okstate.edu or mario.borunda@okstate.edu


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Seminars and Colloquia, July 2-6, 2018


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, July 9-13, 2018


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, July 16-20, 2018


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, July 23-27, 2018


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, July 30-August 3, 2018


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, August 6-10, 2018


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, August 13-17, 2018


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, August 20-24, 2018


First week of classes

No talks scheduled.


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Seminars and Colloquia, August 27-31, 2018


Second week of classes.

No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, September 3-7, 2018


Monday, September 3: Labor Day (University holiday)


Joint Chemistry Seminar/Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Patricia LiWang
Chemistry & Chemical Biology Program
School of Natural Sciences
University of California at Merced
Date:Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:HIV Prevention: Biochemistry and More

Abstract:

Despite recent gains in HIV treatment, two million people per year are still being newly infected with HIV, and most of those are heterosexual women.  Sub-Saharan Africa remains particularly troubling, with clinical trials showing some prevention methods being moderately effective in mature women, but not effective in preventing infection in young women (under 25 years old).  My lab studies the structure and biochemical mechanism of protein HIV entry inhibitors.  This work has recently led us toward practical use of these inhibitors in insertable devices that could be used to protect young women from HIV infection.  The talk will cover our research in the biochemistry of two potent HIV inhibitory proteins, Griffithsin (a mannose-binding lectin that binds the surface of HIV) and 5P12-RANTES (a protein that binds the human cell surface, blocking HIV entry).  Then I will discuss how our research plan also includes the practicality of getting these inhibitors into a form that would be effective as an insertable object to prevent the sexual spread of HIV.  This involves not just inhibitory potency, but also a whole range of other concerns that are not usually encountered by a scientist, including cost and, possibly more importantly, attractiveness to the user.

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


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Seminars and Colloquia, September 10-14, 2018


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Ramon E. Lopez
Department of Physics and Co-Director of UTeach Arlington
University of Texas at Arlington
Date:Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:The Science of Space Weather

Abstract:

As our technological civilization becomes more dependent of space technology, we become more vulnerable to changes in the space environment in which that technology functions.  These environmental changes are known as “space weather.”  In this talk I will discuss what drives space weather and how it affects human activities both in space and on the Earth.  I will also discuss recent efforts to create physics-based numerical simulations of the magnetosphere to be used in forecasting space weather.

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


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Seminars and Colloquia, September 17-21, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, September 24-28, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, October 1-5, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, October 8-12, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, October 15-19, 2018


Friday, October 19: Students’ Fall Break (No Classes)


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Seminars and Colloquia, October 22-26, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, October 29-November 2, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, November 5-9, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, November 12-16, 2018



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Seminars and Colloquia, November 19-23, 2018


Thanksgiving: University holiday, Thursday-Friday, November 22-23


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Seminars and Colloquia, November 26-30, 2018



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, December 3-7, 2018


Prefinals Week


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Seminars and Colloquia, December 10-14, 2018


Finals Week


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Seminars and Colloquia, December 17-21, 2018


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, December 24-28, 2018


No talks scheduled


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This page was prepared by Helen Au-Yang and Jacques H.H. Perk.
jhhp@jperk.phy.okstate.edu