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Spring 2017 Seminars

January 16, 2017<MLK day>
January 23, 2017

Exciton Dynamics and Optical Properties of Single Semiconductor Carbon Nanotubes and Nanotube Bundles

Andrei Piryatinski
January 30, 2017Diagnostic Imaging Physicists in the 21st Century: Ongoing Challenges and Future DevelopmentsRyan Bosca
February 3, 2017From Self-Assembly to Electrokinetics: Novel Predictive Capabilities for Dielectric EffectsErik Luijten
February 6, 2017TBA
Amit Sachan
February 13, 2017TBAEmmanuel Mbamala

February 20, 2017

<Presidents Day>
February 24, 2017<Special Day>TBAGerald Schneider
February 27, 2017
March 6, 2017
March 13, 2017<Spring Break, and APS March Meeting>
March 20, 2017TBA - Exact time not setHarald Korb
March 21, 2017TBA - Exact time not setDarrel Strobel
March 27, 2017TBA

Deniz Çakır

April 3, 2017
April 5, 2017TBAErik Mazur
April 10, 2017
April 17, 2017<Holiday>

April 24, 2017

May 1, 2017
May 8, 2017<Exam Week!>



From Self-Assembly to Electrokinetics: Novel Predictive Capabilities for Dielectric Effects

Erik Luijten

Professor of Material Science and Engineering
Northwestern University


Friday February 3, 3:00-4:00pm, Refreshments at 2:30.

271 Batcheller Technology Center <NOTE THE DIFFERENT ROOM>


The ability of matter to self-organize in complex dynamic structures is increasingly used to generate new, active materials. Progress in this field critically depends on the predictive capabilities of reliable and efficient computer simulation strategies. Here, I will introduce new, computational methodologies for dielectric effects, and demonstrate that these methods make it possible to perform dynamic simulations that fully incorporate self-consistently calculated polarization charges. Notably, I will discuss how the impact of these developments ranges from the prediction and control of colloidal and nanoscale self-assembly and aggregation to the understanding of dynamical properties of self-propelled particles that form the basic building blocks of active matter. I will also show how these ideas have the potential to find application in the understanding of supercapacitors and other energy-related problems.

Diagnostic Imaging Physicists in the 21st Century: Ongoing Challenges and Future Developments

Dr. Ryan Bosca

Radiological Physicist
Sanford Health


Monday January 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Refreshments at 2:30.

221 South Engineering

Diagnostic imaging has a rich history rooted in Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays and the first radiographs taken over 120 years ago. Since that time, (medical) physicists have been heavily involved in the development of new imaging modalities and techniques, equipment performance evaluations, and operator education for the safe use of such equipment. Technological advancements, especially the development of computers, have resulted in the widespread use of imaging modalities such as computed tomography, positron emission tomography, digital radiography, and magnetic resonance imaging, to name a few. Continued developments from equipment manufacturers, professional organizations, and academic researchers require careful evaluation and implementation by clinical medical physicists. This presentation will briefly outline some of the physical principles used in safely acquiring medical images and summarize research opportunities in the Department of Imaging Physics at Sanford Health in Fargo.


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