Chemical Physics Student Meeting

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Organizer: Miles Rehwoldt

Fall 2016

October 28, 2014
    5:00 pm IPST 1116
    Speaker: Davy Foote (CHPH)

Phase-locked trains of ultrafast laser pulses have been recently shown to occur in solutions for optimal control of atomic and molecular dynamics. In an effort to isolate one aspect of these optimal control pulses, I have investigated ionization of xenon atoms by pairs of 70fs, 810nm pulses, separated by ~150fs. The yields of Xe+ and Xe2+ are shown to display a periodic dependence on the relative phase between the two pulses. This periodic variation is explained in terms of interfering electron wave-packets produced by the two pulses.

    *September 16, 2014 
            4:15 pm IPST 1116
                Speaker: Deborah Hemmingway (GSG)

A representative of the Graduate Student Government (GSG) will speak. Their aim is to welcome the new students and raise awareness of all of the resources, support, and opportunities that the GSG has to offer.

Spring 2014

  • February 11, 2014
              Speaker: David Foote
  • February 25, 2014             
              Speaker: Zhiyue Lu
              TitleA show of the Maxwell's Demons   

  • March 11, 2014
              Speaker: David Winogradoff
              Title:  The Effect of Acetylation on the H4 Histone Tail


  • March 25, 2014
April 22, 2014              Speaker: TBA
              Title: TBA

  • April 8, 2014

              Speaker: Ang Gao

              Title: Apply Linear Response Theory to Nonequilibrium Reference System in MD Simulation

  • April 22, 2014

              Speaker: Hongcheng Xu

              TitleThe role of dipolar interactions in lipid bilayers

---------------------------------Previous Semesters' Talks-----------------------------

Fall 2013

  • September 19, 2013
              Speaker: Zhiyue Lu
              TitleThe Tale of Heating Without the Existence of Heat 

  • October 03, 2013             
              Speaker: Hongcheng Xu
              Title:  Biofabrication with Chitosan   

  • October 17, 2013
              Speaker: Marcus Bonança
                   TitleOptimal paths in isothermal processes from linear response theory


  • November 07, 2013
              Speaker: Haiqin Zhao
              Title: Funneled free energy landscape of Ubiquitin-Ubiquitin dimerization  

  • November 14, 2013

              Speaker: Zhixin Lu

Spring 2013

  • January 30, 2013 
              Speaker: Pizza and Soda
              Title:   Warm up party for Chemical Physics Students!!!   Free pizza and soda!!!

  • February 13, 2013 
              Speaker: Dibyendu Mandal
              Title:   A Maxwell Demon without Free Will.  (Click for abstract and attachment.)

  • February 27, 2013              
              Speaker: Yi-Hsieh Wang  
              Title: Spinor Condensates of ortho- and para-positronium.  (Click for abstract and attachment.)

  • March 13, 2013
              Speaker: Matthew Murray
              Title: J-Specific Dynamics in an Optical Centrifuge using Transient IR Spectroscopy.  (Click for abstract and attachment.)

      • March 27, 2013
                    Speaker: Wentao Song
                    Title: Surface Science Investigation of Model Electrolyte (EC/DMC) Interaction with Carbon Anode Surfaces and the Impact of   
                             Lithiation. (Click for abstract and attachment.)

      • April 10, 2013
                    Speaker: Dr. Heather Blain Vorhies
                    Special Session: ChPh Writing Work Shop (1) - Who is my audience? Identifying Disciplinary and Specialty Concerns.
                    In Preparation: Everyone is strongly encouraged to bring some copies of journals of your research field, either paper or electronic ones. Laptops or tablets are also encouraged. We will finish Pizza quickly and then get into some writing fun.

      • April 24, 2013
                    Speaker: Dr. Heather Blain Vorhies
                    When: Pizza starts early at 5:10pm!!!
                    Special Session: ChPh Student Writing Work Shop (2) - Scholarly Paper: Pitching Your Research.
                    In Preparation: Everyone is strongly encouraged to bring some copies of journals of his/her research field, either paper or electronic ones. Laptops or tablets are also encouraged. We will finish Pizza quickly and then get into some writing fun.

          Fall 2012

          • September 05, 2012 
                        (Special Free Lunch Meeting at 12:00 to 1:00 pm.)

          • September 19, 2012 
                        Speaker: Dr. Andy Ballard
          • October 03, 2012              
                        Speaker: Wentao Song  (Special Time: 6:00pm - 6:40pm.)  
                        Title: The Desorption of High Dipole Moment Molecules from Graphite Surface and the Impact of Lithium Deposition             

          • October 17, 2012
                          Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Deffner
                          Title: Information, entropy, and the second law. (Click for abstract and attachment.)


              • October 31, 2012
                            Speaker: Edward Baker
                            Title: Modeling the spinning of carbon nanotube thin films. (Click for abstract and attachment.)

              • November 14, 2012

                              Speaker: Jinglei Ping

                              Title: Layer number and stacking sequence image of graphene by transmission electron microscopy(Click for abstract and attachment.)
                  • November 28, 2012

                                Speaker: Zhiyue Lu

                                Title: Spherical cow: computing absolute free energy for arbitrary solid. (Click for abstract and attachment.)