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Thursday, November 4 @4:10 pm
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Dr. Angela Di Fulvio
WSU Pullman - Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Angela Di Fulvio, of The Grainger College of Engineering at University of Illinois. Dr. Di Fulvio will present their talk, “Actionable Ideas for Nuclear Threat Reduction”.

Friday, November 5 @4:10 pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar – Margaret Reece
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Pyrochlore-based ceramic waste form (A2B2O7) is one of the promising candidates for immobilizing long-lived isotopes. While pyrochlore materials have been heavily investigated in the bulk size for thermodynamic stability and radiation resistance, relatively limited work has been performed at the nanoscale.

Monday, November 8 @3:10 pm
CySER Virtual Seminar — Matthew Boehnke, Columbia Basin College

CySER is a WSU-led consortium of five institutions in the Northwest established to train the next generation of military and national defense-aligned civilian workforce in cybersecurity. The other four partner institutions in CySER are: Montana State University, University of Idaho, Columbia Basin College (CBC), and Central Washington University.

Monday, November 8 @4:10 pm
Department of Chemistry – Departmental Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

The University of Missouri is home to the nation’s largest university research reactor. The 10 MW University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is a national resource for research and application of neutron-related science. While the applications are numerous and varied, one of MURR’s key roles is employing nuclear science in the battle against cancer and other chronic human disorders.

Friday, November 12 All day
Planetarium Showings: The Hot and Energetic Universe
WSU Pullman - Sloan Hall

The Hot and Energetic Universe uses immersive visualizations and real images to present the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics (HEA).

Friday, November 12 @4:10 pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar – William Smith
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

The surface chemistry for minerals, particularly the protonation/deprotonation has broad impacts in chemistry, from catalysis, interfacial behavior of minerals, and absorbent materials. Due to the complexity of the surface and differing exposed planes of the nanoparticles, the individual site acidity is difficult to assess using experimental methods, unlike typical aqueous species.

Monday, November 15 @4:10 pm
Chemistry Seminar — Phase Determination of Colloidal Nanocrystals

A great deal of progress has been made in the synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals, which now allows for exacting control over nanocrystal size, shape, polydispersity, and composition. Despite these numerous achievements, most colloidal nanocrystals are synthesized in their thermodynamically preferred structural polymorphs. That is, most of the work to date has focused on “nanosizing” the known phases of bulk materials.

Tuesday, November 16 @12:10 pm
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium — Dr. Qingze Guan
WSU Pullman - Heald Hall

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Qingze Guan, candidate for a faculty position. Dr. Guan will present his talk, “Harnessing Dynamical Phase Transitions in Atomic Systems”.

Wednesday, November 17 @4 pm
Chemistry PhD Final Defense – Michael Martinez
WSU Pullman

For cytochrome P450s, the lipid bilayer is vital for simulating a native environment which in turn affects the metabolic activity of this family proteins. Though dissociations constants have been measured on solubilized proteins, the effects of the lipids cannot be disregarded.

Thursday, November 18 @11 am
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Seminar Series, “Towards Building Intelligent Systems for Robots to Interact With the World”
Online - Online

Building intelligent systems for robots to interact with the world is a challenging problem. In this talk, I will present our efforts ranging from learning primitive skills to learning manipulation concepts for robots to interact with the world. Grasping and hanging are primitive manipulation skills. Choosing the right robot action representation is of great importance for mastering these skills.

Thursday, November 18 @4:10 pm
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium — Dr. Richard Scalettar
WSU Pullman - Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Richard Scalettar, Physics Department at University of California, Davis. Dr. Scalettar will present their talk, “Is Perfect Quantum State Transfer Possible?”

Friday, November 19 @3 pm
Chemistry Proposal Defense Seminar – Haley Schramm
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Title: Quantitative Evaluation of Ion-Solvation Using Simultaneous Selective Ion Clustering and Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange

Abstract: Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) offers a complementary gas-phase separation to mass spectrometry (MS). Coupling the techniques has gained traction as a tool for structural biology to make inferences on conformational landscapes of gas-phase biopolymers.…

Monday, November 29 @3:10 pm
CySER Virtual Seminar — Clemente Izurieta, Montana State University
WSU Pullman - Online

The advancement of cyber adversaries has led to increased frequency and complexity of cyber-attacks on everything from U.S. military systems to the U.S. voting infrastructure. By the end of 2021 it’s expected that 3.5 million cyber security positions will be unfilled and there is great need to automate cyber security as completely as possible. Hierarchical Software Quality Assurance (HQA) is a proposed defense mechanism that protects systems along the supply, build and development paths by allowing cyber warriors to deploy quality gates that filter potential threats by leveraging existing investments in tools and infrastructure.

Monday, November 29 @4:10 pm
Department of Chemistry – Departmental Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Speaker: Professor Su Ha Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Director of O.H. Reaugh Laboratory for Oil and Gas Research Washington State University

Title: Caustic Aqueous Phase Electrochemical Reforming (CAPER) for Process Intensified Hydrogen Production

Abstract: The goal of this project…