The dedication ceremony for the new science center at Georgetown, Regents Hall, will be taking place on October 4th. The building, which opened for the start of classes this fall (see Regents Hall) is a state-of-the-art facility housing most of the experimental research labs in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, as well as advanced teaching labs, lecture rooms and abundant study spaces for students.
Dan Blair has been invited to give a talk on soft matter at Georgetown University’s first independent TEDx event. The event will feature a wide range of talks by visiting speakers as well as select Georgetown faculty and students, and will be held on Friday, September 28th. More information and a link to the webcast can be found at http://www.georgetown.edu/news/tedx-2012-power-preview.html
The ninth installment of the Mid-Atlantic Soft Matter workshop (MASM9) will be held at The University of Maryland in College Park on the 20th of July from 8:30am - 5:50 pm. To learn more about the workshop and to attend, you can go to the event website. This workshop is being partially sponsored by the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology.
Several emerging applications of terahertz radiation, including chemical characterization of materials, communication, medical imaging and security screening, have stimulated intense research to access this region of the electromagnetic spectrum, where availability of sources and detectors is quite limited. In an upcoming issue of Nano Letters, Georgetown University scientists Dr. Mohamed Rinzan and Prof.