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Independent Activities Period (IAP, January 2002)


The Spectroscopy Laboratory is a pioneer in cutting-edge research in the fields of physics, chemistry, biomedicine and optical engineering. The Spectroscopy Laboratory Annual Meeting is an opportunity to hear about the exciting research conducted in the Laboratory through a series of lectures and during a poster session. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

Speakers for Research Talks (10:00am-12:00pm; Rm. 4-153)

Ken Shimizu (Bawendi group)
Changhuei Yang (Feld group)
Scott Miller (Nocera group)
Scott Witonsky (Steinfeld group)
Munira Khalil (Tokmakoff group)

Posters Session
12:00-2:30PM; Rm 6-321

Wednesday, January 16, 2002
10:00am - 12:0pm, Rm 4-153
12:30 - 2:30pm, Moore Rm 6-321
Refreshments will be served


The IAP Lectures series is a series of seminars devoted to a specific topic presented at a semi-popular level for a general audience interested in developments in science and technology. The topic for the IAP Lecture Series is timely and intended to illustrate the use of spectroscopy and optics in daily life.

Optical Spectroscopy of Counter-Terrorism

Amplifying Polymers and Chemistries for the Detection of Explosives and Chemical Warfare Agents
Timothy Swager, Department of Chemistry, MIT

The Red, White and Blue of Biological Agent Detection
Darryl Greenwood, Lincoln Laboratory

Optical Techniques for Trace Vapor Detection
Jeffrey Steinfeld, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Monday, January 28, 2002
10:00AM - 12:00PM, Grier Room(34-401)
Refreshments will be served