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Independent Activities Period (IAP) January 2007

The Goerge R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory will proudly host a lecture series on January 11, 2007 during MIT’s Independent Activities Period.

Spectroscopy for Alternative Energy
January 11, 2007; 9:30 am-3:00 pm, Grier Room (34-401, A & B)

[8:30 am - 9:30 am Poster set-up (coffee and donuts provided)]
IAP lecture program , 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Daniel Nocera, Dept. of Chemistry, MIT
“On the global energy future "

James McCusker , Michigan State University
"Spectroscopy of charge injection in solar cells " (Audio available)

Vladimir Bulovic , Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
"Organic photovoltaics for solar energy conversion and lighting" (Audio available)

Poster session and lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Prizes awarded for the posters with the most science, most spectroscopy, and most originality

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Graduate student talks

Jeffrey Kay, Field group “Rydberg states of CaF and NO: Structure and dynamics”

YongKeun Park, Feld group “Nanoscale live cell imaging using optical interferometry” (Audio available)

Michael O'Kelly, van Oudenaarden group “Noise analysis in yeast ribosomal DNA” (Audio available)

Darius Torchinsky and Christoph Klieber, Nelson group “Structural correlation length and time scales of complex materials” (Audio available)

Downloadable PDF of event information: (2007 IAP.pdf)


MIT’s Independent Activities period (IAP) is a special four week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. IAP 2007 takes place from January 8 through February 2 . IAP Offerings are distinguished by their variety, innovative spirit, and fusion of fun and learning.