Home Events Colloquium: “Memorial Colloquium in honor of Richard T. Williams” – September 9, 2021 at 4 PM

Colloquium: “Memorial Colloquium in honor of Richard T. Williams” – September 9, 2021 at 4 PM

Hosts – Dr. Burak Ucer and Dr. Weronika Wolszczak
George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 4 PM
Video Link will be available if needed  
To obtain the video conference link, contact wfuphys@wfu.edu

Welcome Back to in-person Colloquiums!
A reception will be held in Olin Lounge* at 3:30 PM prior to the colloquium. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.
* We encourage all to wander out to the front entrance of the building or up to the Observatory Deck on the 3rd floor to enjoy their refreshments.


Richard Williams
“Scientist, Mentor, Pioneer”

Richard Williams, Emeritus Reynolds Professor of Physics who passed away on July 5 at the age of 75 after a brief struggle with AML leukemia, was a product of Wake Forest University and truly embodied the school’s three pillars of academic scholarship of teaching, research and service. In addition to being an internationally recognized expert on the physics of defects, scintillation and excitons, he helped establish the Physics Department’s graduate program and mentored its first PhD recipients and played a leading role in establishing several research institutes and organized conferences on campus that brought international recognition to WFU.

We would like to dedicate this colloquium to honor his legacy and his contributions to science, to our department and to our lives.

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Sep 09 2021


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Olin 101
Olin Physical Laboratory, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109