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Colloquia from 2000 - 2001

DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE/Host
2001
Wednesday
Jan. 24 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Ludmila Kagan
Visiting Scientist
Centre for Chemical Physics
Effects of Neutral Gas Motions on Midlatitude E Region Irregular Structure
Wednesday
Feb. 7 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Hartmut Schulte
Rutgers University
Oxygen Transport in ZrO2 and Al2O3 , and Zr-Al-O High-K Gate Dielectrics
Friday
Feb. 9 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Elmar Träbert
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany and
Université de Liège, Belgium
Millisecond Atomic Lifetimes Precisely Measured with Stored Fast Heavy Ion Beams and Electron Beam Ion Traps
Wednesday
Feb.14-1:00 pm
Dr. M. T. Zinke-Allmang
Physics and Astronomy
UWO
Physics 022 - is it Physics or Physiology?
Wednesday
Feb.28-1:00 pm
POSTPONED FROM FEB. 7
Dr. Nathan H. Rich
Visiting Senior Fellow
Centre for Chemical Physics
Spectroscopic Studies of Single Crystals of Some
Small Molecules: 
Ar (+N2, O2, CO), O2, N2, CO, C2H2, CO2, CH4
Monday
Mar. 5 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Paul C. W. Chu
Professor of Physics
University of Houston
A Possible Novel Crypto-Superconducting State in The
Superconducting Ferromagnets
Monday
Mar. 5 - 8:00 pm
ELIZABETH LAIRD LECTURE 
Dr. Paul C. W. Chu
Professor of Physics
University of Houston 
The Odyssey: The Path of Zero Resistance
Wednesday
Mar. 21 - 1:00 pm
CAP LECTURE
Dr. Calvin Kalman
Concordia University
How does the Inside of a Proton Explain the Creation of the Universe?
Tuesday
Apr. 3 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Ray Roble
High Altitude Observatory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
On Modeling the Couplings between the Upper and Lower Atmosphere
Thursday
Apr. 5  - 1:00 pm
Dr. A. Kumarakrishnan
Department of Physics & Astronomy
York University
Atom Interferometry Using Laser Cooled Atoms
Wednesday
Apr. 18 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Russell B. Thompson
University of Pittsburgh
Block Copolymer Materials
Wednesday
May 16 - 8:30 pm
PUBLIC LECTURE
Prof. Norman F. Ramsey
Harvard University
Exploring the Universe with Atomic Clocks
2000
Tuesday
May 9 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Sandra Barsky
John Hopkins University
Vulcanization Transition in Linear Polymers
Wednesday
June 14 - 2:00 pm
Dr. Peter Brown
UWO
Impact of a C-class asteroid in the Canadian Arctic:  The fall of the Tagish Lake meteorite
Monday
June 26 - 1:00 pm
CANCELLED
Professor Hisao Nakashima
University of Osaka
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Monday
July 24 - 2:00 pm
Dr. M. A. Abdu
INPE - National Institute for Space Research - Sao Jose dos Campus, Brazil
Equatorial Ionospheric Plasma Bubbles in Space Weather
Thursday
Aug. 3 - 2:00 pm
THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Dr. Wayne Lau
University of Iowa
Spin Coherence times in III-V Semiconductor
Heterostructures Originating from Zincblende Symmetry
Wed.
Sept.20 - 1:30 pm
Dr. Rachel Wortis
Dept. of Physics, University of Sherbrooke
Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of the vortex state of high temperature superconductors
Fri.
Sept.22 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Stephanie Curnoe
Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Statics and Dynamics of Ferroelastics
Wednesday
Sept. 27 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Lila Kari
Computer Science, UWO
How does nature compute?
Wednesday
Oct. 11 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Kathleen Okruhlik
Philosophy, UWO
Philosophy of Science Today
Wednesday
Oct. 18 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Dale Graessle
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Recent Results from the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Wednesday
Nov. 1 - 1:00 pm
Dr. D. L. Hysell
Clemson University
Reexamining the Equatorial Electrojet
Wednesday
Nov. 8 - 1:00 pm
Dr. V. M. Yartsev
Visiting Fellow
Centre for Chemical Physics, UWO
Neutral-Ionic Transition in Organic Materials
Wednesday
Nov. 8 - 1:00 pm
CANCELLED
Dr. Paul C. W. Chu
Professor of Physics
University of Houston 
A Possible Novel Crypto-Superconducting State in The
Superconducting Ferromagnets
Wednesday
Nov. 8 - 8:00 pm
CANCELLED
ELIZABETH LAIRD LECTURE 
Dr. Paul C. W. Chu
Professor of Physics
University of Houston 
The Odyssey: The Path of Zero Resistance
Wednesday
Nov.15 - 1:00 pm
Brigadier General Pete Worden
XOC, Headquarters,
United States Air Force
Microsatellites:  A revolution in our ability to conduct low-cost space science
Wednesday
Nov.22 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Peter Brown
UWO
The Tagish Lake Meteorite
Wednesday
Nov.29 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Meers Oppenheim
Boston University
Echoes from the Sky:  Meteor Trails in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Friday
Dec. 1 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Gilles Fontaine
University of Montreal
Asteroseismology of Hot B Subdwarfs:  A New Class of Pulsating Stars
Members of the Colloquium Committee for 2000 - 2001: