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Colloquia from 2001 - 2002

DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE/Host
2002
Fri. Jan. 11
1:00pm Rm 123
JOINT PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY DEPT. AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Dr. A. Gopakumar, University of Guelph
Gravitational waves from inspiralling compact binaries:Probing effects of eccentricity & spin.
Wed. Jan. 16
1:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. Penny King
Earth Sciences, UWO
Evolution of the Oceans on Mars
Tues. Jan 22, 2:00pm Rm 123 JOINT PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY AND EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENTS
Dr. Guy Consolmagno, SJ
Vatican Observatory Research Group, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
Are Asteroids Fluffy?
Tues. Jan. 29
1:00pm Rm 123
NOTE DATE CHANGE
Prof. Christos Haldoupis
Department of Physics
University of Crete, Greece
Sporadic E Layers
NOTE DATE CHANGE
Fri. Feb. 15
1:00pm Rm 123

Dr. Trond Trondsen
Institute for Space Research
University of Calgary
"Optical observations of extremely dynamical small-scale auroral forms"
Wed. Feb.20
1:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. J.W. McConkey FRSC
University of Windsor
"Electrons, photons and atoms in collision - from Franck-Hertz to atom traps"
Wed. Feb 27
1:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. Blaine A. Chronik
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
"Development of Field-Cycled Magnetic Resonance Imaging"
Wed. Mar 6
1:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. Jean-Pierre St.-Maurice
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
"A review of the kind of physics that leads to an extreme structuring of the earth's ionosphere"
Thurs. Mar. 14 3:00 pm Rm 137 "Canadian Association of Physicists
Annual Lecture

Dr. Alison Sills
Department of Physics and Astronomy
McMaster University
"When Stars Collide"
April 3, 2002
1:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. Richard Holt
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
How do laser measurements of atoms on earth help astronomers understand the stars?
June 14, 2002
2:00 pm Rm 123
Prof. O.N. Srivastava
Professor of Physics & Coordinator, Hydrogen Energy Centre
Banaras Hindu University, INDIA
TBA
2001
Tues. Aug. 28
1:00 pm
Oleg Vassiliev
Ph.D. Candidate
Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Non-Linear Low-Dimensional Magnetic and Electromagnetic Systems
Fri. Sept.14
1:00 pm
Robin G. Kelly
Ph.D. Candidate
Optical CT and MR Imaging of Radiation Dose Distributions using the FBX Gel Dosimeter
Fri. Sept.14
2:00 pm
Milton Pereira
Ph.D. Candidate
The Linear and Nonlinear Spectrum of Spin Waves in Magnetically Ordered Thin Films
Wed., Sept. 26
1:00 pm
Dr. J. J. Kavelaars
McMaster University
Tracking the Formation of the Solar System

Wed. Oct. 3
1:00pm

Dr. Alejandro G. Marangoni
Dept. of Food Science, University of Gulph

The Influence of Microstructure on the rheological
properties of fat crystal networks.

Wed., Oct. 10
1:00 pm
Rm 137

Dr. Virginia Trimble
University of Maryland,
University of California
Astrophysics faces the millenium
Wed. Oct. 10
7:30 pm
WSC 55
THE ELIZABETH LAIRD LECTURE
Dr. Virginia Trimble
University of Maryland,
University of California
Cosmology: Man's Place in the Universe

Thu. Oct 11
2:00pm
Rm 123

Dr. Virginia Trimble
University of Maryland,
University of California
Archaeoastronomy: Past, Present, and Future
Fri. Oct. 26
1 :00 pm
Dr. James DiFrancesco
University of California, Berkeley
Revealing The Earliest Stages of Stellar Formation Through Millimeter Interferometry
Mon. Nov. 5
4:00 pm
JOINT COLLOQUIUM WITH DEPT. OF ENGLISH
Dr. Dennis R. Danielson
Professor of English
University of British Columbia
Copernicus and the Tale of the Pale Blue Dot

Wed. Nov. 14
1:00 pm

Dr. John Dutcher
Polymer Surface & Interface Group
Department of Physics and Centre for Food & Soft Materials Science
University of Guelph
Instabilities and Pattern Formation in Thin Polymer Films
Members of the Colloquium Committee for 2001 - 2002:
R. A. Holt  (Chairman) rholt@uwo.ca
S. Basu basu@astro.uwo.ca
P. Brown pbrown@uwo.ca
D. F. Gray dfgray@uwo.ca
J. L. Hutter jhutter@uwo.ca
J. Jones jimeteor@uwo.ca
M. Zinke-Allmang mzinke@uwo.ca