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Colloquia from 2004 - 2005

DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE/Host
2005
Thursday
May 5

1:00 p.m.
Rm. 123 P&A
Dr. Ludmila Kagan
University of Western Ontario

“New Discoveries with Artificial Aurora: where, what, how and why?”

Host: Shantanu Basu

Thursday
April 28

1:00 p.m.
Rm. 123 P&A
Dr. Yuri Yampolsky
Institute of Radio Astronomy, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

“Electromagnetic Effects at ULF, ELF, and HF as investigated in Antarctica at the Ukrainian Station "Akademik Vernadsky"”

Host: Ludmila Kagan

Wednesday
April 27

1:00 p.m.
Rm. 123 P&A
Dr. Andy Knights
Engineering Physics Dept.
McMaster University

Siliconizing Photonics

Host: Ian Mitchell

Thursday
April 7

1:00 p.m.
Rm. 123 P&A
Dr. Roger Hildebrand
University of Chicago

Capturing Elusive Magnetic Fields

Host: Martin Houde

Thursday
March 31

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Don Moorcroft
Physics & Astronomy Dept.
The University of Western Ontario

"Post-retirement Physics"

Host: Shantanu Basu

Wednesday
March 30

3:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Siu Au Lee
Physics Dept.
Colorado State University

Measuring the Electromagnetically Induced Birefringence of the QED Vacuum

Host: Steve Rehse

Thursday
March 24

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. David Grinspoon
Southwest Research Institute
Boulder, Colorado

New Frontiers in Astrobiology: The Search for Life Beyond Mars

Host: Peter Brown

Thursday
March 17

3:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
CAP LECTURE
Dr. Paul Corkum
National Research Council
"Attosecond Science"
Thursday
March 17

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Yves-Alain Peter
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal

From optical fiber switching to adaptive optics using Optical MEMS

Host: Silvia Mittler

Thursday
March 10

6:00 p.m.
WSC 55

LAIRD LECTURE
Dr. Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

"Is Space Real?"

Thursday
March 3

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
659 Graduate Seminar
Hao Peng
UWO Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
"Dual-modality scanners PET/CT and PET/MRI: opportunities and challenges"
Thursday
February 24

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
659 Graduate Seminar
Songbo Xu
UWO Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

"Langmuir-Blodgett films (LB films)"

Thursday
February 17

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. P.T. Jayachandran
Physics & Astronomy Dept.
University of Western Ontario

Proton Aurora and Auroral Substorms

Host: Shantanu Basu

Thursday
February 10

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Lalu Mansinha
Earth Sciences Dept.
University of Western Ontario

Gravity Waves (Tsunami) and Gravity Waves (in the gravity field) From Large Earthquakes

Host: Shantanu Basu

Thursday
February 3

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Phil Gregory
Physics & Astronomy Dept.
University of British Columbia

A Bayesian Revolution in Spectral Analysis

Host: Shantanu Basu

Thursday
Jan. 27

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Ray Jayawardhana
University of Toronto

Exploring Young Brown Dwarfs

Host: Shantanu Basu

Thursday
Jan. 20

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. James Drummond
Department of Physics
University of Toronto

>Measuring Atmospheric Pollution from Space

Host: Paul Wiegert

Thursday
Jan. 13

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A

Dr. Russell B. Thompson
Physics Department
University of Waterloo

Soft Matter Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology

Host: Mahi Singh

Thursday
Jan. 6

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Jim Robinson
Trojan Technologies

Trojan Technologies Inc.—An Overview of a Local High Technology Company

Host: Shantanu Basu

2004
Wednesday
Dec. 8

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Simon Ruffell
UWO Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
PhD Candidate public lecture
"Ultra-shallow phosporous ion-implants in silicon"

Thursday
Dec. 2
1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A

Dr. Paul Wiegert
Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario
"Visualizing Dynamics"

RE-SCHEDULED
FRIDAY
Nov. 26

2:00 p.m.
Room 215 P&A

Dr. Pierre Bastien
Directeur, Observatoire du mont Mégantic
Département de Physique
Université de Montréal

"The Circumstellar Environment of Young Stars from their Polarization"

Host: Martin Houde

Thursday
Nov. 18

2:00 p.m.
SEB 3102

Marcos Algara-Siller
UWO Engineering Dept.
MSc Candidate public lecture
Co-supervisor: Dr. R.J. Sica
Thursday
Nov. 18

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Christine Wilson
Physics & Astronomy Dept.
McMaster University

"Understanding the Earliest Phases of Massive Star and Star Cluster Formation"

Host: Shantanu Basu

Thursday
Nov. 11

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A

Dr. Ranjith Divigalpitiya
Senior Specialist - 3M Canada
Corporate R&D Laboratory

“Contact Resistance of Anisotropic Conductive Adhesives”

Host: Shantanu Basu

Thursday
Nov. 4

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. G.A. McBean
Professor and Chair in Policy
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Depts of Geography and Political Science
The University of Western Ontario

"Climate Change - The Physics and Some Politics"

Host: Bob Sica

Thursday
Oct. 28

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Jon Bjorkman
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Toledo, Ohio

"Circumstellar Disks: From Protostars to Protoplanets"

Host: Carol Jones

Thursday
Oct. 7

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Kevin Strawbridge
Meteorological Service of Canada
Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiments (CARE)
Egbert, Ontario
"Airborne and Scanning Aerosol Lidar Measurements of a Complex Atmosphere"
Thursday
Sept. 23

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Doug Revelle
Physics & Astronomy Dept., U.W.O.
and Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Low-level Nocturnal Jet streams over the High Latitude Arctic Ocean: Comparisons between Theory and Measurements during the Arctic Ocean Expedition of 1996 (AOE-96)"
Tuesday
Sept. 21

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Chi-Ming Tsang
M.Sc. Public Lecture
"Hopping Conduction on DNA Molecules"
Thursday
Sept. 16

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A

Dr. Martin Houde
Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario

>"Star formation and magnetic field studies from Hawaii"
Thursday
Sept. 9

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Shantanu Basu
Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario
"Star Formation at Western: A Five Year Report"
Thursday
Sept. 2

2:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Western Institute for Nanomaterials Science
Professor Jim Williams
Director, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
Australian National University, Canberra
"Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research at the Australian National University">
Thursday
Aug. 19

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Kenneth Kar-Ho Wong
M.Sc. Public Lecture
"Ion Beam Modification of the Physical and Chemical Properties of a Polymer Fiber Model System"

Tuesday
Aug. 17

2:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A

Dr. Mark Gallagher
Lakehead University
Thurnder Bay, Ontario
"Tailoring the Dimensionality of Nanostructures on Stepped Silicon"
Wednesday
Aug. 18

1:00 p.m.
Room 123 P&A

Kelly Shorlin
Ph.D. Public Lecture

"Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Clustering on Surfaces"
Thursday
July 8

1:30 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Margaret Campbell-Brown
University of Calgary
"A Numerical model of the ablation of faint meteors"
Tuesday
July 6

1:30 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Linda Nie
McMaster University
"The Study of a New X-Ray Fluorescence System for the In Vivo Bone lead Measurement"
 
Members of the Colloquium Committee for 2004 - 2005:
S. Basu, Chair basu@astro.uwo.ca
B.A. Chronik bchronik@uwo.ca
S.P. Goldman goldman@uwo.ca
M. Houde houde@astro.uwo.ca
S. Mittler smittler@uwo.ca
M. Singh msingh@uwo.ca
A. Wehlau afwehlau@astro.uwo.ca
P. Wiegert pwiegert@uwo.ca