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Colloquia from 2009 - 2010

for the Academic Year
2009-2010
(1 June 2009 - 31 May 2010)
DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE / Host

Talks are listed in DESCENDING date order - newest talks first.

January through May 2010:
Monday
May 10

3:30 p .m.
ChB Rm 115
Dr. Klaus Weishaupt
Founder & Managing Director
WITec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie GmbH
Ulm, Germany

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy Departments
Thursday
May 6

1:00 p.m.
PAB  Rm 137
Dr. John Blakeslee
NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria BC
Thursday
April 22

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 233
Dr. Laura Parker
Physics & Astronomy Dept
McMaster University
Thursday
April 15

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 137
Dr. Tom Megeath
Ritter Observatory
University of Toledo
Friday
April 9

2:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Seminar
Daniel Schindel
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
April 8

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 215
Dr. Amy Shen
Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington
Thursday
April 1

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 215
Dr. Franco Gaspari
Faculty of Science (Physics)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Tuesday
March 30

12:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Talk
Maher Ahmed
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
March 25

1:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 233
Dr. Lynn Rothschild
NASA Ames Research Center

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Earth Sciences and Physics & Astronomy Departments
Thursday
March 25

11:30 a.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Seminar
Sarah Kefayati
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
March 18

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 215
Dr. J. D. Smith
Ritter Observatory
University of Toledo
Tuesday
March 16

12:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Seminar
Elizabeth Silber
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
March 11

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 215
Dr. Stephen Bougher
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
University of Michigan

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Earth Sciences and Physics & Astronomy Departments
Thursday
March 11

11:30 a.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Seminar
Matthew Fox
University of Western Ontario
Tuesday
March 9

12:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 137
Dr. Shohini Ghose
Physics & Computer Science
Wilfred Laurier University

CAP LECTURE
Thursday
March 4

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 215
Dr. Brian McNamara
University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Tuesday
March 2

12:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Seminar
Eric Barbagiovanni
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
February 25

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 215
Dr. Martin Zinke-Allmang
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario
Wednesday
February 24

1:00 p.m.
UC Rm 202
Dr. Gordon Southam
Earth Sciences Dept
University of Western Ontario

Candidate for Tier I CRC in Planetary Science
Tuesday
February 23

12:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Seminar
David Rudko
University of Western Ontario
Friday
February 12

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Peter Brown
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario

Candidate for Tier I CRC in Planetary Science
Thursday
February 4

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 215
Dr. Doug Kurtze
Physics Deptartment
St. Joseph's University Philadelphia PA
Thursday
January 28

3:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 137
Dr. Paul Wiegert
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
January 28

11:30 a.m.
PAB Rm 36
Graduate Seminar
Geron Bindseil
University of Western Ontario
Tuesday
January 19

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 36
MSc Public Lecture
Xiaojun (Peggy) Xu
University of Western Ontario
"Magnetic resonance imaging of 3he apparent diffusion coefficient anisotropy in emphysema”

Supervisor: G. Santyr
June through December 2009:
Tuesday
December 22

9:00 a.m.
PAB Rm 123
MSc Public Lecture
Andrea (Andy) Moss
University of Western Ontario
"Initial Water Vapour Results from the Eureka, Nunavut Lidar”

Supervisor: R. Sica
Friday
December 11

1:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Christopher Smeenk
Philosophy Department University of Western Ontario
Wednesday
December 9

9:00 a.m.
PAB Rm 123
PhD Public Lecture
Chris Mokry
University of Western Ontario
"Growth and characterization of light-emitting silicon nanocrystals”

Supervisor: P. Simpson
Thursday
December 3

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Robert Shcherbakov
Earth Sciences Department
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
November 26
3:30 p.m.
PAB 137
Dr. Jayanne English
Physics & Astronomy Dept University of Manitoba

This Public Lecture is in celebration of 2009 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY.
Friday
November 20
7:30 p.m.
Somerville Rm. 3345
Dr. Luc Simard
Astronomer, Astronomy Technology Research Group
NRC – Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics Victoria BC

This is intended for a GENERAL AUDIENCE and is in celebration of 2009 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY.
Friday
November 20

1:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Luc Simard
Astronomer, Astronomy Technology Research Group
NRC – Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics Victoria BC
Friday
November 13
3:30 p.m.
Rm 0153 BGS
Dr. Charles Cockell
CEPSAR
Open University, U.K.

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Earth Sciences and Physics & Astronomy Departments
"Microbial diversity and weathering in volcanic environments

Hosts: R. Shcherbakov
Thursday
November 12

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. John (Jay) S. Gallagher
Astronomy Department University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday
November 5

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
MSc Public Lecture
Ryan Kraayvanger
University of Western Ontario
"Measurements of Alveolar Oxygen
Partial Pressure and Apparent Diffusion Coefficient of Hyperpolarized Gas
in Rat Lung at 74 mT”

Supervisor: G. Santyr
Tuesday
October 27

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
PhD Public Lecture
Jian Liu
University of Western Ontario
"Growth and characterization of hafnium silicate films”

Supervisor: W. Lennard
Thursday
October 22

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
MSc Public Lecture
Ildiko Beres
University of Western Ontario
"Active and passive radio wave observations of lightning”

Supervisor: W. Hocking
Wednesday
October 21

12:00 noon
PAB Rm 123
MSc Public Lecture
Paul Doucet
University of Western Ontario
"First aerosol measurements with the Purple Crow Lidar:
Lofted particulate matter straddling the stratospheric boundary”

Supervisor: R. Sica
Tuesday
October 20
8:00 p.m.
Conron Hall
Dr. Francesco Paresce Marconi
Institute of Space Astrophysics & Cosmic Physics, Bologna
Consultant, European Space Agency ESA/NASA

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Modern Languages & Literatures and Physics & Astronomy Departments, in celebration of 2009 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY.
Thursday
October 15

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Martin Houde
Physics & Astronomy Dept University of Western Ontario
Friday
October 9

9:00 a.m.
PAB Rm 123
PhD Public Lecture
Jamu Alford
University of Western Ontario
"Delta relaxation enhanced magnetic resonance”

Supervisor: B. Chronik
Tuesday
October 6
2:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Warren Brown
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Monday
October 5

1:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
MSc Public Lecture
Matthew McAlpine
University of Western Ontario
"Forces and torques on small animal insert coils”

Supervisor: B. Chronik
Friday
October 2
3:30 p.m.
Rm 0153 BGS
Dr. Stephen Morris
Physics Department
University of Toronto

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Physics & Astronomy and Earth Sciences Departments
Thursday
October 1

1:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Douglas O. ReVelle
Geophysics Group
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Tuesday
September 29

2:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Jonathan Wylie
Mathematics Department
City University of Hong Kong
Friday
September 25
3:30 p.m.
Rm 0153 BGS
Dr. Peter Brown
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Earth Sciences and Physics & Astronomy Departments
"The Threat from Earth Impacting Asteroids and Comets: the 2009 Perspective

Hosts: R. Shcherbakov
Thursday
September 24
1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Leslie Sage
Senior Editor
NATURE Publishing Group
Washington, DC

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Physics & Astronomy and Earth Sciences Departments
Friday
September 18
7:30 p.m.
Somerville Rm. 3345
Dr. Christopher Pritchet
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Victoria, BC

This is intended for a GENERAL AUDIENCE and is in celebration of 2009 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY.
"Supernovae and
the Mystery of Dark Energy


Host: E. Peeters
Friday
September 18
1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Christopher Pritchet
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Victoria, BC
Thursday
September 17

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Shantanu Basu
Physics & Astronomy Dept University of Western Ontario
Thursday
September 10

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
PhD Public Lecture
Michael Attard
University of Western Ontario
"Star formation: Submillimetre observations and data reduction techniques

Supervisor: M. Houde
Thursday
September 3

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. Alyssa Gilbert
Physics & Astronomy Dept University of Western Ontario
Thursday
August 20

1:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
MSc Public Lecture
Ron Dauphinee
University of Western Ontario
"Inhibition of Hydroxyapatite Crystal Growth by Osteopontin and Osteopontin-Derived Peptides as Observed by Dynamic Light Scattering”

Supervisors: J. de Bruyn/H. Goldberg
Thursday
August 13

2:00 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Kyle Lawson
Physics & Astronomy Dept University of British Columbia
Wednesday
July 22

1:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
PhD Public Lecture
Asad Rezaee
University of Western Ontario
"Control of average-spacing of OMCVD grown gold nanoparticles

Supervisor: S. Mittler
Monday
July 20

9:30 a.m.
PAB Rm 123
PhD Public Lecture
Alyssa Gilbert
University of Western Ontario
"From asteroids to comets:
Gas and dust production of the small-bodies in the solar system

Supervisor: P. Wiegert
Thursday
June 25
1:30 p.m.
PAB Rm 123
Dr. François Peeters
Physics Department
Antwerp University, Belgium

JOINT PRESENTATION between the Physics & Astronomy Dept & Centre for Chemical Physics