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Colloquia from 2013-14

for the Academic Year
2013-2014
(September 2013 through August 2014)

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

Our Colloquia are presented (unless otherwise noted) on THURSDAYS at 1:30 p.m. in PAB Seminar Room 100 (Main Floor (south side) of the Physics & Astronomy Building).

PREVIOUS Colloquia:    


Winter Term 2014:   

Thursday
April 17 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Jian Huang 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Wayne State University

Quantum Electron Solids in Zero Magnetic Field  

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
April 10 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Niel Brandt 
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Penn State University

New probes of quasar winds: Multi-year variability, redshifted troughs, and hard X-ray spectroscopy of Broad Absorption Line quasars   

Host: S. Gallagher
Thursday
March 27 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. David Wilner 
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Harvard Department of Astronomy

A New ‘Radio Era’ for the Study of Planet-Forming Disks   

Host: S. Metchev
Thursday
March 20
3:30 p.m.
PAB Room 106

Dr. Kimberley Hall 
Dept of Physics & Atmospheric Science 
Dalhousie University

ANNUAL CAP LECTURE

Quantum Computing at the Speed of Light

Host: S. Basu
Thursday
March 20
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Kathryn Grandfield 
Dept of Materials Science & Engineering 
McMaster University

3D Electron Microscopy: Basics and Applications to Biointerfaces  

Host: J. de Bruyn
Thursday
March 13
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Bryan Delodder 
Director of Life Science  
Teledyne DALSA, Waterloo

How Healthy is your Innovation Funnel?   

Host: E. Wong
Thursday
March 6 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Melvyn A. Goodale 
Director, Brain and Mind Institute
Western University

Action without perception: What blindsight can tell us about the neural substrates of visuomotor control   

Host: B. Chronik
Thursday
February 27 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Keivan Stassun 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Vanderbilt University

Star Formation, Solar Physics, and Stellar Astrophysics: A Data-Intensive Approach   

Host: S. Metchev
WEDNESDAY
February 26 
2:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Francois Schiettekatte 
Département de physique
Université de Montréal

SPECIAL SEMINAR

Measuring Heat at the Nanoscale  

Host: L. Goncharova
Thursday
February 13 
1:30 p.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. Alioscia Hamma 
Distinguished Research Fellow
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Equilibration and Thermalization in Quantum Many-Body System 

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
February 6 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Marc Dignam
Department of Physics
Queen's University

An Excitonic Approach to the Terahertz Response of Semiconductor Nanostructures   

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
January 30 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Ken Ragan
Department of Physics
McGill University

Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astrophysics with VERITAS   

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
January 23 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Andrea Soddu
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western University

A generalized Ising Model meeting the human brain   

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
January 16 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Emmanuel Jacquet
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Toronto

The chondrule enigma

Host: S. Metchev
Thursday
January 9 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Rachel Friesen
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto

Tracing the mass flow in clustered star forming regions   

Host: M. Houde


Fall Term 2013:   

Thursday
December 5 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Laura Chomiuk
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Michigan State University

The E-Nova Project: A Multi-Wavelength Initiative to Probe the Ejecta and Environments of Novae   

Host: S. Metchev
Thursday
November 28 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Alvira Macanovic
CIMTEC
Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization
London, ON

Translating Research into Commercial Products

Host: S. Basu
Thursday
November 21 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

C-A-N-C-E-L-L-E-D
Dr. Carlos Silva

Département de physique
Université de Montréal

Direct observation of ultrafast long-range charge separation at polymer:fullerene heterojunctions   

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
November 14 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Peter Brown
Department of Physics and Astronomy / CPSX
Western University

The Chelyabinsk Airburst: Implications for the Impact Hazard at the Earth 

Host: S. Metchev
Thursday
November 7 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Kumar Sharma
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manitoba

Studying exotic nuclei with trapped ions   

Host: M. Singh
TUESDAY
October 29
  
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Eric Donovan
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary

Using the Aurora to Remote Sense Plasma Processes in Near-Earth Space   

Hosts: S. Basu / R.J. Sica
Thursday
October 24 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Patrick Durrell
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Youngstown State University

Searching for Virgo’s Intracluster Globular Clusters   

Host: S. Gallagher
Thursday
October 17 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Winnie Ye
Department of Electrical Engineering
Carleton University

Silicon photonics and its applications   

Host: G. Fanchini
Thursday
October 10 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Stanimir Metchev
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western University

Weather on Other Worlds   

Host: S. Basu
Thursday
October 3 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Martin Houde
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western University

Non-Zeeman Circular Polarization of Molecular Spectral Lines in the ISM   

Host: S. Basu
Thursday
September 26 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Robin Garrod
Center for Radiophysics and Space Research
Cornell University

Scratching the surface: 3-D Monte Carlo simulations of interstellar ice structure and grain-surface chemistry   

Host: J. Cami
Thursday
September 19 
5:30 p.m. (Doors open @ 5 p.m.)
Paul Davenport Theatre (Talbot College)
FREE PARKING

Dr. Klaus von Klitzing
Winner - 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics
Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany 

ELIZABETH LAIRD MEMORIAL LECTURE

The Quantum Hall Effect: Physics and Application   

Hosts: M. Singh / S. Basu
Thursday
September 19 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Neil Turok
Director, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Waterloo ON

Higgs Bang—a minimalist's cosmology   

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
September 12 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Sarah Gallagher
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western University

Winds, Winds, Every Where:
Investigating Outlows from Accreting Supermassive Black Holes
   

Host: S. Basu
TUESDAY
September 10 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Julie Banfield
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Australia

The environmental impact on powerful radio galaxies    

Host: S. Basu
     

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Members of the Colloquium Committee for 2013 - 2014 and contact info:

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Mahi Singh - msingh*
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