Colloquia

A list of past and upcoming talks in the department

for the Academic Year

2020-2021

(September 2020 through May 2021)

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

You can find all the Physics & Astronomy Events on Western's Events Calendar by clicking here.

NORMALLY, our Colloquia would be presented in PAB Seminar Room 100 (Main Floor [south side] of the Physics & Astronomy Building), HOWEVER, due to COVID-19 and until further notice, our colloquia will be presented VIRTUALLY via ZOOM, but at the same time as usual - on THURSDAYS at 1:30 p.m.

Our colloquia will now be offered on TWO Thursdays each month. There will be NO colloquium on one of the remaining weeks and a FACULTY Meeting on the other. DETAILS BELOW.

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

WINTER 2021 Term:

Thursday
4 March
1:30 p.m.

(NO Colloquium)

 
Thursday
11 March

(NO Colloquium)

 
Thursday
18 March
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Mikko Karttunen
Departments of Applied Mathematics & Chemistry
Western University

Physics of cell mechanics: Cells, cell division and spreading of cancer cells from the mechanobiological perspective

Host: R. J. Sica
Thursday
25 March
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Alexander Haefele
Remote Sensing Group
Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss

TBA

Host: R. J. Sica 
Thursday
1 April
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Meeting)

 
Thursday
8 April
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Paula Foster 
Department of Medical Biophysics
and Robarts Research Institute - Imaging
Western University

New Directions in In Vivo Cell Tracking: Magnetic Particle Imaging 

Host: E. Wong 
Thursday
15 April

(NO Colloquium)

 
Thursday
22 April
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Ozzy Mermut
Department of Physics & Astronomy 
York University

TBA

Host: T. Poepping 

PREVIOUS Talks

WINTER 2021 Term:

Thursday
25 February
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Girma Bitsuamlak
WindEEE Research Institute / Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory 
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department 
Western University

Computational and experimental generation of tornado-like vortices

Host: W. K. Hocking
Thursday
18 February

(NO Colloquium - Reading Week)

 
Thursday
11 February
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Kundan Kadam
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Eruptive Phenomena during Star Formation

Host: S. Basu 
Thursday
4 February
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Meeting)

 
Thursday
28 January
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Theodosia Gougousi
Department of Physics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Applications of Atomic Layer Deposition in nonlinear optics and 2D materials

Host: L. Goncharova 
Thursday
21 January

(NO Colloquium)

 
Thursday
14 January
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Master's thesis talk 
(details on 'Student Presentations' page) 

Supervisors: Goncharova/Simpson
Thursday
7 January
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Meeting)

 

FALL 2020 Term:

Thursday
10 December
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Meeting)

 
Thursday
3 December
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Dan Lizotte 
Department of Computer Science 
Western University

Dr. Robin Arnason
Interface Fluidics

Principles and physical/astronomical applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence

Host: W. K. Hocking 
Thursday
26 November

(NO Colloquium)

 
Thursday
19 November
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Chris DeGroot
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Western University

Fluid Mechanics and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Host: O. Trichtchenko
Thursday
12 November
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Meeting)

 
FRIDAY 
6 November
6:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Catherine Beauchemin
Department of Physics  
Ryerson University

The Annual ELIZABETH LAIRD Memorial Lecture 

Presented JOINTLY by the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) 
Virophysics: A physicist's approach to virology
Thursday
29 October

(NO Colloquium)

 
Thursday
22 October
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Auriane Egal
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Meteors from comet 1P/Halley

Host: P. G. Brown
Thursday
15 October
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Meeting)

 
Thursday
8 October
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Giovanni Fanchini
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Nano-optics in Flatland: What a scanning near-field optical microscope may tell us about two-dimensional materials towards their applications

Host: W. K. Hocking
Thursday
1 October

(NO Colloquium)

 
Thursday
24 September
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Stanimir Metchev
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Weather on other worlds: From studying clouds and winds to seeking life

Host: W. K. Hocking
Thursday
17 September
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Meeting)

 
Thursday
10 September
1:30 p.m.
via ZOOM

Dr. Wayne Hocking
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Things we teach in elementary Physics and probably should not!

Host: R. J. Sica

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