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Colloquia

for the Academic Year
2017-2018
(August 2017 through July 2018)

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

You can find all the Physics & Astronomy Events on Western's Events Calendar by clicking here. Our Colloquia will be 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).

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

FALL Term 2017:

TUESDAY
November 21
2:30 p.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. Olga Trichtchenko
Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto

Computing solutions to Euler's equations with different conditions at the interface

Host: R. J. Sica
THURSDAY
November 23
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. John Wei
Department of Physics
University of Toronto

Superoxygenation and Superconductivity in Copper Oxide Thin Films

Host: G. Fanchini
THURSDAY
November 30
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Cecile Fradin
Department of Physics and Astronomy
McMaster University

Proteins drilling holes in lipid membranes: The influence of the membrane physical parameters

Host: G. Fanchini
THURSDAY
December 7
3:30 p.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. Aaron Zimmerman
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
University of Toronto

The First Detection of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star

Host: R. Valluri
THURSDAY
December 14
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Renee Hlozek
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto

New cosmology with small-scale CMB data: Ultra-light dark matter and cosmic voids

Host: S. Gallagher

WINTER Term 2018:

THURSDAY
January 11
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Shriharsh Tendulkar 
Department of Physics
McGill Space Institute
McGill University

TBD

Host: M. Houde
THURSDAY
January 18
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
January 25
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Jillian Scudder
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Oberlin College

TBD

Host: P. Barmby
THURSDAY
February 1
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
February 8
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
February 15
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
February 22
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
March 1
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Amartya Sengupta
Physics Department 
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

Optics in Materials Science: From Ultrafast time scales to Ultra-high pressures

Host: S. Shieh
THURSDAY
March 8
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
March 15
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
March 22
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
March 29
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
April 5
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
April 12
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
April 19
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
April 26
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
May 3
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
May 10
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
May 17
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD
THURSDAY
May 24
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

TBD
Department 
University

TBD

Host: TBD

PREVIOUS talks:

THURSDAY
November 16
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Edwin (Ted) Bergin
Department of Astronomy
University of Michigan

Connecting protoplanetary disk and exoplanet atmospheric composition

Host: E. Peeters
THURSDAY
November 9
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Eugene Wong
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Western Ontario

Cancer metastasis, dormancy and recurrence from the physics perspective

Host: T. A. Sigut
TUESDAY
November 7
11:00 a.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. C. Megan Urry
Department of Physics
Yale University

Special Departmental Seminar

Galaxy Evolution: Do Active Galactic Nuclei Quench Star Formation?

Hosts: L. Goncharova / S. Gallagher
MONDAY
November 6
5:00 p.m.

SEB 1059

Dr. C. Megan Urry
Department of Physics
Yale University

The Annual ELIZABETH LAIRD Memorial Lecture

Black Holes, Galaxies, and the Evolution of the Universe

Hosts: S. Gallagher / L. Goncharova
THURSDAY
November 2
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Michael Meyer
Department of Astronomy
University of Michigan

Empirical constraints on theories of planet formation: Capitalizing on diversity

Host: S. Metchev
THURSDAY
October 26
1:30 p.m.

PAB Room 100

-- CANCELLED --

Dr. Zbig Wasilewski
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo

Towards high quality InSb quantum wells and wires – a quest for topological quantum computers

Host: G. Fanchini
THURSDAY
October 19
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Ayse Turak
Department of Engineering Physics
McMaster University

Nanostructures for interfacial engineering in organic optoelectronics

Host: G. Fanchini
THURSDAY
October 12
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Stephen R. Julian
Department of Physics
University of Toronto

New quantum phases of matter

Host: G. Fanchini
THURSDAY
October 5
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Rodrigo Vieira
Department of Astronomy
University of São Paulo

The life cycles of Be star disks

Host: C. E. Jones
THURSDAY
September 28
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. James Wurster
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Exeter, U.K.

The implications of non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics on star formation

Host: S. Basu
THURSDAY
September 21
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Leyla Soleymani
Department of Engineering Physics
McMaster University

Materials innovations towards developing miniaturized diagnostics platforms

Host: G. Fanchini
THURSDAY
September 14
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr Julio Martinez-Trujillo
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Brain and Mind Institute
Robarts Research Institute
University of Western Ontario

Complex behaviour and the Cerebral Cortex, a fertile ground for quantitative scientists

Host: A. Soddu
THURSDAY
September 7
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Shohini Ghose
Department of Physics & Computer Science
Centre for Women in Science 
Wilfrid Laurier University

What If...?

Host: G. Fanchini

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