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Dr. Jeff Hutter researches the strength of spider-mite silk

[Feature video - Dr. Jeff Hutter studies the properties of spider-mite silk]

[ Note: Many of these videos are available on our Youtube Channel ]

PhUnC 2017 - Keynote talk by Dr. Nigel Smith,Director of SNOLAB (Mar. 9, 2017)

PhUnC 2017 - student talk by Ahmad Mahmood of McMaster University (Mar. 9, 2017)

PhUnC 2017 - student talk by Jonathon Riddell of Western University (Mar. 9, 2017)

PhUnC 2017 - student talk by Toluwa A. Fayemi of Western University (Mar. 9, 2017)

PhUnC 2017 - student talk by Diego Martinez of McMaster University (Mar. 9, 2017)

Canadian comet hunter David H. Levy speaks at the RASC meeting in Engineering building - (Feb. 17, 2017)

Groundbreaking mathematical analysis of functional MRI scans - Andrea Soddu (Feb. 17, 2017]

Quantum Levitation in outreach by Henry Leparskas (Nov. 17, 2016)

J. David Jackson memorial tree planting ceremony (Sept. 22, 2016)

Quantum Levitation demonstration by Ian Mulholland and Nathalie Thibert (August, 2016)

PhD candidate Parshati Patel describes why she came to study Astronomy at Western. (April, 2016)

Fallona Family Interdisciplinary Showcase - Physics and Astronomy Three Minute Thesis presentations and opening remarks (Dec. 9, 2015)

Doubles ping pong tournament (July 24, 2015)

Video clips from CTV News interview with Prof. Blaine Chronik of the MRI Development lab (July 10, 2015)

2015 Elizabeth Laird Memorial Lecture by Dr. Olga Popova (May 27, 2015)

2015 Florence Bucke Science Prize lecture by Dr. Gordon (Oz) Osinski (April 29, 2015)

John Herbert Chapman plaque unveiling (April, 2015)

Weather radar and wind profiler in Costa Rica, featuring Wayne Hocking's doctoral student Marcial Garbanzo Salas (2014, Spanish)

The 2013 Elizabeth Laird Memorial Lecture (Dr. Klaus von Klitzing; "The Quantum Hall Effect: Physics and Application")
[720p 24fps version]

Summer public nights at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (summer 2014)

The 2014 Florence Bucke Science Prize Lecture by Dr. Pauline Barmby, titled "The Beautiful Science of Nearby Galaxies" (22 Apr 2014)

Toilet Paper Revisited (by Don Moorcroft, Apr. 15, 2014, from a talk at the University of Saskatchewan, in the fall of 2005)

The One-handed Toilet Paper Problem (by Don Moorcroft, Apr. 3, 2014, first presented on April 1, 2005)

March Break Open House 2014 (March 8, 2014)

Why the Earth is Flat (by Don Moorcroft, Feb. 2014)

Celebrating Science at Western (Faculty of Science video, Nov. 2013)

Results from first studies of Chelyabinsk meteor and associated air burst. (Western News video)

Fall Preview Day 2013 (November 16)

Analysis of Chelyabinsk fireball explosion and asteroid orbit published in Nature. (Western Science video)

Mission Meteorite takes off at Western, October 28, 2013

International Observe the Moon Night at Western, October 12, 2013

Jan Cami featured on Rogers Daytime regarding IOMN , October 9, 2013

Beginning of year 'hat toss', September 4, 2013

Public Nights at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory.

CPSX researchers help find a new age for Martian meteorites (Desmond Moser and Kim Tait)

Studying the strength and properties of spider-mite silk (Dr. Jeff Hutter)

Meteor Physicists investigate the Windsor Hum [Discovery Channel Daily Planet - March 18, 2013 part 3]

The Last Harlem Shake

Harlem Shake with Dr. Martin Zinke-Allmang, 19 Feb 2013.

Shop facilities open house, 6 Feb 2013.

Western Purpology interview with Dr. Martin Zinke-Allmang, 12 Nov 2012.

A video tour of parts of the newly renovated Physics and Astronomy building.

"Transit of Venus - June 5, 2012" CTV London coverage of the public viewing at Western.

June 4, 2012 - Interview with Allison Hill on Rogers TV regarding the transit of Venus.

'Space Buckyballs' presented by Jan Cami at the Seti Institute, Feb. 24, 2012

Canada's Role in Exploring Mars - Dr. Alain Berinstain, Nov. 2011

Public Lecture by Sir Anthony Leggett, March 11, 2011

 "Does the Everyday World Really Obey Quantum Mechanics?

  1. part 1 - Introductions and Opening Remarks
  2. part 2 - Young's Slit Experiment
  3. part 3 - Schrödinger's Cat Experiment
  4. part 4 - Interpretations and Alternative Theories
  5. part 5 - Experiments at the Classical Limit - Superconductivity
  6. part 6 - Testing Quantum Mechanics - SQUIDS etc.
  7. part 7 - Possible Outcomes of SQUID Experiments, Concluding Remarks, and Public Questions
  8. part 8 - More Questions from the Public

MP3 podcast of Leggett lecture is available.

Theo Jansen Kinetic Sculptures [video 1]  [video 2] [video 3]
[simulation 1] [simulation 2] [Jansen , Klann linkages] [leg dimensions]

"Angry Birds" physics game sweeps the world.

Protoplanet formation model (with luminosity )

Protoplanet formation model (3-D view)

Move of Western's Purple Crow Lidar Observatory to Echo Base

Alien Fireballs preview video - (National Geographic Naked Science Series)

C60 and C70 discovered in interstellar space (Western News video).

Buckyballs - Cosmic Soccer Balls (Science Magazine video).

Mini soccer balls in space (NASA, JPL)

Buckyballs jiggle like jello

Do you think that C60 could be responsible for diffuse interstellar bands? (Sir Harry Kroto Answers)

Hocking balloon flight, 2002