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Colloquia from 1998 - 1999

DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE/Host
1999
Friday 
Jan. 15
CANCELLED 
Dr. D. Welch 
McMaster University
Variable Stars in the LMC and SMC from MACHO Project Data
Wednesday 
Jan. 20
Prof. Theodore G. Shepherd 
Physics Department 
University of Toronto
The physics of ozone depletion
Wednesday 
Jan. 27
Dr. Thomas Weinacht 
Physics Department 
University of Michigan
Measuring and Controlling the Shape of a Quantum Wavefunction
Friday 
Feb. 5 - 1:00 pm
Dr. L. S. Finn 
Physics Department 
Pennsylvania State University 
JOINT COLLOQUIUM - Physics and Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Philosophy 
The Murmuring Universe:  Exotic Gravitational Radiation from Mundane Sources
Friday 
Feb. 5 - 2:00 pm
Eric Tittley 
Ph.D. Degree Public Lecture
Hierarchical Clustering and Galaxy Cluster Scaling Laws
Wednesday 
Feb. 10
Dr. Kevin Jordan 
London Regional Cancer Clinic 
Development of plastic fibre scintillators, radiochromic gels and optical computer tomography for radiotherapy dosimetry
Friday 
Feb. 26 - 1:00
Oleksa Hul'ko 
Ph.D. Degree Public Lecture
Evolution of Ge Morphology on Si Substrates
Friday 
March 5
CANCELLED 
Dr. D. Welch 
McMaster University
Variable Stars in the LMC and SMC from MACHO Project Data
Wednesday 
March 10
Dr. C. Thomas McElroy 
Environment Canada
Composition and Photodissociative Flux Measurement Experiment:  Ozone and Other Measurements made during POLARIS
Thursday 
March 18 - 3:00 pm
Dr. Scott Menary 
York University
CAP LECTURE 
Where are all the Antipeople?
Friday 
March 19 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Michael Drewsen 
University of Aarhus, Denmark
Physics with Cold Trapped Ions
Wednesday 
March 24  - 3:00 pm
RESCHEDULED TO  
APR. 14 
Dr. John D. Landstreet 
UWO
Direct detection of velocity fields in the line profiles of sharp-line A stars
Wednesday 
March 31 - 1:00 pm
Dr. Kevin Hamilton 
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab 
Princeton, New Jersey
The Stratospheric Quasi-biennial Oscillation
Wednesday 
April 7 - 1:00 pm
Prof. Maria R. Coleman 
Chemical and Environmental Eng., University of  Toledo
Modification of Gas Transport Properties of Polyimides Using Ion Beam Irradiation
Wednesday 
April 14 - 1:00 pm
RESCHEDULED FROM  
MARCH 24 
Dr. John D. Landstreet 
UWO
Direct detection of velocity fields in the line profiles of sharp-line A stars
Thursday 
April 15 - 1:00 pm
Jean-Marc Noel 
Ph.D. Degree Public Lecture
A Comprehensive Study of Small-Scale Electrodynamics in the Auroral Ionosphere
Tuesday 
April 20 - 1:00 pm
Peter G. Brown 
Ph.D. Degree Public Lecture
Evolution of Two Periodic Meteoroid Streams:  The Perseids and Leonids
Wednesday 
April 28 - 9:00 am
Radian Belu 
Ph.D.  Degree Public Lecture
Gravity Wave Sources and Propagation Characteristics in the Lower and Middle Atmosphere Determinate by Radar and Ground-based Methods
1998
Thursday 
August 13
Marc Spooner 
M.Sc. Degree Public Lecture
Ion Implantation Damage in SiO2 Studied with Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy 
Wednesday 
August 26
Russell Thompson 
Physics 658 Graduate Seminar
>High Temperature Superconducting Junctions
Tuesday 
Sept. 8
Albert Russell 
M.Sc. Degree Public Lecture
Measurements of Temporal Gravity Wave Spectra in the Upper Stratosphere
Thursday 
Sept. 10
Jean-Marc Noel 
Physics 658 Graduate Seminar
Small-Scale Electrodynamical Structures in the Auroral Ionosphere
Wednesday 
Sept. 16 
9:30 a.m.
Russell Thompson 
Ph.D. Degree Public Lecture
Variable Range Hopping Conduction in High Temperature Superconducting Junctions and Low Dimensional Systems
Wednesday 
Sept. 16 
1:30 p.m.
Dr. Allan MacDonald 
Indiana University, Bloomington
JOINT COLLOQUIUM - Physics and Astronomy and Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Hall Ferromagnets
Thursday 
Sept. 17 
9:00 a.m.
Gregg Wade  
Ph.D. Degree Public Lecture
Investigations of Magnetic A and B Type Stars
Friday 
Sept. 25
Dr. Scott Menary 
York University
The Dyslexic Neutrino
Wednesday 
Sept. 30
Dr. A. K. Dewdney 
Computer Science, UWO
The Sorcerer's Apprentice:  Case studies in Weird Science
Wednesday 
Oct. 7- postponed until Oct. 28
Dr. David Meisel - 
SUNY, Geneseo, NY
Passive Forward Scatter Radiometeor Experiments:  How Cheap Can You Get?
Wednesday 
Oct. 14
Blaine Chronik 
Robarts Research Inst., UWO
Measuring Motion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Wednesday 
Oct. 21
Dr. D. G. C. McKeon 
Applied Mathematics, UWO
What is the Higgs Particle?
Wednesday 
Oct. 28
Dr. David Meisel 
SUNY, Geneseo, NY
Passive Forward Scatter Radiometeor Experiments:  How Cheap Can You Get?
Thursday 
Nov. 5 
3:00 p.m.
Dr. Wendy Freedman 
Pasadena, California
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constant
Thursday 
Nov. 5 
8:00 p.m.
Dr. Wendy Freedman 
LAIRD LECTURE
The Age and Size of the Universe
Friday 
Nov. 13 
Dr. John R. Percy, Erindale College and University of Toronto Science Education and Literacy
Wednesday 
Nov. 18
Dr. Gautier Mathys 
European Southern Observatory
ESO's Very Large Telescope
Wednesday 
Nov. 25
Dr. Ron Logan 
IBM, Fishkill, NY
Design and Modeling of CMOS Devices for ULSI Technology
Wednesday 
Dec. 2
Dr. Peter Mascher 
Engineering Physics 
McMaster University
Plasma Assisted Processes in the Fabrication of Optoelectronic Devices
Members of the Colloquium Committee for 1998 - 1999: