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Colloquia from 2003 - 2004

DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE/Host
2004
Wed. Jan. 14, 1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A Dr. Philip J. Stooke
Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario
"Looking for the Moon in Russia"
Tues. Jan. 20, 1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A Dr. Andrew Hopkins
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh

"The evolution of star formation in galaxies"
Wed. Jan. 21, 1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A Jesse Greener
Ph.D. Public Lecture
"Time-resolved FTIR Studies of the CO/Pt(111) System"
Tues. Jan. 27, 1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A Dr. Terry J. Bridges
Department of Astronomy
Queen's University
"Dwarf and Giant Elliptical Galaxies in the Coma Cluster"
Wed. Jan. 28, 1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A Joint Planetary Science Lecture Series
Dr. Guy Consolmagno, SJ
Vatican Observatory Research Group
Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
"Color Patterns in the Kuiper Belt?"
Tues. Feb. 3 1:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. Martin Houde
Senior Scientist
California Institute of Technology
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
Hilo, Hawaii
"The Measurement of the Orientation of the Magnetic Field in Molecular Clouds"
Wed. Feb. 11, 1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A Eric Meloche
Physics 658 Seminar
"INELASTIC NEUTRON AND LIGHT SCATTERING BY CRYSTAL EXCITATIONS"
Friday, Feb. 13
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Man Hoi Lee
Department of Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara
"Origin of Orbital Resonances among Extrasolar Planets and the Satellites of Jupiter"
Tues. Feb. 17
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Sebastien Lepine
Department of Astrophysics
American Museum of Natural History
New York
"Show me the Red Dwarfs: where are the most common stars hiding?"
Fri. Feb. 20
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Paul Wiegert
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
"Life in the slow lane: the dynamics of Neptune and Pluto"
Thurs. Feb 26 9:00 am Room 137 Dr. John de Bruyn
Memorial University, Newfoundland
"Impact craters in granular media"
Mon. March 1 9:00 am Room 123 P&A Mr. Iain McNabb
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
"Are two charges too many? Spectroscopy of doubly changed molecules"
Wed. March 3
1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICISTS
ANNUAL LECTURE

Dr. David W.O. Rogers
Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics
Physics Department
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario
"MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF ELECTRON-PHOTON TRANSPORT: FROM PARTICLE PHYSICS TO CANCER RADIOTHERAPY"
Wed. March 3
2:00 pm Rm 137 P&A
Dr. Hans Robinson
Department of Electrical Engineering
UCLA, Los Angeles, California
"Avalanche free single photon detection"
Fri. Mar. 5
1:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. Todd W. Simpson
Research Scientist
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
"Surface Patterning with Ion Beams"
Mon. Mar. 8
9:00 am Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Mark Henriksen
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"Galaxy Cluster Mergers in the Golden Age of X-ray Astronomy"
Fri. Mar. 12
1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Jennifer Gerbi
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne Illinois
"Modification of Thin-Film Silicon and Diamond Nanostructures"
Thurs. March 18 1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A Joint Planetary Science Lecture Series
Dr. Christopher P. McKay
Space Science Division
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
"The physics and biology of ice-covered lakes"
Thurs. March 18 7:00 p.m Rm 55 Western Science Centre Planetary Science Research Group
1st Annual Public Lecture

Dr. Christopher P. McKay
Space Science Division
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
"The Search for Life on Mars"
Fri. Mar. 19
1:00 pm Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Johan Van Lierop
Physics Department
University of Michigan
"Nanoparticle Magnetism"
Tues. Mar. 30
2:00 pm Rm 123
Dr. S. Pedro Goldman
Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario
"Fast Optimization Techniques for Radiation Therapy - the Insight of Physics-"
Wed. Mar. 31
9:00 am Rm 123
Dr. Richard A. Holt
Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario
"Research Overview"
June 29
1:30 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Louise Martin
Department of Applied Mathematics
The University of Western Ontario
"Information Theory: Applications in Bioinformatics and Medical Imaging"
June 24
1:30 p.m.
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Carol Jones
Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario
"Disks associated with Hot Stars and Star Formation"
2003
NEW DATE
Wed. Sept. 10
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Kelly Shorlin
Physics 658 Seminar
"Thermodynamics and Methods of Study of Surface Science"
Wed. Sep. 17 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. Kristian Schlegel
Max Planck Institut for Aeronomie
Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
"From Aristotle to Atmospheric Explorer"
Fri. Sept. 19
9:00 am Room 123
Natalia Kiriushcheva
Ph.D. Public Lecture
"Computer Simulations in Materials Physics"
Mon. Sept. 22
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Jeremy Gill
Ph.D. Public Lecture
"Development, Characterization and Optimization of a Deformable Model Based Approach for Carotid Artery Lumen and Plaque Surface Segmentation"
Wed. Sep. 24 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. Tamie Poepping
Department of Medical Physics
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
"Ultrasound applications for investigating cerebrovascular disease"
Fri. Oct. 3
3:15 pm - coffee at 3:00 pm
Dr. Jens Dilling
TRIUMF
"The Proposed Titan Facility: TRIUMF's Ion Trap For Atomic and Nuclear Science"

Wed. Oct. 8
1:00 pm Room 123
NEW DATE
Dr. Wayne Hocking
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
"Middle Atmospheric Physics, Meteor radars, and the Space Shuttle Columbia incident"
Wed. Oct. 15 1:00 pm Room 123 Dr. Kristian Schlegel
Max Planck Institut for Aeronomie
Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
"The Influence of Solar Activity on the Earth's Climate - some Examples"
Wed. Oct. 22 1:00 pm Room 123 Dr. Kevin Robbie
Department of Physics
Queen's University
"Atomically assembled photonic crystals"
Tues. Nov. 4
3:00 pm Room 123 P&A
JOINT COLLOQUIUM WITH DEPT. OF PHILOSOPHY
Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS
Cambridge University, England
"The Interpretation of Quantum Theory"
Wed. Nov. 12
1:00 pm Room 123
Alexander Tetervak
Physics 658 Seminar
"Fractal Surfaces: From Characterization to Modeling"
Thur. Nov 20, 1:00 pm
Room 123 P&A
Dr. Heidi Hammel
Senior Research Scientist
Space Science Institute
"The Evolving Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune"
Thur. Nov 20, 7:30 pm
Room 55, Western Science Centre
The 2003-2004 Elizabeth Laird Memorial Lecture
Dr. Heidi Hammel
Space Science Institute
Boulder, Colorado
"The Future of Planetary Exploration"
Wed. Nov. 26 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Joint Earth Sciences/Physics & Astronomy Planetary Atmospheres Seminar
Dr. Sushil K. Attreya
Department of Atmospheri, Oceanic and Space Sciences
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Composition and origin of Jupiter's atmosphere"
NOTE DATE CHANGE
Wed. Dec 3, 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Elie Korkmaz
Visiting Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Western Ontario
"Charge symmetry breaking in nucleon-nucleon collisions and the up-down quark mass difference"
Wed. Dec. 10 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Simon Ruffell
Physics 658 Seminar
"SEMICONDUCTOR DOPING FROM THE FIRST INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TO TODAY; JUST ONE OF MANY STEPS IN CHIP FABRICATION"
Members of the Colloquium Committee for 2003 - 2004:
R. A. Holt  (Chairman) rholt@uwo.ca
S. Basu basu@astro.uwo.ca
B.A. Chronik bchronik@uwo.ca
S.P. Goldman goldman@uwo.ca
S. Mittler smittler@uwo.ca
J.-P. St.-Maurice jstmauri@uwo.ca