Western University Physics adn AstronomyWestern Science

Colloquia from 2008 - 2009

for the Academic Year
2008-2009
(1 June 2008 - 31 May 2009)
DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE / Host

Talks are listed in DESCENDING date order
.


T
alks are held on THURSDAYS at 1:30 p.m. in PAB 123. Exceptions are noted in RED.
January through June 2009:
Friday
May 22

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Karen Daniels
Physics Department
North Carolina State University
Thursday
May 21
1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
PhD Public Lecture
Simon de Vet
University of Western Ontario
"The shape of impact craters
in granular media”


Supervisor: J. de Bruyn
Wednesday
May 20
1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
PhD Public Lecture
Hoa Nguyen
University of Western Ontario
"Dipole-exchange spin waves in magnetic nanomaterials ”

Supervisor: M. Cottam
Tuesday
April 28

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Gordon Richards
Physics & Astronomy Dept
Drexel University
Wednesday
April 22
1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
MSc Public Lecture
David Braid
University of Western Ontario
"Fluxes of sporadic meteoroids
from optical measurements”


Supervisors: M. Campbell-Brown/P. Wiegert
Monday
April 20

2:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Narayanan Menon
Physics Department
University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Joint Presentation of the Depts of Physics & Astronomy and Applied Mathematics
"Wrinkling, folding and crumpling
of thin films”


Hosts: J. de Bruyn / C. Denniston
Monday
April 20
9:30 a.m.
Rm 123 P&A
PhD Public Lecture
Razvan Nistor
University of Western Ontario
"Simulation of charge transfer and orbital rehybridization in molecular and condensed matter systems”

Supervisor: M. Müser
Thursday
April 16

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Drs. J. de Bruyn, J. Hutter, T. Poepping and M. Zinke-Allmang
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
April 9

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Raimundo Costa Filho
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
April 2

1:30 p.m.
Rm 137 P&A
Drs. Peter Taylor
and Jim Whiteway
Earth & Space Science and Engineering Dept
York University
Wednesday
April 1
2:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Graduate Seminar
Bushra Hussain
University of Western Ontario
"Nonlinear propogation in ultrasonic field with applications to Tissue Harmonic Imaging”

Supervisor: T. Poepping
Thursday
March 26
3:30 p.m.
Rm 137 P&A
CAP Lecture

Dr. James Taylor
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Waterloo
Thursday
March 19

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Andy Knights
Engineering Physics Dept
McMaster Un
iversity
Friday
March 6

7:00 p.m.
Somerville House Rm 3345
6th Annual Planetary Science & Exploration Public Lecture

Dr. Seth Shostak
SETI Institute

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
@ Michael's Garden
Friday
March 6

1:30 p.m.
KB K203
Dr. Seth Shostak
SETI Institute

A Joint Planetary Science Presentation of the Depts of PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY and EARTH SCIENCES
"Efficiency in SETI

Host: P. Brown
Thursday
March 5

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. David F. Gray
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario
Wednesday
March 4
2:30 p.m.
Rm 215 P&A
Graduate Seminar
Ali Hatef
University of Western Ontario
"Controlling the optical properties of photonic crystals doped with quantum dots”

Supervisor: M. Singh
Thursday
February 26

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Steven Rehse
Physics & Astronomy Dept
Wayne State University
Wednesday
February 25
4:30 p.m.
Conron Hall
UC 224
1st Annual Theoretical Physics Public Lecture

Dr. Neil Turok

Director, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Waterloo ON

RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW
"What Banged?”

Host: S. Basu
Wednesday
February 25
2:30 p.m.
Rm 215 P&A
Graduate Seminar
Mohammed Osman
University of Western Ontario
"Satellite Ozone Measurements”

Supervisor: W. Hocking
Thursday
February 19

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Mamadou Diop
Lawson Health Research Institute, Imaging
Thursday
February 12

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Bradley Warren
Physics & Astronomy Dept
McMaster University
Wednesday
February 11
2:30 p.m.
Rm 215 P&A
Graduate Seminar
Armin Dehghan
University of Western Ontario
"In-situ turbulence measurements using high-resolution balloon techniques”

Supervisor: W. Hocking
Monday
February 2

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
MSc Public Lecture
Andrea Domokos
University of Western Ontario
"Estimating the degree of space weathering on Koronis family asteriods”

Supervisor: P. Wiegert
Wednesday
January 28
2:30 p.m.
Rm 215 P&A
Graduate Seminar
Dustin Haw
University of Western Ontario
"Parallel Imaging in MRI”

Supervisor: B. Chronik
Thursday
January 22

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
PhD Public Lecture
Felix Oppong
University of Western Ontario
"Rheology, Microrheology and Structure of Soft Materials”

Supervisor: J. de Bruyn
Thursday
January 15

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Christoper Keep
English Department
University of Western Ontario
July through December 2008:
Monday
December 22

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
MSc Public Lecture
Blessing Iserhienrhien
University of Western Ontario
"The climatology of the stratospheric temperature using
Purple Crow Raman Lidar”


Supervisor: R. Sica
Wednesday
December 17

9:30 a.m.
Rm 123 P&A
MSc Public Lecture
Iram Munawar
University of Western Ontario
"Potential use of single photon emission tomography ventilation scan for intensity modulated radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer”

Supervisor: E. Wong
Thursday
December 4

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
PhD Public Lecture
Abdollah Hassanzadeh Ghozlo
University of Western Ontario
"Waveguide evanescent field fluorescence microscopy and its application in cell biology”

Supervisor: S. Mittler
Thursday
November 27

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Sylvie Rangan
Physics & Astronomy Dept
Rutgers University
Thursday
November 20

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Robert Deegan
Physics Department
University of Michigan
Monday
November 17
1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. John S. Tse
CRC - Theoretical Materials Science
Physics & Engineering Physics

University of Saskatchewan
Thursday
November 13

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Walt Duley
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Waterloo
Thursday
November 6

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. William J. Turkel
History Department
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
October 30

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Michael Way
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY
& Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
Wednesday
October 29
1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Graduate Seminar
Iftekhar-Ul Haque
University of Western Ontario
"Spectral properties of synthetic opal photonic crystals”

Supervisor: M. Singh
Thursday
October 23

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. John Everett
Physics Department
The University of Wisconsin
Monday
October 20

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Matthew Halsall
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
The University of Manchester
U.K.
Friday
October 17

7:00 p.m.
Rm 137 P&A (reception to follow in PAB 123)
Dr. Robert Jedicke
University of Hawai'i
Institute for Astronomy

A Joint Presentation of the Space Society of London, Centre for Planetary & Space Exploration, and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (London chapter)
"Killer Asteroids ... and what we can do about them”

Hosts: P. Brown/G. Osinski
Thursday
October 16

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Robert Jedicke
Institute for Astronomy
Hawaii

A Joint Planetary Science Presentation of the Depts of PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY and EARTH SCIENCES
Thursday
October 9

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Jean-Pierre St-Maurice
CRC - Environmental Sciences
Institute for Space & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
Friday
October 3

1:30 p.m.
Rm 343 Talbot College
Dr. Bill Unruh
Physics and Astronomy Dept
University of British Columbia

A Joint Presentation of the Departments of PHILOSOPHY and PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
"Quantum Mechanics is not Nonlocal

Hosts: W. Myrvold / J. de Bruyn
Thursday
October 2

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Evelyne Alecian
Department of Physics
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston
Thursday
September 25

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Wayne Hocking
Physics & Astronomy Dept
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
September 18

1:00 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Peter Brown
CRC - Meteor Science
Planetary Science Prog. Director
Physics & Astronomy Dept.
University of Western Ontario

A Joint Planetary Science Presentation of the Depts of PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY and EARTH SCIENCES

Thursday
September 11

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Dr. Frank Roy
Electronics Hardware Engineer & Founding Director
Elektra Observatories
Ottawa
Tuesday
August 19

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
MSc Public Lecture
Olga Lobacheva
University of British Columbia
"Optical properties of ZnO nanostructures and rare-earth phosphors”

Supervisor: T.K. Sham
Thursday
August 14

1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Kyle Lawson
Physics Department
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
August 14

9:00 a.m.
Rm 1002 DSB
MSc Public Lecture
Patrick Granton
Western Physics & Astronomy
"Material interpretation of Micro-CT images using thresholds and multiple energy acquisition data”

Supervisor: D. Holdsworth
Wednesday
August 13
1:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
MSc Public Lecture
Marc Normandin
Western Physics & Astronomy
"Pattern recognition of a gravitational wave pulsar signal”

Supervisor: R. Valluri
Thursday
June 26

3:30 p.m.
Rm 123 P&A
Stéphanie Deboeuf
ENS-Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Paris, France