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Colloquia from 2011 - 2012

for the Academic Year
2011-2012
(May 2011 through July 2012)

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

Our Colloquia are presented (generally) on THURSDAYS at 1:30 p.m. in PAB Room 22 (Seminar Room on lower level of Physics & Astronomy Building).

Winter & Summer Terms 2012:    
PREVIOUS Colloquia:
Winter term 2012:    
FRIDAY
June 29 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Gautier Mathys
Joint ALMA Observatory & European Southern Observatory, Chile 

WEDNESDAY
June 27 
3:00 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Samaya Nissanke
Astronomy Department
California Institute of Technology

Thursday
June 21 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Duncan Forgan
Institute for Astronomy
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

WEDNESDAY
June 20 
2:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. B.G. Sidharth
B. M. Birla Science Centre
Director, International Institute for Applicable Mathematics & Information Sciences,
Hyderabad, INDIA

Thursday
May 31 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Jeffrey Hutter
Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Western Ontario

MONDAY
May 28 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Mark Matney
Lead, Space Debris Modeling
NASA Johnson Space Center

JOINT SEMINAR with collaboration from the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX)  

Thursday
May 24 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Martin Houde
Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Western Ontario

MONDAY
April 30 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Jean-Michel Desert
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Harvard University
Thursday
April 26 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Shelley Wright
Dunlap Institute
University of Toronto
MONDAY
April 23 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Stanimir Metchev
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University of the State University of New York
Thursday
April 19 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. John Berlinsky
Academic Program Director
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Thursday
April 19 
4:00 p.m.
PAB Classroom 117
Dr. John Berlinsky
Academic Program Director
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) Information Session

Host: M. Cottam / S. Basu
MONDAY
April 16 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Nicolas Cowan
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)
Northwestern University, Illinois 
Thursday
April 5
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Nikku (Madhu) Madhusudhan
Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Yale University

JOINT SEMINAR with collaboration from the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) 
Thursday
March 29
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Erik Curiel
Rotman Institute of Philosophy / Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
March 22 
Time 3:30
BGS 0153

Dr. Jan Kycia
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Waterloo

CAP Lecture Tour

Thursday
March 15
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Viktor Staroverov
Department of Chemistry
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
March 8
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Travis Barman
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, Arizona
WEDNESDAY
March 7
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Jennifer McNab
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
MONDAY
March 5
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Ives Levesque
Magnetic Resonance Systems Research Laboratory
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
Thursday
March 1 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Lyudmila Goncharova
Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Western Ontario

Thursday
February 16 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Harald Pfeiffer
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
University of Toronto
Thursday
February 9 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Cheng Guan Koay
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

TUESDAY
February 7 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Todd Stevens
Robarts Research Institute, Imaging Research Laboratories
London, Ontario

Thursday
February 2 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Andrea Soddu
University of Liège
Liège, Belgium

Thursday
January 26 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Blaine Chronik
Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Western Ontario

Summer and Fall term 2011:    
Thursday
December 8 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Nazir Kherani
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto

Thursday
December 1 
Time 3:30
UCC 290 (McKellar Room) 

Dr. Leonard C. Feldman
Director, Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology
and V-P, Physical Science and Engineering Partnerships
Rutgers University

ELIZABETH LAIRD MEMORIAL LECTURE 

"The Materials Revolution”

Hosts: L. Goncharova / S. Basu
FRIDAY
November 18 
Time 2:30
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Latham Boyle
Cosmology & Gravitation
Perimeter Institute

THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 

Thursday
November 17 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Sjoerd Roorda
Physics Department
Université de Montréal

Thursday
November 10 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Rupali Chandar
Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Toledo

Thursday
November 3
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Peter Mascher
Department of Engineering Physics
McMaster University
Thursday
October 27 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Alfred Yu
Medical Engineering Program 
EEE Department
The University of Hong Kong
TUESDAY
October 25 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Partha Mitra
Mitra Lab, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

JOINT SEMINAR with collaboration from the Depts of
Applied Mathematics and
Clinical Neurological Sciences
"Mouse Brain Architecture Project”

Hosts: S. Basu / M. Karttunen / M. Jog
Thursday
October 13 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Willy Lennard
Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Western Ontario

Thursday
October 6 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Jillian Bellovary
Astronomy Department
University of Michigan
TUESDAY
October 4 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Simon Rogers
Forchungszentrum Jülich
Inst for Complex Systems (ICS-3), Germany

Thursday
September 29 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Els Peeters
Dept of Physics and Astronomy 
University of Western Ontario
Thursday
September 22 
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Pranawa Deshmukh
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
TUESDAY
September 20 
11:00 a.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Robert Chen
Toronto Western Research Inst (TWRI)
Div. of Brain Imaging & Behaviour Systems - Neuroscience

JOINT SEMINAR with collaboration from the Depts of
Applied Mathematics and
Clinical Neurological Sciences
MONDAY
September 19 
11:00 a.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Dolf Landheer
Surfaces and Interfaces 
National Research Council Canada
Thursday
September 15
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. David Crandles
Department of Physics
Brock University
WEDNESDAY
September 14 
2:00 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Simone Balocco
Computer Vision Center
Universitat de Barcelona
WEDNESDAY
August 17
11:00 a.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Anand Yethiraj
Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
Memorial University
Thursday
June 30
1:30 p.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22

Dr. Ravi P. Singh
Sr. Regional Director
Indira Gandhi National Open University
New Delhi, INDIA

TUESDAY
June 21 
11:00 a.m.
PAB Seminar Room 22
Dr. Frances Skinner
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering 
University of Toronto

JOINT SEMINAR with collaboration from the Depts of
Applied Mathematics and
Clinical Neurological Sciences
"Modelling brain networks - Do details matter?

Hosts: S. Basu / M. Karttunen / M. Jog