Colloquia from 2018-19

for the Academic Year

2018-2019

(September 2018 through May 2019)

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

You can find all the Physics & Astronomy Events on Western's Events Calendar by clicking here. Our Colloquia will be presented (unless otherwise noted) on THURSDAYS at 1:30 p.m. in PAB Seminar Room 100 (Main Floor [south side] of the Physics & Astronomy Building) with the EXCEPTION of the 1st Thursday of each month when there will be NO colloquium.

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

FALL Term 2019:

Details to come

PREVIOUS talks:

WINTER Term 2019:

Thursday
9 May
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Stephen Kane
Department of Earth Sciences
University of California - Riverside

Venus as a Laboratory for Exoplanetary Science

Host: P. Wiegert
Thursday
2 May
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. UnCheol Lee
Center for Consciousness Science
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan

Network mechanism of the loss and recovery of consciousness under a large brain perturbation

Host: A. Soddu
Thursday
18 April
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Habib Benali
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Concordia University

Combining neuroimaging and mathematical modeling of the kinetics and spreading of Tau aggregates in the brain in Alzheimer disease

Host: A. Soddu
Thursday
11 April
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Richard D'Souza
Department of Astronomy
University of Michigan

Unravelling the Andromeda Galaxy’s most important merger

Host: P. Barmby
Thursday
28 March
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Evgenya L. Shkolnik
Department of Astrophysics
Arizona State University

Blast from the past: The evolution of ultraviolet emission and flaring from low-mass stars and implications for habitable zone planets

Host: S. Metchev
Thursday
21 March
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Brian McNamara
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Waterloo

Molecular clouds and the origins of feedback in galaxies

Host: M. Houde
TUESDAY
19 March
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Nikodem Poplawski
Department of Mathematics & Physics
University of New Haven, CT

Big bounce and inflation from spin and torsion

Host: R. Valluri
Thursday
14 March
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Joseph Bramante
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Queen's University

Physics Undergraduate Conference (PhUnC) Keynote Talk

New searches for dark matter with neutron stars, exploding white dwarfs, and multiscatter events at underground experiments

Host: Physics & Astronomy Student Association (PASA)
Thursday
14 February
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Girma T. Bitsuamlak
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Western University

Climate resilient and sustainable architectural engineering

Host: P. Barmby
Thursday
31 January
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Eric Johlin
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Western University

Algorithmic design of 3D nanophotonic components

Host: L. Goncharova
Thursday
24 January
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Jonathan Bradley
Department of Engineering Physics
McMaster University

New Light Emitting Materials for Silicon Nanophotonics

Host: L. Goncharova

FALL Term 2018:

Thursday
13 December
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Styliani (Stella) Constas
Department of Chemistry
Western University

Rayleigh limit of charged droplets: An old theory revisited. What Lord Rayleigh did not predict? 

Host: L. Goncharova
MONDAY
3 December
2:00 p.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. Ian Coulthard
Beamline Development Scientist, Canadian Light Source Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Western University

Advanced x-ray spectroscopy at the Canadian Light Source and beyond

Host: L. Goncharova
Thursday
29 November
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Ali Khan
Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging / Robarts Research Institute
Western University 

Computational neuroanatomy with magnetic resonance imaging

Host: A. Soddu
Thursday
22 November
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Aaron Price
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Western University

4D Printing and the Future of Additive Manufacturing

Host: T. Poepping
Thursday
15 November
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Stéphane Courteau
Department Physics, Engineering and Astronomy
Queen's University

Puzzles in galaxy scaling relations

Host: S. Metchev
Thursday
8 November
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Catherine Neish
Department of Earth Sciences
Western University

Titan: Ingredients for Life

Host: P. G. Brown
Thursday
25 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Martin Houde
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Dicke’s superradiance and Fast Radio Bursts

Host: R. J. Sica

TUESDAY
23 October
5:00 p.m.

AHB 1R40

Prof. Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS FRSE FRAS
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

The Annual ELIZABETH LAIRD Memorial Lecture

Bursts, bangs and things that go bump in the night: Transient astronomy

Hosts: L. Goncharova / R. Cockcroft
Thursday
18 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Benne Holwerda
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Louisville

A search for high-redshift galaxies and an accidental galactic survey of dwarf stars with Hubble

Host: P. Barmby
Thursday
11 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Auriane Egal 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Meteor shower predictions: Future Draconid Outbursts

Host: P. G. Brown
Thursday
27 September
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Jean-Pierre St-Maurice
Department of Physics & Astronomy,
Western University and Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan

The Aurora Borealis: More than meets the eyes!

Host: R. J. Sica
Thursday
20 September
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Gunter Stober
Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Rostock University

Meteor observations from ground based sensors: What can we learn about the Earth’s atmosphere and the meteors?

Host: P. G. Brown

Thursday
13 September
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Alycia Weinberger
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution of Washington

Circumstellar Disk Diversity and Clues to Planet Formation

Host: S. Metchev
FRIDAY
3 August
11:00 a.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. Jayan Thomas
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Central Florida

Fibers and ribbons for powering wearable devices

Host: M. Singh
Thursday
26 July
11:00 a.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. Shahram Abbassi
Department of Physics
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

On the vertical structure of hot accretion flows around Black Holes

Host: S. Basu

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