Colloquia

for the Academic Year

2019-2020

(September 2019 through May 2020)

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 one noted exception each month when there will be NO colloquium.

Date/Time Speaker Title/Host

WINTER Term 2020:

Thursday
19 March
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Katie Mack
Department of Physics
North Carolina State University

  -- CANCELLED --

Dark Matter: A cosmological perspective

Hosts: S. Basu/F. Vidotto
Thursday
26 March
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Tyler Hayes
Quantitative Strategies and Risk Premia
CPP Investments

  -- CANCELLED --

Quant 101: A scientist's view from the inside

Host: S. Basu
Thursday
9 April
1:30 p.m.

(Faculty Mtg)

 
Thursday
9 April
3:30 p.m.

PAB Room 100

Dr. Monika Moscibrodzka
Department of Astrophysics
Radboud University

  -- CANCELLED --

TBA

Hosts: S. Basu/F. Vidotto
Thursday
16 April
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Chris DeGroot
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Western University

   -- CANCELLED --

TBA

Host: O. Trichtchenko
Thursday
23 April
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Abigail Stevens
Department of Astronomy
Michigan State University/University of Michigan

   -- CANCELLED --

Mapping matter in strong gravity: Spectral-timing of black holes and neutron stars

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

Dr. Jens Dilling
Physical Sciences Division
TRIUMF

Presented JOINTLY with the Department of Chemistry

   -- CANCELLED --

TBA

Hosts: G. Fanchini / J. Blacquiere

PREVIOUS talks:

Thursday
12 March
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Michael C. Kolios
Department of Physics
Ryerson University

Physics Undergraduate Conference (PhUnC) Keynote Talk

A modern ceraunoscope: Probing different biological length scales using photoacoustic imaging

Hosts: Physics & Astronomy Student Association (PASA)
Thursday
5 March
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Faculty Mtg scheduled)

 
Thursday
27 February
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Fereshteh Rajabi
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)
University of Waterloo

Engineering 2D lattices from 1D spin chains

Host: M. Houde
Thursday
20 February
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Reading Week)

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

Dr. Ben Lansdell
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

The neuronal credit assignment problem as causal inference

Host: O. Trichtchenko
Thursday
6 February
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Faculty Mtg scheduled)

 
Thursday
30 January
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Nabil Bassim
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy
McMaster University

Non-conventional 2-D materials synthesized in non-conventional ways: Growth and characterization

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

Prof. Krishna Singh
Department of Medical Biophysics
Western University

Role of DNA Damage & Repair in Cardiovascular Pathobiology

Host: S. Basu
Thursday
16 January
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Mustafa Yavuz
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo

Manufacturing, functionalization and packaging Nano and Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (NMEMS) Sensors for “Fit and Forget” type self-powered autonomous systems

Host: G. Fanchini
Thursday
9 January
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Faculty Mtg scheduled)

 

FALL Term 2019:

Thursday
5 December
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Faculty Mtg scheduled)

 
Thursday
28 November
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Hamsa Padmanabhan
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
University of Toronto

Deciphering the baryonic universe: From Cosmic Dawn till today

Host: S. Basu
Thursday
21 November
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Deepa Singh
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

Polymer memories: Devices and mechanism

Host: G. Fanchini
Thursday
14 November
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Faculty Mtg scheduled)

 

WEDNESDAY
13 November
6:00 p.m.

Conron Hall -
University College Rm 3110
Reception to follow

Dr. Melanie Campbell
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Waterloo

The Annual ELIZABETH LAIRD Memorial Lecture

The Eye as a Window on the Brain

Host: P. Barmby / R. Cockcroft
WEDNESDAY
6 November
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Milica Radisic
Toronto General Research Institute
University of Toronto

Presented JOINTLY with the Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR)

Biowire models of healthy and diseased myocardium

Hosts: T. Poepping / E. Gillies
Thursday
31 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Francesca Vidotto
Departments of Applied Mathematics and Philosophy
Western University

White holes: The bright side of black holes

Host: G. Fanchini
Thursday
24 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Rowan Thomson
Department of Physics 
Carleton University

Advancing cancer radiation therapy with physics: Multi-scale modeling from patient to cells

Host: E. Wong
Thursday
17 October
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Faculty Mtg scheduled)

 
WEDNESDAY
16 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Cameron Hopkins
Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology

Elastic flow instabilities in microfluidics

Host: J. de Bruyn
Thursday
10 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Katelyn Allers
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bucknell University

Exometeorology: Determining the atmospheric conditions on alien worlds

Host: S. Metchev
Thursday
3 October
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Wendy Taylor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
York University

The Mysterious Magnetic Monopole

Host: P. Barmby
Thursday
26 September
1:30 p.m.
PAB Room 100

Dr. Ranjith Divigalpitiya 
Senior Specialist / Physicist
3M Canada Company

Two-Dimensional Materials @ 3M: A retrospective of an industrial physicist

Host: G. Fanchini
Thursday
19 September
1:30 p.m.

NO Colloquium (Faculty Mtg scheduled)

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

Dr. Althea Moorhead
NASA Meteoroid Environment Office
Marshall Space Flight Center

Modeling the meteoroid environment as seen by spacecraft

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

Dr. Peter G. Brown
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Western University

The airburst hazard from small asteroid impacts: What we have learned from Chelyabinsk

Host: R. J. Sica

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