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Everyone is welcome to our Physics colloquia, which take place on Wednesdays at 3:30pm in ABB-102. Refreshments are served beforehand in ABB-273.
Suggestions for speakers can be sent to the colloquium chair (Christine Wilson: )
September 10, 2014 3:30 pm
Hagfish Slime Unraveled

Dr. Douglas Fudge , University of Guelph, Department of Integrative Biology

September 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Artificial Atoms Based on Superconductors: From Quantum Information to Measurements of Noise in Solid-State Mesoscopic Systems

Dr. Adrian Lupascu , University of Waterloo

September 24, 2014 3:30 pm
Topological States in Condensed Matter Physics

Dr. Hae-Young Kee , University of Toronto

October 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Star Clusters and High Mass X-ray Binaries: New Perspectives from Space Telescopes

Rupali Chandar , University of Toledo

October 3, 2014 10:30 am
Using NetLogo to Model Cancer Radiation Treatment

Alex Kasper, 4th Year Integrated Science (Physics Specialization)

October 8, 2014 3:30 pm
From Renormalization Group to Emergent Gravity

Dr. Sung-Sik Lee , McMaster University

October 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Fifty Years of Spiral Density Wave Theory

Dr. Frank Shu , UC San Diego

October 22, 2014 3:30 pm
Transport in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

Dr. Dmitrii Maslov , University of Florida

October 29, 2014 3:30 pm
Collagen Fibrils and Plastic Damage

Dr. Laurent Kreplak , Dalhousie University-Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science

November 5, 2014 3:30 pm
Fundamental Physics Beyond Colliding Particles

Dr. Asimina Arvanitaki , Perimeter Institute

November 12, 2014 3:30 pm
Photons. Phonons. Virions? An Intro to Virophysics

Dr. Catherine A.A. Beauchemin , Ryerson University

November 19, 2014 3:30 pm
Quantum Criticality and Strong Correlations in Low-dimensional Metals

Dr. Meigan Aronson , Stony Brook University

November 26, 2014 3:30 pm
The Origin and Universality of the Stellar Initial Mass Function

Dr. Stella Offner , University of Massachussetts Amherst

December 3, 2014 3:30 pm
New Ideas for Dark Energy

Marc Kamionkowski , Johns Hopkins University

January 7, 2015 3:30 pm
Quantum Catastrophes

Dr. Duncan O'Dell , McMaster University

January 14, 2015 3:30 pm
Thermalization and Entanglement in Quantum Systems

Dr. Alioscia Hamma , Perimeter Institute

January 21, 2015 3:30 pm
Symmetry protected Dirac Fermions in Topological Crystalline Insulators

Dr. Vidya Madhaven , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

January 28, 2015 3:30 pm
Protein Long-Range Vibrational Modes

Dr. Andrea Markelz , University of Buffalo

February 4, 2015 3:30 pm
Two illustrations of the importance of diffusion in biological systems

Dr. Cecile Fradin , , McMaster University

February 11, 2015 3:30 pm
Observing Galaxies with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

Dr. Christine Wilson , McMaster University

February 25, 2015 3:30 pm
Black Holes and the Stability of our Vacuum

Dr. Ruth Gregory , Durham University

March 4, 2015 3:30 pm
The Black Hole Information Loss Problem: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Dr. Gabor Kunstatter

March 11, 2015 3:30 pm
Applying the Scientific Method to University Science Teaching Remarkable effort; Remarkable success

Dr. Douglas Duncan , University of Colorado

March 18, 2015 3:30 pm
Inclusions in Soft Matter: Opportunities for Directed Assembly

Dr. Kathleen Stebe , University of Pennsylvania

March 25, 2015 3:30 pm
Light Echoes from Luminous Transients - An Exploration of Asymmetries and Time Evolution

Dr. Doug Welch , McMaster University

April 1, 2015 3:30 pm
Hitting the JACPOT: Probing Accretion Disk - Radio Jet Coupling of X-ray Binaries

Dr. Greg Sivakoff , University of Alberta

April 8, 2015 3:30 pm
Spins and Photons: Quantum Optics with Defect Centers in Diamond

Dr. Lily Childress , McGill University

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