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Everyone is welcome to our Physics colloquia, which take place on Wednesdays at 3:20pm in ABB-102. Refreshments are served beforehand in ABB-273.
Suggestions for speakers can be sent to the colloquium chair (Paul Higgs: )
September 12, 2007 3:30 pm
The Path Towards Heavy Rydberg Systems: Large Molecules of Significant Interest

Dr. Ralph Shiell , Physics Department , Trent University

September 19, 2007 3:30 pm
Supernovae and Dark Energy

Dr. Chris Pritchet , University of Victoria

September 26, 2007 3:15 pm
Attosecond physics with neutrons and electrons: Compton scattering experiments

Dr. C. Aris Chatzidimitriou-Dreismann, Technical University Berlin , Institute of Chemistry

October 3, 2007 3:15 pm
Imaging the Genesis of Cuprate Superconductivity in the Correlated States of the Hold-Doped CuO2

Dr. Seamus Davis , Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics , Cornell University

October 10, 2007 3:15 pm
Physics with Atomic Clocks: Beyond what time is it?

Dr. Kurt Gibble , Department of Physics , Penn State University

October 17, 2007 3:15 pm
The Latest from MiniBooNE

Dr. Hirohisa A. Tanaka , University of British Columbia

October 24, 2007 3:15 pm
Physics Education

Dr. Lillian MacDermott, University of Washington

October 31, 2007 3:15 pm
The Cosmological Formation of Wee Little Things

Dr. James Taylor , University of Waterloo

November 7, 2007 3:15 pm
Spontaneous Broken Symmetry in Matter and Particle Physics

Dr. Robert Brout , Université Libre de Bruxelles

November 21, 2007 3:15 pm
Cosmology from the Stratosphere

Dr. Barth Netterfield , University of Toronto

November 28, 2007 3:15 pm
Nonequilibrium dynamics in low-dimensional cold atom condensates

Dr. Anton Burkov , University of Waterloo

December 5, 2007 3:15 pm
Protein folding as a system for biologically-inspired physics

Dr. Steven Plotkin , University of British Columbia

December 12, 2007 3:15 pm
Atom Interferometry using Bose-Einstein Condensates

Dr. Cass Sackett , University of Virginia

January 16, 2008 3:20 pm
Supersolid Phase of Helium-four: A Theoretical Study

Dr. Massimo Boninsegni , University of Alberta

January 23, 2008 3:20 pm
How to Have Fun with Frustrated Ferromagnets

Dr. Nic Shannon , University of Bristol

January 28, 2008 3:30 pm
Nearsightedness of Electronic Matter

Dr. Walter Kohn , University of California , Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1998 (with Pople)

January 30, 2008 3:20 pm
The "Exploding" Field of Quantum Gases

Dr. Jason Ho , Ohio State University

January 31, 2008 3:00 pm
Quantum Order by Disorder in Frustrated Diamond Lattice Antiferromagnets

Mr. Jean-Sebastien Bernier, University of Toronto

February 6, 2008 3:20 pm
Measuring the Universe: Micro-arcsecond Astrometry with the VLBA

Dr. Mark J. Reid , Harvard-Smithsonian - Center for Astrophysics

February 11, 2008 3:20 pm
To Be Arranged

Dr. Ralph Pudritz, McMaster University , McMaster University

February 12, 2008 3:00 pm
Nonequilibrium Quantum Criticality in an Open Itinerant Electron

Dr. So Takei, University of Toronto

February 13, 2008 3:20 pm
Coherence and Decoherence in Quantum Spin Systems

Dr. Gabriel Aeppli

February 25, 2008 3:20 pm
The Large Hadron Collider: Reaching Back to the Big Bang

Dr. Richard Teuscher , University of Toronto

February 27, 2008 3:20 pm
HOW CELLS MEASURE SPACE AND TIME

Dr. Eldon Emberly , Simon Fraser University

March 5, 2008 3:20 pm
AGN Feedback in Clusters and Galaxies

Dr. Brian McNamara , University of Waterloo

March 19, 2008 3:15 pm
Multiplicity Among Young Stars and Brown Dwarfs

Dr. Ray Jayawardhana , University of Toronto

March 24, 2008 3:30 pm
Crystal Growth, Neutron Scattering and Spin Correlations:

Dr. Martin Greven , Stanford University Applied Physics

March 26, 2008 3:15 pm
Misfolded Proteins, Spherical Mad Cows and the Prion Phenomena

Dr. Rajiv Singh , University of California

April 2, 2008 3:15 pm
Quantum Criticality and Black Holes

Dr. Subir Sachdev , Harvard University

April 3, 2008 3:30 pm
Spin Resonance, Stripes, and Superconductivity in Two Dimensions

Dr. Christopher Stock, ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Labs

April 7, 2008 2:20 pm
Improving hydrogen storage in metal-organic frameworks using exposed metal sites

Dr. Yun Liu, University of Maryland

April 9, 2008 3:15 pm
Charting the Shape of Hilbert Space: A Bit of Quantum Foundations at PI

Dr. Christopher Fuchs , Perimeter Institute

April 14, 2008 2:30 pm
Atomic Structure at the Nanoscale: A 21st Century Materials Challenge

Dr. Dr. Emil Bozin, Michigan State University

June 2, 2008 3:30 pm
To Be Arranged

Dr. Michael Berry , University of Bristol

July 16, 2008 3:30 pm
To Be Arranged

Dr. David Goodstein , Caltech University

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