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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 (Christine Wilson: )
September 14, 2011 3:20 pm
Competing Anisotropies in a 2D Ferromagnetic Phase Transition

Dr. David Venus - McMaster University , McMaster University

September 21, 2011 3:20 pm
Using Intracluster Light to Probe Galaxy Clusters

Dr. Chris Mihos - Case Western Reserve , Department of Astronomy, CWRU

September 28, 2011 3:30 pm
Watching Every Atom Move: The Power of Computer Simulations of Biomolecules

Dr. Peter Tieleman - University of Calgary , University of Calgary

October 5, 2011 3:30 pm
Gas and Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies: New Results From the Herschel Space Observatory

Dr. Christine Wilson, McMaster University , McMaster University

October 12, 2011 3:30 pm
New Frontiers in Modeling Galaxy Formation

Dr. Oleg Gnedin - University of Michigan , University of Michigan - Department of Astronomy

October 19, 2011 3:30 pm
PAH Emission Features as Astrophysical Probes

Dr. Els Peeters, University of Western ON , University of Western Ontario , Physics Department

October 26, 2011 3:30 pm
Three-Dimensional Magnetic Field Line Reconnection

Dr. Walter Gekelman - UCLA , Basic Plasma Science Facility - UCLA

November 2, 2011 3:30 pm
Astronomical Observations from Ancient Egypt

Dr. Sarah Symons, McMaster University , McMaster University

November 9, 2011 3:30 pm
Cold Trapped Atoms: Why are they so hot?

Dr. Eugene Zaremba - Queen's University , Queen's University, Physics Department

November 16, 2011 3:30 pm
Menagerie of Viruses: Diverse Chemical Sequences or Electrostatics?

Dr. Murugappan Muthukumar , University of Massachusetts

November 23, 2011 3:30 pm
Heat Assisted Magnetisation Reversal (HAMR): Sustaining Moore’s Law for Magnetic Recording Media

Dr. John Whitehead - Memorial University , Memorial University - Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

November 30, 2011 3:30 pm
The Fast Track to Finding an Inhabited Exoplanet

Dr. David Charbonneau - Harvard University , Harvard University & Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

December 7, 2011 3:30 pm
Constraining Properties of Type I X-Ray Bursts through Nuclear Physics Experiments

Dr. Anuj Parikh - UPC Barcelona , The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona

January 9, 2012 3:20 am
To Be Arranged

Dr. W. Kinney , University of Buffalo

January 18, 2012 3:30 pm
Topology in Condensed Matter

Dr. Tami Pereg-Barnea - McGill University , McGill University - Physics Department

January 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Black holes, supercomputers and gravitational waves

Dr. Harold Pffeiffer - CITA , University of Toronto - Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

February 1, 2012 3:30 pm
New Cosmologies on the Horizon

Dr. Andrew Tolley - Case Western

February 8, 2012 3:30 pm
Quantum Measurements in the Real World

Dr. Aephraim Steinberg - Univ of Toronto

February 15, 2012 3:30 pm
What to Do About Lectures

Dr. Michael Reid - University of Toronto

February 29, 2012 3:30 pm
Efficiency in the Cell: How Cells Make Proteins Rapidly While Working to a Budget

Dr. Paul Higgs, McMaster University

March 1, 2012 3:30 am
CAP LECTURE - Up Close and Personal Radiation Treatments for Cancer

Dr. Rowan Thompson - Carleton University , Carleton University

March 7, 2012 3:30 pm
Neutrinos - The X-files of Particle Physics

Dr. Kai Zuber - Dresden University

March 14, 2012 3:30 pm
The ALFALFA Census of Gas-Bearing Galaxies at z=0

Dr. Martha Haynes - Cornell University

March 21, 2012 3:30 pm
Low-Mass Galaxies at Cosmic High Noon

Dr. Marcin Sawicki - St. Mary's University

March 28, 2012 3:30 pm
Studying Stellar Explosive Nucleosynthesis with Ion Beams

Dr. Alan Chen - McMaster University

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