Colloquia and Seminars 2017-18

Colloquia, seminar and other talks from previous academic years are listed in our archive.

Colloquia are held weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year (September through to April) in the Elliott Building lecture theatre 167 at 3:00 pm (unless otherwise stated). They are geared at a general audience—faculty, staff, students and interested members of the general public are welcome.

The 2016-2017 Colloquia Series has been completed.

Information regarding the 2017-2018 Colloquia Series will be posted closer to September.

Seminars are specialized and geared for those in a particular field. Dates and times for these talks vary.

Friday, June 2
1:00 p.m. / Clearihue Building, Room B215
Dr Emma Kuwertz, ATLAS Research Assistant, University of Victoria
"Operation and performance of the ATLAS Detector in LHC Run II"


Thursday, May 25
11:00 a.m. / Bob Wright Centre, Room A104
Dr. Pascal Jahan Elahi, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia
“SURFS: Synthetic UniveRses for Surveys”

Monday, May 15
2:00 p.m. / MacLaurin Building, Room D287
Prof. Clarence Virtue, Spokesperson for the HALO and HALO-1Kt Experiments
"Using Lead to Learn About Supernovae"

Wednesday, May 10
2:00 p.m. / Engineering Computer Science Building, Room 130
Dr. Christopher Hearty, University of British Columbia/Institute of Particle Physics
"Searches for the Dark Sector at BaBar, Belle II, and Elsewhere"

Wednesday, May 3
11:00 a.m. / Bob Wright Centre, Room A104
Prof. Nicolas Martin, University of Strasbourg
"First results from the Pristine CaHK survey with CFHT/MegaCam"

The Café Scientifique series is an informal series of talks given in a relaxed setting such as a café. These talks are designed to engage the public in learning about recent research in science. Given by experts in the field, these talks provide an opportunity to stimulate discussion around some of the most exciting topics in modern science. Join us for this exciting series in 2017-18!

The 2016-2017 Café Scientifique Talks have been completed.

Information regarding the 2017-2018 Café Scientifique Talks will be posted closer to September.


Alan Astbury Public Lecture
Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:30 p.m. / Bob Wright Centre, Room B150
Prof. Barry Barish, Linde Professor of Physics, emeritus, Caltech
"From Einstein to Gravitational Waves and Beyond"