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Colloquia and Seminars 2014-15

Colloquia talks are held weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year (September through to April) in the Bob Wright lecture theatre A104 at 3:30 pm (unless otherwise stated).  They are geared at a general audience -- faculty, staff, students and interested members of the general public are welcome.
Seminar talks are more specialized and are geared for those in a particular field. Dates and times for these talks vary.
Colloquia and seminar listings from previous academic years are listed in our archive

Fall
Colloquia

Upcoming Colloquia

Wednesday, November 5
Dr. Florian Beutler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Physics Division
Cosmology with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS)

Wednesday, November 19
Dr. Witold Nazarewicz, University of Tennessee, Department of Physics
Frontiers in Low-Energy Nuclear Physics

Wednesday, November 26
Dr. Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute

Wednesday, December 3
Dr. Art Olin, TRIUMF / University of Victoria, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Past Colloquia

Wednesday, October 29
Dr. Sabrina Leslie, McGill University, Department of Physics
How to Get into That "Room at the Bottom" of DNA Analysis

Wednesday, October 22
Dr. Luke Dones, Southwest Research Institute
Cometary Impact Rates at Jupiter and Beyond

Wednesday, October 15
Dr. Edward F. Redish, University of Maryland, Department of Physics
Reinventing Introductory Physics for Life Scientists (IPLS)

Wednesday, October 8
Dr. Leonardo Golubovic, West Virginia University, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bio-Macromolecules and Their Complexes – An Inspiration For Statistical Physics

Wednesday, October 1
Dr. Sean Hartnoll, Stanford University, Department of Physics
From Black Holes to Badly Behaved Metals

Wednesday, September 24
Dr. Eric Ford, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics / Center for Exoplanets & Habitable World
Characterizing the Distribution of Planetary Architectures with Kepler

Wednesday, September 17
Dr. Karin Dahmen, University of Illinois
Unifying Theory for Tuned-Critical Quake Statistics: From Nanopillars to Earthquakes

Wednesday, September 10
Dr. Cornelia Hoehr, TRIUMF / University of Victoria
How Nuclear Physics Can Diagnose and Treat Cancer

Spring
Colloquia

A listing of our 2014-15 colloquia series will be posted soon.  Please check back.

Fall
Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Friday, October 31
2:30 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 160
Dr. Christoph Uhlemann, University of Washington, Department of Physics
Holographic Entanglement Entropy, Probe Branes and Non-Fermi Liquids

Past Seminars

Monday, September 22
11:00 a.m. / Elliott Building, Room 161
Dr. Rob Hoffman, Computational Nuclear Physics Group, LLNL
Type Ia Supernovae, the Best Big Bang Since the Big One

Thursday, September 11
11:30 a.m. / Elliott Building, Room 161
Chris Usher, Swinburne University
The Stellar Populations of Extragalatic Globular Clusters

Tuesday, September 02
3:00 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 161
Dr. Bryan Miller, Gemini Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Globular Clusters and Nuclei in Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies

Spring
Seminars

A listing of our 2014-15 seminars will be posted soon.  Please check back.

Summer
Seminars

Past Seminars

Thursday, August 28
11:00 AM / Elliott Building, Room 160
Dr. Tatsuma Nishioka, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Entanglement Entropy in Gapped Systems

Wednesday, August 13
11:00 AM / Clearihue Building, Room A202
Dr. Thomas de Boer, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
The Star Formation History of Classical Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies

Friday, August 8
11:00 AM / Clearihue Building, Room A203
Dr. Erik Rosolowsky, University of Alberta
Finding the Recipe for Star Formation

Wednesday, July 30
11:00 AM / Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Large Conference Room *
Dr. Caty Pilachowski, Dean Kirkwood Chair, Astronomy Department, University of Indiana
Exploring Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters in the Milky Way and Beyond

Wednesday, June 25
10:30 AM / Engineering and Computer Sciences Building, Room 108
Dr. Samantha Lawler, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
What on Earth is Fomalhaut B?

Friday, June 20
10:30 AM / Elliott Building, Room 162
Dr. Geraint Lewis, University of Sydney, Australia
Lessons Learnt from PAandAS: Cosmic Evolution and the Great Plane of Dwarfs

Special
Talks

Upcoming Special Talks

Café Scientifique
Tuesday, November 11
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Kate Moran, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria / Ocean Networks Canada and SEOS
The Big Heat: A Thermal Maximum 55 Million Years Ago and What it Tells Us About Global Warming
Reserve Seats

Café Scientifique
Tuesday, December 9
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Jeremy Wulff and Dr. Peter Constabel, Departments of Chemistry and Biology, University of Victoria
The Chemistry and Biology of Beer

Café Scientifique
Tuesday, January 13
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Reinhard Illner, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria

Past Special Talks

Café Scientifique
Tuesday, October 14
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Falk Herwig, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria
Carbon, Iron, Gold - Where and How Are the Elements Made?

Café Scientifique
Tuesday, September 9
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Luc Simard, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria / NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
The Thirty Metre Telescope

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