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Colloquia and Seminars 2015-16

Colloquia are held weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year (September through to April) in the Bob Wright lecture theatres B150 (Fall) or A104 (Spring) 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.
Seminars 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

Colloquia
Fall

Wednesday, September 16
Dr. Sarah Demers, Yale University


Wednesday, September 23
Dr. Darrell Schlom, Cornell University


Wendesday, September 30
Dr. Vinothan Manoharan, Harvard University


Wednesday, October 7
Dr. Oussama Moutanabbir, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal


Wednesday, October 14
Dr. Roberto Abraham, University of Toronto


Wednesday, October 21
Dr. David Gerdes, University of Michigan


Wednesday October 28
Dr. Trevor Lanting, D-Wave Systems Inc.


Wednesday, November 4
Dr. John Kormendy, University of Texas at Austin


Wednesday, November 18
Dr. Deborah Jin, The National Institute of Standards and Technology


Wednesday, November 25
Dr. Leslie Rosenberg, University of Washington


Wednesday, December 2
Dr. Rene Ong, University of California, Los Angeles

Colloquia
Spring

2015-16 Colloquia schedule to be posted soon

Seminars
Fall

Tuesday, September 15
1:30 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 160
Dr. Frank Berghaus, CERN Fellow (Information Technology Department)
"Data Preservation in High Energy Physics"

Friday, September 18
10:30 a.m. / Elliott Building, Room 160
Dr. Melissa Graham, University of California Berkeley
"Observational Constraints on the Progenitors of Type la Supernovae"

Seminars
Spring

2015-2016 Spring Seminar schedule to be posted soon

Seminars
Summer

Past Seminars

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
2:00 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 162
Dr. Vardha Bennert, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Department of Physics
"Towards an Understanding of the Black Hole Mass Scaling Relations"

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
1:30 p.m. / Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 108
Dr. Manuela Venturi, University of Victoria (based at CERN, Geneva)
"Measurement of the Higgs-Boson Properties with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:00 p.m. / Elliott Buildint, Room 167
Dr. Pauline Barmby, Western University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"All M31, All the Time"

Friday, July 24, 2015
2:00 p.m. / David Strong Building, Room C128
Dr. Johan Knapen, IAC, Spain
"On Interactions, Star Formation, and the Outskirts of Galaxies"

Special
Talks

PAST SPECIAL TALKS

Public Talk
Monday, April 27
7:30 p.m. / Bob Wright Centre, Room B150
Dr. Rolf Heuer, CERN
Breaking the wall of the hidden universe: what the discovery of the Higgs boson tells us about Physics, Mankind, and the Universe
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Café Scientifique
Tuesday, April 14
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Terry Pearson, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Your World in a Drop of Blood: Technology for Personal Monitoring of Wellness and Disease

CAP Lecture
Wednesday, April 1
3:30 p.m. / Bob Wright Centre, Room A104
Dr. Locke Spencer, University of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Far-Infrared Universe: From star formation to the cosmic microwave background

Café Scientifique
Tuesday, March 17
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Ned Djilai and Dr. Andrew Rowe, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Without the Hot Air

Lansdowne Lecture
Monday, March 2

6:00 p.m. / Bob Wright Centre, Room B150
Dr. Raymond Laflamme, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information, Executive Director, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
Quantum Information Science

Café Scientifique
Tuesday, February 10
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Kerry Delaney, Department of Biology, University of Victoria
How Brains Work

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
The Digits of Pi

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, 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

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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