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 Bob Wright Centre Building Room 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.


Wednesday, May 30
Dr. Arthur M. Blackburn, CAMTEC
"The Rise of Ptychography and Machine Learning in Electron Microscopy"

PAST COLLOQUIA

Friday, April 6
Dr. Thomas Planche, TRIUMF
"The Cow is not Spherical: Space Charge in TRIUMF Accelerators"

Wednesday, April 4
Dr. Akira Miyazaki, CERN
"Non-linear physics opportunity in superconducting RF cavities"

Wednesday, April 4
Dr. Veronika Hubeny, UC Davis
"Black Holes, Holography, and Entanglement

Wednesday, March 28
Dr. Roger Melko, University of Waterloo
"Machine Learning the Many-Body Problem"

Wednesday, March 21
Dr. Nathan Gillett, University of Victoria
"Limiting global warming to 2 °C and the physics behind cumulative carbon emissions budgets"

Wednesday, March 14
Dr. Frans Pretorius, Princeton University
"The Dynamical, Strong-Field Regime of General Relativity"

Wednesday, March 7
Dr. Evan Scannapieco, Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration
"The Rise and Fall of Galaxies"

Wednesday, February 28
Dr. Sunil Krishnan, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
"Gold nanoparticle radiosensitization-the road traveled, the road ahead"

Wednesday, February 21
Dr. Lorne Whitehead, University of British Columbia
"Understanding the Remarkable Accuracy of Colour Perception"

Wednesday, February 7
Dr. Hong Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The reasonable and unreasonable effectiveness of hydrodynamics in exotic quantum matter"

Wednesday, January 31
Dr. Giovanni Vignale, University of Missouri-Columbia
"The impossible spin and its applications"

Wednesday, January 24
Dr. Ido Golding, Rice University
"Deciphering the Stochastic Kinetics of Gene Regulation"

Wednesday, January 17
Dr. Joanne O'Meara, University of Guelph
"Experiments in Teaching Physics

Wednesday, January 10
Dr. Anatoli Polkovnikov, Boston University
"From Quantum Chaos and Eigenstate Thermalization to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics"

Wednesday, November 29
Dr. Daniel Fisher, Stanford University
 "Towards Understanding Evolutionary Dynamics"

Special Colloquium
Thursday, November 23, 2017
3:00 p.m. / Cornett Building, Room A229
Br. Guy Consolmagno, Director, Vatican Observatory.
"Vesta and the Chaotic Formation of Planets"

Wednesday, November 8
Dr. Victor Gurarie, University of Colorado, Boulder
 "Towards designing and probing ultra-quantum matter"

Wednesday, November 1
Dr. Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
 "Test of quantum mechanics and gravitation with atom interferometry"

Wednesday, October 25
Dr. Karin Sandstrom, University of California, San Diego
"Interstellar Dust at Low Metallicity"

Wednesday, October 18
Dr. Gray Rybka, University of Washington
"The ADMX Search for Dark Matter Axions"

Wednesday, October 11
Dr. Cornelia Hoehr, TRIUMF
"Medical Isotope Production at TRIUMF-from Imaging to Treatment"

Wednesday, October 4
Dr. Art Olin, TRIUMF
"ANTIHYDROGEN: Its Capture and Interrogation"

Wednesday, September 27
Dr. Guy Wormser, Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire, CNRS
"Lepton Universality violation, a promising approach towards new physics beyond the Standard Model"

Wednesday, September 20
Dr. Dan Werthimer, University of California, Berkeley
"Is Anyone Out There? SETI@home and the Breakthrough Listen Project"

Wednesday, September 13
Dr. Jessica Werk, University of Washington
"Circumgalactic Matter Matters"

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


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PAST SEMINARS

Tuesday, April 24
1:30 p.m. / Human & Social Development Building, Room A250
Dr. We-Fu Chang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
"Minimal Majoronic model for dark matter and dark radiation and its signal at the colliders"

Thursday, March 29
1:30 p.m. / Human & Social Development Building, Room A264
Dr. Akira Konaka, TRIUMF, UVic
"Future neutrino oscillation program and its challenges"

Thursday, February 22
10:30 a.m. / MacLaurin Building, Room D010
Dr. Sašo Grozdanov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Generalised global symmetries in field theory and holograpy"

Tuesday, February 20
2:00 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 162
Dr. Jonathan Ziprick, University of Winnipeg
"Discrete Gravity"

Friday, January 26
11:30 a.m. / ECS Building, Room 130
Prof. Patrick Hall, York University
"Quasar Outflows: The Fast and the Furious"

Wednesday, January 24
11:00 a.m. / Hickman Building, Room 120
Dr. Ilani Loubser, North-West University
"Tracing galaxy evolution with stellar population synthesis"

Tuesday, January 16
10:00 a.m. / CLE Building, Room D134
Dr. Srimoyee Sen, University of Washington
"Order parameters and color-flavor center symmetry in QCD"

Friday, January 12
10:30 a.m. / MacLaurin Building, Room D109
Dr. Chervin Laporte, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Victoria
"Structures in the Galactic Anticenter and their relation to the Milky Way's accretion history"

Thursday, December 14
 3:00 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 161
Dr. Hai-Bo Yu, UC Riverside
"Self-Interacting Dark Matter and Diverse Galactic Rotation Curves"

Wednesday, December 13
 2:00 p.m. / Human & Social Development Building, Room A270
Dr. Graham White, TRIUMF
"Color breaking baryogenesis"

Tuesday, December 12
 2:00 p.m. / Human & Social Development Building, Room A270
Dr. Nirmal Raj, University of Notre Dame
"Drell-Yan Beyond Breit-Wigner: New Signals of Dark Matter and Leptoquarks"

Thursday, November 23
 1:00 p.m. / David Strong Building, Room C126
Dr. Alessandro Boselli, Laboratoire d'astrophyisque de Marseille
"The role of the environment on galaxy evolution and the VESTIGE survey"

Tuesday, November 21
 11:00 a.m. / Clearihue Building, Room C115
Dr. Felix Haehl, University of British Columbia
"Schwinger-Keldysh effective field theory for dissipative systems"


Monday, November 6
2:00 p.m. / Human & Social Development Building, Room A264
Dr. Maximilian Swiatlowski, University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute
"Searching for SUSY with ATLAS, and Beyond with MilliQan"

Friday, October 27
3:00 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 162
Dr. Samantha Benincasa, PhD Candidate, McMaster University
"A tale of two clump masses-a different approach to studying clump formation in simulations"

Monday, October 23
2:00 p.m. / Business & Economics Building, Room 363
Dr. Joanna Woo, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Victoria
"Galaxy Quenching, Structural Transformation and the Enviroment"

Thursday, October 19
2:30 p.m. / Hickman Building, Room 120
Dr. Jorge Barrera Ballesteros, Johns Hopkins University
"Chemical Evolution in the Era of IFU surveys"

Friday, October 13
2:00 p.m. / Clearihue Building, Room C316
Dr. Shira Chapman, Perimeter Institute
"Complexity in Holography and QFT"

Tuesday, October 10
2:30 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 161
Prof. Kim Maltman, York University
"New results on Vus from inclusive hadronic tau decays"

Tuesday, September 26
10:00 a.m. / Clearihue Building, Room C115
Dr. Carsten Krauss, University of Alberta
"Status and recent results from the PICO dark matter search"

Wednesday, August 30
2:00 p.m. / Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 104
Dr. Garth Huber, University of Regina
"Deep Exclusive p(e,e'π+)n and p(e,e'K+)Λ Studies at Jefferson Lab"

Thursday, August 3
2:00 p.m. / Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 108
Dr. Mike Boylan-Kolchin, University of Texas at Austin
"The Faint Frontier of Galaxy Formation"

Thursday, August 3
11:00 a.m. / Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 108
Prof. Oleg Gnedin, University of Michigan
"Modeling of Star Clusters in Galaxy Formation Simulations"

Tuesday, August 1
2:00 p.m. / Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 108
Dr. Justin Read, University of Surrey
"Near-field cosmology with dwarf galaxies"

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 2017-18 Café Scientifique series of talks includes:

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PAST TALKS

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Irina Paci, Department of Chemistry
Hey Siri, make me a new drug: How computers are changing chemistry and medicine
Registration opens March 26

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Alan McConnachie, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Canada’s Place in the Galaxy
Registration opens March 19

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Olav Krigolson, Neuroeconomics Lab, UVic
"Tools of the Trade: An Interactive Evening with the Latest Technology in Neuroscience"
Registration opens February 26

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Alex Brolo, Department of Chemistry/CAMTEC
Nanomedicine: Fighting Cancer with Precious Metals
Registration opens February 19

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Katherine Elvira, Department of Chemistry
Smaller is better: Using lab-on-a-chip platforms in pharma and hospitals
Registration opens February 5

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Alex van Netten, Physics & Astronomy
Caveman Science: From Fire to Bows
Registration opens January 29

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
UVic PhD Students
"Emerging Biomedical Research at UVic: Cancer Drugs, Vaccines, Detecting Drugs and More..."
Registration opens January 29

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Hector Caruncho, Division of Medical Science
Depressed about depression. Insights from translational neuroscience
Registration opens December 11

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Jane Gair, Division of Medical Science
Teaching the New Medical Doctors in British Columbia: Our Experience After Graduating 10 Cohorts"

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Rachel Boschen, Department of Biology
"All that glitters is not gold: deep-sea mining and untold biological wealth"

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Kristin Morell, School of Earth and Ocean Science
"Finding hidden active faults on Vancouver island"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:30 p.m. / Hermann's Jazz Club @ 753 View Street
Dr. Rodney Herring, Mechanical Engineering
"Seeing is believing or the power of imaging with phase and not power"

SPECIAL TALKS

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PAST TALKS

Special Talk
Monday, February 5, 2018
 12
:30 p.m. / Clearihue Building, Room D125
Prof. Federico Rosei, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Varennes (Québec)
"Mentorship for Young Scientists: Developing Scientific Survival Skills"

CAP Special Talk
Monday, February 5, 2018
 4
:00 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 167
Prof. Federico Rosei, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Varennes (Québec)
"What type of Energy for the future of humanity"

ARC Seminar Series
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
 
2:30 p.m. / Elliott Building, Room 167
Dr. Chris Willott, Canadian Astronomy Data Centre; National Research Council Canada
"Get ready for the James Webb Space Telescope"

ARC Seminar Series
Thursday, November 2
4:00 p.m. / David Strong Building, Room C126
Dr. Olivier Lai, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
"25 Years of Adaptive Optics on Mauna Kea"

UVic Women in Science Re-Launch
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30 p.m. / Fort Tectoria Tilted Rocket Lounge
Dr. Emma Davy (Teaching Fellow, Quest University), Dr. Sara Ellison (Physics & Astronomy, UVic), Robyn Quinn (iWIST Founder, Big Bang Communications)
"UVic Women in Science Re-Launch"

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"
RSVP at https://uvic-phys-barish.eventbrite.ca