Colloquia 2010-2011

Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia take place at 4pm in PSC 3046.  Coffee/Tea, and usually doughnuts, are served at 3:45pm in PSC 3046.

Information for Speakers

September 17:
September 24: Richard Greenberg, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona. "Europa, Jupiter's Ocean Moon: Tides and the Prospects for Life." Note that this talk will be held in PS 1072.
October 1:
October 8: Zahra Yamani, Canadian Neutron Beam Centre, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, Chalk River Laboratory, National Research Council Canada. "Evolution of the spin susceptibility near the superconducting critical doping in YBCO".
October 15:
October 22: No talk (CUPC)
October 29: No talk
November 5: Alan Anderson, Department of Earth Sciences, St. Francis Xavier Univerity. “Analyzing aqueous fluids and melts at conditions of extreme temperature and pressure in a diamond anvil cell
November 12: Tom Osborn, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, "Probability in Classical and Quantum Mechanics"
November 19: Preliminary Honours, Advanced Major talks:
Ben Scheifele, "Heterogeneous Nucleation in the Ising Model"
Aaron Farrell, "An exact solution for the two-body problem of interacting ultra-cold atoms in arbitrary dimensions"
November 26: Preliminary Honours, Advanced Major talks:
James McDowell, "Atmospheric Physics: Cross Sections of HCFC-141b, a step toward saving the planet"
Thea Huard, "On the variational approach to the determination of the energy spectrum of a charged particle in the presence of a finite dipole"
James Roberts, "Modeling Campylobacter fetus cell surfaces: Physical insight into bacterial defense mechanisms"
December 3: No talk (X-Ring Day)
January 7: Keith De'Bell, St. Francis Xavier University, “Interactions in magnetic materials: long-range, short-range, what’s the difference?
January 14: Ted Monchesky, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University “MnSi thin films: a potential new spintronic material"
Note: This talk begins at 3:30 pm. Following the talk, at 4:30 pm Prof. Monchesky will host an information session for students interested in learning about graduate programs in physics, atmospheric sciences, and meteorology at Dalhousie University. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
January 21: Gregor Golabek, Institute of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, “Core and early crust formation on Mars"
January 28: Richard Vallee, Amirix Systems, Inc., Vemco Division, Halifax NS, "New Technology Developments for Understanding Spatial and Temporal Activity Patterns of Fish in Nature",
February 4: No talk (AUPAC)
February 11: David Clarke, St. Mary's University. “Magnetohydrodynamics simulations of protostellar jets"
February 18: No talk (Friday before midterm recess)
February 25: No talk (midterm recess)
March 4: Katarin MacLeod, Faculty of Education, St. Francis Xavier University. “Current trends in Physics teaching at the secondary and post-secondary education levels: Implications for both students and faculty"
March 11, CAP Lecture: James Stotz, Queen's University. "Controlling Quantum States using Earthquakes"
Note that this talk is on THURSDAY and will begin at 5:15 pm in PS 1072.
March 21: Final Honours, Advanced Major talks:
Note that these two talks are on MONDAY and will begin at 5:15 pm in PS 1036.
James McDowell, "Atmospheric Physics: Cross Sections of HCFC-141b, a step toward saving the planet"
Ben Scheifele, "Heterogeneous Nucleation in the Ising Model"
March 25: Final Honours, Advanced Major talks, 4 pm, PS 1072:
Kyle Hackett, "Density Functional Theory: Corrections to the kinetic energy density functional in two dimensions"
James Roberts, "Modelling the surface of the Gram-negative bacterium Campylobacter fetus"
April 1: Final Honours, Advanced Major talks, 4 pm, PS 1072:
Alexandra MacDonald, "The Zero Momentum Spot: Low-momentum Particles in Velocity Map Imaging"
Thea Huard, "On the variational approach to the determination of the energy spectrum of a charged particle in the presence of a finite dipole"
Aaron Farrell, "An exact solution for the two-body problem of interacting ultra-cold atoms in arbitrary dimensions"
 

Information on previous talks