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Departmental Colloquia and Graduate Seminars

Other Events:

  • Special Astroparticle/HEP seminar - Sept 8
  • Special Astroparticle/HEP seminar - Oct 6

  • High Energy Physics Seminar  - Oct 13

 

Also check the following links:

 

Colloquia

 Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm in room 317, Petrie Science and Engineering Building [location and access].

For further information, contact Sean Tulin

 

Winter 2017

Date                     Speaker                                      
 Title
January 17

Remco van der Burg
CEA Saclay   

The distribution of stellar mass in galaxy clusters over cosmic time
January 24

Catherine Beauchemin
Ryerson University   

Photons. Phonons. Virions? An Intro to Virophysics
February 14

Harald Pfeiffer
CITA and University of Toronto   

CAP lecture: Colliding black holes and gravitational waves: Studying the universe through fantastic messengers
February 21

C. Jess Riedel
Perimeter Institute   

Branching of the Wavefunction of the Universe during Inflation
February 28

Sandrine Codis-Decara
CITA   

How the cosmic web affects galaxy evolution
March 7 

Henk Hoekstra
Leiden   

 

 

Fall 2016

Date                     Speaker                                      
 Title
September 20

Arturo Fiorentini
York University   

T2K: latest neutrino oscillation results and future prospects
October 18

Neelima Sehgal
Stony Brook University   

Measuring Gravitational Lensing of the CMB to Probe Neutrino Properties, Dark Energy, and Primordial Gravitational Waves
October 20

Craig Rodger
University of Otago   

Particle Precipitation into the Polar Atmosphere
October 25

Ijaz Rauf
York University

Nanoscience: Its Development & Applications in Energy & Bio-Diagnostic Sectors, Challenges and Opportunities 
November 1

Anton Zilman
University of Toronto   

Transport by the Nuclear Pore Complex: simple physics of a complex
Approaching Cancer from the End - Modelling Telomere Dynamics
November 15

Daniel Stolarski
Carleton University   

The Nature of the Higgs Boson
November 22

Robert Gooding
Queen's University   

Approaching Cancer from the End - Modelling Telomere Dynamics
November 29

Renée Hložek
University of Toronto   

Constraining Non-Standard Cosmologies With the Ground-Based Microwave Experiments
December 6

Mairi Sakellariadou
King's College London   

Unweaving the fabric of the Universe

 

For previous colloquia, click here.  

Winter 2016

Date  Speaker                                     
 Title
January 26

Brian Nord
Fermilab   

Early results from the Dark Energy Survey
February 16

Bryan Gaensler
University of Toronto

Radio Polarimetry and Cosmic Magnetism
March 1          

Jennifer Thomas 
University College London

Neutrino Oscillations at Work
March 8                

Thad Harroun
Brock University

Vitamin E at the Intersection of Health and Neutron Science
March 15                  

Asimina Arvinitaki
Perimeter Institute

The highs and lows of the QCD axion 
March 22

Joanne O’Meara
University of Guelph

The evolution of the undergraduate physics curriculum at the University of Guelph 
March 29

Shantanu Basu 
University of Western Ontario

The Migrating Embryo Model of Protostellar Disk Evolution

April 5

Cecile Fradin
McMaster University

On The Importance of Diffusion in Biological Systems
     

 

Date  Speaker
 Title
January 26

Brian Nord
Fermilab   

Early results from the Dark Energy Survey
February 16

Bryan Gaensler
University of Toronto

Radio Polarimetry and Cosmic Magnetism
March 1          

Jennifer Thomas 
University College London

Neutrino Oscillations at Work
March 8                

Thad Harroun
Brock University

Vitamin E at the Intersection of Health and Neutron Science
March 15                  

Asimina Arvinitaki
Perimeter Institute

The highs and lows of the QCD axion 
March 22

Joanne O’Meara
University of Guelph

The evolution of the undergraduate physics curriculum at the University of Guelph 
March 29

Shantanu Basu 
University of Western Ontario

The Migrating Embryo Model of Protostellar Disk Evolution

April 5

Cecile Fradin
McMaster University

On The Importance of Diffusion in Biological Systems
     

Fall 2015   *Exception held on Thursday 3:00pm

Date  Speaker  Title
Sept 22                                   

Colin Morningstar
Carnegie Mellon University

Excited Hadron Resonances and Scattering Phase Shifts in Lattice QCD
Sept 29

Peter Mascher
McMaster University

Visible Light Emission from Silicon-based Thin Film Nanostructures
Oct 6

Stefania Gori
Perimeter Institute & University of Cincinnati

The Higgs as a Portal to New Physics
Oct 20

Sun Kwok
University of Hong Kong

Synthesis of Complex Organics in the Late Stages of Stellar Evolution
Oct 27

Jo Bovy
University of Toronto

What Drives the Evolution of the Milky Way’s Disk?
Nov 3

Marko Horbatsch
York University

Determination of the Proton Charge Radius From Electron-Proton Scattering Data
Nov 17

Craig Simmons
University of Toronto

Biophysical insights into the mechanisms of heart valve disease
Nov 24

Sabine Stanley 
University of Toronto               

Planetary Dynamos: The Curious Case of Saturn
December 10

Lisa Randall*
Harvard University                       

Double Disk Dark Matter

 

Winter 2015     *Exception held on Wednesday 3:00pm                

Date  Speaker  Title
Feb 17   

David Morrissey
TRIUMF

Matter over Antimatter and the Higgs Boson
March 3                    

Daniel Green
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

Uncovering the Nature of Inflation
March 17

Marshall McCall
York University

Structure in the Near Universe and its Relevance to Your Life
March 24

Dr. Amar Vutha
York University

The Proton Radius Puzzle, and What We Are Doing About It
March 31

Pierre Savard
University of Toronto

The Higgs Boson 3 Years after the Discovery
April 15

Giller Gerbier*
Queen's University                                                  

Sharpening Tools for Direct Detection of Low Mass WIMPs at SNOLAB

Fall 2014

Date  Speaker                                           
 Title
September 9            

Dr. Jeff Wagg
SKA Telescope
Square Kilometre Array   

The Square Kilometre Array
September 23

Dr. Marko Horbatsch
York University

High harmonic generation and multi-photon ionization of atomic hydrogen in intense laser fields: a computational perspective

October 7

Dr. David Patterson
Harvard University

Detection of chiral molecules via phase-sensitive microwave spectroscopy
October 14

Dr. Scott Menary
York University

Would an Anti-apple Fall Up? Tests of the Gravitational Interaction between Matter and Antimatter
October 28

Dr. Tom Kirchner
York University

A theoretical analysis of recent ion-lithium collision experiments: single-active-electron, independent-electron and, perhaps, correlated dynamics
November 4

Dr. Stephen Godfrey
Carleton University

Exotic Hadrons: What's New in Old Spectroscopy?
November 11

Dr. Kristine Spekkens
Royal Military College of Canada

Cold Dark Matter and the Interstellar Medium of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
November 17*

Dr. Maxim Pospelov
University of Victoria and 
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The Universe as a passive detector
November 25

Dr. Shohini Ghose
Wilfred Laurier University

Quantum Signatures of Chaos
December 2             

Dr. Slavek Rucinski
University of Toronto

BRITE: BRIte Target Explorer

Winter 2014

Date  Speaker                                          
 Title
February 28

Dr. Sera Cremonini
Cambridge University and Texas A & M University

Applied String Theory
March 3

Dr. Sean Tulin
University of Michigan

Searching for Dark Matter, from Colliders to the Cosmos
March 6

Dr. Yue Zhang
California Institute of Technology

Impacts of a CP Violating Higgs: from Laboratories to Cosmos
March 10

Dr. Piyush Kumar
Yale University

Unraveling the many mysteries of Mass-Energy
March 13

Dr. Brian Batell
University of Chicago

The Standard Model vs. New Physics
March 31

Mr. Jeremy Sakstein
University of Cambridge and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Astrophysical Tests of Gravity

Fall 2013

 Date  Speaker                                          
 Title
September 9                                           

Dr. Hirohisa Tanaka
University of British Columbia

The Era of Three Generations: Possible hints from neutrinos in elucidating the matter/antimatter asymmetry of the Universe
September 16

Dr. Joel Primack
University of California, Santa Cruz

Supercomputing the Universe
September 23 Dr. Arun Paramekanti
University of Toronto
Using ultracold atoms to explore condensed
matter high energy physics
September 30 Dr. Laura Parker
McMaster University
Mapping Dark Matter with Weak Lensing
October 21 Dr. Richard Hill
University of Chicago
Standard Model Anatomy of Dark Matter Detection
October 28 Dr. Kurt Hinterbichler
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Massive gravitons, the cosmological constant and new directions in gravity
November 4 Dr. Luis Lehner
University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Gravitational and (possible) electromagnetic signals from compact binaries
November 11 Dr. Arthur McDonald
Queen's University
Neutrino and Dark Matter Measurements at SNOLAB
November 18 Dr. Patrick Hayden
Stanford University
Where and When Can a Qubit Be?
November 25 Undergraduate Students
York University
Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) Presentations
December 2 Dr. Jens Dilling
TRIUMF
Understanding the universe, one rare isotope at a time
 
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