2018 - 2019

Speaker: Dr. Michael Bradely

Date: October 30th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Plasma & Ion Beam Physics for Materials Growth & Processing Applications

Speaker: Dr. Kathryn McWilliams

Date: October 23rd, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Geomagnetic Field-Aligned Currents: Using Radars on the Ground to Estimate Currents Flowing Into and Out of the Earth's Ionosphere

Speaker: Dr. Yufeng Wang, Baydo Development Corporation

Date: October 16th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Get Prepared, opportunities are waiting gor you

Speaker: Patrick H.M. Galopeau, Research Scientist, LATMOS Lab, France

Date: October 9th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Radio Emissions as tools for understanding the magnetic fields of Jupiter and Saturn

Speaker: Dr. Tim Kelly, Department of Chemistry

Date: October 2nd, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Solution-processed photovoltaic devices: control and characterization of active layer morphology

* Speaker: Zsuzsanna Papp, Director Business Development Mitacs

* Date: September 27th, 2018
* Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
* Place: Physics 175
* Title: Avenues of Mitacs Funding for Collaborative Projects and International Mobility.

Speaker: Dr. Lenaic Couedel

Date: September 25th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Experimental Studies of Two-Dimensional complex plasma crystals: waves and instabilities

Speaker: Dr. Chary Rangacharyulu

Date: September 18th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Nuclear Science and Technologies: Why Should We Care About?

Speaker: Dave Welsh, Emergency Planning Specialist with Safety Resources

Date: September 11th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Physics 103
Title: Physics Building Lockdowns and Evacuations

2017 - 2018

* Speaker: Percy Paul, M.Sc.

* Date: April 11th, 2018
* Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
* Place: Room 175 Physics Building
* Title: Twistors, Strings, and Supersymmetric Gauge Theories

Speaker: Mark Boland, Associate Professor

Date: April 3rd, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Accelerator Physics: An Enabler for Science

Speaker: Dr. Arundhati Dasgupta, CAP Lecturer, University of Lethbridge

Date: March 27th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Quantum Field Theory with Star Operators

Speaker: Devin Huyghebaert, PhD Candidate

Date: March 20th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Investigations of Near-Earth Space using a Highly Advanced Newly Developed Auroral E-region Radar

Speaker: Carl Dunlea, PhD Candidate

Date: March 6th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Magnetic Compression at General Fusion - Experiment Simulation

Speaker: Dr. Jacob Burgess, University of Manitoba

Date: February 6th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Watching Ultrafast Dynamics on a Single Atom

Speaker: Dr. Robert Green

Date: January 30th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Resonant X-Ray Studies of Quantum Materials at the Canadian Light Source

Speaker: Dr. Pasha Ponomarenko, Professional Research Associate

Date: January 23rd, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Unexpected SuperDARN: sea-ice, earthquakes etc.

Speaker: Dr. Doug Degenstein & Atmospheric Sensing Group

Date: January 16th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Atmospheric Remote Sensing at the University of Saskatchewan

Speaker: Dr. Andrei Smolyakov

Date: January 9th, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Plasma Physics for electric propulsion and plasmonics applications

Speakers: Liam Graham, Liam Gray, Simone Hagey, and Connor Schentag

Date: December 5th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: CaNoRock XIV: A SIRIUS Mission

Speaker: Dr. Saurya Das, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge

Date: November 28th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Our Universe: the known, the unknown, and some speculations

Speaker: Professor Ronald B. Smith, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

Date: November 21st, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Momentum transport and deposition by gravity waves into the stratosphere:
The DEEPWAVE AVE field experiment in New Zealand in 2014

Speaker: Professor Peter Bernath, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Old Dominion University Norfolk VA and Dept. of Chemistry, University of Waterloo

Date: November 7th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Atmospheric Chemistry Experiments (ACE): Spectroscopy from Orbit

Speaker: Landon Rieger, PhD Candidate

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Updating the stratospheric aerosol using limb-scattering measurements

Speaker: Lindsay Goodwin, PhD Candidate

Date: October 24th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: High-Latitude Convection Electric Fields in the Earth’s Ionosphere

Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Kinar, Centre for Hydrology, Global Institute for Water Security

Date: October 17th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Environmental Physics of Hydrology and Glaciers in the Rocky Mountains

Speaker: Arnab Majumdar, PhD Candidate

Date: October 10th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Structural Phase Transition and Superconductivity at High Pressure

Speaker: Ivan Romandanov, PhD Candidate

Date: October 3rd, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Large Scale Oscillations in Hall Plasmas

Speaker: Oleksandr Koshkarov, PhD Candidate

Date: September 26th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Analytical and Numerical study of nonlinear phenomena in plasma physics

Speaker: Dr. Steven Rayan, Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Date: September 19th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: The Inside Looking Out: Challenges for Geometry from Physics

2016 - 2017

Speaker: Dr. Lénaïc Couëdel CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire PIIM, Marseille, France

Date: April 11th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Room 103 Physics Building
Title: Experimental investigations of dusty plasmas: particle growth and two-dimensional complex plasma crystals

* Speaker: Dr. Art McDonald, Perimeter Institute, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics

* Date: Saturday, April 1st, 2017
* Time: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
* Place: Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building
* Title: A Deeper Understanding of the Universe from 2km Underground

Speaker: Dr. Joyce M. McBeth, Department of Geological Sciences

Date: March 28th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Hartnell’s Time Machine: unravelling mysteries of metal exposure and diet on the Franklin Expedition

Speaker: Dr. Michael Woodside, University of Alberta

Date: March 21st, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: The Physics of Folding: Watching Structures Self-Assemble in Single Biological Molecules using Laser Tweezers

Speaker: Wei Chen, Post Doctoral Fellow

Date: March 17th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: The hidden-charm exotic states in QCD

Speaker: Daniel Zawada, PhD Candidate

Date: February 28th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere with Limb Scattered Sunlight

Speaker: Dr. Kathryn McWilliams

Date: February 7th, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: The International Space Mission Training Program: The Masters' Level Opportunity after CaNoRock

* Speaker: John P. Sutter, Optics Scientist, Diamond Light Source, Ltd.

* Date: February 1, 2017
* Time: 2:30pm
* Place: CLS - Room 2068 A&B
* Title: So much to see, so much to do: Optics and metrology at the Diamond Light Source

Speaker: Dr. Christopher O'Dea, University of Manitoba

Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Black Holes vs Galaxies

Speaker: Dr. Masoud Ghezelbash

Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Exact Solutions to the Einstein Field Equations Coupled to the Matter Fields

Speaker: Dr. Kaori Tanaka

Date: January 10, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Majorana Strikes Back

Speaker: Kateryna Yakymenko, PhD Candidate

Date: December 6th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Substorm Occurence Rates and Recurrence Times

Speaker: Dr. Yuki Nagai, Centre for Computational Science & e-Systems, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

* Date: November 28nd, 2016
* Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
* Place: Rm. 175, Physics Building
* Title: Nematic topological superconductivity in a doped topological insulator CuxBi2Se3

Speaker: Dr. Chary Rangacharyulu

Date: November 22nd, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Photons and Neutrons: For Food and Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Igor Morozov, Deptartment of Geological Sciences

Date: November 15th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Q? (On the Q-factor for seismic attentuation)

Speaker: Dr. Mark Boland, Honorary Principal Fellow, University of Melbourne

Date: November 8th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Blinded by the Light: The rise and rise of light sources and Accelerators in science.

Speaker: Dr. John Tse

Date: November 1st, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: No Pressure, No Life

Speaker: Valeriy V. Kostyuchenko, Medical Physicist, Gamma Knife Centre, Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Moscow, Russia

* Date: October 26th, 2016
* Time: 3:30 pm
* Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
* Title: On the History of the Gamma Knife and Radiosurgery

Speaker: Valeriy V. Kostyuchenko, Medical Physicist, Gamma Knife Centre, Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Moscow, Russia

Date: October 25th, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Basics: a Physicist's Perspective

Speaker: Dr. Alexey Shevyakov, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Exact Solutions of a Fully Nonlinear Two-fluid Model

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Pierre St-Maurice

Date: October 11th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: The generation and evolution of unstable plasma structures in the lower Ionosphere

Speaker: Dr. Matt Taylor, Lead Project Scientist ESA Rosetta Mission

* Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
* Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
* Place: Rm. 107, Physics Building, Pizza will be provided
* Title: How We Landed a Thing on Another Really Faraway Thing: Q&A Session

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Moewes

Date: September 27th, 2016Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Adjacent Iron-vacancy interactions as the Origin of Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in (In1-xFex)203

2015 - 2016

Speaker: Bassey Bassey, PhD Candidate

Date: April 5th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Multiple Energy Synchrotron biomedical imaging system

Speaker: Professor Aram Teymurazyan, Physics Department, University of Regina

Date: March 29th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Novel Detectors for Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer

Speaker: Dr. Dean Chapman, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Date: March 22nd, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: X-Ray Optics for Biomedical Imaging Applications at the Canadian Light Source

Speaker: Akbar Rohollahi, PhD Candidate

Date: March 15th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Investigation of the momentum transfer to the tokamak plasma through compact torus injection

Speaker: Zhi Wei Wang, PhD Candidate

Date: March 8th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: The hidden world: Higgs, dark matter and conformal symmetry.

Speaker: Dr. Stanley Greenspoon, CAP Lecturer

Date: February 23rd, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Are We Alone? The Search for Extrasolar Planets and Extraterrestrial Life.

Speaker: David Saint-Jacques, Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency

Date: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title:

Speaker: Dr. Sayf Elgriw, Post Doctoral Fellow

(Candidate for Experimental Plasma Physics Faculty Position)
* Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2016
* Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
* Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
* Title: Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Plasma Research in the STOR-M Tokamak and HOPE Innovations Inc.

Speaker: Ashton Reimer, PhD Candidate

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Investigating the Near-Earth Space Environment: SuperDARN Radar Signal Processing Analysis and Applications

Speaker: Dr. Feizhou He, Canadian Light Source

Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering: Recent Researches at CLS

Speaker: Dr. M. Umansky, Lawrence Livermore Natioanl Laboratory, CA, USA

* Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2016
* Time: 3:00 pm
* Place: Rm. 127, Physics Building
* Title: Plasma convective transport and detachment in innovative divertor configurations.

Speaker: Dr. Sasha Koustov

Date: January 19th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Transpolar electric potential as a parameter characterizing the near-Earth's space

Speaker: Dr. Andrei Smolyakov

Date: January 12th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Space electric propulsion, plasma physics, and turbulence

Speaker: Dr. Jason Donev, University of Calgary

Date: January 5th, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Energy Poverty in the Modern World

Presenters: Daniel Letros, Yash Shukla, Taran Warnock

* Date: December 1st, 2015
* Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
* Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
* Title: CaNoRock XII

Speaker: Mercedes Martinson, PhD Candidate

Date: November 24th, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Phase-preserving Beam Expander for Biomedical Imaging

Speaker: Bassey Bassey, PhD Candidate

Date: November 17th, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Bent Laue Crystal Optics: Technology and Applications

Speaker: Dr. Locke Spencer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge

Date: November 3rd, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: The Far-Infrared Universe: progress in FIR astrophysics from star formation to the cosmic microwave background and beyond

Speaker: Dr. Yuanming Pan, Department of Geological Sciences

Date: October 27h, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Oxygen Vacancy Electron Centers in Crystalline Silica (SiO2): New Insights from EPR Experiments and DFT Calculations

Speaker: Jianbao Zhao, PhD Candidate, Physics and Engineering Physics

Date: October 20th, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 103, Physics Building
Title: Study of Mg2Si-based Thermoelectric Materials

Speaker: Brice Jamieson, ELIX Wireless, Vancouver

* Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
* Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
* Place: Rm. 175, Physics Building
* Title: The Wonderful (and occasionally unlikely) World of Engineering Physics Or: Fifteen Orders of Magnitude in Magnetics for Fun and Profit

Speaker: Dr. Ward Wurtz, Canadian Light Source

Date: October 13th, 2015
Title: Accelerator Physics at the Canadian Light Source

Speaker: Brenden Elash, PhD Candidate, Physics and Engineering Physics

Date: October 6th, 2015
Title: Aerosol Limb Imager: From Concept to Balloon Flight to Results.

Speaker: Dr. Michael P. Bradley, Physics and Engineering Physics

Date: September 29th, 2015
Title: High-Fluence Ion Implantation as a Nanofabrication Tool.

Speaker: Dr. JP St-Maurice, Executive Director, Physics and Engineering Physics

Date: September 22nd, 2015
Title: Velocity Distributions in the Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere.

Speaker: Dr. Tim Kelly, Department of Chemistry

Date: September 15th, 2015
Title: Perovskite Solar Cells: From Device Fabrication to Device Degradation

Speaker: Jeff Lindsay, Safety Consultant, Wellness and Safety Resources

Date: September 8th, 2015
Title: Lab Safety Certification