Department Colloquia

Very High Energy astrophysics and the Cerenkov Telescope Array

Speaker: 
Rene Ong, UC San Diego
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-12-03 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

Searching for Dark Matter Axions

Speaker: 
Leslie Rosenberg, U Washington
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-11-26 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

AMO

Speaker: 
Deborah Jin JILA and UC Boulder
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-11-19 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

Facilitating public understanding of science in a technological society

Speaker: 
Ivan Semeniuk The Globe and Mail
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-11-12 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201
Intended Audience: 
Undergraduate

Science journalists aim to illuminate the process, outcomes and policy implications of scientific research for a broad public audience. In a 24-hour digital environment where effective marketing can rule narrative and stories are circulated and amplified via social media, journalists who report on science face new challenges and new opportunities. This is especially so in Canada where, despite a demand and a need for science coverage, resources are constrained by a small market.

Magnetized-Target Fusion at General Fusion

Speaker: 
Michel Laberge, General Fusion
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-11-05 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

Radio Polarimetry and Cosmic Magnetism

Speaker: 
Bryan Gaensler, Toronto
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-10-29 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

Understanding Inflation

Speaker: 
Matias Zaldariaga, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-10-22 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

Building and Understanding Nano-materials

Speaker: 
Oussama Moutanabbir POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-10-08 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

The physics of virus self-assembly

Speaker: 
Vinnothan Manoharan, Harvard
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-10-01 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

Thin-Film Alchemy: Using Strain and Dimensionality to Unleash the Hidden Properties of Oxides

Speaker: 
Darrell G. Schlom, Cornell
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-09-24 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201

Guided by theory, unparalleled properties—those of hidden ground states—are being unleashed by exploiting large strains in concert with the ability to precisely control dimensionality in epitaxial oxide heterostructures.  For example, materials that are not ferroelectric or ferromagnetic in their unstrained state can be transmuted into ferroelectrics, ferromagnets, or materials that are both at the same time.  Similarly, new tunable dielectrics with unparalleled performance have been created.  Results of fundamental scientific importance as well as revealing the tremendous potential of util

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