Events list for the academic year starting September, 2016

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Prof Gloria Platero (Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, SPAIN)
Tue, 2016-09-06 10:00 - 11:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
RM 309B - Hennings (6224 Agricultural Road)
SPECIAL SEMINAR   (Condensed Matter) Recent experiments in triple quantum dot devices show clear evidence of charge and...
Charles Gale (McGill)
Thu, 2016-09-08 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
  When the Universe was Hot and Sticky The phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong...
Gwendolyn Eadie (McMaster University)
Fri, 2016-09-09 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
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Gwendolyn Eadie (McMaster University)
Mon, 2016-09-12 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Although there is consensus that the Galaxy's mass is dominated by its dark matter halo, the exact value of its mass is...
David Cortie (ANU Canberra)
Wed, 2016-09-14 15:45 - 16:45
IsoSiM CREATE Seminars
EOS building, room 5104
David Morrissey (TRIUMF)
Thu, 2016-09-15 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Measurements of the Universe over very large distances suggest that it contains much more matter than can be accounted...
HAMID OMID
Fri, 2016-09-16 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: Quantum field theories have been an essential tool in studying various and different physical systems in the...
SHIMPEI TOBAYAMA
Fri, 2016-09-16 14:00 - 17:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: This thesis presents an analysis of the oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos observed in Super-Kamiokande, a...
Dr. Jianda Wu (University of California, San Diego)
Mon, 2016-09-19 12:00 - 13:00
Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
Thermal and quantum fluctuations, as two fundamental powers, dominate overall thermodynamics and dynamics of many body...
All members of the UBC Astronomy Group
Mon, 2016-09-19 15:00 - 17:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The Astro-Jamboree is an annual tradition - a chance for everyone in the Astronomy Group (grad students, postdocs,...
TRISTAN SULLIVAN
Thu, 2016-09-22 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: The value of the pi -> e nu branching ratio has been calculated within the Standard Model of particle...
Yizhak Yacoby, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thu, 2016-09-22 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Using the fact that the electron ionic polarizability response time is practically instantaneous we show that a charge...
Jaymie Matthews (UBC)
Thu, 2016-09-22 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Jaymie was this year's recipient of the Qilak Award for Astronomy Communications, Public Education and Outreach - the...
Lucas Macri (Texas A&M University)
Mon, 2016-09-26 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Having settled the decades-long bitter debate over the value of the Hubble constant, research on the Extragalactic...
Edward Thoeng (UBC - IsoSiM student)
Wed, 2016-09-28 15:45 - 16:45
IsoSiM CREATE Seminars
EOS building, room 5104
Moe Kermani (Vanedge Capital)
Thu, 2016-09-29 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
This talk will be focused on attributes that make physicists succeed in high tech, outside of fundamental research....
Jo Bovy (University of Toronto)
Mon, 2016-10-03 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Stellar tidal streams originating from disrupting globular clusters in the Milky Way’s halo hold enormous promise as...
Andrei Barvinsky
Wed, 2016-10-05 12:00 - 13:00
Gravity Seminars
Hennings 318
A widely accepted paradigm of inflationary scenario implies a quasi-vacuum state as an initial state of the Universe,...
Thomas C. Killian, Rice University
Wed, 2016-10-05 14:30 - 15:30
AMO Seminars
Chem D-213
  Rydberg atoms excited in a dense gas interact very strongly with background, ground-state atoms that lie within the...
Matthew Choptuik (UBC/CIFAR)
Thu, 2016-10-06 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
In the 100 plus years since Einstein formulated general relativity, his theory has proven truly remarkable in the...
Alison Lister (UBC)
Thu, 2016-10-06 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
While the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 has completed the Standard Model of particle physics, there are still...
EMMANUEL FONSECA
Fri, 2016-10-07 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: One of the primary, long-term goals in high-energy astrophysics is the measurement of macroscopic parameters...
NO ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM TODAY
Mon, 2016-10-10 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Ariel Zhitnitsky
Wed, 2016-10-12 12:00 - 13:00
Gravity Seminars
Hennings 318
I discuss a new scenario for  cosmology when  the   de Sitter phase emerges dynamically.   It might be relevant for the...
Matthew Mumpower (Los Alamos)
Wed, 2016-10-12 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The rapid neutron capture or `r-process' of nucleosynthesis is thought to be responsible for approximately half of...
Andrei Barvinsky - Lebedev Institute, Moscow
Wed, 2016-10-12 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. John's College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
One reason why physics is so effective as a science is the "separation of energy scales" in Nature-- phenomena...
Pauline Gagnon
Thu, 2016-10-13 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Since the discovery of the Higgs boson, particle physics now has a complete theory to describe the material world...
Keith Vanderlinde (U Toronto)
Thu, 2016-10-13 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Among the great surprises of modern cosmology was th discovery of Dark Energy, which dominates the energy budget of the...
Aron Bernstein, Physics Dept. and Lab for Nuclear Science, MIT
Mon, 2016-10-17 11:00 - 12:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 318
  An objective overview of the nuclear arms race will be presented with an emphasis on the present situation. A brief...
Jaymie Matthews (UBC Physics & Astronomy)
Mon, 2016-10-17 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
A minimum-Earth=mass planet, dubbed Proxima b, was recently discovered in the Habitable Zone of the next nearest star...
Arun Paramekanti, University of Toronto
Thu, 2016-10-20 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
First, I will discuss recent developments in the field of oxide heterostructures, and present our proposal to realize...
Richard Casten (Yale)
Thu, 2016-10-20 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
A) Partial Dynamical Symmetries and Rotation-Vibration Interactions in deformed nuclei Traditionally, B(E2)...
Prof. Brian DeMarco (UIUC)
Thu, 2016-10-20 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
​Disorder is the rule, rather than the exception, in nature.  Despite this, we understand little about how disorder...
Sean Andrews - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Mon, 2016-10-24 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The canonical model for the formation of terrestrial planets and giant planet cores relies on an early and very...
Bertrand Kuhnast (CEA)
Tue, 2016-10-25 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
After a brief introduction on the activities of the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux energies alternatives (...
Meng Li
Tue, 2016-10-25 15:00 - 16:00
Public Events
Room: 311 AMPEL 2355 East Mall
Meng is giving a public talk based on his Masters' thesis. A particularly interesting compound among the family of...
Ulli Koester (ILL Grenoble)
Wed, 2016-10-26 15:45 - 16:45
IsoSiM CREATE Seminars
EOS building, room 5104
Ulli Koester (ILL Grenoble)
Thu, 2016-10-27 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble (France) exploits a high flux reactor as powerful neutron source. Most...
Albert Curzon (SFU) & Frank Curzon (UBC)
Thu, 2016-10-27 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
We "point out" some possibly serious errors which can arise from Poynting's treatment of energy fluxes - especially for...
Marta Volonteri (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
Mon, 2016-10-31 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Unfortunately, Dr. Volonteri has taken ill and her doctor has advised that she cannot travel for at least ten days.
Tristan Sullivan (UBC/TRIUMF)
Mon, 2016-10-31 15:30 - 16:30
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The rate at which pions decay into electrons, compared to the rate at which they decay into muons, is an important...
Jun Fan
Tue, 2016-11-01 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Membrane deformation is a fundamental process that plays a significant role in cellular activities. BAR domain proteins...
James Rosenzweig (UCLA)
Thu, 2016-11-03 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The field of advanced accelerators, pushed by compelling applications in high energy physics, advanced light sources...
Chris Pritchet (UVic)
Thu, 2016-11-03 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Supernovae are split into different classes, depending on their observed properties - perhaps the most intriguing class...
Alexander Balatsky (Nordita and Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Fri, 2016-11-04 12:00 - 13:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Recent pump-probe experiments demonstrate the possibility that Dirac materials (DMs) may be driven into transient...
Dan Tamayo (CITA and University of Toronto Centre for Planetary Sciences)
Mon, 2016-11-07 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The Solar System exists in a state of marginal stability. Is this an expected outcome? The exoplanet sample is now...
Andrew Finlay (UBC - IsoSiM student)
Wed, 2016-11-09 15:45 - 16:45
IsoSiM CREATE Seminars
EOS building, room 5104
Mark van Raamsdonk
Wed, 2016-11-09 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. Johns' College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
Quantum mechanics is a basic set of rules for how our universe works at a fundamental level. It is essential to our...
Boris Spivak, University of Washington
Thu, 2016-11-10 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
d-wave symmetry of the superconducting order in the cuprate high temperature superconductors is a well established...
Cheng Chin (University of Chicago)
Thu, 2016-11-10 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Our recent research tests an intriguing conjecture first proposed by T. Kibble in 1976 on the emergence of cosmic...
David Broun, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
Thu, 2016-11-17 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
FeSe is an iron-based superconductor of immense current interest due to the large enhancements of Tc that occur when it...
Jason Clark (Argonne)
Thu, 2016-11-17 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
How were all the elements in the universe created? Scientists across many disciplines have been trying to answer this...
Joseph Maciejko (University of Alberta)
Thu, 2016-11-17 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henning 201
Topological insulators are an unusual class of insulators whose surfaces can carry electric currents while their bulk...
Ryan Mishmash (Caltech)
Mon, 2016-11-21 12:00 - 13:00
Theory Seminars
Hennings318
In this talk, I will introduce a new scheme for preparation, manipulation, and readout of Majorana zero modes in...
Chris Ruiz (TRIUMF)
Wed, 2016-11-23 15:45 - 16:45
IsoSiM CREATE Seminars
EOS building, room 5104
Jeroen van den Brink, Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, IFW Dresden, Germany
Thu, 2016-11-24 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
We reveal the existence of a new type of topological Josephson effect involving type II superconductors and three-...
Thomas Brunner (McGill)
Thu, 2016-11-24 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Despite tremendous progress in understanding the fundamental properties of neutrinos over the past decades, several...
Matt Choptuik
Thu, 2016-11-24 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Numerical relativity deals with the computational solution of Einstein's equations for the general relativistic...
MIRKO MÖLLER
Fri, 2016-11-25 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: In this thesis we study the effects of finite temperature (T) on the singleelectron spectral function of...
Danny Bulmash
Mon, 2016-11-28 12:00 - 13:00
Theory Seminars
Hennings318
Motivated by Weyl and Dirac semimetals, I will show theoretically that strong magnetic fields can induce novel quasi-...
Katherine Kretke (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado)
Mon, 2016-11-28 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
In recent years there has been a radical shift in the thinking about small-body and planet formation. Particles with...
OLEKSANDR ROSSOKHATY
Thu, 2016-12-01 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: Electron-electron interactions inside of two dimensional electron gases (2DEG) in out-of-plane magnetic...
Surjeet Rajendran (UC Berkeley)
Thu, 2016-12-01 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Observational bounds currently permit the existence of a large number of dark matter candidates, ranging from ultra-...
Gábor Csáthy, Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Thu, 2016-12-01 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The two-dimensional electron gas is a prototypical strongly correlated system which, over the years, has contributed to...
Joseph Emerson
Thu, 2016-12-01 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Quantum information technologies are poised to radically outperform their classical counterparts by manipulating...
ROJA ZAKARIAEE KOUCHAKSARAEE
Mon, 2016-12-05 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: Radiation therapy in the definitive treatment of locally advanced carcinoma of the cervix consists of...
Check the entry on 9 December for details
Mon, 2016-12-05 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
None today
Paul Scholz (Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Herzberg Fellow)
Wed, 2016-12-07 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
A new phenomenon has emerged in time-domain astronomy in the past few years: the Fast Radio Burst. Fast Radio Bursts (...
PHAS undergrad/grad/faculty/staff
Sun, 2016-12-11 14:00 - 15:30
Public Events
HEBB 100 Theatre (2045 EAST MALL)
The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy....
Ryan Patterson (Caltech)
Thu, 2016-12-15 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Non-zero neutrino mass brings with it new complexity in the neutrino sector, and major questions surrounding neutrino...
CHRISTINE NIELSEN
Fri, 2016-12-16 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Henn 302
Abstract: The T2K experiment has performed several measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters. This thesis...
IVAN SERGEEVICH KLYUZHIN
Fri, 2016-12-16 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: Positron emission tomography (PET) is a molecular imaging modality that allows to quantitatively assess the...
HAMID OMID
Fri, 2016-12-16 11:00 - 13:00
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
Abstract: Quantum field theories have been essential tools for studying various physical systems in the past century...
SHIMPEI TOBAYAMA
Fri, 2016-12-16 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: This thesis presents an analysis of the oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos observed in Super-Kamiokande,...
Fiona Burnell, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Thu, 2017-01-05 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The past decade has seen a number of advances in our understanding of how phases of matter can be distinguished by...
Kiyo Masui (UBC)
Thu, 2017-01-05 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are a recently discovered and poorly understood class of astronomical transient, observed at...
HALEY CLARK
Fri, 2017-01-06 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: Cancers treated with radiotherapy must be adequately irradiated to suppress growth at the site of origin. To...
Sun Kwok (University of Hong Kong)
Mon, 2017-01-09 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Recent observational and experimental evidence for the presence of complex organics in space is reviewed. Remote...
Dr. Cornelia Laule
Tue, 2017-01-10 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Myelin is a critical component of brain and spinal cord tissue which acts to speed up nerve signal transmission....
Gary Mamon (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
Thu, 2017-01-12 12:30 - 14:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 301 - NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM
Galaxies grow by gas infall and mergers, but their growth is constrained by mechanisms that limit the supply of gas to...
Stefan Kaiser, 4th Physics Institute, University of Stuttgart and Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Thu, 2017-01-12 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
It is well known fact that various phase transitions in condensed matter can by triggered by external parameters such...
OsKar Vafek (NHMFLab/FSU, Tallahassee)
Thu, 2017-01-12 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Superconductivity results from condensation of bound electron pairs, the so-called Cooper pairs. In the conventional...
JASON PARK
Thu, 2017-01-12 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: The nuclear shell model (SM) has been very successful in describing the properties and the structure of near...
Nikolai Zhigadlo, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern
Mon, 2017-01-16 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
In this talk I will provide some new insights into the material exploratory synthesis and the crystal growth of various...
Alina Kiessling (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Mon, 2017-01-16 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The Euclid mission is a European Space Agency (ESA) led space telescope with significant contributions from NASA (and...
Alexander Rauscher, PhD
Tue, 2017-01-17 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
After a short introduction of the basics of MRI I will show how blood vessels in the brain modify the magnetic field...
Charles Gale (McGill)
Thu, 2017-01-19 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong interaction) is only poorly known. There...
Antoine Kahn, Princeton University
Thu, 2017-01-19 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The formidable promises of a recently “re-discovered” class of semiconductors, i.e. the organic/inorganic halide...
Adriana Moreo (ORNL/Univ. Tennessee)
Thu, 2017-01-19 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
During most of the last century superconductivity was observed in some metals at the very low temperatures achieved...
Miklos Lajko, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Fri, 2017-01-20 13:00 - 14:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 309
With the recent progress towards achieving SU(N) symmetry with ultracold fermionic atoms [1], the investigation of the...
Yin-Zhe Ma ( University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Mon, 2017-01-23 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
My talk will be in two parts. PART 1: Mapping the integrated emission from redshifted neutral hydrogen is an emerging...
Yanbei Chen - Caltech
Mon, 2017-01-23 19:00 - 21:30
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. John's College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
Einstein's theory of gravity and spacetime predicts that a massive star, after exhausting its nuclear fuel, will become...
HAMED MIRSADEGHI
Tue, 2017-01-24 14:00 - 16:30
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: In this thesis, two slightly different silicon-on-insulator (SOI) planar photonic integrated circuits for...
Michael Woodside, University of Alberta
Thu, 2017-01-26 12:30 - 14:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 202
Biological molecules like proteins, DNA, and RNA form a great variety of complex structures that are linked intimately...
Miles Stoudenmire, UC Irvine
Thu, 2017-01-26 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Though the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) is a powerful technique for strongly correlated problems in...
Jim Pfaendtner, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Thu, 2017-01-26 15:30 - 16:30
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
Rational design of unique solvents and surfaces holds great potential for providing new ways to use biomolecules in...
Pedro Ferreira (Oxford)
Thu, 2017-01-26 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Dennis Danielson (UBC Department of English)
Mon, 2017-01-30 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Defying possible charges of anachronism, I will propose that the term "multiverse" – applied to the period from...
Shannon Kolind, PhD
Tue, 2017-01-31 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become critical for diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disease....
Daniel McKinsey (UC Berkeley)
Thu, 2017-02-02 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The LUX (Large Underground Xenon) experiment is designed for the direct detection of dark matter particles via their...
Pavel Trochtchanovitch
Thu, 2017-02-02 15:00 - 16:00
AMO Seminars
Henn 309
In this talk we’ll discuss a “phase problem” – reconstruction of a signal from absolute value of its Fourier transform...
Johann Peter Reithmaier (Uni. Kassel)
Thu, 2017-02-02 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
With the improved control of nano-scale dimensions, material and device properties can be optimized towards their...
Shun Chi, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
Mon, 2017-02-06 13:00 - 14:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
What can defect bound states tell us? A case study of superconducting LiFeAs Defect physics is one the driving forces...
Phil Gregory (UBC Physics & Astronomy
Mon, 2017-02-06 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Our originally scheduled speaker, Dr. Sandstrom has contracted pneumonia and will be unable to visit us. We are...
Andrea Morello
Wed, 2017-02-08 10:00 - 11:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
RM 318 - Hennings (6224 Agricultural Road)
Spins in silicon constitute excellent solid-state qubits, because of the weak spin-orbit coupling and the possibility...
Prof. Jed Buchwald
Wed, 2017-02-08 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. John's College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
The pressures of politics, moral convictions, the desire to be first in innovation, and the potential dangers of...
NAMSHIK KIM
Thu, 2017-02-09 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: We use the AdS/CFT correspondence (the holographic duality of gauge/gravity theory) to study exciton driven...
Jonathan Feng (UC Irvine)
Thu, 2017-02-09 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The possibility of a fifth fundamental force, corresponding to a new local symmetry and induced by a new force-...
Daniel R. Gamelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Thu, 2017-02-09 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The physical properties of inorganic crystalline materials can be dramatically transformed by controlled introduction...
Douglas Scott (UBC)
Thu, 2017-02-09 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
All empirical data relating to our Universe are currently well fit by a basic model that contains only a few key...
NO ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM TODAY
Mon, 2017-02-13 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Nowhere
Timothy Duty, EQuS - ARC Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems and School of Physics, University of New South Wales
Thu, 2017-02-16 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The low-temperature states of bosonic condensates exhibit fundamental quantum effects at the macroscopic scale such as...
Lina Quintieri (ENEA)
Thu, 2017-02-16 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
This talk presents the study done for the realization of a compact photo-neutron source at the Beam Test Facility of...
Meredith Rawls (U Washington)
Thu, 2017-02-16 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
On a mountaintop in Chile, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is preparing to map the night sky. When its decade-long...
Oleksandr Kyriienko, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mon, 2017-02-20 01:30 - 02:30
Quantum Information Seminars
Ampel 311
The general goal of a quantum simulator is to mimic the behaviour of a system of interest using another well-controlled...
NO ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM TODAY
Mon, 2017-02-20 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Nowhere
ALI KHADEMI
Wed, 2017-02-22 12:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: This thesis investigates the effect of adatom deposition, especially alkali and heavy adatoms on graphene’s...
Sanjay Reddy (INT/U Washington)
Thu, 2017-02-23 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
  Properties of ultra-dense, compact quantum objects called neutron stars have largely remained in the realm of...
Scott Chapman (Dalhousie University)
Mon, 2017-02-27 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Recent facilities such as the South Pole Telescope (SPT), the Herschel Space Observatory, and the Atacama Large...
MOHAMMAD SAMANI
Tue, 2017-02-28 15:15 - 17:45
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: The discovery of the integer quantum Hall effect (IQHE) and the fractional quantum Hall effect (FQHE) in a 2...
Jochen Geck, Institute of Structural Physics, TU Dresden, Germany
Thu, 2017-03-02 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
We present high-resolution resonant inelastic x-ray scattering data as well many-body quantum chemistry calculations...
Thu, 2017-03-02 16:00 - 17:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 201
PHAS will participate in the UBC "3 Minute Thesis Competition" ( 3MT ) again this year.  The PHAS heat will be on...
Graduate students
Thu, 2017-03-02 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
This will be our Department's round of the annual "3MT" competition.  Several of our graduate students will try to...
Norman Tubman
Fri, 2017-03-03 15:00 - 16:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 304
Strongly correlated systems are some of the most difficult to simulate with electronic structure methods. The most...
Sean Couch (Michigan State University)
Mon, 2017-03-06 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Core-collapse supernovae are the luminous explosions that herald the death of massive stars. While core-collapse...
CHRISTINE NIELSEN
Tue, 2017-03-07 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: The T2K experiment is a long baseline neutrino experiment designed to measure various neutrino oscillation...
Sean Couch (MSU)
Thu, 2017-03-09 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Core-collapse supernovae are the luminous explosions that herald the death of massive stars. While core-collapse...
Mark MacLachlan (UBC Chemistry)
Thu, 2017-03-09 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
HALEY CLARK
Fri, 2017-03-10 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: Cancers treated with radiotherapy must be adequately irradiated to suppress growth at the site of origin. To...
Catherine Espaillat (Boston University)
Mon, 2017-03-13 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
We know that most stars were once surrounded by protoplanetary disks. How these young disks evolve into planetary...
Samar Safi-Harb (U Manitoba)
Thu, 2017-03-16 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
High-energy astrophysics is a relatively young, fast-growing, field that benefited greatly from particle physics and...
Brian Swingle (Univ. Maryland)
Thu, 2017-03-16 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Recent rapid progress in many-particle quantum physics has been driven by a wide variety of new experiments, by...
PEDRO LUIS ESQUINAS FERNANDEZ
Fri, 2017-03-17 15:00 - 17:00
Grad Theses
Room 700, Research Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital - 828 West 10th Avenue
Abstract: Over the last three decades, Rhenium-188 (188Re) applications in Nuclear Medicine therapies have gathered a...
STEFFEN CRUZ
Fri, 2017-03-17 15:30 - 17:30
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: Nuclei near the so-called magic numbers of protons and neutrons are observed to have a spherical shape in...
Jessica Werk (University of Washington)
Mon, 2017-03-20 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
UNFORTUNATELY, DR. WERK WON'T BE ABLE TO JOIN US. WE ARE RESCHEDULING HER PRESENTATION FOR THE FALL.
John Kormendy (University of Texas)
Wed, 2017-03-22 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Hennings Building (RM 202) 6224 Agricultural Road - UBC
Supermassive black holes, with masses up to many billions of Suns, live at the centers of many galaxies. They power...
Rick Trebino, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thu, 2017-03-23 12:30 - 13:30
AMO Seminars
Henn 304
The vast majority of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time have resulted directly from more powerful...
John Kormendy (University of Texas at Austin)
Thu, 2017-03-23 12:30 - 13:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 301 - NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION
Dark matter (DM) halos of Sc-Im and dwarf spheroidal (dSph) galaxies satisfy scaling laws: halos in lower-luminosity...
Kathy Copic (Insight Data Science)
Thu, 2017-03-23 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Data science and AI teams in industry analyze some of the most interesting data ever collected, in fields like health...
Mingpu Qin (College of William and Mary)
Thu, 2017-03-23 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  I will first give a brief introduction of the auxiliary field Quantum Monte Carlo (AFQMC) method. Then I will...
Nai Phuan Ong (Princeton University)
Thu, 2017-03-23 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
To date, the anomaly has been observed most clearly in the two semimetals Na_3Bi and GdPtBi. I will discuss what Weyl...
SEYED HAMED MIRSADEGHI
Thu, 2017-03-23 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
Abstract: In this thesis, two slightly different silicon-on-insulator (SOI) planar photonic integrated circuits for...
JOOCHUN PARK
Fri, 2017-03-24 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: The nuclear shell model (SM) has been very successful in describing the properties and the structure of near...
Dr. Ziliang Ye
Mon, 2017-03-27 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
The successful isolation and manipulation of atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials have ushered in a rich new...
James Davenport (Western Washington University)
Mon, 2017-03-27 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The MOST and Kepler space telescopes have pioneered the detection of extrasolar planets using high precision brightness...
Thu, 2017-03-30 12:40 - 13:45
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 202
What happens when two black holes collide? How can we generate electricity by mimicking photosynthesis? Would you like...
Alejandro Garcia (U Washington)
Thu, 2017-03-30 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Chirality plays a fundamental role in the Standard Model, where the charged weak current is modeled as purely left...
Lars Bildsten (KITP, UCSB)
Thu, 2017-03-30 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Long-term and sensitive space-based photometry from the Kepler and CoRoT satellites (as well as MOST) has allowed us to...
Peter Gustainis, Affleck group, UBC
Fri, 2017-03-31 13:00 - 14:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 309
This presentation will examine the Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin chain in one dimension (1D) with a crystal field...
Matthew Payne (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Mon, 2017-04-03 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
I will discuss recent discoveries arising from our detailed search of the Pan-STARRS Outer Solar System survey data....
Tim Blais
Thu, 2017-04-06 19:00 - 20:30
Department Colloquia
Woodward IRC 2
This isn't really part of the normal colloquium series, but a special end of term event in the evening of the last day...
Tim Blais (A Capella Science)
Thu, 2017-04-06 19:00 - 20:30
Public Events
UBC Woodward Theatre 2 (2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3)
  UBC Physics & Astronomy and the UBC/TRIUMF IsoSiM Program present "This Is Not A Lecture - an evening with A...
Eric Akkerman, The Technion, Israel
Thu, 2017-08-03 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Scale invariance is a common property of our everyday environment. Its breaking gives rise to less common but beautiful...
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