Events list for the academic year starting September, 2018

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Harold Steinacker
Tue, 2018-09-04 12:30 - 13:30
String Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
Quantized comological spacetimes and higher spin gauge theory in the IKKT model
Mirko Miorelli (TRIUMF)
Thu, 2018-09-06 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Electromagnetic probes represent a fundamental tool to study nuclear structure and dynamics. The perturbative nature...
Pisin Chen (Nat. Taiwan Univ.)
Thu, 2018-09-06 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
In spite of the remarkable physics revolutions made in the 20th century, it is surprising to realize that only 5% of...
Francois Bouchet (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
Mon, 2018-09-10 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Cosmology enjoyed a remarkable development over the last century. Astronomical observations revealed that galaxies like...
Pr. Marcel Franz from UBC
Thu, 2018-09-13 02:00 - 03:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPL 311
Inclusion of topological phenomena in condensed matter physics over the past 10 years ushered a revolution in this...
HUAI-CHE (KEN) YEH
Thu, 2018-09-13 12:00 - 14:00
Grad Theses
CEME 1210
Abstract: We study the noncommutative geometry associated to matrices of N quantum dots in the matrix models. The...
Sarah Keller (Univ. Washington)
Thu, 2018-09-13 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
(No prior knowledge of biology is required for this talk!) For decades, scientists have argued about how living cell...
Francois Bouchet
Fri, 2018-09-14 18:00 - 19:00
Public Events
UBC Life Building
Dr. Francois Bouchet will describe current observations that precisely constrain the nature of the Cosmos in which we...
Jean-Luc Margot (Dept. Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UCLA)
Mon, 2018-09-17 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Profound developments in our understanding of the Earth, Moon, and other planetary bodies have been enabled by rotation...
Dr. Alberto Nocera, Research Associate at SBQMI
Thu, 2018-09-20 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Over the past decade, Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering spectroscopy (RIXS) has been established as a powerful...
Robert Caldwell (Dartmouth)
Thu, 2018-09-20 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The Cosmic Gravitational Wave Background (CGB) is a hypothesized relic radiation field that, if detected, would give us...
Andrea Bellini (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Mon, 2018-09-24 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
With the advent of the Gaia mission, astrometry is experiencing a renaissance. Although Gaia will make important...
Stéphane Ouvry, Université Paris Sud
Thu, 2018-09-27 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPL 311
I will first give a review of the thermodynamics of the anyon model and the Lowest Landau Level (LLL) anyon model (i.e...
Brad Filippone (Caltech)
Thu, 2018-09-27 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Symmetry principles are basic tenets for our theory of fundamental interactions. While they have been essential in...
Nancy Forde (SFU)
Thu, 2018-09-27 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Our group is investigating the mechanics of a key structural protein, collagen, which is comprised of three chains that...
BYRON WILSON
Fri, 2018-09-28 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: Introduction: Stereotactic Radiosurgery is the delivery of a large, highly focused radiation dose to well...
Holger Baumgardt (University of Queensland)
Mon, 2018-10-01 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Supermassive black holes are thought to exist in the centres of most massive galaxies and their masses have been found...
Dr. Bernhard Keimer, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Mon, 2018-10-01 16:00 - 17:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
We will describe how resonant elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering (REXS and RIXS) yield comprehensive, energy- and...
Rainer Blatt
Tue, 2018-10-02 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Hennings Building - RM 202 (6224 Agricultural Road) UBC
Since the mid-1990s, we have seen how computers and many of their applications can be enhanced using quantum physics....
Lincoln D. Carr, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA
Wed, 2018-10-03 15:00 - 16:00
AMO Seminars
Henn 318
There are now over 300 quantum simulators on at least 10 separate architectures with long coherence times and...
Rod Clark (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Thu, 2018-10-04 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Where does the Periodic Table end? What is the mass of the heaviest atomic nucleus? With the addition of four new...
Corinne Manogue (Oregon)
Thu, 2018-10-04 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The Paradigms in Physics program began 20 years ago at Oregon State University.  In those two decades, we not only...
NIKITA BERNIER
Fri, 2018-10-05 08:30 - 10:30
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
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Mon, 2018-10-08 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Stay home if you can
Bill Louis (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Wed, 2018-10-10 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab observes an excess of 460.5+-99.0 nue CCQE candidate events in the 200 < E...
Dr. Pedro Lopes, from QMI
Thu, 2018-10-11 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPL 311
Fractional Josephson effects comprise some of the main signatures of topological features and quasi-particle...
Bill Louis (LANL)
Thu, 2018-10-11 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The LSND and MiniBooNE short-baseline neutrino experiments have provided evidence for neutrino oscillations at a mass...
Yue Shen
Mon, 2018-10-15 12:30 - 13:30
AMO Seminars
Henn 309
This talk introduces an empirical method for determining the excited-state fraction of atoms in a magneto-optical trap...
Toby Brown (McMaster)
Mon, 2018-10-15 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Every star in our Milky Way, and in all other galaxies, was born from the collapse of a cloud of hydrogen gas. The...
AGUEDA PAULA GRANADOS CONTRERAS
Tue, 2018-10-16 12:45 - 14:45
Grad Theses
Room B319, Buchanan Building Block B
Abstract: (please check this link)
James Charbonneau
Thu, 2018-10-18 12:45 - 13:45
Physics and Astronomy Education
Hennings 318
We introduce ComPAIR, an open source, peer feedback and teaching technology developed at UBC that provides students a...
David DeMille (Yale University)
Thu, 2018-10-18 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Time-reversal (T) symmetry is observed to be broken in K- and B-meson systems, in a manner consistent with the...
Thu, 2018-10-18 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Controlling the flow of electronic spin in addition to the charge promises speed and power demand advantages. However,...
Andy Bunn (Western Washington University)
Thu, 2018-10-18 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
For over a decade I have made a special effort to communicate climate science to groups that are often underserved by...
Corinne Manogue.
Fri, 2018-10-19 10:00 - 11:00
Public Events
Life 2602
Physics is the study of change. In many cases, this change involves more than one independent and one dependent...
Jessie Christiansen (Caltech, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute)
Mon, 2018-10-22 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The NASA Kepler mission has provided its final planet candidate catalogue, the K2 mission has contributed another four...
Prof. Prineha Narang, from Harvard University
Thu, 2018-10-25 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPL 311
Today, we imagine a world where we can engineer materials and devices atom-by-atom. Exciting discoveries during the...
Prineha Narang (Harvard)
Thu, 2018-10-25 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
In order to surpass conventional, bulk properties of materials, an accurate description of excited-state phenomena is...
Marcel Pawlowski (UC Irvine)
Mon, 2018-10-29 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Major galaxies such as the Milky Way are surrounded by swarms of smaller dwarf satellite galaxies. Over the past 15...
Erich Mueller (Cornell)
Thu, 2018-11-01 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Physicists have been exploring techniques for the controlled manipulation of large collections of quantum objects.  A...
Nina Hernitschek (Caltech)
Mon, 2018-11-05 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Every night, telescopes around the world obtain a flood of new data as parts of deep and wide surveys. This amount of...
Kari Dalnoki-Veress (McMaster)
Thu, 2018-11-08 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The physics of soft materials is distinct from hard matter, as the weaker intermolecular bonds can result in a large...
Mon, 2018-11-12 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Where you choose to observe
TBD
Ian Fisher (Stanford)
Thu, 2018-11-15 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Megan Ansdell (Berkeley)
Mon, 2018-11-19 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Megan Ansdell (UC Berkeley)
Mon, 2018-11-19 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Megan Ansdell (UC Berkeley)
Mon, 2018-11-19 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Doug Altshuler (UBC Zoology)
Thu, 2018-11-22 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
My research program is motivated by fascination with bird flight. My laboratory group uses a multi- disciplinary...
Michael Cushing (University of Toledo)
Mon, 2018-11-26 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
TBD
Michael Cushing (Toledo & Ritter Planetarium)
Mon, 2018-11-26 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Michael Cushing (U. Toledo)
Mon, 2018-11-26 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Prof. Philip W. Phillips from the University of Illinois
Thu, 2018-11-29 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
In a recent paper, the MIT group led Pablo Jarillo-Herrero has found that doping twisted bi-layer graphene can generate...
David Jaffray (Toronto)
Thu, 2018-11-29 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Kevin France (University of Colorado Boulder)
Mon, 2018-12-03 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
TBD
Kevin France (Colorado)
Mon, 2018-12-03 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Kevin France (Colorado)
Mon, 2018-12-03 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Chris Waltham (UBC)
Thu, 2018-12-06 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
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