Events list for the academic year starting September, 2012

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Daniel Grant Brook-Roberge
Wed, 2012-09-05 16:00 - 19:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Measurements of neutrino interaction cross-sections are important for the study of neutrino oscillations. For...
BRIAN KIRBY
Thu, 2012-09-06 16:00 - 19:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT The T2K long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment is designed to measure the neutrino...
DIANA DRAGOMIR
Mon, 2012-09-10 13:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
ABSTRACT: The only way to measure the diameter of a planet outside the Solar System is if it transits its host star....
Gordon Walker
Mon, 2012-09-10 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Hundreds of extra-solar planetary systems are known now, most confirmed or detected by the Doppler reflex motion of...
Jens Eisert, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Tue, 2012-09-11 14:00 - 15:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Complex quantum systems out of equilibrium are at the basis of a number of the most intriguing puzzles in physics. This...
Paul Barclay, University of Calgary
Wed, 2012-09-12 15:00 - 16:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Recent advances in optomechanics utilize the co-localization of optical and mechanical modes for coherent energy...
Jesko Sirker
Thu, 2012-09-13 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
I will discuss general properties of non-equilibrium dynamics in quantum models focussing, in particular, on the...
Richard Talman (Cornell University)
Thu, 2012-09-13 14:00 - 15:15
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Electric dipole moment (EDM) measurements may help to answer the question "Why is there more matter than anti-matter in...
Paul Pham, U Washington
Fri, 2012-09-14 10:00 - 11:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Quantum architecture is the study of how efficiently a quantum algorithm can be implemented given realistic constraints...
Dr. David Carty (Durham University)
Fri, 2012-09-14 16:00 - 17:30
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
In a remarkable paper from 2006, Peter Zoller (Micheli et al., Nat. Phys, 2, 341) showed that polar radicals arranged...
DANIEL PAUL MAZUR
Fri, 2012-09-14 16:00 - 19:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The extreme electromagnetic or gravitational fields associated with some astrophysical objects can give rise...
RAVEEN KUMARAN
Fri, 2012-09-14 16:00 - 19:00
Grad Theses
Leon's Lounge, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Rare-earth-doped oxide crystals such as Nd:YAG are often used as the gain medium in solid state lasers...
GILAD AMIR ROSENBERG
Mon, 2012-09-17 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: In this work we study four interesting effects in the field of topological insulators: the Witten effect, the...
Aaron Berndsen, UBC Physics & Astronomy
Mon, 2012-09-17 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
I'll start with a quick review of the many areas of physics which pulsars help us explore. Then I'll describe the...
Norbert Schuch, Universitaet Aachen, Germany
Tue, 2012-09-18 14:00 - 15:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 318
We apply the framework of Projected Entangled Pair States (PEPS) to characterize the spin liquid nature of resonating...
Prof. Frank Stienkemeier
Tue, 2012-09-18 16:30 - 17:30
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
Cold reactive collisions of atoms and molecules have recently gained quite some attention to understand the quantum...
TAO KONG
Wed, 2012-09-19 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
ABSTRACT: We tested the feasibility of searching for exotic particle emissions in the decay of trapped Rb isomers, by...
ANAND THIRUMALAI
Wed, 2012-09-19 16:00 - 19:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: We investigate the implications of a magnetic field in the late stages of stellar evolution, in relation to...
Kyle Cranmer, New York University
Thu, 2012-09-20 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
One of the great intellectual achievements of human kind is the standard model of particle physics. This theory...
Nick Ball, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Mon, 2012-09-24 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The future study of large datasets, consisting of hundreds of millions to billions of objects, will be dominated by...
FRANCIS-YAN CYR-RACINE
Wed, 2012-09-26 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The standard cosmological model that has emerged in the last decades describes an acceleratingly expanding...
Achim Kempf (University of Waterloo)
Thu, 2012-09-27 14:00 - 15:00
Gravity Seminars
HEBB 12
Quantum information theoretic tools can be used to study basic physical phenomena. For example, the study of...
Mark Lundeberg and Hamed Karimi
Thu, 2012-09-27 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
From the organizer: This seminar is made up of two talks, the first of which presents a puzzle from experiment, and the...
Sonia Bacca, TRIUMF
Thu, 2012-09-27 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Ab-initio nuclear theory aims at understanding nuclei starting from strongly interacting protons and neutrons. Forces...
Leon Loveridge, UBC
Fri, 2012-09-28 14:00 - 15:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 318
In 1952 Wick, Wightman and Wigner argued that relativistic symmetry dictates the impossibility of measuring a relative...
Geoff Bower, UC Berkeley
Mon, 2012-10-01 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Radio variability probes a wide range of astrophysical phenomena from the solar system to the early Universe including...
ROBERT ANTHONY STEAD
Wed, 2012-10-03 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Following a review of the theory of terahertz generation via optical rectification in nonlinear crystals, a...
RYAN CHRISTOPHER WICKS
Wed, 2012-10-03 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Leon's Lounge, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The overarching theme of this thesis is the growth and characterization of thin ferromagnetic oxide films....
JONATHAN ROSEN
Thu, 2012-10-04 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
ABSTRACT: abstract The puzzling physics of the high-temperature superconducting cuprates has led to many important...
James P. Zibin (UBC)
Thu, 2012-10-04 14:00 - 15:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
The Universe today contains nonlinear structures, whose effect on measurements of cosmological parameters is unclear...
Riccardo Comin
Thu, 2012-10-04 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
5d-based transition metal oxides represent a novel class of materials which attracted a growing interest in the last...
R. Jason Jones
Thu, 2012-10-04 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Henn 318
The fs frequency comb has proven to be a powerful tool in both precision spectroscopy and ultrafast science. By...
MICHAEL NICHOLAS HOFF
Fri, 2012-10-05 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Leon's Lounge, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Clinical procedures such as image-guided surgery and assessment of tissue regions near implants can greatly...
MD MASRUR HOSSAIN
Tue, 2012-10-09 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract
SAEED KALANTARI
Tue, 2012-10-09 12:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: Multi component T2 relaxation imaging is an established MRI technique for measuring myelin water (MW, water...
Markus Grassl, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
Tue, 2012-10-09 14:30 - 16:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 318
Quantum error-correcting codes (QECC) are important to build large scale quantum computers. The talk will discuss...
N. Peter Armitage
Thu, 2012-10-11 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Topological insulators (TIs) are newly discovered states of matter characterized by an “inverted” band structure driven...
Holgar Müller, Berkeley
Thu, 2012-10-11 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
De Broglie's matter wave hypothesis describes particles as oscillators at the Compton frequency mc^2/h, where m is the...
Johannes Staguhn
Fri, 2012-10-12 15:00 - 16:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 302,
The GISMO 2mm bolometer camera at the IRAM 30m telescope on Pico Veleta, Spain, is now available to the astronomical...
Chris Waltham
Sat, 2012-10-13 10:00 - 12:00
Upcoming Other Talks
SFU Surrey
"Its easy being green" is a popular mantra, which is quite true ... if one adds a "not" somewhere in the sentence....
Sudeep Das, Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics
Mon, 2012-10-15 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Sudeep is unable to make it to Vancouver for his colloquium.  We are working on an alternate date in the second term of...
Michael Smolkin (Perimeter Institute)
Wed, 2012-10-17 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
In my talk I will give a brief introduction to the idea of quenches in QFT and motivate the studies of this topic....
Avery Broderick
Thu, 2012-10-18 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Supermassive black holes, the million to billion solar mass cousins of the more commonly described remnants of massive...
Prof. Yuen-Ron Shen
Fri, 2012-10-19 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
Water interfaces play key roles in many disciplines. Understanding of their structures and properties at the molecular...
Will Dawson, UC Davis
Mon, 2012-10-22 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
DLSCL J0916.2+2951 (Musket Ball Cluster) is a galaxy cluster merger where the dark matter and galaxies have become...
Maurits Haverkort
Thu, 2012-10-25 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Sr2RuO4 stands out even amongst the unconventional superconductors. The relativistic spin orbit interaction causes a...
Martin White, Berkeley
Thu, 2012-10-25 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The SDSS-III's Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) is a 6-year effort to map the spatial distribution of...
Jonathan Thornburg (Indiana U)
Fri, 2012-10-26 12:00 - 13:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
An extreme mass ratio binary black hole inspiral (EMRI) is a type of binary black hole system, with a "small" black...
Fernando Nogueira
Fri, 2012-10-26 16:00 - 16:55
Graduate Students Seminars
Hennings 318
In this talk I hope to motivate a connection between two very unintuitive ideas, holography and entanglement. I will...
Chris Waltham
Sat, 2012-10-27 10:00 - 12:00
Upcoming Other Talks
TRIUMF (Maps and directions to TRIUMF http://www.triumf.info/public/contact/location.php )
"Its easy being green" is a popular mantra, which is quite true ... if one adds a "not" somewhere in the sentence....
Professor David Rogers, Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics, Ottawa Medical Physics Institute and Carleton University
Mon, 2012-10-29 10:30 - 11:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
The Monte Carlo simulation technique for simulating the transport of radiation in matter developed during the second...
Ali Reza Mohazaba
Thu, 2012-11-01 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The Euclidean distance, D, between two points is generalized to the distance between strings or polymers. The...
Judy Cha
Thu, 2012-11-01 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Two-dimensional (2D) layered metal chalcogenides exhibit a broad range of electronic properties.  They can be poor...
Jordan Gerton, Utah (Experimental cond. matt and optics)
Thu, 2012-11-01 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
HENN 201
Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are fluorescent nanometer-scale semiconductor crystals that have a number of interesting...
QUN (SUSAN) SONG
Mon, 2012-11-05 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: (click here)
Anne-Marie Weijmans, Dunlap Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Mon, 2012-11-05 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Early-type galaxies (ellipticals and lenticulars) may at first glance come across as simple stellar systems, but when...
DIANA DRAGOMIR
Thu, 2012-11-08 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The only way to measure the diameter of a planet outside the Solar System is if it transits its host star....
Karsten Heeger (University of Wisconsin)
Thu, 2012-11-08 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Experiments with reactor antineutrinos have played an important role throughout the history of neutrino physics....
Jeff Young
Thu, 2012-11-15 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The talk will illustrate recent advances in silicon photonic circuit technology that suggest it will become a powerful...
Michael Woodside, National Institute for Nanotechnology, NRC, Edmonton
Thu, 2012-11-15 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Most proteins reliably fold into specific "native" three-dimensional structures which are required to perform their...
Gino Segre
Mon, 2012-11-19 14:00 - 15:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 202
Talk will be on his most famous book "Faust in Copenhagen" http://ginosegre.com/books/faust-in-copenhagen/
Joe Lazio, SKA Office (Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech)
Mon, 2012-11-19 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The Square Kilometre Array is intended to be the centimetre- and metre-wavelength telescope for the 21st Century....
Cisco Gooding
Wed, 2012-11-21 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
This talk will be an update on my thesis project with Bill Unruh, which involves searching for signatures of...
David H. Cobden, Department of Physics, University of Washington
Thu, 2012-11-22 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
First-order solid-state phase transitions are frustrating to study in macroscopic crystals and films due to domain...
Dave Wineland, NIST Boulder
Thu, 2012-11-22 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Already in 1935 Erwin Schrödinger knew that, when extended to the realm of our everyday experience, quantum theory...
Rene Doyon, Universit\'e de Montr\e'al
Mon, 2012-11-26 16:00 - 17:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The ultimate goal of exoplanet research is to find and characterize habitable exoplanets outside the Solar System,...
Tom Allison
Tue, 2012-11-27 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Henning 318
A coherent XUV and soft x-ray light source can be realized through high-order harmonic generation (HHG). HHG transfers...
Daoyan Wang
Wed, 2012-11-28 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
Regularity problem         associated with spherical symmetry and axisymmetry has been an         issue in numerical...
Xiaodong Xu
Thu, 2012-11-29 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  Two dimensional (2D) electronic systems serve as a fundamental platform for condensed matter physics. The recent...
Eric Zimmerman (University of Colorado, Boulder and TRIUMF)
Thu, 2012-11-29 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Some of the most dramatic progress in particle physics in the past twenty years has come from the neutrino sector....
Mark Halpern
Thu, 2012-11-29 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Acoustic processes in the plasma which pervades the early Universe govern the shape of the anisotropy of the cosmic...
Bretta Russell-Schulz
Fri, 2012-11-30 15:59 - 17:00
Graduate Students Seminars
Hennings 318
Quantitative T2 measurements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide information about water environments in...
Bretta Russell-Schulz
Fri, 2012-11-30 16:01 - 17:00
Graduate Students Seminars
Hennings 318
Quantitative T2 measurements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide information about water environments in...
JONATHAN ADAM ROSEN
Mon, 2012-12-03 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200 or 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: (click here)
Sean Stotyn
Wed, 2012-12-05 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
Five dimensional minimal supergravity is a relatively simple theory, the bosonic sector of which is Einstein-Maxwell...
TAO KONG
Thu, 2012-12-06 16:00 - 19:00
Grad Theses
Leon’s Lounge, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: (click here)
Tony Signal
Fri, 2012-12-07 12:00 - 13:00
Teaching and Learning Support Drop-In
Hennings 318
  I have been involved in the teaching of physics courses at Massey University, New Zealand for over twenty years. In...
Presenters from Dept of Physics & Astronomy, and Dept of Chemistry
Sun, 2012-12-09 14:00 - 15:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hebb Theatre
The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by the Department of Physics &...
Jaymie Matthews (UBC Physics & Astronomy)
Mon, 2013-01-07 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
“Interdisciplinary studies’ has become a catchphrase in modern pure and applied sciences. But few expect this principle...
Evgeny Sorkin (UBC)
Wed, 2013-01-09 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
In this talk I describe inhomogeneous asymptotically AdS black hole solutions corresponding to the spontaneous...
Nicholas Menicucci, U Sydney, Australia
Wed, 2013-01-09 14:00 - 15:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 318
Measurement-based quantum computation uses local measurements on a highly entangled resource state, called a cluster...
Hlynur Gretarsson – University of Toronto, Department of Physics
Thu, 2013-01-10 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennngs 318
Iridates have attracted enormous recent interest from the condensed matter physics community. This is due to the fact...
Matthew Sternberg (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)
Thu, 2013-01-10 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Precise measurements of the beta-neutrino angular correlation coefficient, ‘a’, provide information on the presence of...
Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Thu, 2013-01-10 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The effect of interactions on quantum particles is a long standing question, with important consequences for most...
Kanishka Rao
Mon, 2013-01-14 13:00 - 14:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
We present searches in the top-quark, dark matter and BSM Higgs sectors at the CDF and ATLAS experiments. We present a...
CHRISTIAN VEENSTRA
Mon, 2013-01-14 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: This thesis represents two bodies of work: a detailed look at what angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy...
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Wed, 2013-01-16 10:00 - 16:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Michael Smith Laboratory, Hebb 22 (morning optional hands-on)
  The Department of Physics and Astronomy will be hosting an orientation event for women interested in learning about...
Friedemann Queisser
Wed, 2013-01-16 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
In this talk I present a hierarichal method for many-particle lattice systems such as the Bose-Hubbard and Fermi-...
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Wed, 2013-01-16 17:15 - 20:00
Upcoming Other Talks
The Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre (ALSSC)
  The UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy, in partnership with UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers and...
Joseph Masiero (Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech)
Thu, 2013-01-17 11:00 - 12:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was a NASA Astrophysics Explorer mission designed to survey the entire...
Mohsen K. Akhlaghi, UBC (work done while at IQC and the University of Waterloo)
Thu, 2013-01-17 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 319
  Superconducting nanowires have recently provided a promising mechanism for detecting single infrared photons, and...
ERIKA CHIN
Thu, 2013-01-17 14:00 - 17:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: A novel 4D volumetric modulated arc therapy (4D VMAT) planning system is presented where radiation sparing of...
Giorgio Gratta, Stanford
Thu, 2013-01-17 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
With the definitive evidence for neutrino oscillations collected in the last decade, we now believe that neutrino...
Albert Stolow (NRC)
Thu, 2013-01-17 17:00 - 18:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
TBA
Matthias Danninger
Fri, 2013-01-18 09:00 - 10:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 207
Thomas Woolf, Johns Hopkins University
Fri, 2013-01-18 12:00 - 13:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Molecular dynamics computer calculations with modern hardware applied to biological molecules can now reach...
Trisha Farooque
Mon, 2013-01-21 13:00 - 14:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
TBC
Darin Ragozzine (University of Florida)
Mon, 2013-01-21 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Planets that "transit" or cross in front of their parent star are extremely valuable for studying exoplanets beyond our...
Aaron Boley (University of Florida)
Thu, 2013-01-24 11:00 - 12:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Strong dynamical interactions between planetoids and planets can place large bodies on eccentric and/or inclined orbits...
I. B. Spielman (University of Maryland and National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Thu, 2013-01-24 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
  Here I present our experimental work on Bose-Einstein condensates, systems of ultra-cold charge neutral atoms at a...
Paul Steinhardt, Princeton
Thu, 2013-01-24 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Amaya Moro-Martin (Centro de Astrobiología, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Madrid) & Princeton University
Mon, 2013-01-28 10:00 - 11:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Debris disks are disks of dust that surround a significant fraction of stars of a wide range of masses and ages. From...
Tom Berlijn, Brookhaven National Lab and University of Florida
Mon, 2013-01-28 13:30 - 14:30
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  Most Fe pnictide and selenide superconductors are created by chemical substitution which inevitably introduces...
Natasha Holmes, Carl Michal, Georg Rieger, Ido Roll, Jeff Young
Tue, 2013-01-29 12:30 - 13:30
Teaching and Learning Support Drop-In
Hennings 318
During this presentation, several members of the department will present a cross-section of some of the new ways they'...
Thayne Currie (Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto)
Thu, 2013-01-31 11:00 - 12:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Direct imaging is the new frontier in exoplanet detection and the means by which we will eventually discover a true...
Gerald Miller (University of Washington, Seattle)
Thu, 2013-01-31 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The extremely precise extraction of the proton radius by Pohl et al. from the measured energy difference between the 2P...
Carl Michal, UBC
Thu, 2013-01-31 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful clinical technique used extensively for medical diagnosis. It is also a...
Alan McConnachie (National Research Council, Victoria)
Mon, 2013-02-04 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Over 70 galaxies are now know to reside within the Local Group, all but a few of which are classified as dwarfs. This...
Jason Zhu (UBC)
Thu, 2013-02-07 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
With their spin-helical metallic surface state, topological insulators (TIs) define a new class of materials with...
Gary Hinshaw
Thu, 2013-02-07 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation is the remnant heat left over from the Big Bang. This fossil relic...
Jaymie Matthews
Thu, 2013-02-14 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
What are the structures and atmospheric compositions of exoplanets (planets beyond the Solar System)? Do they have...
JOSHUA GRIMES
Mon, 2013-02-18 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The objective of this thesis was to investigate and develop a set of methods for accurate dose calculation...
Eduardo da Silva Neto (Princeton University)
Mon, 2013-02-18 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
In solids containing elements with f orbitals, the interaction between f-electron spins and those of itinerant...
Ken Long (Imperial College, London)
Wed, 2013-02-20 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The study of the neutrino is the study of physics beyond the Standard Model. Now that theta13 has been measured, the...
Yoshiharu Krockenberger
Thu, 2013-02-21 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  The quest for superconducting materials with ever higher transition temperatures requires synthesis methods that go...
Peter Wizinowich (Keck Observatory)
Mon, 2013-02-25 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Over 400 refereed science papers have been published based on data from the Keck adaptive optics (AO) systems. This...
Georg Rieger, Jonathan Massey-Allard, Firas Moosvi
Tue, 2013-02-26 12:30 - 13:30
Teaching and Learning Support Drop-In
Hennings 318
Abtract: With the time commitments of lectures, labs, and tutorials, students spend much of their in-class time with...
Natalie Batalha, San Jose State University
Thu, 2013-02-28 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Twenty years ago, we knew of no planets orbiting other Sun-like stars, yet today, the roll call is nearly 1,000 strong...
Arif Babul (University of Victoria)
Mon, 2013-03-04 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The observed thermal properties of the intracluster medium in galaxy groups and clusters show much more dispersion...
Vlad Gheorghiu, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the Univ. of Calgary
Wed, 2013-03-06 14:30 - 15:30
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Uncertainty relations lie at the core of quantum mechanics and are a direct manifestation of the non-commutative...
Takashi Mizokawa (Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, University of Tokyo)
Thu, 2013-03-07 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  Insulating transition-metal compounds are classified into (i) Mott-Hubbard type insulators where Mott gap EG is...
Allan H. MacDonald, University of Texas
Thu, 2013-03-07 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The conduction and valence bands of bilayer graphene cross at the material’s honeycomb lattice Brillouin-zone corners....
SAEED KALANTARI
Fri, 2013-03-08 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Multi component T2 relaxation imaging is an established MRI technique for measuring myelin water (MW, water...
Alexandre Bouchard (UBC Department of Statistics)
Mon, 2013-03-11 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
In this talk, I will describe some recent developments at the intersection of statistics and computer science...
ERIKA CHIN
Mon, 2013-03-11 16:00 - 19:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: A novel 4D volumetric modulated arc therapy (4D VMAT) planning system is presented where radiation sparing of...
Lee Hodgkinson
Wed, 2013-03-13 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
We examine Unruh-DeWitt particle detector models in a variety of time-independent and time-dependent...
Mahyad Aghigh
Wed, 2013-03-13 16:00 - 17:00
Graduate Students Seminars
Henn 318
Investigation of Tl2Ba2Cu1Ox (Tl-2201) properties is important as it provides access to the overdoped side of the...
Yogesh Singh
Thu, 2013-03-14 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
In this talk we will present results of our studies on two families of iridates. The honey-comb lattice iridates A2IrO3...
Helen Quinn, Stanford
Thu, 2013-03-14 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Published in 2012 by the National Research Council, the Framework lays out a vision of what is important for all...
CHRISTIAN NEIL VEENSTRA
Fri, 2013-03-15 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: This thesis represents two bodies of work: a detailed look at what angle- resolved photoemission spectroscopy...
Else Starkenburg (University of Victoria)
Mon, 2013-03-18 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
There is much to be learned about galaxy formation and evolution from our own Milky Way halo and the dwarf galaxies...
Philip C. E. Stamp
Wed, 2013-03-20 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
I briefly recall some of the well-known fundamental successes of quantum mechanics and general relativity, and why the...
Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute
Thu, 2013-03-21 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Despite its extraordinary complexity and diversity, many of Life's most fundamental and complex phenomena, whether...
Wolfgang Jaeger, U of Alberta
Thu, 2013-03-21 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
TBA
Fri, 2013-03-22 08:30 - 20:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 318
The Department Graduate Student Open House (for prospective students, by invitation only) will be held on Friday (March...
Don Winget (Unversity of Texas at Austin)
Mon, 2013-03-25 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
White dwarfs are the simplest stars with the simplest surface chemical compositions known. Spectroscopically we...
Arman Akbarian
Wed, 2013-03-27 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
We solve the coupled Einstein-Vlasov system in spherical symmetry by directly integrating the Vlasov equation in phase...
Gerardo Paz, UCL Los Angeles
Wed, 2013-03-27 14:30 - 15:30
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Quantum control (QC) and the methods of fault-tolerant quantum computing (FTQC) are two of the cornerstones on which...
SAMANTHA LAWLER
Thu, 2013-03-28 13:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: The small body populations within a planetary system give information about the planet formation and...
Gil Refael, Caltech
Thu, 2013-03-28 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Majorana states have been tantalizing us for many years due to their mysterious and unusual properties. Originally,...
Marc Casals
Wed, 2013-04-03 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
The centers of most galaxies host supermassive black holes which are eagerly devouring smaller astrophysical objects in...
Kamil Michnicki, MIT
Thu, 2013-04-04 10:00 - 11:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
A high energy barrier for logical errors in local stabilizer code Hamiltonians is essential for the development of self...
Dr. Ilya Sh. Averbukh, Weizmann Institute of Science
Fri, 2013-04-05 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
Dr. Averbukh will briefly overview some recent developments in the field of laser control of molecular rotation,...
Cornelia Lang (University of Iowa)
Mon, 2013-04-08 16:00 - 17:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
I will discuss recent high resolution radio observations of several molecular clouds in the centre of our Galaxy. In...
Giacomo Coslovich (UC Berkeley)
Thu, 2013-04-11 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  The interplay of charge excitations with spin and lattice degrees of freedom in transition metal oxides leads to...
JONATHAN BENJAMIN
Fri, 2013-04-12 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: We present a new technique to estimate the level of contamination between photometric redshift bins. We...
Eduardo Gomez, FrPNC collaboration
Fri, 2013-04-12 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
The weak interaction between nucleons induces a multipole moment called the anapole moment. It can be measured in...
Roland Hayn form the Université d'Aix-Marseille
Tue, 2013-04-16 03:30 - 16:30
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Density functional calculations predict metacinnabar (beta-HgS) to be a strong topological insulator with a highly...
Chris Sterken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Tue, 2013-04-16 12:00 - 13:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Writing a Scientific Paper I.  The writing process Based on my direct personal experience as an author, referee, editor...
Chris Sterken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Wed, 2013-04-17 12:00 - 13:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Writing a Scientific Paper II.  Communication by Graphics This talk discusses facets of visual communication by way of...
Chris Sterken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Thu, 2013-04-18 12:00 - 13:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Writing a Scientific Paper III. Ethical Aspects The main theme of this lecture is truthful communication of scientific...
Matt Strassler
Thu, 2013-04-18 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The recent discovery at the Large Hadron Collider of a new particle, most likely a Higgs boson, marks a turning point...
CHANG WEI LOH
Mon, 2013-04-22 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: This work presents the result of a search for a new long-lived neutral particle decaying into a muon and...
PETER WINSLOW
Mon, 2013-04-22 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: The Standard Model of particle physics has proven itself as a wildly successful description of the...
Ching-Kai Chiu (University of Illinois)
Thu, 2013-04-25 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
We discuss a topological classification of insulators and superconductors in the presence of both (non-spatial)...
Armin Rahmanisisan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thu, 2013-05-02 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  The interplay of chiral magnetic ordering and itinerant electrons can lead to the emergence of anomalous integer...
n/a
Fri, 2013-05-03 09:00 - 15:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 200 and 202
JPEC is an engineering design contest for Junior Science students (enrolled in Science 8-10) who are interested in...
Dan Belenky
Fri, 2013-05-03 11:00 - 12:00
Teaching and Learning Support Drop-In
Hennings 318
  Abstract: Student motivation is an important topic for education researchers to consider, as even the most well-...
Bryan C. Sanctuary, McGill
Fri, 2013-05-03 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
TBA
Ari Belenkiy (Simon Fraser University)
Thu, 2013-05-09 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
  Ninety years ago, in 1922, Alexander Friedman (1888-1925) demonstrated for the first time that the General Relativity...
JOSEPH LUCIDO
Thu, 2013-05-16 13:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: In order to choose and design optimal treatment plans for radiation therapy, it is necessary to employ models...
Adrian Del Maestro, University of Vermont
Thu, 2013-05-16 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
We describe how the non-equilibrium spin polarization of one dimensional helical edge states at the boundary of a two...
SI CHEN
Tue, 2013-05-21 11:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: This thesis is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 is a study of statistical models of graphs, in order to...
Cheuk-Yiu Ng, University of California, Davis
Fri, 2013-05-24 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
Recent experimental progress in the application of single-photon vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) laser and two-color infrared...
Various
Sat, 2013-05-25 10:00 - 16:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings Building
We are opening the doors of the Department of Physics & Astronomy to the public on Saturday, May 25th! You will...
Malcolm Longair
Mon, 2013-05-27 16:00 - 17:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hebb Theatre (2045 East Mall Vancouver BC; http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?656)
Quantum mechanics is at the root of essentially all aspects of contemporary life. It contains many non-intuitive...
Malcolm Longair
Tue, 2013-05-28 19:30 - 21:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hebb Theatre (2045 East Mall Vancouver BC; http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?656)
The lecture will describe the remarkable history of our understanding of the origin and evolution of our Universe...
Dr. Sergej Moroz (INT, University of Washington)
Thu, 2013-05-30 14:00 - 15:00
AMO Seminars
Hennings 318
Abstract: Three-body problems are notoriously difficult to solve both in classical and quantum physics. More then...
Gora Shlyapnikov, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Thu, 2013-05-30 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
I will give a brief overview of recent studies of dipolar quantum gases - gases of atoms with a large magnetic moment...
Steven Bennett, Harvard University
Mon, 2013-06-03 12:00 - 13:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  Nitrogen vacancy centers (NVs) in diamond constitute solid state "artificial atoms" and provide a natural setting to...
JONATHAN REMBY EMBRO BENJAMIN
Mon, 2013-06-10 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Light travelling through the Universe is deflected by the presence of mass, this distorts the size and shape...
L. Degiorgi (ETH)
Thu, 2013-06-13 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
  A renewed interest in the study of symmetry-breaking competing states in complex interacting systems followed the...
Anadi Canepa (TRIUMF)
Thu, 2013-06-13 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
In view of the recent discovery of a Higgs boson at the LHC, the search for new physics stabilizing its mass has become...
PETER WINSLOW
Fri, 2013-06-14 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The Standard Model of particle physics has proven itself as a wildly successful description of the...
Shai Yefet (Bar-Ilan University)
Mon, 2013-06-17 11:00 - 12:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
In the following lecture I will describe theoretical and experimental studies of mode-locked solid-state lasers,...
SAMANTHA LAWLER
Mon, 2013-06-17 12:20 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The small body populations within a planetary system give information about the planet formation and...
Gilad Ben-Shach
Tue, 2013-06-18 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Observation of non-Abelian statistics for the charge e/4 quasiparticles in the v=5/2 fractional quantum Hall state...
ZHI-HUAI ZHU
Wed, 2013-06-19 13:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: Topological insulators (TIs), with a gapless surface state located in a large bulk band gap, define a new...
Mon, 2013-06-24 09:00 - 17:00
Upcoming Other Talks
tba
This workshop will be from June 24th to 27th, at the University of BC, Vancouver. The purpose of this workshop is to...
Fri, 2013-06-28 09:00 - 17:00
Upcoming Other Talks
tba
This workshop will be from June 28th to 30th, at the University of BC, Vancouver. The core aim of this workshop is to...
Tue, 2013-07-02 09:00 - 17:00
Upcoming Other Talks
tba
This workshop will be from July 2nd to 5th, at the University of BC, Vancouver. The purpose of this workshop is to...
Jeremy M. Hutson (Durham University, UK)
Fri, 2013-07-05 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
There are several experimental methods that are capable of producing samples of molecules such as ND3, OH and NH at...
Various
Thu, 2013-07-11 14:00 - 15:30
Teaching and Learning Support Drop-In
Hennings 318
PHAS PER Session Thursday, July 11, 2:00 pm– 3:30 pm in Henn 318 Format: 10 minute talks (plus 5 minutes for questions...
SI CHEN
Thu, 2013-07-18 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: This thesis is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 is a study of statistical models of graphs, in order to...
Marcel Hoek, University of Twente
Thu, 2013-07-18 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
We report on the fabrication of in-plane ramp-edge structures between c-axis oriented superconducting Nd1.85Ce0.15CuO4...
Harvey Gould
Fri, 2013-07-19 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
Experimental bounds on the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron and other EDMs are already below predictions of...
Emmanuel Fonseca
Fri, 2013-07-26 16:00 - 17:00
Graduate Students Seminars
Henn 318
Pulsars have been repeatedly shown to be versatile tools for understanding problems in fundamental physics. In...
JOSEPH LUCIDO
Mon, 2013-07-29 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: In order to choose and design optimal treatment plans for radiation therapy, it is necessary to employ models...
KEVIN WHYTE
Mon, 2013-07-29 12:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: While varied applications of gauge/gravity duality have arisen in literature from studies of condensed matter...
Yongge Ma, Dept of Physics Beijing Normal University
Mon, 2013-07-29 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Henn 309
The nonperturbative quantization procedure of loop quantum gravity is successfully extended to a rather general class...
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