Events list for the academic year starting September, 2015

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Maxime Brodeur (Notre Dame)
Thu, 2015-09-03 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Thanks to extensive experimental efforts that led to a precise determination of important superallowed pure Fermi...
James Alexander and Maxim Perelstein (Cornell)
Thu, 2015-09-10 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The existence of dark matter, which cannot be composed of any of the Standard Model (SM) particles, motivates...
Sarah Demers (Yale)
Tue, 2015-09-15 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
CERN's Large Hadron Collider has delivered enough high energy data to enable discovery and exploration by the LHC...
Dr. Paul Hickson
Wed, 2015-09-16 18:45 - 20:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Science World (1455 Quebec St Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7)
(This event is part of UBC Physics & Astornomy Centennial Celebration) The University of British Columbia, Science...
Sarah Demers, Yale
Thu, 2015-09-17 11:00 - 12:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 318
In the 2010-2011 academic year I co-developed and began co-teaching the course "Physics of Dance" at Yale University...
Prof. Sarah Demers, Yale
Thu, 2015-09-17 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The ATLAS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider had a successful Run 1 with proton-proton collisions at center-of-...
CHRIS GONG
Mon, 2015-09-21 11:00 - 13:00
Grad Theses
TRIUMF, ISAC II Conf. Room
ABSTRACT: A novel software platform for global optimization was developed to create a baseline design for the TRIUMF...
Dr. Yang QI (PI, Waterloo)
Mon, 2015-09-21 12:00 - 13:00
Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
Quantum spin liquid states with intrinsic topological orders supports fractionalized anyons excitations, and they can...
JEAN-FRANÇOIS CARON
Tue, 2015-09-22 11:00 - 13:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
ABSTRACT: Drift chambers are a type of gaseous ionization detector used in high-energy physics experiments. They can...
Moritz Riede, Oxford University
Thu, 2015-09-24 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Organic solar cells (OSC) have attracted increasing attention from academia and industry in recent years. Power...
Darrell G. Schlom, Cornell
Thu, 2015-09-24 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Guided by theory, unparalleled properties—those of hidden ground states—are being unleashed by exploiting large strains...
Dr. Xiaopeng Li (JQI, Maryland, USA)
Mon, 2015-09-28 12:00 - 13:00
Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
Charged particles like electrons naturally couple to gauge fields, e.g., electromagnetic fields, and exhibit...
Andrew Zentner
Mon, 2015-09-28 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Many experiments are seeking to constrain the dark energy that drives contemporary cosmological acceleration using a...
ANDREA GUTIERREZ
Tue, 2015-09-29 13:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
ABSTRACT: Antihydrogen is the simplest neutral antimatter atom. Precision comparisons between hydrogen and...
Vinnothan Manoharan, Harvard
Thu, 2015-10-01 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Phil Gregory (UBC Physics & Astronomy)
Mon, 2015-10-05 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Intrinsic stellar variability has become the main limiting factor for planet searches in both transit and radial...
Garth Huber (U Regino)
Tue, 2015-10-06 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
One of the top ten unsolved problems in physics is the nature of the strong force where quark confinement dominates....
Stefan Tautz, Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich & Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)
Thu, 2015-10-08 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Imaging surface adsorbed molecules as precisely as possible is a fascinating goal, the attainment of which promises to...
Oussama Moutanabbir POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL
Thu, 2015-10-08 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
ARMAN AKBARIAN
Tue, 2015-10-13 11:00 - 13:00
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
ABSTRACT: In the first part of this thesis, we solve the coupled Einstein-Vlasov system in spherical symmetry using...
Wen Huang (McMaster and KITP)
Tue, 2015-10-13 13:00 - 14:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 309
Cooper pairs in two-dimensional chiral superfluids and superconductors carry non-zero and quantized orbital angular ...
ELHAM ALIPOUR KHAYER
Thu, 2015-10-15 12:00 - 14:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, photons free-streaming from their last scattering surface at...
Magdalena Bazalova-Carter
Thu, 2015-10-15 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Radiation therapy of deep-seated target is most commonly delivered with x-ray beams or with the increasingly more...
Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Thu, 2015-10-15 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Understanding and eventually controlling opto electronic processes at the native length scale, e.g. deliberately...
Mark Van Raamsdonk
Thu, 2015-10-15 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Manu Paranjape, Université de Montréal
Fri, 2015-10-16 11:00 - 12:00
Theory Seminars
Henn 318
We study the decay of the false vacuum mediated by meta-stable topological solitons. The symmetry broken vacuum is...
Sat, 2015-10-17 13:00 - 16:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Room 310, Hugh Dempster Pavilion
2015 is the UNESCO International Year of Light. UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy will be celebrating the Year...
David Gerdes (U. Michigan)
Mon, 2015-10-19 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The Dark Energy Survey is in the middle of a five-year mission to map one-eighth of the sky with unprecedented area and...
David Robertson (U Missouri)
Thu, 2015-10-22 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Targeted radiotherapies based on alpha emitters are a promising alternative to beta emitting radionuclides. Because...
Matias Zaldariaga, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
Thu, 2015-10-22 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Morgan MacLeod (UCSC)
Mon, 2015-10-26 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
How do close neutron star binaries form? Many aspects of our understanding of the complex channels through which...
Abhay Ashtekar
Wed, 2015-10-28 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Hennings 318
Thanks to the spectacular observational advances since the 1990s, a `standard model' of the early universe has now...
Abhay Ashtekar
Wed, 2015-10-28 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. John's College, 2111 Lower Mall - UBC Campus
2015 marks the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity, a theory with an unprecedented combination of...
David Cobden, Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle
Thu, 2015-10-29 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Scanning photocurrent measurements provide a powerful means of studying the spatially resolved optoelectronic and...
Heather Logan (Carleton U)
Thu, 2015-10-29 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The Higgs boson is supposedly the particle in the Standard Model responsible for giving mass to all the other...
Albert C. Pan (D. E. Shaw Research)
Thu, 2015-10-29 14:00 - 15:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 309
All-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulation is a valuable technique for providing detailed information about the...
Bryan Gaensler, Toronto
Thu, 2015-10-29 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Ricardo Chavez Gonzalez
Fri, 2015-10-30 12:00 - 13:00
Graduate Students Seminars
Henn 208
Antoni Gaudi (1878-1926) was a catalan modernist architect. His work is a blend between the arts and nature, often with...
LIAM HUBER
Mon, 2015-11-02 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: This thesis presents a computational study of the interaction between solute atoms and defects in the...
Hamid Ait Abderrahim (SCK CEN)
Mon, 2015-11-02 13:30 - 14:30
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Presently, the European Union produces 30% of its electricity by Gen.II nuclear reactors. This leads to the...
Andrew Connolly (University of Washington)
Mon, 2015-11-02 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
With the development of new detectors, telescopes and computational facilities, survey astrophysics is entering an era...
ERIC MILLS
Tue, 2015-11-03 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: We use classical density functional theory to investigate the interactions between solvents and proteins. We...
AARON GALLANT
Wed, 2015-11-04 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Recent theoretical studies have shown that three-nucleon forces are important for understanding neutron-rich...
Corrado Gatto (INFN)
Thu, 2015-11-05 11:00 - 12:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The eta meson is almost unique in the particle universe for its quantum numbers as they match those of the vacuum (...
Julia Mundy, UC Berkeley
Thu, 2015-11-05 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Unusual electronic properties arise at interfaces in materials with strongly correlated electrons due to the low local...
Michel Laberge, General Fusion
Thu, 2015-11-05 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
CARLOS URIBE
Fri, 2015-11-06 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
VGH Research Pavilion - Room 700
ABSTRACT: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) has shown promising results in the treatment of neuroendocrine...
Chandra Varma (UCR)
Mon, 2015-11-09 12:00 - 13:00
Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
I will report report on the laser based angle-resolved photoemission data taken at IOP Beijing and its analysis. This...
John Kormendy (University of Texas at Austin)
Mon, 2015-11-09 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Supermassive black holes (BHs) with masses of ~ 10**6 to 10**9 Solar masses are believed to live at the centers of most...
Nikolai Zhigadlo, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich
Thu, 2015-11-12 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
High-pressure conditions are often crucial for the successful synthesis of new materials, including many...
Krishna Kumar (Stony Brook)
Thu, 2015-11-12 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
We discuss the physics that can be learned from one of the most elementary scattering processes: that of one electron...
Ivan Semeniuk The Globe and Mail
Thu, 2015-11-12 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Science journalists aim to illuminate the process, outcomes and policy implications of scientific research for a broad...
CongJun Wu (UCSD)
Mon, 2015-11-16 12:00 - 13:00
Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
The large spin ultra-cold fermionic systems provide a whole new opportu-nity to investigate large symmetries, say, Sp(...
Jörg Fink, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany
Mon, 2015-11-16 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Unconventional/high temperature superconductivity (SC) is observed in heavy fermion systems, cuprates, molecular...
Sarah Burke Spolaor (Caltech)
Mon, 2015-11-16 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-duration radio signals shrouded in mystery and a deficit of informative data....
A.E. Curzon and F.L. Curzon
Tue, 2015-11-17 12:00 - 13:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
If you are interested in correcting a common error in physics teaching materials (concerning the Poynting vector as an...
CHRIS GONG
Thu, 2015-11-19 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: A novel software platform for global optimization was developed to study the physics and to create a...
Oliver Kester (GSI Darmstadt/Goethe University Frankfurt)
Thu, 2015-11-19 11:00 - 12:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The facility for antiproton and ion research – FAIR – will produce secondary beams of unprecedented intensities. In...
AMO
Deborah Jin JILA and UC Boulder
Thu, 2015-11-19 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Leslie Rogers (Caltech)
Mon, 2015-11-23 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The discovery of exoplanets (planets outside our Solar System) has brought the settings of many science fiction stories...
JEAN-FRANÇOIS CARON
Wed, 2015-11-25 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: Drift chambers are a type of gaseous ionization detector used in high-energy physics experiments. They can...
Walter Hardy, Jeremy Heyl, Philip Stamp, Bill Unruh
Wed, 2015-11-25 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Hennings Building - RM 200 (6224 Agricultural Road) UBC
This event is intended for the whole family - children and adults, age from 7 to 90. We will have demonstrations (some...
TODD MACKENZIE
Thu, 2015-11-26 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The submillimetre band is ideal for studying high-redshift star-forming galaxies, but such studies are...
Sarah Keller, University of Washington
Thu, 2015-11-26 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
This talk will briefly summarize our laboratory’s recent condensed matter research inspired by biological questions. ...
Leslie Rosenberg, U Washington
Thu, 2015-11-26 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Jorge Hirsch
Thu, 2015-12-03 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Each of the four concepts in the title is related to its nearest neighbor concept(s): this is well understood and...
Trevor Stocki (Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada/Carleton University)
Thu, 2015-12-03 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in March 2011, northern Canadians expressed concerns about the...
Rene Ong, UC San Diego
Thu, 2015-12-03 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
ARMAN AKBARIAN KALJAHI
Fri, 2015-12-04 13:30 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
ABSTRACT In the first part of this thesis, we solve the coupled Einstein-Vlasov system in spherical symmetry using...
Ruth Chabay
Fri, 2015-12-04 15:00 - 16:00
Physics and Astronomy Education
Irving K Barber Learning Center, room 185
The process of constructing and exploring computational models can offer significant support for the development of...
ANDREA GUTIERREZ
Mon, 2015-12-07 13:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Main Office Building Conference Room, TRIUMF
ABSTRACT Antihydrogen is the simplest neutral antimatter atom. Precision comparisons between hydrogen and antihydrogen...
Philip Phillips, University of Illinois
Thu, 2015-12-10 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Although the copper-oxide superconductors were discovered almost 30 years ago, there is no consensus on why they...
Physics & Astronomy faculty & students, IsoSiM, TRIUMF
Sun, 2015-12-13 14:00 - 15:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hebb 100 (Theatre) 2045 EAST MALL (UBC CAMPUS)
  The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy....
Jason Kalirai (JSWT Project Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute)
Mon, 2015-12-28 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Dennis Huang, Harvard University
Thu, 2016-01-07 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The potential of interface engineering to generate novel electronic properties is exemplified in a monolayer of FeSe...
PHILIPP KOLB
Thu, 2016-01-07 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
ISAC-II Conference Room, TRIUMF
ABSTRACT: Modern physics research relies on particle accelerators and available beam time is a very limited resource....
Ian Short (St. Mary's University, Institute for Computational Astrophysics)
Mon, 2016-01-11 15:30 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The goal of the GrayStar project is to turn any WWW browser running on any device into a didactic “teaching and...
Russell Mammei (U Winnipeg/TRIUMF)
Thu, 2016-01-14 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The TRIUMF neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) experiment is the first experiment that will use the new spallation...
CHARLES FOELL III
Mon, 2016-01-18 09:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
ABSTRACT: On-demand single photon sources have advanced disciplines including metrology, biotechnology, photonics,...
Karin Oberg (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Mon, 2016-01-18 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Planets form from dust and gas in disks around young stars. The chemical composition and structures of these disks...
Rafael Alexander, University of Sydney, Australia
Tue, 2016-01-19 10:00 - 11:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Provided that they can be made really big, quantum computers can offer impressive speedups over their classical...
WILL GUNTON
Tue, 2016-01-19 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
ABSTRACT: This thesis presents an experimental apparatus capable of producing and studying ultra-cold mixtures of Li...
Sam Roberts, University of Sydney, Australia
Tue, 2016-01-19 14:00 - 15:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Characterising physically realistic spin systems that are useful for quantum computation and also robust to noise is a...
See Description
Tue, 2016-01-19 17:15 - 20:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Michael Smith Lab (2185 East Mall)
   The UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy, in partnership with UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers and...
CARLOS FELIPE URIBE MUÑOZ
Wed, 2016-01-20 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) shows promising results in treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (...
Jonathan Bagger
Wed, 2016-01-20 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. Johns' College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
In 2013, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our...
Stephanie Simmons, Simon Fraser University
Thu, 2016-01-21 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Is a quantum wavefunction exclusively an abstract mathematical tool — perhaps something which encodes our knowledge of...
Razvan Gornea (Carleton)
Thu, 2016-01-21 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Neutrino oscillation experiments have shown that neutrinos have finite masses. The study of neutrino-less double beta...
Jeff Gore, MIT
Thu, 2016-01-21 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Sun, 2016-01-24 10:30 - 15:30
Public Events
UBC Life Science Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Please join us for a day of information about the UBC Engineering Physics Program, talking one-on-one with current...
Come next week for our own Alex Mead
Mon, 2016-01-25 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Not Hennings 318 (or anywhere, for that matter).
Jon Paul Maria, NCSU
Thu, 2016-01-28 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Steven Kent (Fermilab/U Chicago)
Thu, 2016-01-28 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic control...
Phil Austin, UBC EOS
Thu, 2016-01-28 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Alex Mead (CITA National Fellow, UBC Physics & Astronomy)
Mon, 2016-02-01 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Cosmological weak gravitational lensing surveys use the correlated distortions of galaxy shapes to infer properties of...
Monika Stachura (TRIUMF)
Wed, 2016-02-03 16:00 - 17:00
IsoSiM CREATE Seminars
TRIUMF Auditorium
Damien Stricker, Universite de Geneve
Thu, 2016-02-04 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
A reference point for research on a wider range of correlated behaviour is provided by the so-called Fermi liquids,...
Edward Graves, Stanford Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology
Thu, 2016-02-04 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
CLEMENS ADOLPHS
Fri, 2016-02-05 14:30 - 16:30
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
ABSTRACT: In this thesis, we investigated a set of theoretical models frequently used in the field of solid state...
Mon, 2016-02-08 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Not Hennings 318 (or anywhere, for that matter).
GREG STORTZ
Tue, 2016-02-09 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
ABSTRACT: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) provides functional information about a subject by imaging the...
Lucas Wagner, UIUC
Tue, 2016-02-09 13:00 - 14:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
First principles calculations, in which materials are simulated using only fundamental constants, are a powerful way to...
Felix Flicker (UC Berkeley)
Wed, 2016-02-10 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Niobium diselenide has long served as a prototype of two-dimensional charge ordering, believed to arise from an...
Dennis LehmKuhl - Caltech
Wed, 2016-02-10 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. Johns' College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
In 1908 Hermann Minkowski argued that Einstein's special relativity required something completely new, called "...
John Davis, University of Alberta
Thu, 2016-02-11 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
In the past decade a revolution has taken place in our ability to measure mechanical motion, originating in large part...
Abigail Vieregg, Chicago KICP
Thu, 2016-02-11 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
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Mon, 2016-02-15 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Not Hennings 318 (or anywhere, for that matter).
Robert Roth (TU Darmstadt)
Fri, 2016-02-19 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Low-energy nuclear physics is undergoing an important paradigm shift. The field is moving towards a...
MARTINA CAPSONI
Fri, 2016-02-19 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
ABSTRACT:  In this thesis work, the morphology and electronic structure of  thermally-activated, self-assembled linear...
Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (Universite de Montreal)
Mon, 2016-02-22 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The last few decades have shown us that radio jets originating from supermassive black holes can interact strongly...
DARREN SMYTH
Wed, 2016-02-24 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT This thesis studies strongly coupled phases of condensed matter physics using a combination of gauge-gravity...
William G. Unruh
Wed, 2016-02-24 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Earth Sciences Building - RM 1013 (2207 Main Mall) UBC
In Sept 2015 the 2 LIGO observatories observed gravitational waves emitted during the inspiral and collision of two...
Robert F Klie, Department of Physics, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607
Thu, 2016-02-25 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 318
The last few years have seen a paradigm change in the way we characterize materials, with unprecedented improvements in...
Alfred Baron, Materials Dynamics Laboratory, RIKEN SPring-8 Center
Thu, 2016-02-25 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
High-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS) measures atomic motions at THz frequencies over angstrom-scale...
Thomas Papenbrock (U Tennesse and ORNL)
Thu, 2016-02-25 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
In recent years, we have seen a transition toward precision calculations of nuclear properties. This progress is...
Graduate Students
Thu, 2016-02-25 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
All PHAS grads are encouraged to come join us in the audience - you'll vote in the "People's Choice" award!  The...
Erik Marsell, Lund University (Sweden)
Fri, 2016-02-26 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Nano-optics, the use of nanostructured surfaces for the concentration, manipulation, and application of light on a sub-...
Roman Engel - Herbert, Penn State University
Mon, 2016-02-29 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Molecular beam epitaxy has played a key role in the recent progress to explore and understand fundamental concepts in...
Linda Strubbe (UBC Physics & Astrnomy)
Mon, 2016-02-29 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
A star that wanders too close to a massive black hole gets shredded by the black hole's tidal gravity, releasing a...
Dr. Ross Lockwood, U of Alberta
Tue, 2016-03-01 12:30 - 13:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 200
Mars seems tantalizingly close these days. With major missions being planned to the Red Planet over the next couple...
Ondrej L. Krivanek, Arizona State University
Thu, 2016-03-03 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEMs) are now able to form electron probes as small...
Mike Landry (LIGO Hanford/ Caltech/ Virgo)
Thu, 2016-03-03 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
On Sep 14, 2015, the two interferometric detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO)...
Chris Waltham and Scott Oser, UBC Physics and Astronomy
Thu, 2016-03-03 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Jianfeng Ge (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Mon, 2016-03-07 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Ampel 311
Superconductivity with critical temperature above boiling point of nitrogen or even room temperature has been a...
Derek Buzasi (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Mon, 2016-03-07 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The star we know best is the one which is closest to us, and astronomers therefore tend to rely heavily on the Sun as a...
RYAN GOLDSBURY
Tue, 2016-03-08 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The thesis details three distinct projects that explore stellar populations in Milky Way globular clusters....
Tom Price (Cambridge University, UK)
Tue, 2016-03-08 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Henn 318
We discuss the time dependent Green function of the nonlinear Luttinger liquid, using the Fractional Quantum Hall edge...
Philip Phillips
Thu, 2016-03-10 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
High-temperature superconductivity in the cuprates remains an unsolved problem because no knock-down experiment has ...
Michelle Wang, Cornell
Thu, 2016-03-10 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Dr. Christopher T. Nelson
Fri, 2016-03-11 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
The defining characteristic of ferroelectricity is an electrically polar ground state which reorients under an applied...
Philip Phillips, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fri, 2016-03-11 12:30 - 13:30
String Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
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Nicholas McConnell (Plaskett Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Mon, 2016-03-14 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
In both the distant universe and our cosmic backyard, we find evidence for black holes as large as ~1-10 billion solar...
Chris Ruiz (TRIUMF)
Wed, 2016-03-16 16:00 - 17:00
IsoSiM CREATE Seminars
TRIUMF Auditorium
Honourable Elizabeth May (Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands Leader of the Green Party of Canada)
Wed, 2016-03-16 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Hennings Building (RM 200) 6224 Agricultural Road - UBC
The recent Paris Agreement, which has the goal of avoiding a 1.5 degrees C rise in global temperature, means the...
CHARLES ALDEN FOELL III
Thu, 2016-03-17 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: In the rapidly evolving field of experimental quantum information processing, one important sub-field...
David C. Bell, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Thu, 2016-03-17 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Quantum materials are atomically layered materials such as graphene or hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). Their properties...
Dr. Roman Engel-Herbert
Mon, 2016-03-21 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Molecular beam epitaxy has played a key role in the recent progress to explore and understand fundamental concepts in...
Betsy Mills (Jansky Fellow, University of Arizona and Steward Observatory)
Mon, 2016-03-21 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The giant molecular cloud G0.253+0.016 or "The Brick" is a massive (M~10^5 solar masses) cloud in the Galactic center....
Jon-Paul Maria, North Carolina State University

Thu, 2016-03-24 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The hunt for, and discovery of, new phases of matter is among the most exciting activities Materials Research. The...
Mark Johnson, D-wave
Thu, 2016-03-24 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Mon, 2016-03-28 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Not Hennings 318 (or anywhere, for that matter).
Dr. Jun Fan
Wed, 2016-03-30 14:00 - 15:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Room 311 – 2355 East Mall Brimacombe Building
A lipid membrane envelops the cell, isolates itself from the surroundings, and strictly controls materials and...
Dominique Prinet
Wed, 2016-03-30 15:30 - 16:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 318
PHILIPP ULRICH KOLB
Wed, 2016-03-30 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT Modern physics research relies on particle accelerators and available beam time is a very limited resource....
Dr. Paul Ndione
Thu, 2016-03-31 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
The ever-wider spectrum of important functionalities needed for developing modern technologies and infrastructure...
WILL GUNTON
Thu, 2016-03-31 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
ABSTRACT: This thesis presents an experimental apparatus capable of producing and studying ultra-cold mixtures of 6Li...
Thu, 2016-03-31 12:30 - 13:45
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 200
  First year students - you are invited to join us in discovering science degree options within the Department of...
Karl Berggren, MIT
Thu, 2016-03-31 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Superconducting nanowires have long been of interest for their unusual electrothermal behavior, and the exhibition of...
Piers Coleman, Rutgers Dept. of Physics
Thu, 2016-03-31 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Subhadeep Gupta
Thu, 2016-03-31 16:00 - 17:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
I will present our recent experimental work on ultracold mixtures of ytterbium and lithium atoms. Employing ytterbium...
Damien Quentin
Fri, 2016-04-01 12:00 - 13:00
Graduate Students Seminars
Room 208 (Outreach Lab)
The development of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), like that of many instruments in physics, opens new windows to...
Steven Pain (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Mon, 2016-04-04 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
It is crucial to quantify nuclear reaction rates in astrophysical environments in order to understand the energetics...
Sandrine Codis (Canadian Institue for Theoretical Astrophysics)
Mon, 2016-04-04 15:30 - 16:30
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
In this talk, I will show how both dark matter and hydrodynamical simulations predict that the morphology of galaxies...
GREG STORTZ
Tue, 2016-04-05 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT:         Positron Emission Tomography (PET) provides in vivo functional information about a living subject by...
Matthias Hepting, MPI-FKF Stuttgart
Tue, 2016-04-05 13:30 - 14:30
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
The rich phase diagram of transition metal oxides (TMO) such as rare-earth nickelates RNiO3 (R = rare-earth) results...
CLEMENS ADOLPHS
Wed, 2016-04-06 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT In this thesis, we investigated a set of theoretical models frequently used in the field of solid state...
J. Bonča, University of Ljubljana
Thu, 2016-04-07 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
In the first part I will briefly overview a fundamental study of the relaxation dynamics of a single hole in the two...
Stephan Meyer, University of Chicago
Thu, 2016-04-07 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
I will describe the first results from a search for entangled exotic shear fluctuations which are postulated to exist...
NAMSHIK KIM
Fri, 2016-04-08 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: We use the AdS/CFT correspondence (the holographic duality of gauge/gravity theory) to study exciton driven...
Alex Richert (Penn State University)
Mon, 2016-04-11 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The discovery of debris disks with gas has raised the question of whether gas–dust interactions shape global disk...
Emil Mottola, LNAL
Wed, 2016-04-13 11:00 - 12:00
Gravity Seminars
Hennings 318
The twin problems of reconciling quantum theory with classical black holes and the existence of cosmological dark...
Mark Martinez (UBC)
Thu, 2016-04-14 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The harvest of natural resources is the backbone of a thriving Canadian economy. Without a viable pulp and paper...
Kip Thorne, Cal. Tech.
Thu, 2016-04-14 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
A half century ago, John Wheeler challenged his students and colleagues to explore Geometrodynamics: the nonlinear...
Dr. Kip Thorne
Thu, 2016-04-14 19:00 - 20:30
Public Events
Science World (1455 Quebec St )
We invite you to join us for an evening with renowned theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. 100 years ago, Albert Einstein...
Frédéric Chevy (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Mon, 2016-04-18 14:00 - 15:00
AMO Seminars
Hennings 318
Over the past few years, ultracold atoms have emerged as priviledged platfoms for the experimental exploration of...
Francesco Peronaci, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy
Thu, 2016-04-21 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Motivated by recent ultrafast pump-probe experiments on high-temperature superconductors, we discuss the transient...
RYAN MCKENZIE
Thu, 2016-04-21 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
ABSTRACT: The quantum Ising model is perhaps the simplest possible model of a quantum magnetic material. In an...
Frederic Chevy, ENS Paris and Ecole Polytechnique
Thu, 2016-04-21 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
In his famous lectures, R. P. Feynman highlights the deep unity of physics and the analogies existing between...
Julia Mundy
Fri, 2016-04-22 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Transition metal oxides exhibit almost every physical state known including metallic conductivity, (high-temperature)...
Edward Grant (UBC)
Wed, 2016-04-27 11:00 - 12:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) holds that the energy eigenstates underlying an evolving superposition...
CHARLES RABIDEAU
Mon, 2016-05-02 13:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
ABSTRACT: The holographic Ryu-Takayanagi formula for entanglement entropy connects the entanglement of a field theory...
Steven Larson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Wed, 2016-05-04 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Theranostics is the use of the same molecular moiety for a combination of diagnosis and therapy. Radiotracers lend...
PHILIPPE SABELLA GARNIER
Thu, 2016-05-05 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 301
ABSTRACT: This thesis presents various examples of the application of quantum-mechanical methods to the understanding...
Mon, 2016-05-09 09:00 - 11:10
Astronomy Colloquia
Plaza in front of Koerner Library, UBC
The planet Mercury will transit (pass in front of the face of the Sun) for the first time in a decade on Monday morning...
Emilian Marius Nica, Department of Physics and Astronomy & Rice Center for Quantum Materials, Rice University
Thu, 2016-05-12 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
Heavy fermion systems provide a prototype-setting for the study of strongly-correlated electrons. Experiments on heavy-...
Wick Haxton (UC Berkeley)
Thu, 2016-05-12 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Fortuitous properties of nuclei allow us to isolate and study the rare second-order weak process of double beta decay...
Marcel Nooijen, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Fri, 2016-05-13 14:00 - 15:30
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
One of the remaining open challenges for quantum chemistry concerns the routine calculation of molecular...
MARTINA CARLA CAPSONI
Mon, 2016-05-16 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: In this thesis work, the morphology and electronic structure of self-assembled linear nanochains, featuring...
Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Molecular Foundry LBNL
Tue, 2016-05-17 14:30 - 15:30
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Electronic and Optoelectronic processes in matter are governed by the electronic structure and are well understood for...
ALEKSEY KOROBENKO
Wed, 2016-05-18 13:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: The major purpose of this work is the experimental study of the applicability of an optical centrifuge -- a...
Jean-Pierre Derendinger, Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics Institute for Theoretical Physics, Bern University
Wed, 2016-05-25 11:00 - 12:00
String Theory Seminars
Henn 301
Jean-Pierre Derendinger, Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics Institute for Theoretical Physics, Bern University
Wed, 2016-05-25 11:00 - 12:00
String Theory Seminars
Hennings 318
Ipsita Mandal
Wed, 2016-05-25 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
henn 304
We devise a renormalization group analysis for quantum field theories with Fermi surface to study scaling behaviour of...
TBA
Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois
Thu, 2016-05-26 11:00 - 12:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois
Thu, 2016-05-26 11:00 - 12:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
The field of high temperature superconductivity has been revolutionized by the recent discovery of charge order in...
Ashley Cook (U Toronto)
Thu, 2016-05-26 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Henn 304
While the basic principles and limitations of conventional solar cells are well understood, relatively little...
Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois
Fri, 2016-05-27 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
1T-TiSe2 is a layered, transition metal dichalcogenide that exhibits a competition between superconducting and charge...
ALI NARIMANI
Mon, 2016-05-30 11:00 - 13:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: General Relativity (GR) has successfully passed many observational tests and has long been acclaimed for its...
A. B. McDonald, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario for the SNO Collaboration
Tue, 2016-05-31 15:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henn 201
  The nuclear reactions that power the sun produce enormous numbers of neutrinos that pass easily through the sun and...
Frank Strieder (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology)
Thu, 2016-06-02 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
    It is in the nature of astrophysics that many of the processes and objects are physically inaccessible...
Steve Johnston, University of Tennessee
Thu, 2016-06-02 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
A flurry of scientific activities has been generated by the discovery of a significantly enhanced superconductivity in...
G. Peter Lepage (Cornell)
Thu, 2016-06-09 14:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Lattice QCD was invented in 1973-74 by Ken Wilson, who passed away in 2013. This talk will describe the evolution of...
Dr. Gianluigi Botton
Mon, 2016-06-20 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) is an invaluable technique to study the detailed structure and the chemical...
Gil Alexandrowicz, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Mon, 2016-06-20 14:00 - 15:00
AMO Seminars
Chem D-215
A common theme to the activities in our group is magnetically manipulating beams of atoms and molecules. In this talk I...
ROJA ZAKARIAEE
Tue, 2016-06-21 10:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: Radiation therapy in the definitive treatment of locally advanced carcinoma of the cervix consists of...
Vincent Mourik, University of New South Wales
Thu, 2016-06-23 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The engineering of topological superconductors and the observation and control of their non-abelian quasiparticles is a...
Michael Gould, University of Washington,
Fri, 2016-06-24 14:00 - 15:00
Upcoming Other Talks
AMPEL 311
We present a GaP-on-diamond integrated photonics platform for quantum information processing with nitrogen-vacancy...
CHARLES RABIDEAU
Tue, 2016-07-05 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
Abstract: The holographic Ryu-Takayanagi formula for entanglement entropy connects the entanglement of a field theory...
EMMANUEL FONSECA
Thu, 2016-07-07 10:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: One of the primary, long-term goals in high-energy astrophysics is the measurement of macroscopic parameters...
Alan Manning
Fri, 2016-07-08 12:00 - 13:00
Graduate Students Seminars
Hebb 10
ABSTRACT: Like it or not, every scientist is also an ambassador of science: it's up to us to make science relevant and...
ALEKSEY KOROBENKO
Wed, 2016-07-13 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: The major purpose of this work is the experimental study of the applicability of an optical centrifuge – a...
Ilya Averbukh, Weizmann Institute of Science
Thu, 2016-07-14 12:30 - 13:30
AMO Seminars
Hennings 302
  Echoes are common in many areas of physics, including NMR, plasma physics, nonlinear optics, cavity quantum...
PHILIPPE-ALEXANDRE SABELLA-GARNIER
Mon, 2016-07-18 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: This thesis presents various examples of the application of quantummechanical methods to the understanding...
MARTIN BITTER
Wed, 2016-07-20 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Henn 318
Abstract: The objective of this dissertation is the experimental study and control of laser-kicked molecular rotors....
ALI NARIMANI
Mon, 2016-07-25 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: General Relativity (GR) has long been acclaimed for its elegance and simplicity, and has successfully...
Johannes Barth, Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich
Wed, 2016-08-10 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
RYAN MCKENZIE
Mon, 2016-08-15 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
ABSTRACT: The quantum Ising model is perhaps the simplest possible model of a quantum magnetic material. Despite its...
Henry S. Chen
Thu, 2016-08-18 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: Myelin  content is an important marker for neuropathology; however, direct imaging of myelin is difficult....
Prof. Zhengcheng Gu (PI---> Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Thu, 2016-08-18 11:00 - 12:00
Theory Seminars
Room 309 Hennings
In this talk, I will discuss how geometry degree of freedoms naturally arise on the domain walls of topological phases...
MIRKO MOELLER
Fri, 2016-08-26 10:00 - 13:00
Grad Theses
Henn 309
Abstract: In this thesis we study the effects of finite temperature (T) on the single-electron spectral function of...
Gil Porat JILA/University of Colorado Boulder
Fri, 2016-08-26 14:00 - 15:00
AMO Seminars
AMPEL 311
High precision spectroscopy of few-electron atoms and ions is strongly motivated by the need to test fundamental theory...
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