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Prof. Lord Martin Rees
Fri, 2017-09-01 19:00 - 21:30
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Hebb Main Lecture Theatre - 2045 East Mall, UBC
In the year 2017, unmanned spacecraft have visited all the planets of our Solar System, and even some of their moons,...
Sander Otte, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
Tue, 2017-09-05 10:00 - 11:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
The magnetic and electronic properties of materials often find their origin in basic atomic- scale interactions. Yet,...
ANDREW JAMES MACDONALD
Tue, 2017-09-05 13:30 - 15:30
Grad Theses
Room 311, Brimacombe Building (AMPEL)
Abstract: At the atomic scale, surfaces exhibit a rich variety of physical phenomena that can be probed using a...
Dr. Udai Raj Singh, Institute for Nanostructure and Solid State Physics, University of Hamburg
Thu, 2017-09-07 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Several years after the discovery of iron-based superconductors, the 11 iron-chalcogenide superconductors have been...
Michael Gericke (U Manitoba)
Thu, 2017-09-07 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The QWeak collaboration completed a two year long, high precision measurement of the parity violating asymmetry in...
Josh Folk (UBC)
Thu, 2017-09-07 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The success of graphene research over the past decade has demonstrated the power of transistor-type measurements in 2D...
Jessica Werk (University of Washington)
Mon, 2017-09-11 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The circumgalactic medium (CGM; non-ISM gas within a galaxy virial radius) regulates the gas flows that shape the...
Babette Dobrich (CERN)
Thu, 2017-09-14 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUM Auditorium
Fixed target experiments are a particularly useful tool in the search of very weakly coupled particles in the MeV-GeV...
Ian Affleck, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, UBC
Thu, 2017-09-14 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Majorana fermions, whose creation operators are Hermitean, have been proposed and apparently observed in various...
Stephanie Simmons (SFU)
Thu, 2017-09-14 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Silicon transistors, the essential building block of most modern electronic devices, cannot shrink much further without...
Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson
Sun, 2017-09-17 19:00 - 20:30
Department Colloquia
Hebb Theatre
Jorge Cham, the creator of “Piled Higher and Deeper”, and his collaborator physicist Daniel Whiteson, will discuss “PhD...
Dan Werthimer (Berkeley)
Mon, 2017-09-18 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
What is the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe? Can we detect radio, infrared, or visible light...
John H. Page, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba
Thu, 2017-09-21 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Waves in complex media are often strongly scattered due to mesoscopic heterogeneities, leading to unusual and...
Dan Schwartz (Stanford)
Thu, 2017-09-21 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
To be successful, active learning depends on good tasks.  "Inventing" tasks ask students to find and explain patterns...
HIDEKI TANIMURA
Fri, 2017-09-22 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
Abstract: The Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effect is a spectral distortion in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), due to...
Yashar Hezaveh (Stanford)
Mon, 2017-09-25 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Strong gravitational lensing provides a unique opportunity to investigate many subjects, including the distribution of...
David Curtin (U Maryland/U Toronto)
Thu, 2017-09-28 11:00 - 12:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUM Auditorium
After briefly reviewing the Standard Model of particle physics, I explain why the fundamental reasons to expect New...
Pedro Lopes, Universite de Sherbrooke
Thu, 2017-09-28 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings 318
The past decade developments of condensed matter physics research have put a great weight in the importance of...
ELLEN SCHELEW
Thu, 2017-09-28 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Room 311, Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL)
Abstract: Optical and opto-electronic components play important roles in both classical and quantum information...
Guy Wormser (LAL, Orsay)
Thu, 2017-09-28 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The Standard Model of particle physics, one of the most remarkable theoretical construction of the XX century, has a...
Yancy Shirley (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona)
Mon, 2017-10-02 15:00 - 16:00
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Recent surveys of the dust continuum emission in the Milky Way Galaxy have revealed tens of thousands of cold, dense...
Natalia Chepiga, University of California at Irvine
Thu, 2017-10-05 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
We will show that the effective coupling between the spin-1/2 edge states of a spin-1 chain of finite length can be...
Ben Radford (skeptic)
Thu, 2017-10-05 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Many people believe things for which there is little evidence and no definitive proof, from astrology to psychics (and...
Mon, 2017-10-09 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Matthias Troyer
Wed, 2017-10-11 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. John's College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
A century after the development of quantum mechanics we are only coming to terms with the weird laws governing our...
Matthias Troyer, Quantum Architectures and Computation Group, Microsoft Research
Thu, 2017-10-12 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Following experimental realizations of small but scalable quantum computers we may soon see the first quantum computers...
Philipp Schmidt-Wellenburg (PSI)
Thu, 2017-10-12 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Why is there so much matter and even more dark matter and so little anti-matter observed in our Universe? One...
David Spergel (Princeton/CCA)
Thu, 2017-10-12 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
In 2025, NASA (hopefully with CSA as a partner) plans to launch WFIRST, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope. ...
MARCO MARCHETTO
Fri, 2017-10-13 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: Rare isotopes are the new frontier for fundamental studies in nuclear physics but also for medical...
AMANDA PARKER
Fri, 2017-10-13 10:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
Room 288, Brimacombe extension
Abstract: We study triblock copolymer materials which form thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). These materials form...
Hannah Jang-Condell (University of Wyoming)
Mon, 2017-10-16 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Exoplanets have been discovered in orbits as close as 0.05 AU, and as distant as hundreds of AU. Hence, exoplanets are...
Fabio Boschini, SBQMI, UBC
Thu, 2017-10-19 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
One of the most fascinating properties of low-density condensates is the emergence of phase transitions driven solely...
Rinaldo Rui (INFN Trieste)
Thu, 2017-10-19 15:00 - 16:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
(Grant Sheffer Lecture) Coming from Trieste, a small town in Italy, a bunch of then young physicists started a long...
Martin Barlow (UBC Mathematics)
Thu, 2017-10-19 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
A random walk on a graph G has anomalous diffusion if the mean square deviation after n steps is sublinear in n....
Karin Sandstrom (UC San Diego)
Mon, 2017-10-23 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
DIFFERENT ROOM: Hennings 301
Dust plays critical roles in many of the processes occurring in the interstellar medium and dust’s infrared emission...
Paul Percival (SFU)
Thu, 2017-10-26 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Muonium is the exotic atom comprised of a single-electron and a positive muon as nucleus. From the chemical point of...
Igor Herbut, Simon Fraser University
Thu, 2017-10-26 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Abrikosov proposed in 1974 that a 3D electronic system with its fermi level at the point of quadratic band crossing,...
Levon Pogosian (SFU)
Thu, 2017-10-26 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
While cosmic acceleration is well-established, the nature of Dark Energy causing it remains unknown. A flat universe...
Charli Sakari (University of Washington)
Mon, 2017-10-30 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
A universal understanding of galaxy formation requires observations of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Although...
Mark Kasevich (Stanford)
Thu, 2017-11-02 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Recent de Broglie wave interference experiments with atoms have achieved wavepacket separations as large as 54 cm...
Paul Barclay, University of Calgary
Thu, 2017-11-02 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Nano-optomechanical devices enhance the interaction between light and nanomechanical resonators, enabling coherent...
Brett Gladman (UBC)
Thu, 2017-11-02 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Planetary formation functions much the way that 2-year olds eat; that is, most of it goes where it's supposed to, but a...
Courtney Dressing (Berkeley)
Mon, 2017-11-06 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Over the past twenty years, ground- and space-based investigations have revealed that our galaxy is teeming with...
Ken Ono (Emory University)
Wed, 2017-11-08 12:30 - 13:30
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Hennings Building (RM 309B) 6224 Agricultural Road - UBC
Borcherds won the Fields medal in 1998 for his proof of the Monstrous Moonshine Conjecture. Loosely speaking, the...
Ken Ono (Emory University)
Wed, 2017-11-08 19:30 - 21:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
St. John's College - Fairmont Lounge / 2111 Lower Mall (UBC)
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), one of the most inspirational figures in the history of mathematics, was a poor...
Mark van Raamsdonk (UBC)
Thu, 2017-11-09 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The AdS/CFT correspondence from string theory provides a quantum theory of gravity in which spacetime and...
Robert Raussendorf, SBQMI / PHAS, UBC
Thu, 2017-11-09 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
In condensed matter physics, the essential properties of a physical system are determined by the phase in which it...
Victor Gurarie (U of Colorado)
Thu, 2017-11-09 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henning 201
Ultra-quantum matter is the proposed umbrella term to describe states of matter made of quantum particles with long...
Al-Amin Dhirani, Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Fri, 2017-11-10 15:00 - 16:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Chemists have made tremendous advances in synthesizing a variety of nanostructures with control over their size, shape...
Mon, 2017-11-13 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Eundeok Mun, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
Thu, 2017-11-16 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
To date, magnetic frustration has primarily been studied in insulators. There have been little theoretical and...
Jason Detwiler (U Washington)
Thu, 2017-11-16 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The Majorana Demonstrator is performing a sensitive search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge using an...
CongJun Wu (UCSD)
Thu, 2017-11-16 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henning 201
Orbital is a degree of freedom independent of charge and spin. It plays an important role in physical properties of...
Chris Willott (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics)
Mon, 2017-11-20 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is currently in its final phase of integration and scheduled for launch in the...
Dr. Arman Rahmim
Wed, 2017-11-22 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
In this talk, we’ll overview our ongoing efforts on the three fronts of (i) novel data acquisition, (ii) image...
Igor Boettcher, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
Thu, 2017-11-23 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
A revolutionary new direction in the field of superconductivity emerged recently with the synthesis of superconductors...
James Pinfold (U Alberta)
Thu, 2017-11-23 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
MoEDAL is a pioneering experiment designed to search for anomalously ionizing messengers of new physics, such as...
Andreas Faisst (Caltech/IPAC)
Mon, 2017-11-27 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Less than 1 billion year after the Big Bang (< 8% of today's age of the Universe), the cosmic star formation rate...
John Martinis, University of California at Santa Barbara
Thu, 2017-11-30 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings #201
As microelectronics technology nears the end of exponential growth over time, known as Moore’s law, there is a renewed...
Barry Barish (Caltech)
Thu, 2017-11-30 17:30 - 18:30
Department Colloquia
Hebb Theatre
Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves 100 years ago, but the effects are so tiny that even...
MIRKO MIORELLI
Mon, 2017-12-04 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: Electromagnetic probes represent a fundamental tool to study nuclear structure and dynamics. The...
David Kaplan (Johns Hopkins)
Thu, 2017-12-07 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
In this talk, I present the Higgs Boson's Compton wavelength (proportional to its inverse mass), as currently one of...
UBC students and faculty
Sun, 2017-12-10 14:00 - 15:30
Public Events
Hebb Theatre (2045 East Mall V6T 1Z1)
2017 Faraday Show: Physics of WinterWHERE: HEBB THEATRE, 2045 EAST MALL (UBC CAMPUS). The North Parkade is the closest...
RUI YANG
Thu, 2017-12-14 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: The properties of several two-dimensional (2d) materials are studied. The main content is the study of...
Marek Radzikowski
Thu, 2017-12-14 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Seminars
Hennings 301
After reviewing the essentials of the algebraic approach to QFT, Tomita Takesaki modular theory, and the well known...
AMANDA PARKER
Fri, 2017-12-15 09:00 - 11:00
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: We study triblock copolymer materials which form thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). These materials form...
Lorne Whitehead (UBC)
Thu, 2018-01-04 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The Color Vision chapter in Feynman's Lectures on Physics nicely describes the well-established fact that colour vision...
Steve Johnston, University of Tennessee
Fri, 2018-01-05 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
One-dimensional (1D) magnetic materials have attracted significant interest as a platform for studying phenomena such...
JAMES GORDON
Thu, 2018-01-11 11:00 - 13:00
Grad Theses
Room 460, Irving K Barber Learning Centre (IBLC)
Abstract: In the first part of the thesis we exploit supersymmetric localization to study aspects of supersymmetric...
Richard G. Harris, Principal Scientist, D-Wave Systems Inc.
Thu, 2018-01-11 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Feynman's original vision for a quantum computer was of a physical quantum system whose Hamiltonian could be adjusted...
Anatoli Polkovnikov (Boston U.)
Thu, 2018-01-11 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henning 201
Phase transitions are usually defined through emergence of singularities of free energy of the system with changing...
Rebecca Jensen-Clem (Berkeley)
Mon, 2018-01-15 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Our understanding of exoplanet compositions and their implications for planet formation are closely linked to our...
Scott Chapman
Tue, 2018-01-16 10:30 - 11:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Dusty star-forming galaxies pinpoint galaxies which are actively forming in the early Universe. They host intense...
SOPHIE BERKMAN
Tue, 2018-01-16 15:00 - 17:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: T2K is an experiment designed to make precision measurements of neutrino oscillation parameters. Neutrinos...
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Wed, 2018-01-17 17:15 - 20:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Michael Smith Labs (2185 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4)
Join us for our annual Physics and Astronomy Career Night to explore your career options through the stories of alumni...
R. J. Dwayne Miller, The Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany and, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto
Thu, 2018-01-18 12:30 - 13:30
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
R. J. Dwayne Miller, The Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany and, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto
Thu, 2018-01-18 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Chemistry C126
With the development of ultrabright electron sources capable of literally lighting up atomic motions, the fundamental...
Marialuisa Aliotta (U Edinburgh)
Thu, 2018-01-18 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Unlike powerful explosive scenarios such as supernovae, novae, and X-ray bursts, quiescent stellar evolution is...
Joanne O'Meara (Guelph)
Thu, 2018-01-18 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Over the past decade we have made many changes to our undergraduate physics offerings at Guelph, for majors and non-...
Alex Hill (Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, UBC Physics & Astronomy)
Mon, 2018-01-22 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The ionization of the warm ionized medium has been a puzzle since its discovery in the 1970s. Observations suggest a...
QINGDI WANG
Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: We investigate the gravitational property of the quantum vacuum by treating its large energy density...
Alberto Nocera, University of Tennessee
Thu, 2018-01-25 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
Hennings #318
Dynamical response functions of strongly correlated quantum systems provide crucial infor- mation about their complex...
Anna Celler (UBC & VGH)
Thu, 2018-01-25 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Adrian Price-Whelan (Princeton University)
Mon, 2018-01-29 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Conatal and coeval stars are important tracers of kinematics, stellar models, dark matter physics, and star and planet...
Dr. Nicolas Gauquelin
Thu, 2018-02-01 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
In this seminar I will walk you through my career as a scientist and use a few examples of my research to explain you...
Ted Bunn (U. Richmond)
Thu, 2018-02-01 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Students are often not exposed to the main ideas of general relativity until relatively late in their education, due to...
Jocelyn Read (California State University Fullerton)
Mon, 2018-02-05 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Recent observations of merging neutron stars using gravitational waves, and a coincident gamma-ray burst, recently...
Julia Wildeboer, University of Kentucky
Thu, 2018-02-08 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Anderson's idea of a (short-ranged) resonating valence bond (RVB) spin liquid has been the first ever proposal of what...
Hong Liu (MIT)
Thu, 2018-02-08 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henning 201
Hydrodynamics has a long and glorious history, describing phenomena ranging from flows of water, patterns of weather,...
Liliana Caballero (U Guelph)
Fri, 2018-02-09 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Mon, 2018-02-12 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Nai-Chang Yeh, Department of Physics and Kavli Nanoscience Institute California Institute of Technology
Thu, 2018-02-15 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Recent advances in nanofabrication technology and in the development of two-dimensional (2D) crystals and...
Ekaterina Dadachova (U Saskatchewan)
Thu, 2018-02-15 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The use of targeted therapy with alpha particles emitters in oncology is burgeoning worldwide. This is driven by the...
Mark Halpern and Gary Hinshaw (UBC)
Thu, 2018-02-15 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henning 201
The 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the WMAP Science Team for their observations of...
Mon, 2018-02-19 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Thomas Planche (TRIUMF)
Thu, 2018-02-22 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Accelerator physicists deal with electromagnetic fields ruled by Maxwell's equations. These fields act on charged...
Reading break
Thu, 2018-02-22 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Alannah Hallas
Mon, 2018-02-26 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Remarkable emergent states of matter can be found in materials that are dominated by strong quantum effects. These...
ZHEN ZHU
Mon, 2018-02-26 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: There are two kinds of environmental modes in open quantum systems: the delocalized modes which can...
Kelsi Singer (SouthWest Research Institute)
Mon, 2018-02-26 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
In July of 2015 the New Horizons spacecraft flew through the Pluto system, completing humanity's reconnaissance of the...
Akira Konaka (TRIUMF)
Tue, 2018-02-27 15:00 - 16:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Neutrino oscillation measurement has entered a precision era. In summer 2017, T2K disfavoured the CP-conserving phases...
David MacNeill
Thu, 2018-03-01 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
The 2004 isolation of graphene did more than introduce massless Dirac fermions to device physics -- it also introduced...
Gil Refael, Taylor W. Lawrence Professor of Theoretical Physics; Executive Officer for Physics, California Institute of Technology
Thu, 2018-03-01 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Localization is one of the most staggering effects of quantum mechanics.The discovery of many-body localization makes...
Gaute Hagen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Thu, 2018-03-01 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
For over 50 years, a central puzzle has been that observed beta decay rates are systematically smaller than...
Jo Lister
Thu, 2018-03-01 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The physics of nuclear fusion as an energy source was laid down in the nuclear binding energy formula and was...
Junjie Zhang
Mon, 2018-03-05 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Solid state materials are classified broadly as insulators, semiconductors, metals or superconductors based on their...
Evan Scannapieco (Arizona State University)
Mon, 2018-03-05 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
The golden age of galaxies has come and gone. From an initial distribution of weak density perturbations, gravity acted...
Monica Allen
Wed, 2018-03-07 10:30 - 12:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
The nature of topological phases in solid state systems is a key outstanding research question, as it has been posited...
Ken Clark (Queen's University)
Thu, 2018-03-08 12:20 - 13:50
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 201
  Summary The quest for understanding the dark matter which pervades our universe has been proceeding for many years...
Charles Horowitz (U Indiana)
Thu, 2018-03-08 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Compress almost anything to very high densities and electrons react with protons to make neutron rich matter. This...
Thu, 2018-03-08 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering...
Sat, 2018-03-10 09:00 - 17:00
Public Events
Hennings, UBC Life, and Woodward
More than 400 high school students and teachers from across B.C. will compete in the 40th annual UBC Physics Olympics,...
Maureen Joel Lagos
Mon, 2018-03-12 11:00 - 12:30
Upcoming Other Talks
Hennings 318
Atomic-wide electron beams can be produced routinely in aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopes...
JIAE KIM
Mon, 2018-03-12 14:30 - 16:30
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: T2K is an accelerator-based neutrino experiment designed to observe neutrino oscillations with a baseline of...
Tessa Vernstrom (Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto)
Mon, 2018-03-12 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
This exciting time of big data from new telescopes and surveys provides unprecedented opportunities for discovery....
Thu, 2018-03-15 12:40 - 13:45
Upcoming Other Talks
Henn 201
What happens when two black holes collide? How can we generate electricity by mimicking photosynthesis? Would you like...
Sergey Frolov, University of Pittsburgh
Thu, 2018-03-15 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Tunneling spectroscopy measurements on one-dimensional superconducting hybrid materials have revealed signatures of ...
Frans Pretorius (Princeton)
Thu, 2018-03-15 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
LIGO has ushered in the era of gravitational wave astronomy, having observed several signals consistent with binary...
Henry Ngo (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics)
Mon, 2018-03-19 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Discoveries of exoplanetary systems in the last two decades have revealed the diversity of planetary systems in our...
JAMES B. GORDON
Tue, 2018-03-20 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: In the first part of this thesis we exploit supersymmetric localization to study aspects of supersymmetric...
SOPHIE BERKMAN
Wed, 2018-03-21 16:00 - 18:00
Grad Theses
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: T2K is an experiment designed to make precision measurements of neutrino oscillation parameters. Neutrinos...
Benedikt Fauseweh, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Thu, 2018-03-22 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Due to perosnal reasons Benedikt Fauseweh will unfortunately be unable to join us for this CM-Seminar. We hope to be...
Mark Scott (TRIUMF)
Thu, 2018-03-22 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The Tokai-to-Kamiokande (T2K) long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in Japan started operation in 2010 and...
Christian Boutan (PNNL)
Thu, 2018-03-22 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
The Axion is a well-motivated hypothetical elementary particle. Its existence is a consequence of a particularly...
Siamak Ravanbakhs (UBC Computer Science)
Mon, 2018-03-26 15:00 - 16:15
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
A primary goal of modern cosmology is to map complex large-scale observations to simple theories. This contrast of...
Caitlin Casey
Wed, 2018-03-28 11:00 - 14:00
Upcoming Other Talks
IKBLC Lillooet Room 301
Register here: http://bit.ly/EthicalGrayZone Dr. Caitlin Casey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy...
Roger Melko (U Waterloo)
Thu, 2018-03-29 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Condensed matter physics is the study of the collective behavior of infinitely complex assemblies of interacting...
Nuh Gedik from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thu, 2018-03-29 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
The recently discovered monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are 2D crystalline semiconductors with unique...
JACOB WHITE
Thu, 2018-03-29 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: Debris discs are dynamically evolved systems that are the byproducts of the planet formation process. These...
Caitlin Casey (U Texas)
Thu, 2018-03-29 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Mon, 2018-04-02 15:30 - 16:45
Astronomy Colloquia
Hennings 318
Joseph Bramante (Queen's/CPARC)
Thu, 2018-04-05 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
I will discuss why we may expect dark matter to be very heavy, and proceed to show that underground experiments like...
Jan Kycia from the University of Waterloo
Thu, 2018-04-05 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
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Veronika Hubeny (UC Davis)
Thu, 2018-04-05 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Hennings 201
Black holes have been instrumental in paving the way toward a quantum theory of gravity.  Their elegant mathematical...
Thu, 2018-04-05 18:00 - 21:30
Public Events
UBC Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2)
Night Shift: Quantum Futures THURSDAY APRIL 5, 2018 Doors open 6 pm | Performance 7:30 pm | Closing 9:30 pm RSVP on...
QINGDI WANG
Fri, 2018-04-06 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: The usual formulation of the cosmological constant problem treats the energy density of quantum vacuum as a...
Zachary M. Hudson, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
Thu, 2018-04-12 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
While methods for molecular synthesis are now highly advanced, the preparation of nanoscale objects of controlled size...
Eleanor Sayre (Kansas State)
Thu, 2018-04-12 16:00 - 17:00
Department Colloquia
Henning 201
Learning physics means learning lots of technical content, including mathematical tools, lab skills, and physics...
Jeremy N. Munday, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Thu, 2018-04-19 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL 311
Optoelectronic devices are used to detect and manipulate light for communications, sensing, solar power...
Art Olin (TRIUMF)
Thu, 2018-04-19 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The precise measurement of the 1S-2S transition in atomic hydrogen via 2-photon spectroscopy determines the value of...
Warit Asavanant, University of Tokyo
Fri, 2018-04-20 02:00 - 03:00
Quantum Information Seminars
QMI 311 (Ampel)
Quantum computation on optical platform possesses many advantages over other physical systems such as ability to...
STEFFEN HENKELMANN
Tue, 2018-04-24 13:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: Elementary particle physics at the high energy frontier enables us to expand our current knowledge of...
Ian Affleck et al
Thu, 2018-04-26 08:30 - Sat, 2018-04-28 18:00
Upcoming Other Talks
room 1221, Forest Sciences Building
  The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute is pleased to invite you to attend the workshop: 30 years of AKLT:...
LAURENT CHAURETTE
Wed, 2018-05-02 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
Abstract: It has long been known that field theories with massless gauge bosons are plagued with infrared divergences...
Ian Roederer (U Michigan)
Thu, 2018-05-03 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Understanding the origin of the elements is one of the major challenges of modern astrophysics. The rapid neutron-...
Paul Lecoq (CERN)
Mon, 2018-05-07 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The future generation of radiation detectors is more and more demanding on timing performance for a wide range of...
Multiple Science Departments at UBC
Sat, 2018-05-12 10:00 - 14:00
Public Events
See event website
 Join us for The University of British Columbia’s 2018 Science Rendezvous festival. Science Rendezvous is an annual...
SHADI BALANDEH
Mon, 2018-05-14 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
AMPEL 311
Abstract: Hole doped bismuth perovskite is one of the rare examples of a three-dimensional high transition temperature...
Martin Fertl (U Washington)
Thu, 2018-05-17 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Neutrino flavor oscillation experiments prove that neutrinos do have nonzero masses. Extensions to the Standard Model...
Mark Blamire, Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, UK
Thu, 2018-05-17 16:00 - 17:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPL 311
The discovery in 2010, using superconductor / ferromagnet / superconductor Josephson junctions, that it is possible to...
GENE POLOVY
Mon, 2018-05-28 09:30 - 21:30
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
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Bill Gannon, from the University of Northwestern
Tue, 2018-05-29 11:00 - 12:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPL 311
Quantum magnetic fluctuations are one of the key concepts in modern condensed matter physics, and is a thread that ties...
Dr. V.E. Shapiro
Tue, 2018-05-29 14:00 - 15:00
Upcoming Other Talks
AMPEL 311
Thus far quantum mechanism is commonly treated in both fundamental and applied matters as an ultimate unifying...
S H Lau ( VP Business Development, Sigray, Inc.)
Wed, 2018-06-13 10:00 - 11:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 318
While X-ray techniques within synchrotron are undoubtedly powerful, they tend to be signifcantly oversubscribed,...
Byron Wilson
Thu, 2018-06-14 13:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Hennings 301
Title:Development of Trajectory-Based Techniques for the Stereotactic Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy of Cranial...
Costel Petrache (Université de Paris Sud)
Thu, 2018-06-21 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The breaking of symmetries in quantum systems is one of the key issues in nuclear physics. In particular, the...
JIAE KIM
Wed, 2018-06-27 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: T2K is an accelerator-based neutrino experiment designed to observe neutrino oscillations with a baseline of...
STEFFEN HENKELMANN
Fri, 2018-06-29 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre
Abstract: The precise understanding of elementary particle properties and theory parameters predicted by the Standard...
Junjie Zhang, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mon, 2018-07-09 11:30 - 12:30
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
Among various techniques available for making single crystals, optical image floating zone crystal growth has been...
Jessica Santiago
Tue, 2018-07-17 12:00 - 13:00
Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics Seminars
Hennings Building (RM 301) 6224 Agricultural Road - UBC
In this talk, we will explore the physics behind temperature gradients in thermal equilibrium states (Tolman...
LAURENT CHAURETTE
Tue, 2018-07-17 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building
Abstract: Scattering amplitudes in massless gauge field theories have long been known to give rise to infrared...
JOHN SOUS
Fri, 2018-07-20 10:00 - 12:00
Grad Theses
AMPEL 311
Abstract: In this thesis, we investigate the many-body “collective” behavior of particles dressed by interactions,...
AGUEDA PAULA GRANADOS CONTRERAS
Tue, 2018-07-24 13:00 - 15:00
Grad Theses
Room 309, Hennings Building
Abstract: The discovery of exoplanets on short orbital periods (P < 100 day), including hot-Jupiters and Systems...
Andrzej M. Oles from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
Thu, 2018-07-26 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
We explore the effects of disordered charged defects on the electronic excitations observed in the photoemission...
Jae-Hoon Park, ( Max Plank )
Thu, 2018-08-02 11:00 - 12:00
Upcoming Other Talks
Brimacombe 311
Large spin-orbit coupling makes the magnetic eigenstate of the total angular momentum state with an admixed spin state...
SHADI BALANDEH
Fri, 2018-08-03 12:30 - 14:30
Grad Theses
Room 311, Brimacombe Building
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Kyle Wamer
Tue, 2018-08-21 14:00 - 15:00
Condensed Matter Seminars
AMPEL #311
A lattice of interacting Majorana modes can occur in a superconducting film on a topological insulator in a magnetic...
Roland Diehl (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Garching)
Fri, 2018-08-24 11:00 - 12:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
Gamma-ray lines from cosmic sources display the action of nuclear reactions in cosmic sites. The gamma rays at such...
Olivia Di Matteo (U Waterloo/Institute for Quantum Computing)
Thu, 2018-08-30 14:00 - 15:00
TRIUMF Talks
TRIUMF Auditorium
The field of quantum computing has grown rapidly over the last decade. Physical systems with high double-digit...
ALAN MANNING
Thu, 2018-08-30 14:00 - 16:00
Grad Theses
Room 318, Hennings Building
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Markus Frembs, University College London
Fri, 2018-08-31 02:00 - 03:00
Quantum Information Seminars
Hennings 309B
Contextuality—the  obstruction  to  describing  quantum  mechanics  in  a  classical  statistical  way—has  been  ...
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