Speaker Series

The Physics and Astronomy Speaker Series present current and interesting research by Physicists and Astronomers from across the country and beyond, in the form of colloquia held during the Spring semester. They will be held in D632, University Hall. The target audience consists of Physics and Astronomy Students and Faculty, and to anyone who is interested in current research in the fascinating world of Physics and Astronomy. The colloquia also form part of the “Contemporary Physics” course. If you would like to be added to the Speaker Series mailing list, please contact: catherine.drenth@uleth.ca

Everyone is welcome to attend the Physics and Astronomy Speaker Series Colloquia. Refreshments are provided.

2019 Talk Schedule

Tues, January 29 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
MATTHEW ROBBINS
University of Waterloo
Bose-Einstein Condensates as Gravitational Wave Detectors

Thurs, January 31 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
JEREMY SCOTT
University of Lethbridge
High Resolution Far-Infrared Imaging Using Spectral/Spatial Interferometry

Thurs, February 7 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
ANDREW YAU
University of Calgary
The Physics of Thin Air: Tracking the Aurora and Related Weather Phenomena in Space

Thurs, February 28 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
ADAM CHRISTIANSEN
University of Lethbridge
A frequency-modulated laser interferometer for nanometer-scale position sensing at cryogenic temperatures

Thurs, March 7 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
STANIMIR METCHEV (CAP Lecture)
University of Western Ontario 
The best extrasolar planets

Thurs, March 14 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
ROBERT GREEN
University of Saskatchewan
Resonant X-ray Studies of Quantum Materials at the Canadian Light Source

Thurs, March 21 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
ALEX MOEWES
University of Saskatchewan
Direct Measurements of Energy Levels in Next Generation Nitride Phosphors

Thurs, March 28 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
GWEN GRINYER 
University of Regina
Decays of rare isotopes: from the precision frontier to the limits stability

Thurs, April 4 | 1:40-2:55 PM | D632
VASIL TODORINOV
University of Lethbridge
Minimum length and the fuzziness of spacetime