Physics and Space Science Colloquia


The Physics and Space Science colloquia for the 2016/2017 academic year will take place on Thursdays from 12:40 to 1:30 pm in Sawyer 3326.

If you have suggestions for speakers, please forward these to the Colloquium Chair, Capt. Benjamin Nasmith (

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Organization Host Subject
14 Sep Capt. Benjamin Nasmith RMC RMC Hypercomplex Numbers Made Simple
21 Sep Maj. John de Boer RMC Capt. Benjamin Nasmith Convection of Ionospheric Density Features
28 Sep Dr. Gregg Wade RMC RMC The BRITE-Constellation nanosatellite space astronomy mission
05 Oct Dr. Antonio Cala' Lesina University of Ottawa Dr. Desjardins Nanoscale Light-Matter Interactions
19 Oct Dr. Ron Vincent RMC RMC Polar Dust Storms: An Investigation of Arctic Aerosols using Satellite Imagery
26 Oct Dr. Carlos Escobedo Queen`s University Dr. Sabat Integrated Microsystems for Biosensing and Cell Studies
2 Nov Dr. Debra Wunch University of Toronto Dr. Desjardins Earth's Carbon Cycle; Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)
09 Nov Dr. Guillaume Giroux Queen`s University Dr. Kristine Spekkens Introducing the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC)
16 Nov Dr. Hilding Nielson University of Toronto Dr. Gregg Wade Period Change, Evolution and Atmospheres of Cepheids: new insights into fundamental standard candles
23 Nov Dr. Laureline Sangalli RMC N/A NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program at RMC
30 Nov Dr. Aroba Saleem RMC Dr. Thomas Krause Effect of Manufacturing on Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of Non-oriented Electrical Steel

Winter 2018

Date Speaker Organization Host Subject
11 Jan Ryan Gregory University of Guelph Dr. Gregg Wade tba
18 Jan Rob Thacker St. Mary's Univeristy Dr. Gregg Wade tba
25 Jan Paul Corkum University of Ottawa tba tba
01 Feb tba tba tba tba
08 Feb André Longtin University of Ottawa tba Neurophysics and nonlinear dynamics
15 Feb Nicolas Cowan McGill University tba Atmospheres of extrasolar planets
01 Mar Dr. Thomas Krause RMC N/A Micromagnetic Techniques for Characterization of Ferromagnetic Materials
08 Mar tba tba tba tba
15 Mar tba tba tba tba
22 Mar Karin Hinzer University of Ottawa tba Photovoltaics for use in energy conversions: From capturing the sun’s rays to transmitting power optically
29 Mar PHE/F448 Students RMC Maj. Richard Van Der Pryt Senior Project Presentations
05 Apr PHE/F420 Students RMC Dr. Michael Stacey Senior Project Presentations


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