Physics and Space Science Colloquia

2022 / 2023

The Physics and Space Science colloquia for 2022-2023 will take place Thurdays at 12:40 - 13:30 in Sawyer 3326, and optionally, on Zoom, at the discretion of the speaker.

Any member of the Department may invite guests.  Connection details are provided on Moodle.

If you have suggestions for Colloquium speakers, please forward these to the Colloquium Coordinator, Dr. Bryce Bennett (

Fall 2022

Date Speaker Organization Title / Subject
15 Sept Members of the Department RMC Department of Physics and Space Science Annual Jamboree
29 Sept Dr. Ananthan Karunakaran Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Granada, Spain

The Star-forming and Neutral Hydrogen Gas Properties of Dwarf Satellite Galaxies: Addressing Small-Scale Cosmological Challenges

6 Oct LCdr Steve Semenuk RMC

A Primer on Detect-to-Engage of airborne targets, in a naval environment

13 Oct Dr. Jean Bergeron Canadian Space Agency An overview of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission and preparatory activities in Canada
27 Oct Dr. Juan Gomez SpectraPlasmonics Plasmonic Sensors: A Nanoworld of Applications
10 Nov Dr. Matt Shultz University of Delaware

Hot Star Magnetospheres As Astrophysical Laboratories

Winter 2023

Date Speaker Organization Subject
2 Feb Dr. Thomas Krause RMC

The Physics of Asymmetric Microwave Resonant Cavities: In Pursuit of the EM Drive

16 Feb LCdr Kevin Hunt RMC The Physics of Submarines
2 Mar Dr. Ron Vincent / Mr. Stefan Tarla RMC An Assessment of the Lancaster Sound Polynya using Satellite Data 1979 to 2022 /
A Space-Based Arctic Acoustic Surveillance System
9 Mar

Dr. Nathalie Nguyen-Quoc Ouellette

Université de Montréal

Seeing Beyond the Visible: First Results from the Webb Telescope

30 Mar Capt Alex Gasser / 2Lt Reanna Palleske RMC M.Sc. Candidate Presentations
6 Apr Students of PH 420 RMC Student Presentations
13 Apr Students of PH 448 RMC Student Presentations


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