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Graduate Research Seminars

Graduate students often present their doctoral research in an open forum, intended for the whole department. PhD defences are, however, presented only to the examination committee.

Past Events

22
Mar 2024
10 a.m.
MP505
Dylan Jow
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Dylan Jow
21
Mar 2024
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
MP408
Sahibjeet Singh
Final PhD Oral Exam - Sahibjeet Singh
High Energy Physics at Low(er) Energies: Precision Measurements in Top Quark Physics at √s = 5.02TeV
18
Mar 2024
1 p.m.
Frank David Wandler
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Frank David Wandler
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
12
Mar 2024
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
MP606
Tae Hyoun Park
Final PhD Oral Exam - Tae Hyun Park
Interpretation of combined Higgs boson measurements using 139 fb-1 of pp collision data at ps = 13TeV with the ATLAS detector
26
Feb 2024
11 a.m. - noon
MP126
Euan Joly-Smith
Final PhD Oral Exam - Euan Joly-Smith
Utilizing stochastic fluctuations to decipher biochemical reaction networks in cells
20
Feb 2024
3 p.m.
MP408
Gina Chou
Departmental PhD Oral Exam - Gina Chou
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
06
Feb 2024
3 p.m.
Christian DiMaria
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Christian DiMaria
12
Jan 2024
2 p.m.
Sahibjeet Singh
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Sahibjeet Singh
09
Jan 2024
9 a.m.
Tae Hyoun Park
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Tae Hyoun Park
03
Jan 2024
1 p.m.
Raymond Fan
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Raymond Fan
20
Dec 2023
9 a.m.
Haochen Zhang
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Haochen Zhang
18
Dec 2023
3 p.m.
Laura Saunders
Departmental PhD oral Exam - Laura Saunders
08
Dec 2023
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
MP606
Arthur Ou Teen Pang
Final PhD Oral Exam Seminar - Quantum sensors and actuators for quantum agents
05
Dec 2023
noon
MP134
Jesse Velay-Vitow
Final PhD Oral Exam Seminar - Tidally Forced Marine Ice Stream Instabilities and Their Consequences
The 100-kyr glacial cycle involves a slow glaciation and a rapid deglaciation. I present an explanation for this phenomenon, wherein the deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheet is accelerated by the rapid collapse of marine-terminating ice streams.
21
Nov 2023
1 p.m.
MP102
Subin Kim
Final PhD Oral Exam Seminar - Structural and Magnetic Properties of α-RuCl3 Single Crystals
27
Oct 2023
10 a.m.
Milica Banic
Departmental PhD oral exam - Milica Banic
19
Oct 2023
1 p.m.
Tyler Wizenberg
Departmental PhD oral exam - Tyler Wizenberg
13
Oct 2023
1:30 p.m.
Subin Kim
Departmental PhD oral exam - Subin Kim
05
Oct 2023
2 p.m.
Jesse Velay-Vitow
Departmental PhD oral exam - Jesse Velay-Vitow
29
Sep 2023
11:30 a.m.
Mohamed Shaaban
Departmental PhD oral exam - Mohamed Shaaban
29
Sep 2023
10 a.m.
Kenneth Jackson
Departmental PhD oral exam - Kenneth Jackson
28
Sep 2023
10 a.m.
Tiantian Zheng
Departmental PhD oral exam - Tiantian Zheng
20
Sep 2023
4 p.m.
Arthur Pang
Departmental PhD oral exam - Arthur Pang
05
Sep 2023
10 a.m.
Ahmed Rayyan
Departmental PhD oral exam - Ahmed Rayyan
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
29
Aug 2023
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
60 St. George St. MP 606
Vincent MacKay
Final PhD Oral Exam - Seminar Vince MacKay
11
Aug 2023
2 p.m.
MP606
Jared Barron
Final PhD Oral Exam - Seminar
New Probes of Hidden Sectors: From Colliders to Cosmology. The Standard Model faces numerous challenges on both experimental and theoretical fronts that suggest the existence of as-yet undiscovered particles. In this talk I will review the motivations and features of a class of models of new physics known as hidden sectors, and present three studies of their signatures in existing and future collider experiments and cosmological observations.
04
Aug 2023
1 p.m.
MP606
Long Sang Kenny Yip
Final PhD Oral Exam - Seminar
Control of Acoustic Waves by Locally Resonant Phononic Crystals
10
Jul 2023
1 p.m.
Jyotirmoy Roy
Departmental PhD oral exam
Aspects of Resummation in Effective and Finite Temperature Field Theory
04
Jul 2023
10 a.m.
Vincent MacKay
Departmental PhD oral exam
Instrument Design and Analysis Techniques for Low-Redshift 21 cm Cosmology and Transient Detection with CHORD and CHIME
27
Jun 2023
10:15 a.m.
Sophie McGibbon
Departmental PhD oral exam
Models of Elite and Equipotent Dynamics in Cellular Reprogramming and Cancer Growth
23
Jun 2023
noon - 1 p.m.
Jared Barron
Departmental PhD oral exam
New Probes of Hidden Sectors: From Colliders to Cosmology
20
Jun 2023
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sreekar Voleti
Departmental PhD oral exam
Hidden order and Spin liquids in Correlated d-orbital oxides
12
Jun 2023
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Departmental Ph.D. Oral Examination - F. Michael Bartram
Optical Studies of Topological Magnetic Materials
06
Jun 2023
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Departmental Ph.D. Oral Examination - Long Sang Kenny Yip
Control of Acoustic Waves by Locally Resonant Phononic Crystals
11
Apr 2023
noon - 2 p.m.
Departmental PhD oral exam - Kunna Li
Quantifying the impacts of resolution-dependent model errors on tropospheric ozone simulation.
03
Apr 2023
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
remote
AUSTIN WILHELM LINDQUIST
Defence-Lindquist
Unconventional Superconductivity in Spin-Orbit Coupled Systems.
27
Mar 2023
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
MP307
ALEXANDRE AUDETTE
Defence - Audette
Physical Mechanisms Behind the Midlatitude Atmospheric Energy Transport Response to Imposed Arctic Sea Ice Loss
09
Feb 2023
10 a.m. - noon
MP713
DUNCAN KIRBY
Defence-Kirby
Mesoscopic models of cellular signaling reveal strategies for specificity in crosstalk signal pathways
08
Feb 2023
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
MP408
Shira Jackson
Toward a compact two-photon optical clock based on calcium
Public Seminar - Final PhD Oral Exam
07
Feb 2023
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
MP307
JEREMY ROTHSCHILD
Defence-ROTHSCHILD
The role of stochastic competitive processes on population diversity and dynamics in ecological communities.
24
Jan 2023
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
McLennan, MP1115
Yi Fei Han
Vector boson scattering measurements with the ATLAS detector
Public Seminar - Final PhD Oral Exam
12
Dec 2022
noon - 1 p.m.
Zoom
John Feng
Next Generation Ultrafast Electron Diffractometers
Public Seminar - Final PhD Oral Exam
05
Dec 2022
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
MP307
SHIRA JACKSON
Deence - Jackson
TBA
29
Nov 2022
10 a.m. - noon
FANG XI LIN
Defence - Lin
Dispersion Measure variations predict lensing in pulsars.
25
Nov 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
JOHN LADAN
Defence - Ladan
Experiments on the formation of rippled icicles.
16
Nov 2022
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
MP912
YI FEI HAN
Defence - Han
Measurement of Electroweak VVjj Production in Semileptonic Final States with Full ATLAS Run-2 Data.
15
Nov 2022
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
GEREMIA MASSARELLI
Defence - MASSARELLI
he properties of Dirac materials: Strain, magnetoelectrics and Krein-Hermicity.
11
Nov 2022
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
remote
SAEED OGHBAEY
Defence-OGHBAEY
Fixed Target Sample Delivery for Serial Crystallography and Ultrafast Study of Bismuth by Electron Diffraction
09
Nov 2022
noon - 2 p.m.
ARIS SPOURDALAKIS
Defence - SPOURDALAKIS
Effective Field Theory and Machine Learning for Jet Physics.
08
Nov 2022
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
OLINKA BEDROYA
Defence - BEDROYA
Resource-Efficient Real-Time Polarization Compensation for MDI-QKD.
08
Nov 2022
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
YUCHEN MA
Defence - Ma
Fluxes in Doubly diffusive systems and the origin of thermohaline staircases.
28
Oct 2022
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
remote
JOHN FENG
Defence - Feng
Next Generation Ultrafast Electron Diffractometer.
26
Oct 2022
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
MP408
MATTHEW JOSEPH BASSO
Defence -Basso
Measurement of Associated Production of Higgs Bosons Decaying to Pairs of W Bosons with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider
04
Oct 2022
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
remote
PEIHANG XU
Defence - Xu
Probing atom on-site interactions in an optical lattice.
28
Sep 2022
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
remote
DANIEL BAKER
Defence - Baker
Understanding Pulsar Scintillation with the Power of Straight Lines.
19
Sep 2022
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
MP307
SANA KETABCHI HAGHIGHAT
Defence KETABCHI
Measurement of the cross section of the Higgs boson production in association with a Z boson and decaying into W W ∗.
15
Sep 2022
10 a.m. - noon
remote
LEONARDO JOSÉ URIBE CASTAÑO
Defence URIBE
Wide-field Polarimetric Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy for Histology Imaging.
12
Sep 2022
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
McLennan, MP127
Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher
Population Dynamics of CRISPR Adaptive Immunity in Communities of Bacteria and Phages
07
Sep 2022
3 p.m.
Jacob A. S. Gordon
Departmental PhD oral exam
Exploring Symmetry and Field-Induced Phenomena in Kitaev Materials open to professorial staff only
10
Aug 2022
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
MP713
VIJIN VENU
Defence - Venu
Strongly Interacting Fermions in a Multi-Orbital Optical Lattice.
19
Jul 2022
11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
MP 307
CHRISTOPHER J. NUNN
Defence Nunn
Mitochondrial genome dynamics in yeast: How mutation and selection inform the fate of a dispensable genome
15
Jul 2022
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
remote
CHAO (CHARLES) ZHANG
Defence - ZHANG
Interacting Electronic Orders in Cuprate Heterostructures and Praseodymium-doped Cuprate Thin Films.
12
Jul 2022
1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
remote
KAMDIN MIRSANAYE
Defence MIRSANAYE
Digital Histopathology with Second-Harmonic Generation Microscopy.
12
Jul 2022
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
remote
MATTHEW SMART
Defence - Smart
Collective Dynamics of Interacting Cell Types.
11
Jul 2022
1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
remote
HARUKI HIROSAWA
Defence - HIROSAWA
Atmosphere and Ocean Components of the Sahel Climate Response to Aerosol Forcing.
27
Jun 2022
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
remote
JOSEPH W. S. CARTER
Luminosity studies and a search for heavy resonances decaying into a pair of Z bosons with the ATLAS detector.
02
Jun 2022
2:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
IAN TRETYAKOV
Signal Processing and Instrument Characterization on a Large-N Radio Interferometer.
17
May 2022
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
remote
SHAYNE GRYBA
New defence May
From Dark Matter to Leptoquarks: Phenomenology of physics beyond the Standard Model.
09
May 2022
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
remote
YILING HUO
Defense May
High Resolution Climatological Simulations for South and Southeast Asia and the Tibetan Plateau.
08
Mar 2022
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
online
TREVOR TOWSTEGO
Defense in March
Study of Neutrino Oscillations with Enhanced Selection of Electron Neutrino Interactions.
08
Mar 2022
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
online
TAI-LONG HE
March - defence
Mitigating model errors in chemical data assimilation: Application of new data assimilation and machine learning approaches.
01
Mar 2022
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
online
HAZEM DAOUD
New defence in March
Theoretical and Experimental Advances in studying the Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms and Molecules
06
Jan 2022
4 p.m.
remote
PAUL SYDNEY JEFFERY
Defense
Water Vapour and Ozone: Measuring Key Trace Gases in Challenging Regions.
05
Jan 2022
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
remote
BIANCA CIUNGU
January
Studies of the Higgs boson properties in √s = 13 TeV pp collisions.
05 - 05
Jan 2022
10 a.m. - noon
remote
MATTHEW INGLIS-WHALEN
MATTHEW INGLIS-WHALEN
January Defence
Power corrections and rapidity logarithms in Soft-Collinear Effective Theory.
15 - 15
Nov 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
remote
LUKAS ADAMEK
New defence November
A Search for the H → μμ decay and a measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson using H → 4l events with 139 fb-1 of proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS Experiment.
12 - 12
Oct 2021
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
remote
HUGO FERRETTI
New defense
Quantum Parameter Estimation in the Laboratory.
08 - 08
Oct 2021
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
remote
BERNARD YANG
New defence October
Physical Processes in Ice-covered Lakes.
10 - 10
Sep 2021
noon - 2 p.m.
remote
MATTHEW JAMES WILSON
New defence September
A new search for low-mass dark matter and an examination and reduction of the uncertainty due to the photoelectric absorption cross section using a cryogenic silicon detector with single-charge sensitivity.
07 - 07
Sep 2021
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
remote
UE-YU PEN
New defence in September
An Automated Tabletop Continuous Culturing System with Multicolor Fluorescence Monitoring for Microbial Gene Expression and Long-Term Population Dynamics
16 - 16
Jul 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
remote
PERRY THOMAS MAHON
Defense July
Theory of Electronic Optical Response in Extended Systems.
12 - 12
Jul 2021
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
remote
WONJUNE CHOI
Defence July
Quantum Dynamics and Topology of the Kitaev Materials.
30 - 30
Jun 2021
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
remote
SOPHEAK SORN
June defence
Topology and magnetism in quantum materials.
28 - 28
Jun 2021
10 a.m. - noon
remote
RANDY S. CONKLIN
Oral exam
Gravitational Wave Echoes: Theory and Application.
25 - 25
Jun 2021
noon - 2 p.m.
remote
NAZIM BOUDJADA
Defence June
Symmetry-broken phases and transport in multiband systems
21
Jun 2021
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
remote
J. ELI BOURASSA
New defense
Strategies for noisy photonic quantum technologies: quantum computation to quantum key distribution.
16 - 16
Jun 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
remote
PANAGIOTIS PETER STAVROPOULOS
New oral exam June
Emergent phenomena in correlated materials with strong spin-orbit coupling.
14
Jun 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
remote
Adarsh Seshacalam Patri
Exotic phenomena emerging from localized multipolar degrees of freedom.
Ph.D. Defense - ADARSH SESHACHALAM PATRI
10
Jun 2021
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
remote
LI ERN CHERN
New defence June
Magnetic Field Induced Phases in Kitaev Magnets: A Semiclassical Analysis.
10
May 2021
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
remote
SÉBASTIEN ROCHE
Phd defence for May
09
Apr 2021
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Remote
MARTINA LAURA OJEDA
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
Measurement of Higgs couplings to top quarks and τ leptons with the ATLAS detector.
12
Feb 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
remote zoom meeting
Shoma Yamanouchi
Long-term Analysis of Toronto-Area Atmospheric Composition.
Departmental Ph. D. Oral Examination
01
Feb 2021
noon - 2 p.m.
remote
AARON GOLDBERG
New defence AG
Disquisitions on Quantum-enhanced Polarimetry.
20
Jan 2021
noon - 2 p.m.
remote
KRISTOF BOGNAR
New defence
Studies of Stratospheric and Tropospheric Ozone, NO2, and BrO Using UV-Visible Spectroscopy in the Arctic and at Mid-latitudes.
22
Dec 2020
10 a.m. - noon
Remote
SEAN MICHAEL LANGEMEYER
New PhD
23
Nov 2020
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
via ZOOM
DONGZI LI
New PhD defence
Radio Propagation Effects and Coherent Sources.
28
Oct 2020
noon - 2 p.m.
Remote
MARC DE BENEDETTI
DEPARTMENTAL PH.D. ORAL EXAMINATION
27
Oct 2020
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
remote
JOSIAH SINCLAIR
DEPARTMENTAL PH.D. ORAL EXAMINATION2
31
Aug 2020
10 a.m. - noon
Dennis D. Fernandes
Mapping the Conformational Landscape & Spatial Organization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors using Single-molecule Fluorescence
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
07
Aug 2020
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
TBA
Stephanie Hay
Pattern Scaling Methods for Understanding the Response to Polar Sea-Ice loss in Coupled Earth System Models.
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only
04
Aug 2020
noon - 2 p.m.
TBA
Charles J. Woodford
Centre-of-mass motion and precession of the orbital plane in binary black hole simulations.
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
20
Jul 2020
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
TBA
Randy S. Conklin
Gravitational-Wave Echoes, the Transfer Function, and Sources.
26
Jun 2020
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
TBA
Ilan Tzitrin
From the theory of entanglement to the practice of optical quantum information
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
23
Jun 2020
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TBA
Daniel Felipe Nino
On the Molecular Counting and Clustering Problems in Single-Molecule Quantitative Nanoscopy.
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
10
Jun 2020
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
TBA
Nishant Bhatt
Spectroscopy of Ions in Cryogenic Neutral Plasmas
04
Jun 2020
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
TBA
Yi Li
Mainland Southeast Asia Precipitation: Natural Variability, Teleconnection, and Response to External Forcing
Departmental oral examinations are open to professorial staff only.
27
Aug 2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
MP 606 (notice new location!)
Erfan Shalchian
String tensions in deformed Yang-Mills theory / A convergent continuum strong coupling expansion for QM & QFT
14
Aug 2019
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
MP 137
Jesús Ramón Ramos Benitez
Tunnelling Time of a Bose-Einstein condensate
14
Feb 2019
10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
MP408
Kyle Manchee
Ultrafast Lasers and Amplifiers Based on Yb-doped Gain Materials
11
Sep 2018
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
MP505
Abdullah Al Rashid
Design Principles for Lab-in-a-Photonic-Crystal Biosensors
Instantaneous detection of multiple disease markers at point-of-care is a significant challenge in modern biomedical diagnostics.
10
Jul 2018
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
MP134
Heather Kin Yee Fong
From Simulations to Signals: Analyzing Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescences
05
Apr 2018
1:10 p.m. - 2 p.m.
MP 134
Hao Zhang
Novel Phases in Hetero-Epitaxial and Super-Oxygenated Thin Films of Complex Oxides
12
Jan 2018
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
MP 134
Ray Goerke
Scale Separation and Effective Field Theory for Light Particles in High Energy Interactions
17
Jul 2017
2:10 p.m. - 3 p.m.
MP606
Christopher Luciuk
Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Strongly Interacting Fermions
27
Jun 2017
10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
MP606
Paul Godin
Laboratory Spectroscopy for Atmospheric Physics
28
Apr 2017
10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
BA1190
Hesam Salehipour
Stratified turbulence and ocean mixing
14
Mar 2017
2:10 p.m. - 3 p.m.
MP134
Miriam Diamond
Search for Dark Gauge Bosons Decaying into Displaced Lepton-Jets in Proton-Proton Collisions at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
15
Dec 2016
10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
BA 1220
Graham Edge
Imaging Fermionic Atoms in a Quantum Gas Microscope
15
Jan 2016
2:10 p.m. - 3 p.m.
LM 158
Shreyas Potnis
Tunneling Dynamics of a Bose-Einstein Condensate
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