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Brewer-Wilson Seminar Series

The Brewer-Wilson seminar series is the EAPP group's regular Friday lunchtime seminar series. Alan Brewer was a faculty member of this department from 1962-1977 and a founding member of the Atmospheric Physics Group with interests in both atmospheric instrumentation and dynamics. His work with Dobson at Oxford from 1948 to understand stratospheric water vapour, resulted in the Brewer-Dobson circulation theory. He also developed the Brewer spectrometer for measurements of ozone, a fore-runner to the MAESTRO instrument, which underwent characterisation at our space test facilities in 2003. Over his illustrious career he supervised both John Houghton and Tom McElroy. J. Tuzo Wilson was a faculty member of this department from 1946-1993 and is credited as the "father" of plate tectonics theory. He pioneered the use of air photos in geological mapping, was responsible for the first glacial map of Canada, was the 2nd Canadian to fly over the North Pole, and was a leader in the research of glaciers, mountain building, the geology of ocean basins and the stucture of continents.

Seminar aims

The Brewer-Wilson seminars provide EAPP graduate students, postdocs and research associates with an opportunity to present their work to their colleagues in an informal setting. The seminars give presenters a chance to get feedback on research and presentation skills and to gain confidence for formal oral presentations. Attendees benefit by gaining a broad perspective on the theoretical and experimental work of the EAPP Group. The Brewer-Wilson series has a formative rather than an evaluative purpose: that is, it is not meant as a formal tool for evaluating students in the EAPP Group, but primarily as a means of training students in the group.

All members of the EAPP Group, especially students, postdocs, and research associates, are expected to be actively engaged in the series, by their attendance and participation. Attendance is especially encouraged if the research topic is outside your area of study! Faculty will attend as their schedules permit.

The series is held at lunchtime on Fridays, during the regular undergraduate fall and spring terms. All graduate students in the EAPP Group, apart from M.Sc. students and first year direct entry Ph.D. students are expected to regularly present in the series. Each week's seminar will consist of a 35-40 minute talk followed by 5-10 minutes for questions. A short abstract for the upcoming talk will be circulated at the beginning of each week. 

The Brewer-Wilson series is convened by students in the EAPP Group who organize the schedule in consultation with the faculty. The 2021-2022 conveners are Ramina Alwarda and Christian DiMaria.

Where and when

Seminars for the Fall 2021 semester will be held on Zoom at 12:10pm on Fridays beginning mid-October. Seminars for the Winter 2022 semester may be held on-campus should conditions allow. The relevant Zoom meeting link will be circulated at the beginning of each week.

Upcoming Events Brewer-Wilson Seminar Series

03
Dec 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: December 3rd, 2021
10
Dec 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: December 10th, 2021
17
Dec 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: December 17th, 2021
07
Jan 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: January 7th, 2022
14
Jan 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: January 14th, 2022
21
Jan 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: January 21st, 2022
28
Jan 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: January 28th, 2022
04
Feb 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: February 4th, 2022
11
Feb 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: February 11th, 2022
18
Feb 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: February 18th, 2022
25
Feb 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: February 25th, 2022
04
Mar 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: March 4th, 2022
11
Mar 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: March 11th, 2022
18
Mar 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: March 18th, 2022
25
Mar 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: March 25th, 2022
01
Apr 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: April 1st, 2022
08
Apr 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: April 8th, 2022
22
Apr 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: April 22nd, 2022
29
Apr 2022
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Brewer-Wilson Seminar: April 29th, 2022
Event series  Brewer-Wilson Seminar Series
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