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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 will work on organizing the schedule in consultation with the faculty. This year's conveners are Ramina Alwarda and Christian DiMaria.

Where and when

Seminars will be held on Zoom at 12:10 on Fridays beginning mid-September. A short abstract for the forthcoming talk will be circulated at the beginning of each week.

Upcoming Events Brewer-Wilson Seminar Series

02
Oct 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Yuan You
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - October 2nd, 2020
09
Oct 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Barbara Zemskova
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - October 9th, 2020
16
Oct 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - October 16th, 2020
23
Oct 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Jesse Velay-Vitow
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - October 23rd, 2020
30
Oct 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Kristoff Bognar
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - October 30th, 2020
06
Nov 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Nasrin Pak
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - November 6th, 2020
13
Nov 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Christian DiMaria
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - November 13th, 2020
20
Nov 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Jeff Uncu
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - November 20th, 2020
27
Nov 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Liz Cunningham
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - November 27th, 2020
04
Dec 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Haruki Hirasawa
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - December 4th, 2020
11
Dec 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Yuchen Ma
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - December 11th, 2020
18
Dec 2020
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Bernard Yang
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - December 18th, 2020
08
Jan 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - January 8th, 2021
15
Jan 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - January 15th, 2021
22
Jan 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - January 22nd, 2021
29
Jan 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - January 29th, 2021
05
Feb 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Paul Jeffery
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - February 5th, 2021
12
Feb 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Beatriz Herrera
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - February 12th, 2021
19
Feb 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - February 19th, 2021
26
Feb 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Laura Saunders
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - February 26th, 2021
05
Mar 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - March 5th, 2021
12
Mar 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - March 12th, 2021
19
Mar 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - March 19th, 2021
26
Mar 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - March 26th, 2021
09
Apr 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Ramina Alwarda
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - April 9th, 2021
16
Apr 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Lawson Gillespie
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - April 16th, 2021
23
Apr 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - April 23rd, 2021
30
Apr 2021
12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
tba
Brewer-Wilson Seminar - April 30th, 2021
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