Here is a fascinating video!
I had great visits to Georgia Tech last week and Queen’s the week before. This week will probably be interesing, but less fun: I am going to Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario to evaluate a proposal for a new Master’s program in Materials Science.
More exciting is the news that our new rheometer will be installed in the lab this week! I’ve been looking forward to this for while.
More travel this week: I am going to Georgia Tech in Atlanta to give a talk on “Restricted diffusion in soft materials.”
I am heading to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario today. I will be giving a colloquium there tomorrow on “Impact Cratering in Granular Media”. I did my M.Sc. at Queen’s a couple (!) of years ago, so I am looking forward to my visit.
M.Sc. student Cameron Hopkins learned today that he has been awarded an NSERC postgraduate scholarship! A well-deserved honor, Cameron! Congratulations!
John’s friend, collaborator, and brother-in-law Stephen Morris, a professor in the Physics Department at the University of Toronto, has been named to that department’s J. Tuzo Wilson Professorship. Tuzo Wilson is famous for inventing plate tectonics. Stephen is almost as famous for his work on pattern formation and nonequilibrium dynamics. John and Stephen have known each other since high school and have collaborated on several papers about various types of convection.
At our group meeting this week, Nirosh will lead a discussion of “Dielectric spectroscopy on melt processed polycarbonate-MWCNT composites,” by Potschke at al., Polymer 44, 5023 (2003). The meeting is at 2:30 in PAB 26.