Canada South Science City

Public lecture to explore organic electronics

Organic electronics is generating interest not only in the science community but in the business world as well. Its current market of about one billion dollars is expected to grow to $45 billion by 2016.

In a free presentation entitled “Organic Electronics: From Serendipitous Discovery to Market,” Holger Eichhorn will provide some of the facts behind the buzz.

UWindsor biologist to address Earth Day dinner

UWindsor biology professor and award-winning cancer researcher Lisa Porter is the featured guest of the eighth annual Earth Day Dinner, a fundraising event for Canada South Science City, on Wednesday, April 17.

In her talk, Living Forever: Stem Cells and Cancer—How are they Linked?, Dr. Porter will discuss what stem cells are, how they are involved in cancer, and what that means for future treatments.

Restoring wetlands after oilsands mining focus of public lecture

Over 60 per cent of boreal Canada is made up of lakes, rivers, marshes, bogs, fens and swamps: wetland habitats that are an essential component of the boreal forest’s biodiversity.

Biology professor Jan Ciborowski will discuss efforts to rebuild sustainable wetlands in disturbed landscapes such as the postmining landscape of the oilsands region in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “The Landscape after Oilsands Mining: studying, measuring, protecting, and restoring Alberta's northern wetlands.”

Quantum corrals and the future of computers subject of public presentation

Over the past half-century, computers have been steadily growing in power as they shrink in size. This great progress in information technology has been due primarily to the downsizing of electronics components, but is now reaching a limit where new technology based on quantum physics will be needed if the progress is to continue.

Physics professor Eugene Kim will discuss his ground-breaking research and its relation to the future of computing in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “Law and Order at the Quantum Corral.”