A UWindsor chemistry professor will explain x-ray crystallography—and some discoveries made using it—in a free public lecture Wednesday.
Canada South Science City
— Published on Feb 18th, 2014
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.
— Published on May 13th, 2013
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.
— Published on Apr 11th, 2013
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.”
— Published on Mar 18th, 2013
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.”
— Published on Feb 19th, 2013
One agent can drive, another can ride in a car seat. Some agents hunt in a group, others choose to work on a farm. Not all of them are the same. Watch out: they can learn new things!
These agents don't live in your world, but in your computer, Ziad Kobti, director of the UWindsor School of Computer Science will explain in his free public lecture “One agent, two agents, farmer agent, hunter agent: an exploration of artificial life using agent-based modeling,” Wednesday, January 16, at Canada South Science City.
— Published on Jan 14th, 2013
Many poor areas of the world have a critical need of clean water. At a free public lecture at Science City on Wednesday evening, December 19, geology professor Frank Simpson will discuss his decades-long dedication and research into meeting such need.
— Published on Dec 18th, 2012
Last year set a record for wind-energy installations in Canada and the US at an enormous: an average 100 MW terrestrial wind farm requires a $250-million investment. Wind farm owners are naturally keen to ensure that their machines operate efficiently, and that’s where Rupp Carriveau comes in.
— Published on Nov 20th, 2012
Have you ever sat on a beach and asked where the sand came from and where might it be going? Maria Cioppa has, and the associate professor of earth and environmental sciences will discuss her use of magnetic techniques to understand beach erosion and sediment transport in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “Where did that beach go?”
Working with colleagues and students at Point Pelee National Park, Dr. Cioppa has carried out a series of experiments and measurements designed to investigate potential sediment sources, rates of sand movement, and areas at high risk of erosion.
— Published on Oct 15th, 2012
A University of Windsor professor hopes to combine arts and science in a performance Saturday that will draw the community into discussions about the local ecology.
During the Art and Ecology Sidewalk Parade, Saturday, September 29, “no one gets to be a viewer,” says Jennifer Willet.
“Everyone gets to be a participant.”
She will assign everyone in attendance a role, whether it’s making music or carrying a sign to represent an organism found in the local ecosystem.
— Published on Sep 26th, 2012