2023 Invited Speakers

Below is the list of confirmed invited speakers. Keep an eye out for updates!

Please note that the Abstract Title is only available in the language of the talk.



Speaker  Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Ian Lawson SNOLAB Low Background Measurements and Techniques
Scott Beattie National Research Council Canada Always a Good Time! The NRC Atomic Fountain Clock; Canada’s Primary Frequency Standard
Alexander Gottberg TRIUMF
Tokaryk, Dennis University of New Brunswick New life for old instrumentation: the revival of a 1981-vintage Bomem DA3 high-resolution Fourier transform spectrometer.


Speaker  Institution  Abstract Title (if available)
Mark McCrea The University of Winnipeg The Current Status of the TUCAN UCN Source and nEDM Experiment
Andzej Czarnecki U. Alberta Theoretical Overview of Fundamental Symmetries in Nuclear Physics
Dustin McNulty Idaho State University MOLLER experiment
Tim Hucko U. Manitoba FrPNC experiment
Tim Friesen U. Calgary Measuring the gravitational free-fall of antihydrogen
Ania Kwiatkowski TRIUMF TITAN
Nick Macsai U. Manitoba Nab experiment at the SNS
John Behr TRIUMF Neutrino helicity and time-reversal breaking with TRIUMF’s neutral atom trap for beta decay
Ivana Belosevic TRIUMF Radioactive Molecules and EDM’s
Jaideep Singh Michigan State U The Nuclear Pear Factory: Searching for Time-Reversal Violation Using Pear-Shaped Nuclei in the FRIB Era
Soud Al Kharusi McGill nEXO



Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
James LeBlanc Memorial University of Newfoundland Dynamic Response and Correlation Exchange Kernel of the Electron Gas from Algorithmic Computational Tools
Pat Clancy McMaster University Exploring Kitaev Magnetism Beyond the Honeycomb Lattice
Thomas Baker University of Victoria Sparse-rank factorization methods in quantum physics
Saurabh Maiti Concordia University Resonant Inelastic Light Scattering from Materials with Spin-Orbit Coupling
Tejal Shah University of Prince Edward Island Surface modification for enhancement of biocompatibility and osteoblast activity of Ni-Ti nanocomposites for hard tissue applications
Murray Wilson Memorial University of Newfoundland Soft X-Ray Scattering of Magnetic Skyrmions in Helimagnetic Lamella
Daniel Charlebois University of Alberta Noise, Networks, and Population Dynamics in the Evolution of Drug Resistance
Ganesh Ramachandran Brock University  Berry Phase in the Rigid Rotor: The Emergent Physics of Odd Antiferromagnets
Jeff Chen University of Waterloo Machine Learning, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Soft Matter
James Harden University of Ottawa Rheo-XPCS Studies of Yielding and Recovery of Nanocolloidal Soft Glasses
John Dutcher Guelph University Tuning the Physical Properties of Phytoglycogen Nanoparticles Through Chemical Modification
An-Chang Shi McMaster University Theory of Ordered Phases Self-Assembled from Soft Matter

DCMMP Quantum Materials Symposia

Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Judy Cha Cornell University 1D topological systems for next-generation electronics
Ken Burch Boston University The Surprising role of Phonons in the Extreme Mobility of Topological Semimetals
Mingda Li MIT Machine learning augmented experiments for topological and quantum materials research
Tami Pereg-Barnea McGill University Improving and Manipulating Majorana Zero Modes
Igor Boettcher University of Alberta Exotic phases of spin-3/2 fermions in Rarita-Schwinger-Weyl semimetals
Ching-Tzu Chen IBM-Yorktown Unconventional Resistivity Scaling in Topological Semimetals for Interconnects Beyond Copper
Stefanie Czischek University of Ottawa Enhanced Quantum State Reconstruction with Artificial Neural Networks
Ronagh Pooya University of Waterloo Neural Quantum State Tomography, Improvements and Applications
Adrian Feiguin North Eastern University


Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Charles MacKenzie
Anand Yethiraj Memorial University of Newfoundland Soft and alive: identifying the physics questions in the biology of living cells
Dan Xiao University of Windsor
Frederic Lesage Polytechnique Montreal Targeted multi-photon capillary photo thrombosis as a model of stalling
Ozzy Mermut York University Enabling New Biophotonics Technologies Development with Silicon Photomultiplier Detectors
Alexei Ouriadov University of Western Ontario Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI: Current Status and Future Directions

DPMB Joint Symposium with DCMMP

Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Sabrina Leslie University of British Columbia Single-molecule microscopy of RNA-lipid-nanoparticles: bringing the nanoscale physics to help advance nanomedicines
Anand Yethiraj Memorial University of Newfoundland Multi-tunable colloids with dipolar and depletion interactions
Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan Western University Physics of developing tissues: modelling embryonic development
Stacey Wetmore University of Lethbridge Computer Simulations of Modified Nucleic Acids: From Biomolecular Structure to Chemical Reactivity
Greg van Anders Queen’s University Shaping structures
James Polson University of PEI Polymers under extreme confinement: Insights from computer simulations
Suckjoon Jun UCSD


Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Latham Boyle Perimeter Institute
Nassim Bozorgnia University of Alberta Mapping the dark matter in our Solar Neighbourhood
Stijn De Baerdemacker University of New Brunswick
Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan Western University How can we define and control the material properties of developing tissues?
Ion Garate Université de Sherbrooke Theoretical modelling of topological microelectronic devices with van Roosbroeck’s equations
Viqar Husain University of New Brunswick Shock waves from quantum black holes
Rahul Kannan York University Modelling high redshift structure formation and reionization
Philippe Landry
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
The densest stuff in the Universe: probing neutron star matter with gravitational waves
Kero Lau Simon Fraser University Bosonic quantum interface: characterization, engineering, and application
Sung-Sik Lee McMaster University Quantum gravity with emergent spacetime
Michael Luke University of Toronto Effective Field Theory for QCD Factorization
Evan McDonough University of Winnipeg The Axiverse of Dark QCD
Nicolas Quesada Polytechnique Montréal Quantum Computational Advantage with a Programmable Photonic Processor
Saeed Rastgoo University of Alberta Quantum black holes: fundamentals and phenomenological aspects
Adam Ritz University of Victoria Light sub-GeV dark matter at accelerators
Carlo Maria Scandolo University of Calgary Quantum Resource Theories and Beyond
Katelin Schutz McGill University A holistic view of pseudo-Dirac dark matter
Nicole Vassh TRIUMF Rapid neutron capture nucleosynthesis in the multi-messenger era
Gojko Vujanovic University of Regina Understanding the Quark Gluon Plasma using High-Performance Computing and Bayesian Analyses


Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Jess McIver University of British Columbia Challenges for multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves
Simon Viel Carleton University New searches in astroparticle physics with noble liquids enabled by developments in SiPM technology
Katelin Schutz McGill University Looking in the funhouse mirror: a search for axion dark matter using stimulated decay
Savino Longo University of Manitoba Belle II Experiment Highlights and Future Prospects
Xiaoyue Li TRIUMF The physics potential of next-generation long-baseline neutrino experiments
Katelin Schutz McGill University Looking in the funhouse mirror: a search for axion dark matter using stimulated decay
Ian Lawson SNOLAB Searching for Dark Matter with SENSEI
Simon Viel Carleton New searches in astroparticle physics with noble liquids enabled by developments in SiPM technology
Chloe Malbrunot TRIUMF PIONEER: a next-generation pion decay experiment
Runze Ren University of Toronto Searches for long-lived particles with MATHUSLA
Junwu Huang Perimeter Institute Recent progress of the LAMPOST Experiment
Carsten Krauss University of Alberta The P-ONE neutrino experiment and prototype


Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Emile Carbone INRS Some considerations about the description of non-equilibrium effects in neutral species kinetics
Andrei Smolyakov University of Saskatchewan Plasma flow and acceleration in the magnetic flux tubes
PT Jayachandran University of New Brunswick The impact of ionospheric plasma turbulence on communication, position, navigation, and timing systems
Mohamed Chaker INRS Synthesis and characterization of oxide materials
Laura Cacot Université de Montréal Challenges of thin film deposition by coupling a pulsed direct liquid injector and a dielectric barrier discharge
Richard Sydora University of Alberta Experiments and simulation of the nonlinear interaction between spinning magnetized plasma pressure filaments
A Sarkissian Plasmionique
M Simeni University of Minnesota Resolving Ion features for Collective Thomson Scattering on Laser-produced Tin Microdroplet Plasmas
Sylwia Ptasinska University of Notre Dame DNA damage as a probe of low-temperature plasma properties and efficacy
Robin Marjoribanks University of Toronto Plasma persistence, absorption and scattering: what physics governs burst-mode ultrafast laser-materials interaction?



Speaker Institution Abstract Title (if available)
Greg Christian Saint Mary’s Laboratory Measurements of Stellar Nuclear Reactions
Malte Wilfert Johannes Gutenberg Universität The P2 experiment at MESA – A high precision measurement of the weak mixing angle
Rob Collister Carleton Arium tagging: Extracting and identifying ions from liquid xenon for double beta decay searches