A Career of Scientific Discovery in Chemical Physics, Mathematics and Space Science

  • Bernard Shizgal, Chemistry
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Tuesday, November 7, 5-6:30 pm, reception to follow
    in the series
    Senior Scholars' Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life
  • Bernie Shizgal’s multidisciplinary research work has been based on the kinetic theory of gases, applied to chemical reactions and later to the escape of planetary atmospheres and space science. This has led to collaborations with space scientists at NASA (Pioneer Venus), at ISAS (Japan) and at the University of Calgary (ePOP terrestrial satellite). Particular mathematical and numerical methods were developed for the solution of a multitude of applied problems in chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, nucleation and image resolution for tomography. The talk will focus on his earliest research work and on the numerous scientists worldwide whose work had a profound and lasting effect on his scientific career.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.


November 7th, 2017 5:00 PM through  6:30 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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