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Brainless Physics?

Fri., Mar. 2, 2012 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Mar. 2, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Location: RIC 119

You've probably heard of dark matter, but what about white-matter or grey-matter? In this talk, you'll sing and dance and learn about brains and vegetables. We'll see how and why Magnetic Resonance Imaging can be used to understand the brain. We need our brains to understand quantum mechanics and quantum mechanics to understand our brains.

Biography: Prof. Melanie Martin

Melanie Martin's BSc (hons) Physics was from the University of Manitoba. Her MSc, MPhil and PhD were from Yale in Applied Physics/Biomedical Engineering. She was a postdoc then an Associate Scientist at Caltech. In 2004 Dr. Martin started at the University of Winnipeg in the Physics Department, where she is now an Associate Professor. She is also the Director of the In Vivo Experimental Animal Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Centre in the Department of Radiology at the University of Manitoba and holds adjunct appointments in Physics and Astronomy and Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Manitoba.