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Upcoming Events

The Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society, Aqualinc and the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management present the 2017 Darcy Lecture:

A Tale of Two Porosities: Exploring Why Contaminant Transport Doesn’t Always Behave the Way It Should

Dr. Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5:30 pm nibbles, tea/coffee
6:30- 7:30 pm Presentation
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury

This talk looks at the challenges standard measurement techniques face particularly with anomalous solute-transport behaviour. Subsurface transport is an issue of paramount importance due to problems associated with groundwater contamination.

For more details of the lectures, see:

Kamini Singha, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering and the associate director of the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines. She worked at the U.S. Geological Survey Branch of Geophysics from 1997 to 2000, and was a member of the faculty at The Pennsylvania State University from 2005 to 2012. She earned her B.S. in geophysics from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and her Ph.D. in hydrogeology from Stanford University in 2005.

How genes can help us understand mental disorders

Thursday 21st September

Professor Martin Kennedy, University of Otago, Christchurch

6:30 (TBC) University of Canterbury, Room C3

RASNZ Beatrice Tinsley lecturer for 2017

11 October

Natalie Batalha, ‘A planet for Goldilocks’ prior to and in association with the Starlight Festival.


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