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Prof. Harry L. Welsh
Prof. Harry Welsh

Prof. Harry Welsh's distinguished research activity in molecular spectroscopy at the University of Toronto spanned a period of forty years. He pioneered the study of collision-induced infrared absorption and of molecular complexes, and of the infrared and Raman spectra of liquid and solid hydrogen. During his years as chair in the 1960's, Prof. Welsh guided a period of rapid growth of the Department of Physics. The H.L. Welsh Lectures in Physics were begun in 1975 on the occasion of his 65th birthday and have become an annual event.

Bio of Harry Lambert Welsh by Boris Stoicheff in the Biographical Memoirs of the Royal Society Bio of Harry Lambert Welsh by Boris Stoicheff in the Biographical Memoirs of the Royal Society

Past Speakers

  • 2019
    Prof. Amy Cazenave (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland)
    Prof. Donna Strickland (University of Waterloo) - 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • 2018
    Prof. Ana Maria Rey (University of Colorado)
    Prof. Seamus Davis (Cornell University)
  • 2017
    Prof. Nergis Mavalvala (MIT)
    Prof. Leon Balents (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • 2016
    Dr. Nima Arkani Hamed (Princeton University)
    Dr. Andrea Ghez (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • 2015
    William Bialek (Princeton University)
    Prof. Serge Haroche (Collège de France, Paris)
  • 2014
    Rolf Dieter Heuer (CERN)
    Zhi-Xun Shen (Stanford University)
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