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Prof. Tim St Pierre is back from his IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer tour, and will give a final lecture here at UWA: “Magnetic Materials in Medicine: Applications in Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Disease” Prof. Tim St Pierre, 2014 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer 5:30 pm, Monday, 15th December Webb Lecture Theatre, Geology &Read more…

 

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Welcome home to Prof. Tim St Pierre, who recently completed the American leg of his IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture tour. While visiting the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Tim photographed this historical piece of physics: magnets from the original Stern-Gerlach experiment. This experiment provided evidence that the spatial orientation of an atom’s magnetic moment is quantised.

 

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Prof. Tim St Pierre’s Distinguished Lectures continue in the Americas. Here is a list of Tim’s finalised tour dates before he returns to Perth.

 

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Following the first leg of his IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture tour in Asia, Prof. Tim St Pierre has been presenting his talk in Europe. He recently embarked on his tour in the UK.

 

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In Hsinchu City, Taiwan, Prof. Tim St Pierre presented his IEEE Distinguished Lecture at the ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) and National Tsing Hua University.  ITRI is a non-profit centre for research and development.  The exciting work at this organisation focusses on innovation and next-generation technology. At National Tsing Hua University Tim met with Prof. Chih-Huang Lai, who leads theRead more…

 

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Continuing his tour in China, Prof. Tim St Pierre presented two IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lectures in Hong Kong.  At The University of Hong Kong he had discussions with Prof. Philip Pong, Chairperson of the IEEE Magnetics Society Hong Kong Chapter, who works on magnetoresistive magnetic field sensors and applications in smart grids and nano-biotechnology. Tim’s second lecture was atRead more…

 

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Prof. Tim St Pierre gave his first IEEE Distinguished Lecture in China at Tsinghua University.  His host was Prof. Dan Wei, whose research interests lie in applied magnetics; there in Beijing he also met Dr Lingyun Zhao, whose work in biomagnetics is on magnetic hyperthermia. Next Tim spoke about biomagnetics and its biomedical applications at Nanjing University, where his visit was hostedRead more…

 

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Prof. Tim St Pierre’s IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lectures continued in Korea, where he presented at Chonbuk National University, the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources and Korea University. Tim also found another early example of “medical physics”.  He writes, “After giving my Distingushed Lecture presentation at Cheonbuk National University, I visited the Herbal Medicine Museum in the traditional Jeonju HanokRead more…

 

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Prof. Tim St Pierre gave his second IEEE Distinguished Lecture at Chuo University in Tokyo.  There he met with the IEEE Magnetics Society Tokyo Chapter.  It was a biomagnetics-flavoured event, with the group hosting on the same day Prof. Balachandran Jeyadevan (School of Engineering, The University of Shiga Prefecture), who gave a lecture entitled, “Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia: Challenges and Future ProspectsRead more…

 

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Prof. Tim St Pierre presented his first IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture at Tohoku University in Sendai.  Here is Tim’s description of his adventures, including photos of an early “medical physics” device, the magnoscope (an electrical stethoscope). I visited the Research Institute of Electrical Communication at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. I met with Associate Professor Simon Greaves who showed meRead more…

 

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Congratulations to Prof. Tim St Pierre, who has been selected as a 2014 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer.  He will present the following talk about biomagnetics and its biomedical applications, travelling globally with his presentation over the year.  Stay tuned for Prof. St Pierre’s movements in our unfolding, “Where is Tim?” adventure. Scientists working in the fieldRead more…

 

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