Physics News Archives

Carleton physicists who are exploring some of the world’s deepest, darkest secrets have received a helping hand from the McGuinty Government. Today, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci, on behalf of Ontario Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation, Dalton McGuinty, announced that the province will invest $8.73 million to expand the SNOLAB research facility located two kilometres underground at CVRD Inco’s Creighton Mine near Sudbury.

The province will...

Posted On: Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Prospective first year physics students are invited to an orientation BBQ!

Come out and meet your future classmates, teachers, and departmental staff. University staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about your first year with us.

A free BBQ (hotdogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers or in case of rain: pizza) will be provided....

Posted On: Thursday, June 7, 2007

Ottawa was the site of Photonics North, an international optics and photonics conference which attracted delegations from France, China, and Arizona and drew about 650 participants with 200 submitted papers.  The Chair of the Program Committee was Physics faculty member John Armitage.
Three conferences ran in parallel with Photonics North: ETOP (Education and Training in Optics and Photonics),...

Posted On: Sunday, June 3, 2007

(Ottawa) – The Franklin Institute will present the Benjamin Franklin Medal to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Director Dr. Art McDonald and co-winner Yoji Totsuka for groundbreaking research on the nature of neutrinos in that they change ‘flavour’ and have mass. Included in the SNO team are Carleton University physicists Dr. David Sinclair, Director and Principal Investigator of SNOLAB, Dr. Alain Bellerive, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Particle Physics, Dr. Cliff...

Posted On: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Every year the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) gives out one Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching. In April 2007 Prof. Bruce Campbell was selected for the award following nomination by the Graduate Association of Students in Physics (GASP). The Association cited his excellence in teaching at any level, extensive knowledge of his area, and dedication to students as a professor and supervisor.

Posted On: Sunday, April 1, 2007

Later today, Carleton University alumna, Dr. Rowan Thomson, will be awarded a $20,000 L'Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Dr. Thomson graduated from Carleton University four years ago with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics and has now completed her doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of Waterloo. She returned to Carleton this September to take up a position as a...

Posted On: Monday, January 1, 2007

At the annual Faculty of Science Christmas reception in December 5, 2006, two Department of Physics members were presented with awards:

Bog Jarosz - Excellence in Teaching

Bill Jack - World of Difference Staff Appreciation Award

Physics also received the following accolades :

The SNO research group in the department of Physics was congratulated for winning the inaugural NSERC Polanyi Prize.

Jim Carleton, Physics PC specialist and David Sinclair,...

Posted On: Tuesday, December 5, 2006

When the newly established University medals for distinguished teaching, research and service were awarded at Spring Convocation, June 13, 2006, two members of the Department of Physics were honoured.

Physics Professor Dr. David Sinclair received the inaugural University Medal for Distinguished Research in...

Posted On: Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Dr. Steven Godfrey

Stephen Godfrey is hoping that the data that emerges from the Large Hadron Collider located near Geneva, Switzerland, will...

Posted On: Monday, May 29, 2006

The 2006 Hogg lecture was delivered by Alan Hildebrand, University of Calgary on Saturday May 20, 2006 at the Minto Theatre at Carleton University.

More Than Raindrops May be Falling on Our Heads. You'd better think twice before you look up. That's the message that Dr. Alan Hildebrand, a geologist with the University of Calgary, will deliver when he speaks at Carleton University on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Hildebrand will talk about celestial objects that may...

Posted On: Saturday, May 20, 2006

by Victor Zacek

Department of Physics
Universite de Montreal

Location: Steacie Room 103, Carleton University

Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 14:30

How do birds, insects and airplanes manage to stay airborne? What is their secret? The mass of a B747 at take off is 300 tons. Therefore in order to get the plane airborne, it needs a downward thrust of at least 3...

Posted On: Friday, March 24, 2006

Dr. Robert L. Clarke Saturday. January 14, 2006

2:00pm

 

The memorial event to celebrate the life of Robert L. ("Bob") Clarke, who passed away December 22, will be held on Saturday January 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm. The memorial will be held in room 360 of the Tory Building, the lecture theatre known to many as "The Egg". A...

Posted On: Saturday, January 14, 2006

At the annual Faculty of Science Christmas reception on December 5, 2005, two Department of Physics members were presented with awards:

Paul Johns - Excellence in Teaching
George Curley - World of Difference Staff Appreciation Award

Physics also received the following accolades : The Physics Department was congratulated for being first in frequency of publication citations among all Physics Departments in the country.

David Sinclair, senior research...

Posted On: Monday, December 5, 2005

Clifford M. WillBy Clifford M. Will

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences,
Department of Physics,
Washington University,
St. Louis, USA

Place

University of Ottawa
Marion Hall Auditorium
140 Louis Pasteuric (see U Ottawa campus map)

Date...

Posted On: Saturday, October 22, 2005