Physics News Archives

Slap Shot Science: A Curious Fan’s Guide to Hockey, by Alain Haché
A captivating study of Canadians’ national game skates over one element, says Andrew Robinson                Article appeared in the Times Hire Education Supplement, 10-16th March 2016 issue.

As a Briton living in Canada for the past 15 years, I was delighted to take on this book...

Posted On: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Video Recording of Lecture: ...

Posted On: Tuesday, February 23, 2016


By Pallab Ghosh
Science correspondent, BBC News

Posted On: Thursday, February 11, 2016

By Marlene Orton
Photo by Luther Caverly

In physics circles, Gerald Oakham might just be a Jack of Many Trades. Now Chair of the Department of Physics at Carleton University, he has been part of a glorious period of success that has brought his work into the most magnificent of all man-made caverns – the Large...

Posted On: Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Reporting back:  From the desk of our Vice-President (Research and International)
(reprinted from

For the month of February, I wanted to turn the spotlight on one of our most research-intensive departments on campus for the purposes of making all staff and faculty on campus aware of what a gem we have here at Carleton in our Department of Physics (https://physics....

Posted On: Thursday, February 4, 2016


The Physics Department invites undergraduate students to apply for summer research positions within the NSERC USRA program.  Students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, are currently in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years of an honours physics program, and who have a cumulative average of at least A- are eligible. 


Interested students must submit an...

Posted On: Friday, January 8, 2016


For our immediate needs we need a Physics Labs Assistant Technician for a 4 month full time term contract (January 1st to April 30th) to help with set-up of experiments and provide technical assistance in our first year service courses lab delivery.

Posted On: Thursday, November 26, 2015


By Susan Hickman


It’s another prestigious recognition – following a Nobel Prize – for the important work of physicists...

Posted On: Wednesday, November 25, 2015


If you are interested in applying for the Laboratory Supervisor Positios for Winter 2016 in the Department of Physics, please refer to the link below.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

Posted On: Monday, November 23, 2015


Teaching Assistant Opportunities
Carleton University, Department of Physics

Applications are invited from students at Carleton University and other interested persons to work as a Teaching Assistant in a first year Physics and/or BIT courses during the 2016 Winter term.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should...

Posted On: Monday, November 23, 2015

By Marlene Orton
Photos by Luther Caverly

Nobel laureate and French philosopher Albert Camus once wrote that “you will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

Any particle physicist would beg to differ and that is certainly true for one Carleton University scientist: Manuella Vincter. Vincter’s credentials take up plenty of space. For example, she was deeply immersed in the...

Posted On: Monday, November 9, 2015

Ottawa – The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, including members from Carleton University, have shared the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

The award was presented by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”

Posted On: Monday, November 9, 2015


When Arthur B. McDonald was named co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics last week, the Queen’s University professor emeritus was quick to say that he shares the award with many colleagues, including...

Posted On: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Posted On: Wednesday, November 4, 2015


On Saturday October 31st, the Physics Department presented the first Physics show 2015.  The show was presented to the general public with at least 30 experiements and demonstrations on display.  About 120 people of various ages attended the...

Posted On: Tuesday, November 3, 2015