Physics News Archives

Undergraduate students from the physics department will be building a model of the ATLAS detector out of Lego pieces! Just over 9,500 Lego pieces will be used and the model is about 1/50 the size of the real detector. Instructions to build the model are available online. Drop by during the day and watch the students' progress on Friday, September 21...

Posted On: Thursday, September 20, 2012

 

The Department of Physics of Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in medical physics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on July 1, 2013.

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Posted On: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

At its annual conference held July in Halifax, the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) honoured Prof. David Rogers, Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics, as the 2012 winner of the Gold Medal Award - the highest award given by COMP....

Posted On: Friday, August 10, 2012

 

Honours Projects in Physics for PHYS 4907, 4908 and 4909 information is now available and can be found in two places:

http://www.physics.carleton.ca/current-undergraduate-students/course-material/physics-4909-honours-project

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Posted On: Thursday, August 2, 2012

 

The Carleton University Particle Physics Group invites applications for a Research Associate position on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The Carleton ATLAS group currently consists of four faculty members: Alain Bellerive, Thomas Koffas, Gerald Oakham, and Manuella Vincter. The group also currently includes three Research Associates and six graduate students.

The Carleton ATLAS group was...

Posted On: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Why the Higgs boson discovery changes everything

A special report from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland

by Kate Lunau and Katie Engelhart on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:00am
 
 

For the past 22 years,...

Posted On: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

PHYS 1905 [0.5 credit]

How Things Work: Physics in Everyday Life Intended for students with little or no background in Science. Physics has an impact on all aspects of everyday life.  This conceptual course looks at the physics behind everyday objects to learn about the basis for our modern technological world.  Possible topics may include cell phones, microwave ovens, sustainable energy, weather, dance, music, hockey, and skiing.

Lectures three hours...

Posted On: Thursday, July 12, 2012

 

Carleton students left to right: Kate Whalen, David Di Valentino, Jim Lacey, Graham Cree, are involved in the Higgs boson chase at CERN, the European particle physics lab.

 

OTTAWA — Kate Whalen hated physics in high school, and cried doing homework. But this week in Geneva she watched the world’s physicists announce the probable...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson Wednesday morning at the CERN facility in Switzerland marks a turning point in particle physics. It is certainly the biggest physics discovery of my lifetime.

The Higgs dates back to the origin of the Standard Model of particle physics, proposed in the 1970s as a complete and beautifully simple theory of the strong, weak, and...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced today that the ATLAS and CMS collaboration has spotted a particle consistent with the Higgs boson. Both experiments have observed a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV. Carleton researchers, who made direct contributions to this discovery through the ATLAS experiment, are available to speak to the...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

(Ottawa) – Tomorrow morning the particle physics lab at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) ...

Posted On: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Carleton physicist David Sinclair has been awarded an honorary degree by Queen’s University. The ceremony took place during the school’s Convocation ceremonies in Kingston, where Sinclair was given a Doctor of Laws.


Sinclair is one of the founders of SNOLAB, an underground research laboratory that attempts to unravel the secrets of the universe. He played an instrumental role in the SNO experiment, which was the precursor to the full-scale facility currently operating in...

Posted On: Thursday, June 14, 2012

By RITA POLIAKOV, THE SUDBURY STAR


 

Astrophysicists spend their entire careers asking questions about the universe. The answers may be found two kilometres underground. At Vale's Creighton Mine.


The mine is home to SNOLAB, a 5,000-square-foot clean space, as free of radioactivity as a scientist could hope for. On Thursday, scientists from across the country celebrated the...

Posted On: Friday, May 18, 2012


Carleton, along with the SNOLAB Institute and their Canadian and international partners, announced the grand opening of SNOLAB today at an event in Lively, Ontario. SNOLAB is an underground research facility situated two kilometres beneath the surface of the Earth. It is located at the site of the Vale Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario.


“The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canada is a world leader in science and technology....

Posted On: Thursday, May 17, 2012