Physics News Archives

The Toronto Star’s online edition TheStar.com of June 15, 2008 featured an article by Peter Calamai describing LeeAnn Janissen’s talk at the CAP Congress. The link to the article is               http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/443624

 

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Posted On: Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has announced funding to establish the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah Scholarship in Medical Physics at Carleton University.  Carleton will provide matching funding to establish the $100,000 endowment.

“Medical physics research at Carleton University is critical to developing solutions to human health issues, ranging from diagnosing and understanding diseases to...

Posted On: Monday, May 26, 2008

A Carleton University team has spent years slowly, carefully, ingeniously crafting pieces needed for a project that aims to solve the biggest mystery of the universe ...

Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The search for a type of matter that humans have never seen before begins in a concrete room at Carleton University, a bit messy with runaway bolts and...

Posted On: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What would a hospital be without an X-ray department or an MRI scanner?

Or, imagine that radiation treatment was unavailable to patients with cancer. These technologies seem standard today, yet a few generations ago, they didn't even exist. Even X rays were only discovered a little over a century ago. Medical imaging and radiotherapy are the fruit of physicists' labours on medical applications. Today the pace continues, and is increasing.

Join Dr. Paul Johns on...

Posted On: Thursday, May 8, 2008

Postdoctoral research fellow Rowan Thomson is on a watch list.  She’s not in trouble.  Rather, Chatelaine magazine has declared her one of its “80 amazing Canadian women to watch” for her research in medical physics. 

“I am very excited to apply my knowledge of physics to solving problems related to human health and improving cancer treatments,” says Thomson. 

Thomson, a research fellow in the ...

Posted On: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Olivier Simard, a Carleton University doctoral student, is going to Japan to work underground in order to study the universe.

He will be the first Canadian student to be awarded an inaugural Honda fellowship by the SNOLAB which will allow him to work at the Kamioka Observatory in Japan for three months.

Honda Canada established the program with SNOLAB to encourage graduate students and young researchers to learn from each other. For the next two years, a different...

Posted On: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

(Gainesville, Fla.) --- A group of physicists from the CLEO Collaboration at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, has revealed yet another mystery of the universe. The group, which includes Carleton University physics professor Dr. David Asner, has observed a new way to reproduce basic particles of atoms --protons and neutrons.

CLEO is a large experimental detector that detects collisions of electrons with positrons at energies ranging from three to five billion electron volts...

Posted On: Monday, March 10, 2008

(Ottawa, February 29, 2008) - The quest to understand the mysteries of the universe took another step forward today as the final piece of the ATLAS detector was lowered into place in Geneva at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, commonly known as CERN.

ATLAS is one of the largest collaborative efforts in the physical sciences and includes a team of Carleton University physicists, research fellows and graduate students. It is a particle physics experiment that...

Posted On: Friday, February 29, 2008

Working on real research projects, engaging in the subject matter of one’s general disciplinary interest and working directly with world-renowned researchers aren’t typical experiences high school graduates receive before starting university.  However, for participants in the Bridging Summer Research Internship in Science program at Carleton University, this is reality.

The hands-on program allows students to “bridge” from high school to university during an eight-...

Posted On: Thursday, January 31, 2008

(Ottawa)—The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today that it has awarded $280,000 to Carleton University to support three groundbreaking research projects.

Dr. Kim Matheson, Vice-President (Research and International) welcomed the CFI’s investment. “This funding will enable these extremely promising researchers to pursue pressing scientific and environmental projects that could have a major impact and will continue to build Carleton’s impressive global...

Posted On: Thursday, November 15, 2007

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