Physics News Archives

By Dan Rubinstein
Photos by Justin Tang and CERN

At 46 metres long, 25 metres high and 25 metres wide, the 7,000-tonne ATLAS detector is the largest particle detector ever built. It’s one of two general-purpose detectors and one of four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator, a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets buried beneath the French-Swiss border near Geneva.

ATLAS played a central role in the 2013 Nobel Prize-winning...

Posted On: Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Spring Convocation: ATLAS Collaborator Completes Thesis on Higgs Boson Measurement

By Susan Hickman

A Carleton University physics student who was involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson particle views his studies as “a long series of...

Posted On: Thursday, June 15, 2017


High school students from Cambridge, Ontario, win chance to test experiment at CERN.

Posted On: Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Congratulations to Sangeeta as one of the recipients to receive the "New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award". 

Details at:

Posted On: Friday, June 9, 2017


Carleton Welcomes New Canada Research Chair in Physics, Renews Existing Chair in CybersecurityA closeup of the word research in a dictionary.

Carleton University’s Mark Boulay, professor...

Posted On: Monday, May 15, 2017


Colloquium:  Thursday, May 18 2017  3:30 - 4:30 pm


Posted On: Monday, May 15, 2017

Colloquium:  Thursday, May 11 2017  3:30 - 4:30 pm

Room:  238 Tory Building (TB)

Speaker:  Dr. Simon Viel


Posted On: Friday, May 5, 2017

Colloquium: Tuesday May 9, 2017  -  3:00 - 4:00

Room: Tory Building (TB) 238

Speaker: Marie-Cecile Piro

Title: Towards solving the dark...

Posted On: Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Department of Physics is seeking qualified Contract Instructors for the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Academic Year.


Posted On: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Special colloquium:  Thursday May 4 at 14:30  in 238 TB (Tory Building)

Note ** special time **. 

Speaker: Masayuki Wada,...

Posted On: Monday, May 1, 2017


Physics Colloquium: Thursday April 27 at 15:30.

Room: River Building 1200.

Speaker: Dr. Marcin Kuzniak, Carleton University

Title: Search...

Posted On: Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Next week, the uOttawa Department of Physics is excited to be hosting two talks by Dr. William D. Phillips, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics. He will be giving the department colloquium on Friday April 7 at 2:30 in FTX 147, the advertisement for which is attached. He will also be giving our second annual Eureka Talk on Saturday April 8 at 10:30am in FSS 2005.  

The Eureka Talks bring cutting edge science to the general public. We bring in excellent...

Posted On: Monday, March 20, 2017

We are very sad to report the death of M.K. Sundaresan, Sundar to his many friends, in Phoenix, AZ on Jan 30 2017. Sundar was born in Chennai (Madras) India on Sept. 2, 1929.  He started his career in theoretical physics as a Ph. D. student of Hans Bethe at Cornell. He returned to India but moved to Canada to work at the National Research...

Posted On: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Posted On: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Academic unit: Physics
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Area of specialization: Experimental Particle Astrophysics
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: July 1, 2017
Closing date for applications: Applications will be reviewed starting February 28, 2017

Posted On: Monday, January 23, 2017