Physics News Archives

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

Applicants must complete the Contract Instructor Application Form and send, along with a cover letter and recent curriculum vitae including educational background,...

Posted On: Friday, April 1, 2016

The Department of Physics is seeking qualified Contract Instructors for the Fall 2016 Academic Year.  

BIT 1002 ...
Posted On: Friday, April 1, 2016

The Department of Physics is seeking qualified Contract Instructors for the Summer 2016 Academic Year.  


Posted On: Friday, April 1, 2016


Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:24:09 -0400
From: Zoe Jaremus <jaremusatdunlap [dot] utoronto [dot] ca>
Subject: Less than 3 weeks to apply to Dunlap Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School

The school runs August 14 ~ 19 and includes both lecture and laboratory activities. It is intended for students who have...

Posted On: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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 Summer term.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have at least successfully completed a BSc degree in Physics or Engineering Physics or have successfully completed third year...

Posted On: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dr. Colin Denniston
University of Western Ontario

Date:  Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time:  2:30pm
Location:  TB 360

Balls and Strings

Designer materials are materials manufactured to display certain properties...

Posted On: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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