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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
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Posted On: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Congratulations to two of our young faculty who have been invited to give a total of 9 lectures as part of the 2012 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Lecture Tour. Each winter, the CAP's program enables the undergraduate physics students from nearly all Canadian programs to invite a...

Posted On: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

 

By Mandy Sinclair

Alain Bellerive, Professor of Particle Physics and Etienne Rollin, Laboratory Supervisor

It could be...

Posted On: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

 

By Elizabeth Howell

There was opportunity afoot for new collaboration when two new medical physics researchers joined Carleton in 2010.

Rowan Thomson, a Carleton graduate and winner of the 2011 Polanyi Prize, and Gabriel Sawakuchi, a veteran of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, were each settling in and bringing their own...

Posted On: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

 Carleton Researchers Play Key Role in Higgs Bonson Announcement


(Ottawa) - The eyes of the scientific community were on Geneva today as the particle physics lab at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) presented the latest results from the ATLAS and CMS collaboration in their search for the Standard Model Higgs boson.


The Higgs boson is the only piece missing in an...

Posted On: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Posted On: Thursday, December 1, 2011

 


(Ottawa) –  Carleton’s Rowan Thomson has been awarded the 2011 Polanyi Prize for her valuable contribution to the field of physics.

Thomson’s research explores the development of computational techniques and approaches to the interactions of radiation with matter. Applications of her work are being used in...

Posted On: Thursday, November 24, 2011


 


NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards 2012 


 The Department of Physics at Carleton University invites applications for NSERC-sponsored student research positions in one of the fields of research conducted in our department:


 Medical Physics



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Posted On: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

At Convocation on Saturday, November 12 2011, Kathryn Hally was awarded a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement.


Katy completed her MSc in our particle physics program at the end of the summer.  Her thesis title was "High-Energy Higgsstrahlung Cross-section Suppression in the Minimal Composite Higgs Model".  Katy has continued with us and is now a doctoral student in theoretical particle physics, working with the same advisor, Professor...

Posted On: Monday, November 14, 2011

Tier II Canada Research Chair - Medical Physics

 

Carleton University’s Department of Physics invites applications for nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics. Candidates with a research specialization in...

Posted On: Tuesday, August 30, 2011