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CRIPT Device Harnesses Cosmic Rays to Detect Nuclear Material, Monitor Wastecript2

Carleton University unveiled today a large scanning device with the potential for several real-world applications, such as scanning containers for radioactive material, detecting seismic activity under volcanoes and monitoring nuclear waste tanks.


Posted On: Friday, April 26, 2013

Carleton University senior researchers and students have been working for three years with the federal government and industry partners on a large scanning device that uses unique cosmic rays called muons.

The Cosmic Ray Inspection and Passive Tomography (CRIPT) system has many possible real-world applications, including the potential to be a valuable tool in detecting and deterring the illegal movement of atomic materials, including uranium and plutonium, as well as other counter-...

Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2013


A second Higgs Boson? Physicists debate new particle ..... read more below: 

Posted On: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In the summer of 2012, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson. The particle describes the missing piece of the puzzle that would give mass to the objects in the universe. Maclean’s Magazine called its discovery “the biggest scientific achievement of a generation.” The particle that was discovered has since been verified as a Higgs Boson, though many questions remain about its nature.

On Saturday, April 13 Carleton’s Thomas...

Posted On: Friday, April 12, 2013


Listen to Professor Alain Bellerive's interview about the Higgs Boson on radio station CJMQ 88.9 FM with host Max Dekiewit.


Posted On: Thursday, March 21, 2013


CBC News Clip:

"Carleton Physicists celebration confirmation of existence of Higgs Boson"


Posted On: Thursday, March 14, 2013


For more information regarding the NSERC USRA 2013 applicants, please refer to the link below:



Posted On: Wednesday, January 16, 2013


The Department of Physics requires contract instructors for theFall and Winter terms of the 2013/2014 Academic Year subject to budgetary approval.

Job postings for Physics Department Contract Instructors:

Fall 2013 Term:  BIT 1002PHYS 1003PHYS 1901

Winter 2014 Term:...

Posted On: Monday, December 10, 2012


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Posted On: Thursday, November 29, 2012


Wednesday December 12, 2012  / mercredi le 12 décembre 2012...

Posted On: Monday, November 26, 2012

Do you want to know more about graduate school options in particle physics and medical physics after your ...

Posted On: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Department of Physics at Carleton University invites applications for NSERC. For more information, please click on the link below:


Posted On: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Collaborating with the Carleton Sports Camp, the Physics Department hosted the first season of Summer Fun in Physics. For every weeks in July and August, the Physics Department staged three 45 min physics shows to groups of Sports Camp kids (age from 8 to 12...

Posted On: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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