Physics News Archives

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

(Ottawa) – The Franklin Institute will present the Benjamin Franklin Medal to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Director Dr. Art McDonald and co-winner Yoji Totsuka for groundbreaking research on the nature of neutrinos in that they change ‘flavour’ and have mass. Included in the SNO team are Carleton University physicists Dr. David Sinclair, Director and Principal Investigator of SNOLAB, Dr. Alain Bellerive, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Particle Physics, Dr. Cliff...

Posted On: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Every year the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) gives out one Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching. In April 2007 Prof. Bruce Campbell was selected for the award following nomination by the Graduate Association of Students in Physics (GASP). The Association cited his excellence in teaching at any level, extensive knowledge of his area, and dedication to students as a professor and supervisor.

Posted On: Sunday, April 1, 2007

Later today, Carleton University alumna, Dr. Rowan Thomson, will be awarded a $20,000 L'Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Dr. Thomson graduated from Carleton University four years ago with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics and has now completed her doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of Waterloo. She returned to Carleton this September to take up a position as a...

Posted On: Monday, January 1, 2007

At the annual Faculty of Science Christmas reception in December 5, 2006, two Department of Physics members were presented with awards:

Bog Jarosz - Excellence in Teaching

Bill Jack - World of Difference Staff Appreciation Award

Physics also received the following accolades :

The SNO research group in the department of Physics was congratulated for winning the inaugural NSERC Polanyi Prize.

Jim Carleton, Physics PC specialist and David Sinclair,...

Posted On: Tuesday, December 5, 2006

When the newly established University medals for distinguished teaching, research and service were awarded at Spring Convocation, June 13, 2006, two members of the Department of Physics were honoured.

Physics Professor Dr. David Sinclair received the inaugural University Medal for Distinguished Research in...

Posted On: Tuesday, June 13, 2006