Physics News Archives

The 2006 Hogg lecture was delivered by Alan Hildebrand, University of Calgary on Saturday May 20, 2006 at the Minto Theatre at Carleton University.

More Than Raindrops May be Falling on Our Heads. You'd better think twice before you look up. That's the message that Dr. Alan Hildebrand, a geologist with the University of Calgary, will deliver when he speaks at Carleton University on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Hildebrand will talk about celestial objects that may...

Posted On: Saturday, May 20, 2006

by Victor Zacek

Department of Physics
Universite de Montreal

Location: Steacie Room 103, Carleton University

Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 14:30

How do birds, insects and airplanes manage to stay airborne? What is their secret? The mass of a B747 at take off is 300 tons. Therefore in order to get the plane airborne, it needs a downward thrust of at least 3...

Posted On: Friday, March 24, 2006

Dr. Robert L. Clarke Saturday. January 14, 2006



The memorial event to celebrate the life of Robert L. ("Bob") Clarke, who passed away December 22, will be held on Saturday January 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm. The memorial will be held in room 360 of the Tory Building, the lecture theatre known to many as "The Egg". A...

Posted On: Saturday, January 14, 2006

At the annual Faculty of Science Christmas reception on December 5, 2005, two Department of Physics members were presented with awards:

Paul Johns - Excellence in Teaching
George Curley - World of Difference Staff Appreciation Award

Physics also received the following accolades : The Physics Department was congratulated for being first in frequency of publication citations among all Physics Departments in the country.

David Sinclair, senior research...

Posted On: Monday, December 5, 2005

Clifford M. WillBy Clifford M. Will

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences,
Department of Physics,
Washington University,
St. Louis, USA


University of Ottawa
Marion Hall Auditorium
140 Louis Pasteuric (see U Ottawa campus map)


Posted On: Saturday, October 22, 2005

Clifford M. WillBy Clifford M. Will

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences,
Department of Physics,
Washington University,
St. Louis, USA


Carleton University
Steacie Building, room 103


Friday October 21, 2005


Doughnuts and cookies available at...

Posted On: Friday, October 21, 2005

A recent article in Physics World noted that the Carleton Physics Department does the highest impact research in Canada. Papers published by Carleton Physics faculty between 2000 and 2004 received an average of 22.33 citations per paper, the highest in the country. These findings are based on the data from ISI.

The Physics World article is available ...

Posted On: Saturday, October 1, 2005

(Ottawa)--Carleton University Adjunct Professor of Physics, Dr. G. Peter Raaphorst, has won the Ottawa Life Sciences Council (OLSC) Career Achievement award. The announcement was made this evening at the 12th Annual OLSC Achievement Awards Dinner.

Dr. Raaphorst retired as Head of Medical Physics at The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre this summer. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Carleton since 1985.

“Not only has Dr. Raaphorst made significant contributions...

Posted On: Monday, September 26, 2005





Cliff Burgess2005 CAP Lecturer

Cliff Burgess

McGill U./McMaster U. /Perimeter Institute
Thurs. March 10, 2005 @ 3:30pm, 240TB (Tory)


Posted On: Thursday, March 10, 2005

David HannaBy Dr. David Hanna

Professor of Physics,
McGill University


Very High Energy Gamma-ray Astronomy with VERITAS

Gamma-ray astronomy is normally carried out using space-borne instruments since gamma-rays cannot penetrate the Earth's atmosphere. At energies greater than a few tens of GeV,...

Posted On: Monday, February 28, 2005

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SNOA once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Up for bids: one personalized scientific tour of the underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Once the tour has been awarded to the successful bidder, the tour will...

Posted On: Saturday, January 1, 2005