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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

Dr. Steven Godfrey

Stephen Godfrey is hoping that the data that emerges from the Large Hadron Collider located near Geneva, Switzerland, will...

Posted On: Monday, May 29, 2006

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