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The Carleton University Particle Physics Group in Ottawa, Canada invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The Carleton ATLAS group currently consists of five faculty members: Alain Bellerive, Dag Gillberg, Thomas Koffas, Gerald Oakham, and Manuella Vincter. The group typically has four postdoctoral fellows and approximately eight graduate students.

The full details of the position can...

Posted On: Tuesday, January 2, 2018


York University is looking for two Canada Research Chairs in Visual Science and invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biophysics. For more information visit our Employment Opportunities page. 

Posted On: Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Department of Physics will require a Laboratory Supervisor for the Winter term (January – April) 2018. 

Duties will include supervision of undergraduate teaching laboratories and organization of tutorials for the PHYS1004 course.

See the full ad here

Posted On: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Congratulations to Graham Cree, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, working in the ATLAS team, has been awarded the prestigious Governor General's Medal during the Fall Convocation ceremonies. For more information, please visit Carleton's convocation site here

Posted On: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Grad Research: "Heart-y" Research

More than four billion diagnostic radiological procedures are performed around the world every year.

Researchers, like PhD candidate Sarah Cuddy-Walsh, continue to...

Posted On: Wednesday, November 15, 2017


You're invited to attend From the Sun, to the Universe: Your Hidden Connections to the Cosmos, a Public Lecture by Lawrence KraussFoundation Professor of the...

Posted On: Friday, October 13, 2017

SNOLAB Exhibit at Carleton University

October 3 - 23, 2017
Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons

Carleton University is pleased to host New Eyes on the Universe, an exhibit about...

Posted On: Thursday, October 5, 2017

David Sinclair and Mark Boulay are each presenting talks during the SNOLAB exhibit. Please find more information below. 

The SNOLAB Legacy

with David Sinclair...

Posted On: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dr. MK Sundaresan (Sundar) was born in Chennai (Madras) India on Sept. 2, 1929.  He started his career in theoretical physics as a PhD student of Hans Bethe at Cornell. He returned to India but moved to Canada to work at the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa in 1957. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in 1961. His subsequent career was intimately bound up with the Department of Physics. He...

Posted On: Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Dr. Pauline Gagnon from University of Indiana will give a physics departement public lecture titled "Improbable feats and useless discoveries". The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Location and time: Azrieli Theatre, room 302 from 19:30 to 21:00

Posted On: Tuesday, September 26, 2017


The Particle Astrophysics Group at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful applicant will participate in data analysis for the DEAP-3600 experiment, as well as research and development of silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) detectors for next-generation noble liquid experiments searching for dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay. 

The deadline to apply is September 29th 2017.

Posted On: Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Congratulations to the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) for a very successful conference July 12-15 right here in Ottawa, and congratulations to the Ottawa medical physicists who won awards at the conference!  Our thanks to the many members of the Local Arrangements Committee who made the conference run so smoothly.


Posted On: Saturday, July 15, 2017


Posted by Harriet Kim Jarlett on June 23, 2017.  This content is archived on the CERN Document Server.

Singer-songwriter Howie Day was sitting in a coffee shop in Denver one morning while on tour, when he saw in his Twitter notifications CERN had shared a parody video of his hit song “Collide”, sung from the perspective of a proton in the Large Hadron Collider. After a brief exchange on Twitter, he decided to record the parody himself, and make a new video during a...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

By Dan Rubinstein

As director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, internationally renowned theoretical physicist and Carleton alumnus, Lawrence Krauss, leads a diverse collection of scientists and scholars who are exploring some of humankind’s most fundamental questions.

Posted On: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

By Dan Rubinstein
Photos by Justin Tang and CERN

At 46 metres long, 25 metres high and 25 metres wide, the 7,000-tonne ATLAS detector is the largest particle detector ever built. It’s one of two general-purpose detectors and one of four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator, a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets buried beneath the French-Swiss border near Geneva.

ATLAS played a central role in the 2013 Nobel Prize-winning...

Posted On: Tuesday, June 20, 2017