Physics Nobel Prize Laureate Talks at University of Ottawa

Monday, March 20, 2017


Next week, the uOttawa Department of Physics is excited to be hosting two talks by Dr. William D. Phillips, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics. He will be giving the department colloquium on Friday April 7 at 2:30 in FTX 147, the advertisement for which is attached. He will also be giving our second annual Eureka Talk on Saturday April 8 at 10:30am in FSS 2005.  

The Eureka Talks bring cutting edge science to the general public. We bring in excellent speakers to give public lectures to the Ottawa community, requiring only a high school science education. Please feel free to invite your friends and family.

This year's Eureka Talk will combine cutting edge physics with a set of liquid nitrogen demonstrations, so it should be highly entertaining for all. The event will include a moderated discussion with Dr. Phillips about science, life, and whatever else people are interested in discussing.  Following the Eureka talk, there will be a lab Open House in ARC.

In both the colloquium and the Eureka Talk, Dr. Phillips will be describing his work on cooling and trapping ultracold atoms. The Eureka Talk will focus on the power of ultracold atoms to make the highest precision clocks in the world and to test predictions from Einstein's relativity. His colloquium, "Pushing and Twisting Atoms with Light," will describe using orbital angular momentum states of light for manipulating such ultracold atomic systems.

Following the Eureka Talk, there will be an open house in several of the labs in the ARC building.

To help keep track of numbers, please register for the Eureka Talk at  (If you haven't used Eventbrite before, it will ask you to create an account, which is not hard.) Full details are available at that site.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jacob Krich jkrichatuottawa [dot] ca