Physics News Archives

Carleton, along with the SNOLAB Institute and their Canadian and international partners, announced the grand opening of SNOLAB today at an event in Lively, Ontario. SNOLAB is an underground research facility situated two kilometres beneath the surface of the Earth. It is located at the site of the Vale Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario.

“The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canada is a world leader in science and technology....

Posted On: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Posted On: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Congratulations to two of our young faculty who have been invited to give a total of 9 lectures as part of the 2012 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Lecture Tour. Each winter, the CAP's program enables the undergraduate physics students from nearly all Canadian programs to invite a...

Posted On: Wednesday, February 8, 2012


By Mandy Sinclair

Alain Bellerive, Professor of Particle Physics and Etienne Rollin, Laboratory Supervisor

It could be...

Posted On: Tuesday, January 24, 2012


By Elizabeth Howell

There was opportunity afoot for new collaboration when two new medical physics researchers joined Carleton in 2010.

Rowan Thomson, a Carleton graduate and winner of the 2011 Polanyi Prize, and Gabriel Sawakuchi, a veteran of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, were each settling in and bringing their own...

Posted On: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

 Carleton Researchers Play Key Role in Higgs Bonson Announcement

(Ottawa) - The eyes of the scientific community were on Geneva today as the particle physics lab at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) presented the latest results from the ATLAS and CMS collaboration in their search for the Standard Model Higgs boson.

The Higgs boson is the only piece missing in an...

Posted On: Tuesday, December 13, 2011



Posted On: Thursday, December 1, 2011


(Ottawa) –  Carleton’s Rowan Thomson has been awarded the 2011 Polanyi Prize for her valuable contribution to the field of physics.

Thomson’s research explores the development of computational techniques and approaches to the interactions of radiation with matter. Applications of her work are being used in...

Posted On: Thursday, November 24, 2011


NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards 2012 

 The Department of Physics at Carleton University invites applications for NSERC-sponsored student research positions in one of the fields of research conducted in our department:

 Medical Physics

  •  ...

Posted On: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

At Convocation on Saturday, November 12 2011, Kathryn Hally was awarded a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

Katy completed her MSc in our particle physics program at the end of the summer.  Her thesis title was "High-Energy Higgsstrahlung Cross-section Suppression in the Minimal Composite Higgs Model".  Katy has continued with us and is now a doctoral student in theoretical particle physics, working with the same advisor, Professor...

Posted On: Monday, November 14, 2011

Tier II Canada Research Chair - Medical Physics


Carleton University’s Department of Physics invites applications for nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics. Candidates with a research specialization in...

Posted On: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

(Ottawa) – Carleton’s David Sinclair will receive the inaugural Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) -TRIUMF Vogt medal for his exceptional vision and contributions to the study of neutrino physics in the pioneering Sudbury Neutrino Observation (SNO).

Named in honour of top Canadian researcher and nuclear physicist, Erich Vogt, the CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Outstanding Experimental or Theoretical Contributions to Subatomic Physics recognizes and encourages outstanding...

Posted On: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Posted On: Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Congratulations to two of our young faculty who gave invited lectures as part of the 2011 Canadian Association of Physicists Lecture Tour.

Each winter, the CAP's program enables the undergraduate physics students from nearly all Canadian programs to invite a faculty member of their choice to visit and deliver a special guest lecture. This year, Prof. Kevin Graham presented "The Dark Secret of the Universe" to the students of the University of Windsor, Wilfrid...

Posted On: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Date: Monday March 7,  2011

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Room: Herzberg 4351

Speaker:   Adrian Lupascu, University of Waterloo

Title:   Quantum Electrical Circuits


Posted On: Thursday, February 3, 2011