Physics News Archives


(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

Do you want to know more about graduate school options in particle physics and medical physics after your Bachelor's degree?  If so, this session is for you!

Tuesday February, 15 2011

3:30 - 5:00

Herzberg 4351

Carleton University

Posted On: Thursday, February 3, 2011

Figures from an article by Carleton University Physics Professor Rowan Thomson, Canada Research Chair Dave Rogers and collaborators are featured as the journal cover illustration for the January 2011 issue of Medical Physics (Vol. 38, Issue 1). 

The article, titled "Comparison of dose calculation methods for brachytherapy of ocular tumors," investigates dosimetric differences amongst treatment planning systems and Monte Carlo codes for...

Posted On: Monday, January 10, 2011

Diamonds may be a physicist's best friend, according to Charles-Antoine Collins Fekete.  The Laval student spent his summer working with Carleton’s ATLAS group researching the use of diamonds in the large hadron collider (LHC) beneath France and Switzerland.

Carleton has played a key role in the...

Posted On: Friday, August 20, 2010
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Posted On: Friday, July 2, 2010

UPDATE: Feb. 11, 2011

   We now have 4 women professors out of 17. An increase from   the 3 of 16 at the time when the article was written by Dr. Kalyniak.

Pat Kalyniak writes that there's a new, more positive message to women students thinking about academic choices. They should go ahead and try a career in physics.

As a matter of...

Posted On: Friday, June 4, 2010