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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST
Of the thesis entitled: Energy and Matter : The design of a nature centre, tunnel and neutrino observatory

Abstract:

Neutrino physics proposes radical new conceptions of matter. Contemplating the extraordinary and mysterious nature of neutrinos in architectural terms, Energy and Matter considers the ideas and implications of this exciting field in three inter-linked design proposals—a nature centre, access tunnel, and neutrino observatory—that connect multiple disciplines in the natural sciences, engineering, and architectural theory. Working from a position that acknowledges the significance of technical concerns, this thesis proposes an architecture that readily engages with technology, construction, and building systems, as well as the specialized instruments used to detect neutrinos, while exploring the equivalence and fluidity of energy and matter, form and forces. This hybrid approach reasserts architecture’s role in the design of buildings for science, allowing these enormous collective projects to communicate their cultural significance as manifestations of our current understanding of the universe.
 

The examining committee is as follows:

Supervisor:

Committee Members:

Philip Beesley, University of Waterloo

Dereck Revington, University of Waterloo

Ryszard Sliwka, University of Waterloo

 

External Reader:

Dr. Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute

 



The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.


The Defence Examination will take place:  

Wednesday January 7, 2015
2:00PM
Architecture Loft 


A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.

Location 
ARC - School of Architecture
Architecture Loft
7 Melville Street South

Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
Canada

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