Events - November 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (all day)
PhysiX: Girls Matter

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 campaign, is hosting 125 students in Grades 7 and 8 for free hands-on activity workshops, inspiring talks, and a panel discussion, to encourage and engage girls in exploring physics.

Friday, November 30, 2018 — 1:00 PM EST

Ph.D. Thesis Presentation

Candidate: Olivia Di Matteo

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

FemPhys at UW, in collaboration with Perimeter Institute, is organising another mentoring evening again. Meet and mingle with tons of mentors from physics and other STEM fields! All are welcome to attend. Free food provided! 

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Donna Strickland and her students share a laugh in the lab

On November 29th, help us celebrate Prof. Donna Strickland as she prepares to go to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 — 11:30 AM EST
Sherry Suyu

Astronomy Lunch Series

Sherry Suyu 

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Friday, November 23, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Covalient Bands Night

Join us at the Grad House on November 23rd to see some of your favourite profs from the Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy departments pretending to be rockstars.

Featuring:

Chirp Pulse

Brian McNamara
Mark Melvin
Todd Snider

Friday, November 23, 2018 — 4:30 PM EST

Phys10 Undergraduate Seminar Series

IQC Tours

Institute for Quantum Computing

As promised, this Friday, Nov 23, we have arranged tours of the IQC for PHYS 10 in the usual timeslot for this section (4:30). (There will be no lecture in RCH 101.)  There are spaces for 45 students split into 3 groups of 15.  First come, first served.

Please sign up with your 8-character UW userid (e.g. mjhudson), NOT your student number, at:

https://doodle.com/poll/d4vhm6tkssit4a98

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Thinking of applying to graduate school this year or next? Attend our information session for tips and tricks on how to ace your grad applications. Prof. Shawn Wettig, the Faculty of Science Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will give the talk.

Discussion topics:

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 5:30 PM EST

Grab a chair, sit by a Chair, and enjoy a cold one on us!

Ever wonder what our Department Chairs are like outside of the office?

Or maybe you've wanted to pick the brain of a top 
Canadian researcher about the newest developments and discoveries in your favourite science field? 

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 4:00 PM EST
Valery Nesvizhevsky

Colloquium Series

Valery Nesvizhevsky

ILL - Neutrons for Society

Join us for a reception prior to the talk at 3:45 in PHY 150.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 11:00 AM EST

M.Sc. Thesis Presentation

Candidate: Junjie Yin

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Through interactive exercises and discussions, the Men’s Circle will explore some of the ways in which men can become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 11:30 AM EST
Martin Houde

Astronomy Lunch Series

Martin Houde

Professor and Canada Research Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western University

Friday, November 9, 2018 — 4:30 PM EST
Ray Laflamme

Phys10 Undergraduate Seminar Series

Dr. Raymond Laflamme

Faculty, Canada Research Chair
University of Waterloo, department of Physics & Astronomy
Institute for Quantum Computing

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 11:30 AM EST
David Hogg

Astronomy Lunch Series

David Hogg

Professor of Physics
Faculty of Arts & Science, NYU

Friday, November 2, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT
Jon Yard

Phys10 Undergraduate Seminar Series

Dr. Jon Yard

Associate Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
Institute for Quantum Computing

Friday, November 2, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

Ph.D. Thesis Presentation

Candidate: Giacomo Torlai

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
A visitor observing through a telescope

Come visit the observatory during November's public tour!

  • Presentation at 7:00 PM in PHY 313 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 7:30 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)

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