University of Calgary

Solar System Open House

Submitted by jihowse on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:11pm.
Jun 20 2015 - 8:00pm
Jun 20 2015 - 11:00pm
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Speaker: 
Phil Langill
Location: 
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
Summer Solstice

On June 20th, the approach to Pluto has begun and we will be learning more about the cold distance object that orbits in the far reaches of our solar system. Dr. Phil Langill will discuss solar observing as well as the latest research on the rocky bodies in our Solar System.

Carmen Chinery, curator for the department of geoscience will have a meteorite display. She has a fascinating collection of stellar debris and would be happy to answer questions about these billions of years old rocks.

The evening will start with a what’s up the sky presentation.

All open house events feature access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society.  You have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.

Quantum Public Lecture

Submitted by camilla.mascardo on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:10pm.
Jun 11 2015 - 5:00pm
Jun 11 2015 - 6:00pm
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Speaker: 
Dr. Shohin Ghose is an Associate Professor, Physics & Computer Science and Director, Centre for Women in Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
Location: 
ICT 121
Seeing the Invisible: Journey into the Quantum World

From atomic structure, to the composition of stars, to teleportation, quantum physics has led to amazing discoveries over the past century. Understanding the microscopic world of atoms and photons has also led to modern technologies like lasers and computers that have transformed our everyday lives. Yet the quantum world remains a mysterious place full of bizarre phenomena such as entanglement and quantum uncertainty.

Come and hear Dr. Shohini Ghose talk about her voyage into this weird and wonderful invisible world, and the surprising lessons she learned about physics and about being a physicist.

This is event is sponsored by IQST of the University of Calgary (Faculty of Science) and is part of the Quantum talks.  

For more information about this event please go to: http://iqst.ca/outreach/publiclecture.php. This is a joint lecture with "Theory Canada 10” http://www.hep-atlantic.ca/TC10/Theory_Canada_10/Home.html.