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November 2019

Fall 2019 Colloquia

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Time Tuesdays 3pm

#wingteresting Contest

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Contest time! Please LIKE & SHARE! We want to know about the physics of flying insects!  Starting Nov 4, the Dept of Physics at the University of Guelph and the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory are teaming up for an online video contest. 

Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference - CUPC 2019

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The 55th Annual Undergraduate Physics conference is taking place at McGill university this year.  Interested students can get more information at the conference website.

Women in Physics Lunch with Dr. Meirong Li

Dr. Li is currently the Head of Wholesale Risk Analytics with HSBC Canada. She has a wealth of experience in model risk management in the financial industry, working for companies including RBC, Scotiabank and the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan. Dr. Li is a theoretical condensed matter physicist and a former Postdoctoral Fellow from this very department! Dr. Li successfully transitioned her physics career to a career in finance. Dr. Li has coached and mentored numerous quantitative professionals including former physicists throughout her career. Join us for lunch on November 11th  as Dr.

STEM Week 2019

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STEM Week @ Guelph Civic Museum Classes from all across Guelph will be learning about Physics at the Civic Museum with our Outreach Team See what we did last year! Wingteresting Contest Video Submissions are due at midnight on the 24th and the winners will be announced on the 29th Nano Night!

N^3: Nano Night in November!

To kick off STEM Week 2019, the University of Guelph Nanoscience Club will take their College Royal award winning demo show to Brothers Brewing for a night of beer and nanoscience! Demonstrations include hydrophobic surfaces, acoustic levitation, quantum locking and superconducting levitation! Demos run throughout the course of the evening so sit don't miss your opportunity to witness these compelling displays in the relaxed and comfortable environment that Brothers Brewing Co. provides!

The role exploring Mars plays in unraveling Earth's origin story: a physics perspective

Speaker Dr. Scott VanBommel The application of physics fundamentals to planetary science problems has taken this Guelph physics graduate off the southern edge of Google maps in search of space rocks, to Mars as part of multiple rover missions, and nearly above the Karman line as a shortlisted astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency.

Physics Road Show

School's Out, Museum's In! This PD Day we have Orbax and Physics, University of Guelph here to celebrate STEM Week 2019. Prepare for physics phun for the whole family! Orbax brings the world famous physics road show to the Guelph Civic Museum for an afternoon of incredible demos!  Suitable for the whole family, a great opportunity to see an amazing display of physics demonstrations.

Fizz-ics Pub Night

Join us for an evening about the science of beer! Our pub night will be comprised of talks from 3M National Teaching Fellowship award winner Dr. Joanne O'Meara and VP of Brewing & Quality for Wellington Brewery Marvin Dyck as well as a sampling night of the altered states of beer and a special physics beer brewed especially for this night by Wellington Brewery!