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Transit of Venus brings crowds to the Department of Physics

More than 200 people came to the Department of Physics to witness a rare astronomical event, the transit of Venus across the Sun, which occurred on the evening of June 5, 2012. The visitors were able to view the transit via a webcam mounted on the Observatory's telescope, and they were also invited to view the event from the vantage point of the MacNaughton building's rooftop. In spite of some clouds early in the evening, the event was a great success.

Prof. Martin Williams selected to give The Last Lecture

Congratulations to Martin Williams who was selected by the graduating class to give the “The Last Lecture”.  The Last Lecture features talks by a graduating student, a faculty member chosen by the graduating class, and a distinguished alumnus.

This event takes place Thursday April 7, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. in War Memorial Hall.

University of Guelph Last Lecture 2011 is available on youtube; Part 1, Part 2

Physics Club and Nanoscience Club win prizes at College Royal 2011

Congratulations to the Physics Club and the Nanoscience Club on winning the following awards at College Royal 2011:

  • Third prize for Overall Exhibit - Nanoscience Club
  • First prize for Overall Display - Physics Club
  • First prize for CPES Display - Physics Club

Physics Club members win first prize at College Royal Event

Congratulations to the members of the Physics Club who won FIRST PRIZE - OVERALL WINNER at the year's College Royal Event held March 20 and 21st.  We also wish to extend our congratulations to the members of the Nanoscience Club who received an honourable mention for their Exhibit.

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