Congratulations to Geoff Grinyer!

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) announced the result of the 2007-08 Thesis Prize competition. This prize was set up in 2005 by the DNP, to be awarded in Experimental or Theoretical Nuclear Physics to any student receiving their Ph.D. degree from a Canadian University in the current or prior calendar year. The selection for the 2008 Prize was adjudicated by a committee consisting of David Hutcheon (representing TRIUMF), Jean Barrette (McGill University) and Kumar S. Sharma (University of Manitoba).

Congratulations Victor!

Victor Vivcharuk has successfully defended his PhD Thesis (Interaction of the antimicrobial peptide lactoferricin B with neutral POPC and charged POPG model) on Tuesday December 9, 2008

Congratulations to James LeBlanc!

One of the figures from a paper by graduate student James LeBlanc has been selected for display on the front page of the redesigned journal web site of Physical Review B ( under the new feature \"Kaleidoscope\" where it will appear (rotating with 11 others) on the main page for approximately one month, and will also appear (permanently) on the archive page ( The figure is from the paper \"Signatures of superconducting gap inhomogeneities in optical properties\", by J.P.F. LeBlanc, E.J. Nicol, and J.P. Carbotte, Phys.

Chair Announcement

Tony Vannelli, Dean, College of Physical and Engineering Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Poisson has agreed to become the next Chair of the Department of Physics beginning a five year term on July 1, 2008.

R.B. Reynolds Award Winner 2008 - Amanda O'Halloran

This medal is awarded to a graduating student in the Spring semester who has completed semester 8 of any of the majors in Physics and who has obtained the highest cumulative average in the required Physics courses of that program, normally taken in semester 5 to 8. Presentation of the award to Amanda O'Halloran was made by Robert L. Brooks, Chair of the Department. 

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