Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Departmental Colloquium - Introducing the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre

 

Tony Noble,
CPARC Scientific Directory

Friday October 13th,
1:30 p.m. Stirling A

Abstract:

Queen's University has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the field of particle astrophysics embodied by a research team which has lead world-class experiments at SNOLAB and has won many prestigious awards including the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. In this spirit, Queen's headed an ambitious proposal bringing together universities and institutes from all over Canada to form a new research centre for particle astrophysics. In 2016, Queen's and its collaborators were awarded a generous Canada First Research Excellence Fund grant to form the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC). This is an exciting time for the Canadian particle astrophysics community and for the Queen's Physics Department, which will be hosting this new centre! Join us to find out more about CPARC's mission, your role within its mandate, and how you can take part in this new venture. CPARC Scientific Directory Tony Noble, Department Head Marc Dignam, and CPARC staff will be presenting key points of CPARC's program and answering your questions. We encourage faculty, postdocs, research associates, students, and all members of the Queen's physics community to partake.