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CAP Congress

Physics Teachers' Workshop
June 18, 2007

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Hosted by the Canadian Association of Physicists Congress 2007
University of Saskatchewan and CLS in Saskatoon, SK

 

Register on-line

Printable copy of Teachers'
Workshop Program

Location:

Geology (U of S) – Saskatoon

Schedule:

8h15

Registration - Geology atrium. Light refreshment provided.

8h45

Opening

9h00

"Testing the limits of quantum mechanics:  motivation, state of play, prospects" with Anthony Leggett, Nobel Laureate - University of Illinois at Urbana and University of Waterloo

10h00

"Dark Matter and Dark Energy" with Peter Watson - Professor of Physics at Carleton and former Dean of Science

10h45

Coffee break

11h00

Meeting with department Chairs: Skills that students need to be successful in college physics

12h00

Luncheon:  "Putting Photons to Work" with Robert Fedosejevs - University of Alberta

13h30

Simplifying the complex with familiarity: An approach to effective physics education at all scales" with Robert I. Thompson, University of Calgary, 2007 CAP Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Medal Winner

14h30

"Bose-Einstein Condensation: Quantum Weirdness at the Coldest Temperature in the Universe" with Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate - University of British Columbia

15h15

Coffee break

15h30

"Science vs. pseudo-science and junk science" with Gary Slater - Professor of Physics at the University of Ottawa and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

16h15

"The aurora borealis:  what is it we know and don’t know about it?" with Jean-Pierre St. Maurice - CRC Chair in Environmental Science, University of Saskatchewan

17h00

Wrap-up and invitation to poster session

 

Herzberg Lecture
Before the workshop come to the Herzberg Public Lecture with
Nobel laureate Carl Wieman
June 17, 2007 at 7:00pm TCU Place (Centennial Auditorium)

http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/media/
releases/2006/mr-06-032.html

This presentation is tailored to the General Public. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend!

Admission is free
www.tcuplace.com

Tour the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron

*Free registration & lunch

View our posters to update yourself on a wide variety of modern physics research

Funding available for travel expenses: details from cindy. jelinski@usask.ca

For more information:
*Keep checking the website for updates

Program Coordinator: 
Murray Guest
Email: m.guest@shaw.ca

Admin Assistant:
Cindy Jelinski
University of Saskatchewan
Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies

Phone:  (306) 966-6445
Fax:  (306) 966-6400
Email: cindy.jelinski@usask.ca

 

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