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McMaster Undergraduates Win Big at the 2017 CUPC

Another successful Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference has come and gone. This annual conference brings together about 150 of the top undergraduate physics students from across Canada to present summer research, meet peers, network, and much more. The 2017 version took place at Carleton University in Ottawa. McMaster was well represented at the conference. As usual, all McMaster attendees gave incredible presentations and made our school proud. 6 students in particular were able to come away with medals for top talks in their respective presentation categories:

Adree Khondker - 2nd Place, Biological & Medical Physics

Christian DiMaria - 1st Place, Applied & Engineering Physics

Cissy Suen - 1st Place, Quantum & Solid State Physics

Dana Murdoch - 3rd Place, Astrophysics & Cosmology

Karan Chowdhry - 2nd Place, Quantum & Solid State Physics

Leanne Dias - 3rd Place, Applied & Engineering Physics

Congratulations to the award winners along with all of our attendees! We look forward to another successful conference next year.

Dark Matter Day! - Tuesday, October 31

Many of us look forward to October 31, that special day when all things dark and mysterious come out from hiding. That day is called...

 

...Dark Matter Day! Yes, Dark Matter Day is this Tuesday, October 31. Dark matter itself probably won't reveal its true nature to us on this day, but there are many dark matter events happening around the world to celebrate this historic hunt for the unseen. More information on various global, regional and local events, including how to get involved, can be found at the official Dark Matter Day website.

Oh, and happy trick or treating!

Congratulations to this year's Graduate Student Symposium Day winners

Each year the physics department holds a Graduate Student Symposium Day where graduate students who have just completed their first year of studies present their research. Talks were given on a wide range of interesting topics and as usual all of the talks were excellent. Prizes were awarded to the top three presenters - in no particular order:

Carmen Lee, supervised by Kari Dalnoki-Veress

Clementine Fournier, supervised by Kari Dalnoki-Veress

Jordan Atchison, supervised by David Venus

Congratulations to Carmen, Clementine and Jordan!

P&A Undergrad Emma Mogus on the Tonight Show

P&A undergrad Emma Mogus recently appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. On the show, she demonstrated the TIC (tongue interface communication).  Her invention won her the 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award from the Ontario Science Centre. You can watch the video here. You can read more in the Hamilton Spectator article.

Congratulations Emma!

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24558
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca