This past snowy January weekend (Jan 17-19) a number of undergraduates from our Department attended the annual Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP) hosted by the University of Toronto. Participants took part in various panels, workshops, discussions and of course lots of science! In the student talks Rachel Pillsworth (second from left in the photo) was awarded the top talk in the Astronomy cateogry. Congratulations Rachel and to all attendees!
Congratulations to undergraduate students Akash Shetty, Kian Yousefi Kousha, and Nicholas Sullivan who competed in the 2019 University Physics Competition
on November 4th, 2019. Teams were provided with a research questions to tackle a problem within 48hrs. Akash, Kian, Nicholas' submission received a silver medal. Of the 305 papers submitted in the 2019 University Physics Competition, 5 teams (1.6%) were ranked as Gold Medal Winners, 60 teams (20%) were ranked as Silver Medal Winners, 83 teams (27%) were ranked as Bronze Medal Winners, and 157 teams (51%) were ranked as Accomplished Competitors. Congratulations again!
The McMaster Daily News recently published an article about modern applications of quantum physics, with input from our very own Prof. Duncan O'Dell. His new course, 3QI3: Introduction to Quantum Information
, is offered in the Winter 2020 term. Read the article here