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The CAP receives $300,000 donation to its Foundation to expand its annual lecture tour

A $300,000 donation supports the CAP Lecture Tour to foster inclusive physics education and raise awareness of physics research and its impacts among Canada’s youth Ottawa, Ontario, 2023 November 21. The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is excited to announce that it has recently received a $300,000 donation to the CAP Foundation to support the… Read more »

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today announced that the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded to three scientists for discovering a way to study the world at a level previously thought impossible. The official citation reads: “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in… Read more »

CAP News Bulletin – February 2023 (#19.1)

On behalf of the CAP and the CAP Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support in 2022 and to wish you the very best in 2023.   In this News Bulletin, you will find updates on the following: Greetings from the President Important dates coming up Review of CAP EDI practices 2022… Read more »

Government of Canada launches National Quantum Strategy to create jobs and advance quantum technologies

| Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The strategy will see major investments in quantum research, talent and commercialization. CAP members Dr. Raymond Laflamme and Dr. Stephanie Simmons will serve as co-chairs of a new Quantum Advisory Council. Waterloo, Ontario, January 13, 2023.  Quantum science and technologies are at the leading edge of research… Read more »

CAP members featured on CBC Ideas Theatre and Physics programs, March 2022

Theatre and Physics – Two part series by CBC Ideas features Canadian physicists  — available now on CBCListen —   In November 2021, as part of its English Theatre program, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa staged a Theatre and Physics Symposium, a week long exploration of plays and particles.  Each play was followed by a… Read more »

IUPAP C17 Young Scientist Prizes

Posted on behalf of 2022 IUPAP C17 Chair   Dear colleagues, As you may know, The IUPAP Commission 17 on Laser Physics and Photonics promotes every two years the C17 Young Scientist Prizes. The last edition of the award was in 2019, then the next one was scheduled for 2021, but it has been delayed… Read more »

USask and CLS announce Herzberg Experimental Hall in honour of Nobel Laureate Gerhard Herzberg

Source: University of Saskatoon. USask and CLS announce Herzberg Experimental Hall in honour of Nobel Laureate Gerhard Herzberg SASKATOON – As part of a national initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is naming the main experimental hall of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and a prominent… Read more »

CUPC 2021 begins on November 4! Register now

CUPC 2021 is officially happening November 4-7! Read more below about how to register or volunteer, abstract submissions and the Science Competition & Pre-Conference Networking Night As you may know, the 57th Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC 2021) will be running from November 4th to 7th, 2021. This year, the conference will take place virtually over… Read more »

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program accepting applications until October 27

The call for applications to the 2022 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is now open. The program supports exceptional early-career researchers with an interdisciplinary, global network, mentorship, leadership development, and $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support. New members are recruited annually, for a two-year term. Successful candidates will join a community of international researchers addressing… Read more »

Physics Trivia Night on Aug 26!

Don’t miss Physics Trivia Night on Aug 26! Join the CUWiP Student Advisory Council for their Physics Trivia Night on August 26! The fun-filled evening will feature questions on physics fun facts, sci-fi pop culture, & your favorite physicists! There will be gift card prizes & APS swag bags for our winners. All students are welcome! When:… Read more »