important general physics conference in Canada. Every year, hundreds of Canadian and international physicists meet at the host university to communicate, present, exchange ideas, promote and discuss physics in Canada. This will be the first time this meeting is held in Northern Ontario.
Physicists contribute significantly to Canada’s intellectual and economic vitality through their work as researchers and educators in our universities, our government laboratories, and our industrial research laboratories. Since 1945, the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) has been the embodiment of the community’s efforts to highlight achievements in Canadian physics and to pursue scientific, educational, public policy and communication initiatives that enhance the vitality of the discipline.
The Congress includes the Herzberg Memorial Public Lecture and this year features Professor John Ellis, Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King’s College London and leading physicist at CERN who is best known for his groundbreaking research into how particles, like the Higgs boson, can be produced and detected in particle accelerators.
John Ellis’ research interests focus on the phenomenological aspects of particle physics, though he has also made important contributions to astrophysics, cosmology and quantum gravity. Most of his publications relate directly to experiments, from interpreting measurements and the results of searches for new particles, to exploring the physics that could be done with future accelerators. He was one of the pioneers of research at the interface between particle physics and cosmology, which has since become a sub-specialty of its own: particle astrophysics.
On June 16th, the Herzberg Memorial Public Lecture will take place in the Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University at 7pm. This is a free event hosted by the Canadian Association of Physicists, Laurentian University and SNOLAB. Admission to this event is free, however, it is highly recommended that you pick up your tickets at one of the following locations: the Science North front desk, the Parker Building reception at Laurentian University, or the 84 Station coffee shop.
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