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Physics Seminar: Subatomic Physics Research in Canada: Planning and Strategy

November 27, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

Dr. Svetlana Barkanova,
Department of Physics
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Soon, we may see a revolution in our understanding of the nature of matter and its interactions, as we seek answers to questions such as the nature of the dark matter, the reasons for dominance of matter over antimatter in the Universe, and the origin of the atomic elements.

Subatomic physics research, which includes nuclear and particle physics and astrophysics, is a quest to discover the laws governing our Universe, and our research community has received several recent major international awards for projects with leading Canadian involvement.

One of the reasons why Canada is so well positioned for discovery and innovation in subatomic physics is nation-wide strategic planning and public investment. Right now, we are working on establishing scientific and funding priorities for future endeavours, covering the period from

2022 through 2026, with the scope extending to 2036. The talk will briefly describe the most fascinating and challenging questions we are facing today, the leading Canadian research groups and facilities, our plans for the next decade, and our joined efforts for improving equity, diversity and inclusion in our field.

Meeting will be hosted via Zoom. All participants must preregister for this seminar. If you are interested in joining in this seminar, please contact Nancy Robichaud at nrobicha@ubishops.ca to obtain the Zoom link and registration information.


November 27, 2020
3:30 pm
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