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Musique chez nous: Fannie

Bandeen Hall

Original music by Fannie Lyrics: Normand Achim A concert of French music by the Bishop’s University Singers’ artistic director, Fannie Gaudette who is exploring a new musical journey as a singer-songwriter.

Emerging Human Resource Issues in the European Union

Cleghorn Room

Public lecture by: Professor Preslav Dimitrov, Dean, Faculty of Economics Neofit Rilski University, Blagoevgrad Sponsored by: WSB Student Activity Fund Speakers Committee Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.

Physics & Astronomy Seminar – Dark Matter Content in Milky Way Companion Galaxies

Nicolls 315

Déreck Lizotte, Department of Physics & Astronomy Bishop’s University Our Milky Way galaxy is surrounded by tiny, faint orbital companions known as dwarf spheroidal galaxies. The huge difference between the luminous mass and mass inferred due to the dynamics of the stars within these types of galaxies implies a very significant content of non-luminous (dark) … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar – Dark Matter Content in Milky Way Companion Galaxies

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Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Horizon Quantum Mechanics

Nicolls 315

Andrea Giusti, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy Bishop’s University The Horizon Quantum Mechanics is an approach that allows one to analyze the gravitational radius of spherically symmetric systems and compute the probability that a given quantum state is a black hole. We first review the general formalism and show how it reproduces a gravitationally inspired … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Horizon Quantum Mechanics

Department of Physics & Astronomy Honours Thesis Defense by Joshua Aiken

Online

Department of Physics & Astronomy HONOURS THESIS DEFENSE (online) Friday, August 28, 1pm Joshua Aiken On the Formation of AM CVn Stars AM CVn stars are a type of ultra-short period binary system (with orbital periods as low as 5 minutes) with a white dwarf accreting helium from a hydrogen-depleted donor star. Due to these … Continue reading Department of Physics & Astronomy Honours Thesis Defense by Joshua Aiken

Virtual Welcome and Information Session for Parents of Incoming Students

Online

As the 2020-21 academic year gets underway, Bishop’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Michael Goldbloom is pleased to invite parents of new students to the University’s annual welcome and information session for parents. We look forward to this opportunity to welcome parents to the Bishop’s community and to introduce them to members of the Academic and Students Affairs teams. … Continue reading Virtual Welcome and Information Session for Parents of Incoming Students

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The next EWP exam for returning students will take place online

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All RETURNING students who have not yet satisfied their EWP requirement should register for the online EWP exam by emailing ewpchair@ubishops.ca. Students requiring accommodations must email exams@ubishops.ca to register. For additional information go to the EWP website. Attention: Although the exam will be open for 4.5 hours, once you start, you will have 2 hours … Continue reading The next EWP exam for returning students will take place online

Write for Success

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Attention incoming students: would you like to know how your writing compares to what is expected at university? The Writing Centre has just the service for you: "Write for Success" - essay writing followed by a FREE professional assessment and consultation. You simply write a short persuasive essay in your own space, submit it for … Continue reading Write for Success

Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Space Astronomy and Exoplanet Astrophysics

Online

Jason Rowe, Bishop’s University There are currently close to 4000 confirmed exoplanets with thousands of additional exoplanet candidates. The population shows great diversity with masses and radii ranging from Mercury-like exoplanets to brown-dwarfs with rich orbital architectures. These observations are increasing our understanding of how exoplanets form and evolve. My research program is focused on … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Space Astronomy and Exoplanet Astrophysics

Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Learning Around Galactic Foregrounds

Online

Samuel Gagnon-Hartman, Bishop’s University The highly-redshifted 21 cm neutral hydrogen emission line is widely accepted as a potent probe of the early universe, particularly the Epoch of Reionization. This cosmological signal is obfuscated by intragalactic sources, which are 10^5 times brighter than the desired signal. It has been demonstrated that these galactic foregrounds are confined … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Learning Around Galactic Foregrounds

Physics & Astronomy Seminar – Weather on other worlds: from clouds and winds to seeking life

Online

Stanimir Metchev, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Extrasolar Planets Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Western Ontario Weather systems are now known to be ubiquitous on brown dwarfs, and probably also on all extrasolar planets with atmospheres. Brightness monitoring of rotating brown dwarfs and exoplanets reveals storm- and band-like cloud structures, much like … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar – Weather on other worlds: from clouds and winds to seeking life

Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Magnetic monopoles under pure R^2 gravity

Online

Ariel Edery, Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy Bishop's University Pure R^2 gravity is equivalent to Einstein gravity with cosmological constant and a massless scalar field and it further possesses the so- called restricted Weyl symmetry which is a symmetry larger than scale symmetry. To incorporate matter, we consider a restricted Weyl invariant action composed … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Magnetic monopoles under pure R^2 gravity

Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Phosphine Shrouded in Mystery Above the Clouds of Venus

Online

Dereck Lizotte MSc Candidate, Department of Physics and Astronomy Bishop's University Abstract: It was recently proposed in Sousa-Silva et al. (2020) that any phosphine discovered on a terrestrial planet is a promising sign of life, due to terrestrial conditions making it such that no known abiotic process leads to its production. In fact, its continued … Continue reading Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Phosphine Shrouded in Mystery Above the Clouds of Venus

How Atmospheric and Planetary Interiors Affect the Observable Atmosphere in Giant Planets

Online

Benjamin Leblanc, MSc Candidate Department of Physics and Astronomy Bishop's University Abstract: Observations of transiting exoplanets has been limited by space- and ground-based telescopes not initially designed for precise time series spectrophotometry or by the small sample size of directly imaged planets. To properly understand the atmospheres of giant planets there will need to be … Continue reading How Atmospheric and Planetary Interiors Affect the Observable Atmosphere in Giant Planets