National Science and Technology Week at TRIUMF
National Science and Technology Week is a Canada-wide annual event that promotes a culture of science and technology in Canada and encourages people of all ages to engage in science and technology. TRIUMF will be celebrating National Science and Technology Week with a number of specially planned events.
Science on the World Stage
Tuesday, October 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
October 21st will mark the Inauguration of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), an unparalleled feat of science and engineering, and students are invited to join us for this momentous occasion beginning at 10:00 a.m. In addition to a multimedia presentation from CERN and Canadian representatives at the formal inauguration, Canadian scientists will explain the importance of the LHC science program and their hopes for its breakthrough discoveries.
At noon, we will present the Choose Your Future Panel. Three outstanding scientists representing the diverse fields of particle physics, fuel cell technology, and marine chemistry will discuss the potentials of careers in science. The panel will be followed by a question and answer period and an exclusive laboratory and facility tour of the world class TRIUMF particle accelerator.
Science on the World Stage Agenda
|10:00||Reception begins, refreshments served|
|10:30||Welcoming remarks from TRIUMF's Director, Nigel S. Lockyer|
|10:40||"The Coming Revolution in Particle Physics," TRIUMF and ATLAS-Canada research scientist Isabel Trigger|
|11:10||Observations and remarks from speakers|
|11:20||Multimedia presentation from CERN|
|11:40||Closing remarks from Tim Meyer, TRIUMF Communications|
Meals available for purchase at the TRIUMF cafeteria
"Choose Your Future " Science Careers panel
|~1:45||Free, public tours of TRIUMF|
This day is aimed primarily at students in high school or their first year of university, but members of the community are also encouraged to attend. Attendance is free, but registration is required due to space constraints. For more information or to register, call (604) 222-7674 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (specify « NSTW-TRIUMF » in the subject line).
Saturday Morning High School Physics Lecture
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
TRIUMF and the UBC Physics and Astronomy Department are offering the first two of the 2008-09 Saturday morning lecture series on modern physics aimed at high-school students. The first lectures will focus on waves and wave motion using music and musical instruments as a source of examples. Admission is free, and students are encouraged to bring friends and family, but, due to limited space, registration is required.
10:00 Prelude to quantum Mechanics: Classical wave motion - Patrick Bruskiewich
11:00 Sound waves and the physics of music - Chris Waltham