Why are people fighting for the right to have nuclear waste buried in the back yard?
Abstract: Nuclear power contributes roughly half of the world’s low carbon electricity and could do a great deal more. Public perception around the management of spent nuclear fuel prevents many people from supporting nuclear power, which prevents nuclear power from being expanded and adopted. This talk will discuss Canada’s plan for spent nuclear fuel and...
Dark Matters: 30 Years of Hubble’s Search
On Saturday March 7, Dr. Jayanne English will provide a live lecture at an evening event at the Manitoba Museum Planetarium celebrating the 30th year of the Hubble Space Telescope The event also includes a reception in the Science Gallery (cash bar and food available) and an exclusive planetarium show.
Lockhart Planetarium Open House, Jan 29, 7 pm, Room 240 University College
Diversity in Citizen Science: What’s lost in Translation? 29 January 2020, 7 pm Room 240 University College Is science created for all and by all truly inclusive ? Join us for an evening exploring diversity and linguistic justice in citizen science, with examples from Zooniverse and the Canadian Citizen Science Portal. Professor Renee Desjardins, Ph.D....
Insight into Black Holes
With the spectacular new images provided by the Event Horizon Telescope the first radio images of the event horizon of a black hole are now available, but what can we learn from these images? University of Manitoba Professor of Physics and Astronomy Chris O’Dea explains on CBC Radio’s Up To Speed with Ismaila Alfa: What...
Dark Matters at the Manitoba Museum
Join Michelle Boyce for an evening exploring the latest research regarding dark matter. The event includes a reception, a viewing of the Planetarium show “Phantom of the Universe”, and a paired presentation/Q&A session with Michelle. The reception kicks off the evening at 7:00 PM Thursday March 21, 2019 at the Manitoba Museum Planetarium.
Physics and Astronomy Day – Schedule
Physics and Astronomy Day 2019 will be held 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM on March 16. The full schedule is now available on our website. To get an idea of what the day will be like, you can also look at an archive of photos and activities from previous Physics and Astronomy Days.
Faculty Outreach Awards
Congratulations to Ruth Cameron and Danielle Pahud for winning Community Engagement Awards that recognize efforts bringing Physics and Astronomy beyond the borders of the University!
Invent the Future Together – Be a Mentor
Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor. The Faculty of Science invites established professionals to participate in its inaugural Mentoring Program which will run January – May 2019. Help students gain experience and provide them with avenues for career and personal development. The program requires mentors and mentees to commit...