Congratulations to our CAP winners!

CAP 2018

(Pictured: Amy - First row, third from the left; Jordan - Second row, third from the right)

Amy-Rae Gauthier won 1st place in the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Student Presentation Competition, held at Dalhousie University this week. Amy won her divisional competition before delivering an excellent presentation in the CAP final competition, which won her 1st place. Amy, who works with Ben Newling, talked about imaging velocity fields of turbulent flows with MRI. 

Also from UNB, Jordan Grattan took first place in the Division of Atmospheric and Space Research (DASP) Student Poster Competition. Jordan, who works with William Ward, presented on his work identifying the temperature and pressure sensitivity of measurements made with the MIADI Michelson Interferometer.

Congrats to all of our UNB Physics Department participants!


A UNB-FPInnovations team wins 2018 L.J. Markwardt Wood Engineering Award

Congratulations to a UNB-FPinnovations team made of Dr. Clevan Lamason (FOREM), Dr. Bryce McMillan (Physics), Dr. Bruce Balcom (Physics), Dr. Brigitte Leblon (FOREM) and Zarin Pirouz (FPInnovations) who recently won the 2018 L.J. Markwardt Wood Engineering Award of the Forest Products Society for best basic research paper during 2016-2017 in Forest Products Journal.

The article, “Magnetic Resonance Studies of Wood Log-Drying Processes“, was the result of a joint effort between the UNB Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, the UNB Department of Physics and FPInnovations. The team will be awarded the $1,000 prize on June 13 at the 2018 Forest Products Society International Convention in Madison, Wisconson. 

Congratulations to award winner Anthony McCaffrey

Recent Ph.D graduate Anthony McCaffrey has won the prestigious International Union of Radio Science (URSI) young scientist award. He will receive his award and present his work at the URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting in Gran Canaria May 28 - June 1. He is one of two Canadians to receive this award.

Observation Night - March 9th, 7:30 - 9 pm (cancelled due to weather)

Join us on March 9th at Queen Square Park where we will have portable telescopes setup and touring the nights sky. There is no fixed program for the evening but we will try and spot some of the seasons most interesting sights. Feel free to drop by and enjoy the sights with us. If the sky is not clear the event will be rescheduled. No registration required.

AUPAC Success!

This past weekend the AUPAC 2018 Organizing Committee successfully ran an excellent Atlantic Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy Conference (aupac2018.com), which showed off all kinds of research from around the region. Despite the weather the conference ran very smoothly and all of the Committee have invested substantial time and effort in bringing all the pieces together. I am sure that Science Atlantic are very grateful to the Committee, but so is the Department. It is always good news when we have visitors who enjoy and learn from a visit to UNB, which could not have happened on this occasion without the many hours that everyone put into making AUPAC 2018 a success.

 

Congratulations to Ryan Harvey!