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Undergraduate Conference, March 2016

attendees of the 2015 Undergraduate Conference

The annual Physics & Astronomy Undergraduate Conference at Western takes place every March and features a different theme each year based on invited keynote speakers. 

Undergraduate students present their work on a summer research project, honors thesis, or any physics topic of interest, including interdisciplinary physics research.  Participants from other departments and universities are welcome. 

A tentative schedule for each year is posted in February.  The deadline to submit registration for a poster is March 10.

Contact: p-a.ugradconf at uwo.ca

2016 Finalized Schedule

 Physics & Astronomy Undergraduate Conference

Western University, London, Ontario

Thursday, March 24, 2016

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Student Poster Exhibit is open
Physics and Astronomy Building Atrium

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Select Honors Thesis Research Presentations

Nathalie Thibert – Outflowing Winds in Quasars:
A Study of CIV Broad Absorption Lines

Ian Mulholland – Optimizing Kuiper Belt Occultation Searches
in the Ecliptic Plane

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Physics & Astronomy Department Colloquium

Dr. Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (University of Montreal)

Black Holes

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Student Poster Session and Refreshments

Physics & Astronomy Building Atrium

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

C.A.P. Lecture Tour

Prof. Stephanie Simmons (Simon Fraser University)

The International Race for a Quantum Computer

Sponsored by The Canadian Association of Physicists (C.A.P.)

4:30 – 4:40 p.m.

Student Poster Awards

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion
How Our World Changes With Quantum Computers

Dr. Stephanie Simmons (Simon Fraser University)

Dr. Michael Cuffaro (Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University)

(Moderators: Dylan Del Papa, Jonathon Riddell)

All presentations are in the Physics & Astronomy Building, PAB 100, unless noted.