Upcoming Events

York U Evening for High School Physics Teachers

  • 06 Dec 2017
  • 5:30 PM
  • York University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University is hosting our annual open-house night for high school physics teachers.  This event is free, and open to anyone teaching high-school physics in the GTA.  It will take place on Wednesday Dec 6th at 5:30 pm, and will consist of a welcome drinks reception, followed by dinner and short informal presentations on physics and astronomy research at York.  This year's theme is How large is the proton?  ̶   the proton size puzzle 

Our three 15-minute talks will be:

Dr. Randy Lewis –            The proton has a size because it is made of quarks – but it is much more complicated than that.

Dr. Eric Hessels –            We can determine the size using atoms – but atoms with electrons and atoms with muons give different answers.

DrMarko Horbatsch –    Maybe scattering electrons off of protons can determine the size – but maybe it can’t.

Dinner will be followed by dessert and an opportunity to meet members of the physics and astronomy faculty.  The event will conclude at 7:30pm.  The public viewing night at York Observatory begins at 7:30pm, so attendees may also  attend that afterward if they are interested.  See http://observatory.info.yorku.ca/join-us-wednesday/

 The event is free; however, registration is required.  To register please visit us at http://www.physics.yorku.ca/ and click on the “High School Physics Teacher’s Night” link on the left sidebar.  To ensure your place, please register before Thursday November 30th.


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