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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

 The event is free; however, registration is required.  To register please visit us at 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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