Ideafest 2017

From quarks to quasars: Your universe, one discovery at a time

ExhibitPresentationPerformanceTour

Bob Wright Centre (BWC)Lobby

March 10

7:00pm - 9:00pm

From quarks to quasars: Your universe, one discovery at a time

Is Pluto a planet? Can you really make a particle accelerator out of Lego? What does it feel like to dive into a galaxy? Celebrate an evening of discovery at the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s mini-festival of fundamental science. Watch a rapid round of student thesis talks (each just 360 seconds, to be judged by you, the audience!), take part in a series of micro-labs demonstrating some of the most famous experiments in the history of science, and tour state-of-the-art facilities including the world’s most powerful microscope and UVic’s exceptional campus telescopes.

Presenters from the Department of Physics and Astronomy: Robert Andrassy (research associate), Nic Annau (undergrad), Arthur Blackburn (research scientist), Thomas Genet (undergrad), Clare Higgs (PhD candidate), Ewan Hill (PhD candidate), Nic Loewen (undergrad), Karishma Moorthy (undergrad), Lyle Robertson (Emeritus Professor), Karun Thanjavur (senior lab instructor in astronomy), Jon Willis (Associate Professor)