Pacific Northwest Particle Theory Seminar

The Pacific Northwest Particle Theory Seminar is a one-day regional meeting whose goal is to bring together high energy physicists from UBC, UVic, the University of Washington, and TRIUMF to get together for a day, hear some talks, and discuss physics. 

The second meeting will be held at UVic at:

Date: December 12, 2022.

Location: Elliott Building (ELL) 162

(See map below)

Register here

If you are a student and you would like to present a 15 minute talk on your research, please submit an abstract as part of your registration.

Schedule for the December 12 Meeting:
Time Activity
0930 - 1000 Welcome, coffee
1000 - 1100 Adam Ritz (UVic)
1100 - 1130 Coffee Break
1130 - 1200 Heather Russell (UVic)
1200 - 1230 Charles Marteau (UBC)
1230 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1430 Michael Shamma (TRIUMF)
1430 - 1500 Eric Mefford (UVic)
1500 - 1530 Aidan Chatwin-Davies (UBC)
1530 - 1600 Coffee Break
1600 - 1730

Student Talks

(UBC: Su Yu Ding; Chris Waddell.

UVic: William Harvey, Raphael Hoult, Afif Omar, Kate Taylor.)

The Elliot building at UVic is located at

3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 5P2

For a map of the campus, including the location of the Elliott Building, click here.

For those requiring lodging in Victoria there are many options available. Unfortunately campus housing is unavailable, as the meeting is taking place during the examination period. As a result you will need to look for lodging off-campus.

  • The cheapest option is the Ocean Island Inn, a hostel downtown with rates of O(40-50) CAD/night.
  • There are many hotels in, or near the Inner Harbour ranging in costs from O(120) CAD/night to 1/epsilon. You should be able to find reasonable rooms for about 140-160 CAD/night after some digging on the usual aggregators, like Kayak,, &c.

If you are staying downtown and do not have a car to travel to UVic and will use the bus, 

  • You may purchase a one-day bus pass on the bus for 5 CAD. 
  • The natural bus lines are the 7, 14, and 15. See here for complete schedules.

Please contact (UVic) or Aidan Chatwin-Davies (UBC) for further information or to answer any questions.

Previous meetings:

1. April 29, 2022