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The complete scientific program can be downloaded from here.

Thursday Evening:
6:00pm-7:30pm - Reception in the Joseph & Rosalie Segal room,
7:30pm-9:00pm - Public lecture in the Fletcher-Challenge Theatre,
Both at the conference venue, Harbour Centre downtown.

8:30am-noon - plenary sessions,
1:30pm-5:20pm - Afternoon parallel invited and contributed talks,
4:30pm-6:00pm - Poster session in the main concourse (please note: max. poster size is 4ft x 4ft),
6:00pm-7:00pm - APSNW business meeting in Labatt Hall,
7:00pm-9:30pm - banquet in the Joseph & Rosalie Segal room.

8:30am-noon - plenary sessions,
Noon-1:30pm - undergraduate luncheon in the Joseph & Rosalie Segal room,
1:30pm-6:00pm - Afternoon parallel invited and contributed talks.


Public Lecture
Fletcher-Challenge Theatre
Approx. 50 minutes followed by a question period

  • Dr. Reiner Kruecken - Science Division Head, TRIUMF National Laboratory

    Tite: The Nuclear Physics of Stars


    Atomic nuclei are at the core of all the matter around us and are the fuel of stars. Nuclear reactions produce the energy in our sun that enables life on our planet, and nuclear processes during the life and death of stars produce most of the chemical elements in our world. The atomic nucleus in every atom and molecule in our bodies, and the world around us is a remnant of the star in which it was produced. Thus in the most literal sense we are all star dust. Many aspects of the production of the chemical elements have been solved but many mysteries remain. In this talk I will summarize what we know about the production of the elements in stars, and show how nuclear physics experiments carried out at TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics in Vancouver, can help to answer the open questions in this quest for understanding the origins of the chemical elements.
    Download announcement poster here.

    Please Note: Seating is limited.

  • Plenary Speakers
    Fletcher-Challenge Theatre
    Approx. 30 minute talks followed by a question period

  • Leah Bergman - University of Idaho - ZnO-based alloys tailored for desired optical emissions  
  • James Booth - BCIT - The application of elastic collisions to study the properties of atom traps  
  • Anadi Canepa - TRIUMF - Recent LHC results  
  • Eric Donovan - University of Calgary - The physics of auroras 
  • Sandy Eix - Science World - What does informal science education have to offer, and how does a science centre do what it does best? Be forewarned: this presentation may involve audience participation and rubber chickens  
  • Peter Engels - Washington State University - Hydrodynamic behavior in Bose condensates 
  • David Hertzog - University of Washington - Measuring the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon 
  • Moe Kermani - Vancouver entrepreneur - On the transition from physics to high-tech industry and leading multiple start-up companies 
  • Nate McCrady - University of Montana - Astronomy 
  • Harry Yeh - Oregon State University - Modeling the extreme wave amplification that results in a tsunami 
  • Invited Talks
    30 minute talks followed by a question period

  • More information here.  
  • Contributed Talks
    10 minute talks followed by a 2 minute question period

  • More information here.  
  • Banquet
    Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre room

  • Buffet which will offer a number of regular and vegetarian selections. Menu.  
  • Banquet talk: Prof. Glyn Williams-Jones - Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University - Big Bangs: Applying Geophysics to the Study of Active Volcanoes  
  • Undergraduate Luncheon
    Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre room
    Saturday lunch

  • Undergraduates are invited to a lunch hosted by the American Institute of Physics Society of Physics Students (SPS). Menu.