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So You Think You Can Forge?

January 31, 2023

Dr. Nabyl Merbouh and Dr. Byron Gates, Chemistry

Join Dr. Merbouh and Dr. Gates as they discuss how to spot art forgeries using electron microscopy and X-ray spectroscopy tools and techniques.

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Watermelon Snow: Science, Art and a Lone Polar Bear

February 21, 2023

Dr. Lynne Quarmby, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Dr. Quarmby speaks about her personal journey and concerns about climate change that led to her interest in watermelon snow.

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What Should We Know About Quantum Technologies? 

March 28, 2023

Dr. Kero Lau, Physics

Join Dr. Lau as he explains how quantum technologies work and how we use them in our daily lives.

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The Pathways From Our DNA to Our Brain

April 25, 2023

Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Dr. Elliott explains how our DNA affects brain function and neurodegenerative diseases.

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SAVE THE DATE: Science Rendezvous 2023

MAY 13, 2023 AT SFU BURNABY

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Trottier Observatory & Science Courtyard

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K-12 Resources for Parents & Teachers

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SFU Science Spooktacular 2022

SCIENCE SPOOKTACULAR 2022

Thank you for coming to SFU Science Spooktacular last Saturday Oct 29th. We hope you enjoyed our halloween-themed science fair and engaged with us in different science activities.

Please share with us some feedback and suggestions on this event!

EVALUATION FORM

 

2022 NOBEL PRIZE LECTURES

Each year, the Faculty of Science chooses experts from SFU to explain the importance of the recent Nobel Prizes awarded for physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's Lectures! We appreaicte and thank our presenters Dr. Rob Britton, Dr. Edgar Young, and Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld.

See you at next year's Nobel Prize Lectures!

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE LECTURES

Dr. David Stenning, SFU Statistics and Acturial Science (November 2022)

Astrostatistician Dr. David Stenning discusses how new research in this interdisciplinary field is advancing astronomy & statistics.

Dr. Ben Ashby, SFU Mathematics (October 2022)

Why do some infectious diseases cause large outbreaks, while others never really take off? What do infectious diseases have in common with memes? And where do all these COVID-19 variants keep coming from? Join mathematical biologist Dr. Ben Ashby as he dives into the world of epidemiology and evolution to learn how mathematical models can help us understand infectious diseases.

Dr. Matthias Danninger, SFU Physics (March 2022)

"From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe and back to the Coast of British Columbia" What is a neutrino? What can we learn from neutrinos about the Universe? Dr. Matthias Danninger from the Department of Physics will discuss answers to these questions and how British Columbia could play a dominant role for neutrino astronomy in the near future.