The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) has invited York Professors Christopher Bergevin and Scott Menary from the Faculty of Science, to present their research during the 2016 CAP Lecture Tour in February and March.
The CAP Lecture Tour takes place every year from January to April at universities across Canada. Physicists present new and exciting developments within the field to undergraduate students across the country to celebrate the study of physics in Canada.
Bergevin will present his lecture, “The Fire within the Ear,” at McMaster University on March 18. In his comments, Bergevin will provide insights into the complexity of the hearing system and how it has evolved, especially as guided by his investigations of the sounds coming out of the ears of non-humans such as lizards, tigers and owls.
In “Would an Anti-apple Fall Up?” Menary will focus on the concept of antigravity, specifically the strength and sign of the gravitational interaction between matter and anti-matter. Menary will speak at Brock University (Feb. 11), Université Laval (Feb. 16), University of Waterloo (Feb. 29), Laurentian University (Mar. 1) and Université de Montréal (Mar. 18).
Physicists are given an opportunity to participate in the tour through nominations made by their department heads and/or colleagues. Once the CAP chooses its list of speakers for the year, students and faculty in departments across Canada select who they would most like to visit. Bergevin and Menary were nominated by the executive of the Department of Physics and Astronomy for their exceptional ability to present and discuss an exciting topic with undergraduate students.
“I am delighted that the CAP saw fit to accept two of our colleagues for the lecture tour and that so many institutions desired to hear about their work,” said Professor Marshall McCall, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. “This is a testament both to the quality of the researchers we have at York and the broad interest that their research engenders. The exposure that we get from the CAP Lecture Tour helps to cement York’s reputation as a destination for physics.”
To learn more about CAP and the lecture tour, visit: http://bit.ly/1lXoTuS.