Physics

Lecture to describe proof of quantum theory

In space, no one can hear the virtual particles—but they’re there

One of the most surprising predictions of modern quantum theory is that the vacuum of space is not empty, says a University of Waterloo engineering professor who will speak on the UWindsor campus Monday.

Quantum corrals and the future of computers subject of public presentation

Over the past half-century, computers have been steadily growing in power as they shrink in size. This great progress in information technology has been due primarily to the downsizing of electronics components, but is now reaching a limit where new technology based on quantum physics will be needed if the progress is to continue.

Physics professor Eugene Kim will discuss his ground-breaking research and its relation to the future of computing in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “Law and Order at the Quantum Corral.”

Researchers collaborate with industry on innovations to benefit cognitive abilities for school-aged children and diagnostics for patients at risk of brain injury

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman will join Essex MP Jeff Watson and David Bogart, director of research programs and industry relations for the Ontario Brain Institute, for a media event Thursday showcasing two leading-edge research projects funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

The projects have the potential to

Reception fêtes accomplishments of science faculty, staff and students

As a relative newcomer to campus, Steven Rehse—who joined the physics department in May 2011—says the Science Celebration of Success serves several purposes for him.

“First, it’s great to see what people in other departments are doing. Second, there is a social element and I am still getting to know people,” he said. “Finally, it’s great just to keep reminding ourselves of the extraordinary things going on in our faculty.”

Laser hair removal subject of physicist’s television appearance

A University of Windsor scientist will appear on Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet Thursday to explain the physics behind using lasers to remove tattoos and unwanted hair.

Physics professor Steven Rehse will be on the show using balloons and lasers to demonstrate the principles of a process called selective photothermolysis.

Seminar to explore discovery of newest subatomic particle

Scientists are hailing the discovery this summer of a new boson as the most significant advance in particle physics in 30 years.

Robert Harr, a professor of physics at Wayne State University and a member of the Collider Detector at Fermilab experiment, will discuss the implications in a free public seminar entitled “Sighting the Higgs boson: a field guide,” Thursday, September 13, at 2:30 p.m. in room 108, Odette Building.