Canada South Science City

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.”

Artificial life subject of public lecture Wednesday

One agent can drive, another can ride in a car seat. Some agents hunt in a group, others choose to work on a farm. Not all of them are the same. Watch out: they can learn new things!

These agents don't live in your world, but in your computer, Ziad Kobti, director of the UWindsor School of Computer Science will explain in his free public lecture “One agent, two agents, farmer agent, hunter agent: an exploration of artificial life using agent-based modeling,” Wednesday, January 16, at Canada South Science City.

Science Café to consider questions of shifting sands

Have you ever sat on a beach and asked where the sand came from and where might it be going? Maria Cioppa has, and the associate professor of earth and environmental sciences will discuss her use of magnetic techniques to understand beach erosion and sediment transport in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “Where did that beach go?”

Working with colleagues and students at Point Pelee National Park, Dr. Cioppa has carried out a series of experiments and measurements designed to investigate potential sediment sources, rates of sand movement, and areas at high risk of erosion.

Weekend parade to offer different perspective on ecology

A University of Windsor professor hopes to combine arts and science in a performance Saturday that will draw the community into discussions about the local ecology.

During the Art and Ecology Sidewalk Parade, Saturday, September 29, “no one gets to be a viewer,” says Jennifer Willet.

“Everyone gets to be a participant.”

She will assign everyone in attendance a role, whether it’s making music or carrying a sign to represent an organism found in the local ecosystem.

UWindsor students to offer hands-on engineering activities to local children

Engineering and education students have developed a day of hands-on learning activities for children and families, Saturday, April 21, at Canada South Science City.

Bridging Worlds: An Engineering Education Challenge will give children seven years and older a chance to engage in four activities – constructing a boat and setting it afloat, making a working model of a set of lungs, building a tower and testing its strengths, and cleaning spilled oil from water and feathers.