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March

| Event Location: Virtual | Speaker: PHAS undergraduate program advisors and student representatives

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 Are you a first year UBC student interested in physics or astronomy degree programs? Or, you are just curious in general, wondering what students in PHAS programs study? Join us on Monday, March 1st at 5:30pm for "Meet Your Major" - chat with PHAS academic advisors and student representatives to learn more about options available for you!

Register now at the Meet Your Major website.

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-01T17:30:00 2021-03-01T19:00:00 Meet Your Major  Are you a first year UBC student interested in physics or astronomy degree programs? Or, you are just curious in general, wondering what students in PHAS programs study? Join us on Monday, March 1st at 5:30pm for "Meet Your Major" - chat with PHAS academic advisors and student representatives to learn more about options available for you! Register now at the Meet Your Major website. Event Location: Virtual

March

| Event Location: Connect via Zoom | Speaker: Steve Carlip, UC Davis

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It has been suggested that Planck-scale "spacetime foam" could have significant macroscopic consequences, perhaps even offering a way to address the cosmological constant problem.  I will describe progress in constructing a locally spherically symmetric minisuperspace model with a positive cosmological constant that may shed light on these q

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-03T11:00:00 2021-03-03T12:00:00 Minisuperspacetime Foam It has been suggested that Planck-scale "spacetime foam" could have significant macroscopic consequences, perhaps even offering a way to address the cosmological constant problem.  I will describe progress in constructing a locally spherically symmetric minisuperspace model with a positive cosmological constant that may shed light on these q Event Location: Connect via Zoom

March

| Event Location: Connect via zoom | Speaker: Kaston Leung (AbCellera)

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I will explain the gap we fill in the biotech/pharmaceutical landscape, our business model, and a brief overview of our Covid-19 response program.  I’ll then try to make a case for why a physics student should care about AbCellera, and biotech more broadly, and will touch on some general physics/engineering problems that we are trying to solve.

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-04T16:00:00 2021-03-04T17:00:00 AbCellera - an exothermic process resulting from a fusion of disciplines I will explain the gap we fill in the biotech/pharmaceutical landscape, our business model, and a brief overview of our Covid-19 response program.  I’ll then try to make a case for why a physics student should care about AbCellera, and biotech more broadly, and will touch on some general physics/engineering problems that we are trying to solve. Event Location: Connect via zoom

March

| Event Location: Connect via zoom | Speaker: Tom Davis (FactSet Research Systems)

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The connection between physics and finance goes back hundreds of years, and the names of the earliest physicists who studied finance may be surprising.  In the 18th century Bernoulli discovered Euler's constant e when investigating compound interest; more re

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-11T16:00:00 2021-03-11T17:00:00 The Connections Between Physics and Finance The connection between physics and finance goes back hundreds of years, and the names of the earliest physicists who studied finance may be surprising.  In the 18th century Bernoulli discovered Euler's constant e when investigating compound interest; more re Event Location: Connect via zoom

April

| Event Location: Connect via zoom | Speaker: Eugenia Etkina (Rutgers)

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Many years ago (in 2004), the Rutgers University physics education research group devised a list of most common processes that physicists engage in when creating and applying physics knowledge to operationalize the vague notion of “critical thinking” that we wish our students to develop. This list was based on the observations and interviews of practicing physicists and the studies of the history of physics. The list became the list of "scientific abilities" that students can develop when taking physics courses.

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Add to Calendar 2021-04-08T16:00:00 2021-04-08T17:00:00 What are scientific abilities and how to help students develop them? Many years ago (in 2004), the Rutgers University physics education research group devised a list of most common processes that physicists engage in when creating and applying physics knowledge to operationalize the vague notion of “critical thinking” that we wish our students to develop. This list was based on the observations and interviews of practicing physicists and the studies of the history of physics. The list became the list of "scientific abilities" that students can develop when taking physics courses. Event Location: Connect via zoom