Latest Past Events

Special Seminar: Solids with random stacking: the curious case of lithium

BRIM 311 2355 East Mall, Vancouver

Abstract: Close-packing of spheres is a problem with a long, beautiful history that spans centuries. To achieve maximal density, we must first arrange spheres into triangular layers and stack them. Each layer can sit in two possible positions. I will describe the solid that arises from random stacking, i.e., when each twofold choice is made at […]

Quantum Computing: Building Bridges Between Academia, Industry, and Government

In recent years, quantum computing has made continuous progress from improvements in scalability to advancements in error correction codes. This has motivated an increasing focus on exploring use cases and applications. Join us for this year’s second Unboxing Quantum panel, where quantum industry experts and thought leaders will come together to discuss Canada’s rapidly evolving quantum computing landscape. […]

Dawn VII

Neville Scarf 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver

Every 2-3 years, the community of physicists working with ground-based gravitational wave (GW) detectors holds a discussion-based “Dawn” meeting to plan for the future of the field. This year the global ground-based GW community (LIGO, Virgo, KAGRA, Cosmic Explorer, and Einstein Telescope) is coming to us: Blusson QMI is hosting the Dawn VII meeting June […]