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News

Herzberg Lecture: Freeman Dyson on the Evolution of Culture

On Nov. 27, Freeman Dyson, an award-winning physicist and mathematician from Princeton, N.J., gave the 2018 Herzberg Lecture, an annual event in honour of Gerhard Herzberg, former chancellor of Carleton University and winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Dr. Richard Ernst gives Lecture at Banaras Hindu University

Dr. Richard Ernst had the honour of giving the 14th K.K. Mathur Memorial Lecture on October 6, 2018 during the National Conference on "Advances in Mantle Petrology". The conference was held from October 4-6, 2018 at the Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, India.

Carleton Hosts Annual Herzberg Lecture with Freeman Dyson

On Nov. 27, Carleton University’s Faculty of Science and the School of Mathematics and Statistics hosted the 2018 Herzberg Lecture, Biological and Cultural Evolution: Six Characters in Search of an Author, presented by celebrated mathematician and theoretical physicist, Freeman Dyson.

Fall Convocation: Marine Biology Student Wins Governor General’s Award

Robert Lennox, who grew up in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood, received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University in 2012. He joined the Cooke Lab of Carleton Prof. Steven Cooke as a master’s student but fast-tracked to a PhD in 2015.

Student Challenge Creates Natural Disaster Plans for Indigenous Communities

Raging forest fires that engulf communities and massive flooding that wreaks havoc and destroys public infrastructure. These natural disasters are traumatizing and recovery is challenging; complications from these events can be especially detrimental to the mental and physical health of those living in rural and northern Indigenous communities.

Richard Ernst Receives NSERC CRD Funding to Expand Research on Huge Volcanic Events

Carleton University’s Richard Ernst has received $600,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as part of the Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) grants for his research on huge volcanic events. This funding is in addition to the $300,000 Ernst has received from three sponsors, Anglo American/De Beers, First Quantum Minerals and Rio Tinto.

Open Doors, Celebrating Research

Chemistry Prof. Maria DeRosa — who does groundbreaking research that has applications in areas such as health care and agriculture – she’s also associate dean (Recruitment and Retention) in Carleton’s Faculty of Science — moderated the student panel discussion.

Computer Science Students Place Third at Mayor’s Cyber Challenge Cup

Thirty-four students selected from Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Algonquin College and La Cité collegiale competed in teams to attack a vulnerable computer network, break through the cyber defences, take control of the systems and advise a fictitious company on how to defend against the cyberattack.