Canadian-American-Mexican (CAM) Graduate Student Physics Conference

Conference Date: 
Vendredi, Août 16, 2013 (All day)
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The CAM Conference is a joint meeting of the Canadian, American and Mexican Physical Societies which is held every second year, cycling between locations in Mexico, the United States, and Canada, with Canada hosting the CAM conference every sixth year.

The conference focuses on the research done by graduate students. Plenary contributions from established scientists will also give the student participants exposure to ongoing research in diverse sub-fields. Students share the results of their research with senior scientists and international peers in their own field, as well as with those focused on other disciplines within physics. The aim of the CAM Conference is to provide an outstanding opportunity for students to develop professional skills, learn a broad range of physics topics, and initiate interactions across geographical borders. Furthermore, it will foster communication and exchange of ideas among students of various backgrounds and interests.

CAM2013

This conference will be hosted by the University of Waterloo from August 15th-18th, 2013.
It will be held across two locations:  Friday, August 16th will be held at Perimeter Institute and the balance of the conference will be held at the University of Waterloo.

More information may be found at CAM2013

Friday August 16, 2013

Time

Event

Location

8:45am

Arrival at Perimeter Institute

 

9:00 – 9:30am

Welcoming Remarks

Theater

9:30 – 10:10am

Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi,
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Impact cratering and the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system – The Chicxulub Impact

Theater

10:10 – 10:50am

Wayne Hocking,
University of Western Ontario
The Impact of the Atmosphere on Space-Bound Vehicles

Theater

10:50 – 11:15am

Coffee Break

Bistro

11:15 – 12:30pm

Parallel Sessions

 

11:15 – 12:30pm

A.      Space Physics

Alice Room

11:15 – 12:30pm

B.      Condensed Matter

Bob Room

11:15 – 12:30pm

C.      High Energy Particle Physics

Space Room

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro

2:00 – 3:30pm

Parallel Sessions

 

2:00 – 3:30pm

A.      Medical and Biological Physics I

Alice Room

2:00 – 3:30pm

B.      Condensed Matter II

Bob Room

2:00 – 3:30pm

C.      Particle and Astrophysics

Space Room

3:30 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro

3:45 – 4:25pm

Wesley Campbell,
UCLA, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Atomic Physics in the Era of Control:
What every physicist should know about the
2012 Physics Nobel Prize

Theater

4:25 – 5:05pm

Fernanco Mendoza-Santoyo,
Dentro de Investigaciones en Optica
3D Digital Holographic Interferometry:
Applications in Biomedicine

Theater

5:05 – 6:05pm

Panel Discussion:
Physics in Times of Austerity
John Dutcher, University of Guelph
Marc Garneau, MP – Westmount-Ville Marie
Kate Kirby, American Physical Society
Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones de Optica

Theater

6:15 – 9:15pm

Banquet

Bistro

9:15pm

Shuttle from Perimeter Institute to Ron Eydt Village

 

 

 

 

Vendredi aoû 16, 2013
Speaker(s): 

Digital Holographic Interferometry (DHI) plays an important role in the
evaluation of object static and dynamic displacements. The state of the art
research on this technique is such that it is being used to solve problems in a
wide variety of disciplines, from basic Physics to engineering and even social
sciences. This invited plenary talk will deal with specific applications in some
biomedical objects, even showing preliminary results using Electron Holography.

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Vendredi aoû 16, 2013
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To say that atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics underwent a revival in
the 80s and 90s is to acknowledge that it was in need of reviving. Prior to this
rebirth, high-quality research was being done in many labs, but it was primarily
passive with respect to atomic motion. The demonstration of laser cooling in
1978 ushered in a new era where the full quantum states (internal and external)
of atoms would be precisely controlled in the following decades. This control

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Vendredi aoû 16, 2013
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When rockets and space-bound vehicles are fired into space, they have to deal
with turbulence, winds and waves in the Earth's atmosphere. Different height
regimes cause different problems. In the lower regions (0 to 20 km altitude),
winds and turbulence are major issues, whereas above 50 km altitude, large
atmospheric waves have serious importance on safe passage. Similar issues arise
on re-entry. In this talk, I will discuss the ways in which these atmospheric
phenomena manifest themselves, and how they are best mitigated. One example of

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Vendredi aoû 16, 2013
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Impacts of asteroid and comets constitute major geologic processes shaping the
surfaces and evolution of planetary bodies. Impacts produce deep transient
cavities, with excavation to deep crustal levels, fragmentation, and removal of
large rock volumes. Formation of complex craters involves high pressures and
temperatures resulting in intense deformation, fracturing and melting. Here, we
analyze the crater-forming impacts and their effects on the Earth´s climate,
environment and life-support systems, in relation to the Cretaceous/Paleogene

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