ISSYP 2008

International Summer School for Young Physicists is a national two-week summer school designed to capture the scientific imagination of grade 11 students (secondaire V in Quebec) and nurture their passion for physics through an exploration of the fascinating mysteries of our universe.

 

Friday Aug 15, 2008
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Put two physicists in a room and ask them to talk about the interpretation of quantum mechanics. This is a recipe for disagreement; the mysteries of quantum theory run so deep that it’s hard to find any interpretive claims that are immune to controversy. Therefore, when thinking about quantum theory, it is a useful tactic to first focus on the macroscopic facts it predicts while ignoring the formalism and what it might suggest about the constitution of reality. I will adopt this tactic in my talk to describe the strange features of sequences of Stern-Gerlach measurements.

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Wednesday Aug 13, 2008
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Tuesday Aug 12, 2008
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Symmetry principles in physics are a very powerful guiding principle. Sometimes they are so powerful that they can determine a theory completely. This talk will be a tour from the Standard Model of particle physics to string theory compactifications using mostly symmetry arguments.

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Tuesday Aug 12, 2008
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Symmetry principles in physics are a very powerful guiding principle. Sometimes they are so powerful that they can determine a theory completely. This talk will be a tour from the Standard Model of particle physics to string theory compactifications using mostly symmetry arguments.

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Tuesday Aug 12, 2008
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Tuesday Aug 12, 2008
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Monday Aug 11, 2008
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Monday Aug 11, 2008
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Sunday Aug 10, 2008
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