Teachers’ Day (June 16, 2015)

8h30 – 8h45 Opening and Welcome, Calvin Kalman from CAP
8h45 – 9h15 Changing student’s approach to learning physics, Calvin Kalman, Chair of Division of Education, CAP
9h15 – 10h00 Metamaterials: Controlling light, heat, sound and electrons at the nanoscale, Zubin Jacob, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta
10h15 – 10h45 CAP Teaching Medal Talk, Chitra Rangan, University of Windsor, Joined session
11h00 – 12h00 Quantum superposition and the uncertainty principle in the class room; a hands-on experience, Martin Laforest, Senior manager, Scientific Outreach, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
13h00 – 18h00 Afternoon workshops:

List of proposed workshops, teachers will be asked to sign up for three workshop at most. A separate registration form for workshops will be sent to the teachers by the teachers local committee.

  • Cavendish experiment (measuring G)
  • Millikan oil drop. (obtaining the basic electron charge)
  • e/m for electrons.
  • Electron diffraction (verifying particle wave duality).
  • Video analysis of Galileo’s ramp.
  • Frank-Hertz experiment (quantization of energy).
  • Faraday’s rotation (polarization, field induced polarization).
  • Visit to Dr. Jacob’s lab.