High School Physics Talks

The Physics Talks for High School Programs aims to increase awareness of the current research being carried out in physics at the University of Alberta, and to provide a point of contact for prospective students who are interested in furthering their studies in physics.

The Department of Physics prefers that talks are conducted here on campus, but we can attempt to arrange the talk at an Edmonton-area high school on a specified day and time.

We will try our best to accommodate your request. However, please note that teaching and research commitments may restrict the availability of some professors.

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Examples of past talks:

  • The Deaths and Afterlives of Stars
  • Exploring the Quantum World: Lasers, Atoms, and the Coldest Stuff in the Universe
  • Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Dark Matter (in Astroparticle Physics): The Hunt for the Unknown
  • Space Exploration and Environment