I'm currently a senior physics student at the University of British Columbia. This means that I spend a good amount of my day focussed on school. I attend class throughout the day, with my current course load ranging from climate modelling to theoretical particle physics.

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One of the most amazing facts in physics is that everything in the universe, from light to electrons to atoms, behaves like both a particle and a wave at the same time. But how did physicists arrive at this mind-boggling conclusion? Learn how in this video. (4:51 min.)

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Look, up in the sky, it's a particle! It's a wave! Actually it's both. It's light! In this video learn about wave-particle duality and the photoelectric effect.(3:55 min.)

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My academic career so far has taken me from my hometown of Victoria B.C., to Guelph, Ontario, and back to Vancouver, B.C. where I am currently a PhD student at Simon Fraser University. I like the west coast weather and hiking in the mountains when I get the time.

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CurioCity resources which align with the British Columbia Physics 11 content area Quantum

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CurioCity resources which align with the British Columbia Physics 11 content area on Special Relativity

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CurioCity resources which align with the YukonPhysics 11 content area Special Relativity

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Quantum computing can process huge amounts of data thousands of times faster than the computers you use today. And speed matters, because the world is producing more data than ever.

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Although the seventh row of the periodic table of elements is now complete, the table itself may not be fully complete. If you discovered a new element, what would you name it?

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The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that you can never simultaneously know the exact position and the exact speed of an object. Why not? (4:43 min.)

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What are gravitational waves? Gravity seems like a familiar enough concept, but what exactly is waving?

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A landmark day for Einstein and our understanding of the universe: the detection of gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains the discovery. (3:10 min.)

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After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe. (5:26 min.)

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As the year 1905 began, Albert Einstein faced life as a “failed” academic. Yet within the next twelve months, he would publish four extraordinary papers, each on a different topic, that were destined to radically transform our understanding of the universe. (5:15 min.)

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