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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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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The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is always the same: 3.14159... and on and on (literally!) forever. Reynaldo Lopes explains pi's vast applications to the study of music, financial models, and even the density of the universe. (3:44 min.)

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Melissa is a Let's Talk Science volunteer and graduate student at York University who spent the summer of 2015 doing research at CERN

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CurioCity resources which align with Nova Scotia's Physics 12/Advanced Physics 12 Unit: Waves and Modern Physics

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Physicists are a bit like chefs, except they’re trying to figure out the recipe for the universe.

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Still not sure about the Higgs-Boson particle discovery? Watch this!

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