Events in science

Interested in getting more involved on and off campus? Want to see how professors spend their free time? Need something thrifty to do with your date on a Friday night? Come out to some of these events. All are free, all are interesting and most have free food and coffee.

October 8-January 17 2010
Manitoba Museum presents Robots + Us, an interactive 6,000-square foot display showcasing the interrelationships between biology and robotics. If you’re taken with the display and interested in participating, the museum is looking for volunteers.

October 23, 3:30 p.m., room 330 of the Allen building
The department of physics will be hosting a lecture by Bill Coish, from the University of Waterloo, on quantum computing, entitled “From electron spins to photons: physical quantum information processing.” Anyone interested in the future of computers, or practical applications of quantum physics should be sure to attend.

October 30, 3 p.m., room 527 of the Buller building
The department of biological science is proud to host a talk by legendary biological Renaissance man, Barry Glickman, a professor from the University of Victoria. Glickman is an advisor on topics as diverse as nanotechnology and targets of terrorism to name just two, so his talk is sure to be appealing to people from all disciplines and backgrounds.

If you would like your event included in November’s edition of “Events in science” email a description of your event to no later than Thursday, Oct. 29.