1:00 pm13:00

Hot-Spots Tours: Introduction

TODAY at 1pm Matt Pearson will be giving an introductory session towards the
2017 Hot-Spots Tours, aimed to provide an overview of the areas that will
be visited in the tour and to provide time for some Q&A (without the
radiation exposure).

Time:  Tuesday Feb 14 at 1pm
Place: TRIUMF Auditorium

This session will be open also to people who are not attending the tour.

It will cover all the areas involved in the production of beams
used in experiments at TRIUMF - areas which are not accessible to
anyone during the Cyclotron's operation.
This is a great opportunity to have a better understanding of our facility.

This time we will not be providing pizza, only knowledge.

12:00 pm12:00

WNPPC Pre-Conference Symposium

For those thinking of attending the Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference (WNPPC) in Banff this year (Feb 16-19, 2017), GAPS has arranged for practice talks the week before the conference on 10 February from 11:30-1:30 in the auditorium. Please send us a title and abstract and we'll do the rest!

Judges will be on hand to give feedback.

6:00 pm18:00

GAPS Trivia Night

GAPS Trivia Night!
Tuesday, January 31
Questions starting at 7:00pm

If you haven't signed up already, email gaps@triumf.ca to sign up your
team of up to 5 people or to put your name in for a pickup team.  Or, if
you don't want to commit, just show up.  If you don't have a team, please
check in with Doug or Ragnar when you arrive and you will be placed on a

Our reservation starts at 6:00pm at the Wesbrook Village Biercraft.
The games will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

Jan 12

GAPS Coffee Hour

You are invited to give your mind a break in the GAPS coffee hour,
today at 4:30 in the ISAC breakroom.

2:00 pm14:00

Faraday Show: Good Vibrations! The Physics of Sound, Music, and Concerts

An annual science show for children with focus on demonstration and fun themes.

WHERE: HEBB THEATRE, 2045 EAST MALL (UBC CAMPUS). The North Parkade is the closest parking lot to the Hebb Theatre. Hebb Theatre has limited capacity (375 people), so come early!

Volunteers are still needed. Please contact us at gaps@triumf.ca if you are interested in helping out. This is a great way to get involved in the community and is a lot of fun!

More info http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/events/faraday-show/

4:30 pm16:30

GAPS Coffee Hour

There will be GAPS coffee hour today at 4:30 in the ISAC breakroom. We hope to see you there.

12:00 pm12:00

"Panic to Power" Seminar

Techniques for conquering stressful situations, such as job interviews or giving a talk. Organized by IsoSim.

Pizza will be served at 11:45am

Location: MOB Auditorium 

4:30 pm16:30

GAPS Coffee Hour

Get together with fellow grad students and post docs with free coffee and cakes. 

Where: ISAC 2 Lunch Room

6:30 pm18:30

Gaps Pub Night

Everyone is welcome to come to the Biercraft at 6:30 pm for some casual time together.

12:00 pm12:00

3 Minute Thesis

The GAPS Three Minute Thesis Competition will be held next week on Thursday October 27. Students and postdocs are invited to give a three minute (one slide) presentation of their research, aimed at a scientifically literate non-specialist audience (The actual audience will be your fellow GAPS members, plus three judges from the lab).


This is a great exercise in summarising what you do, and distilling it down to the most important and interesting essence -- very helpful in job interviews.

4:30 pm16:30

GAPS Coffee Hour

Get together with fellow grad students and post docs with free coffee and cakes. 

Where:  ISAC 2 Lunch Room

10:00 am10:00

Lectures by Prof. Rick Casten

Professor Rick Casten of Yale is giving a series of lectures on nuclear structure aimed at grad students and postdocs. The final lecture will be tomorrow at 10:00am in the MOB auditorium.

7:00 pm19:00

Astronomy Night

GAPS and the UBC astronomy club teamed up to observe the Conjuction of Venus and Jupiter. It was a difficult observation given the weather, but were ultimately successful.