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Physics & Astronomy | Past AUPAC Winners

Science Atlantic Communication Award

2019

First: Sophia Waddell, Saint Mary's University

Spallation in Active Galactic Nuclei

Honourable Mention: Grant Wilbur, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

Studies of Freezing Sea Spray Using MRI

Honourable Mention: Ryan Harvey, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

Study of FeH and FeD by laser spectroscopy

2018

Ryan Harvey, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

Examining the large-amplitude proton-tunnelling behaviour in malonaldehyde

2017

Brandon Collier, Memorial University

Hydrophobicity of Stainless Steel Surfaces with Micron and Sub-Micron Structures

2016

Deanna Kerry, University of Prince Edward Island

Free Energy Comparison of Cylindrically Confined Ring Polymer Models

2015

Kyle Marshall, Acadia University

Physics Beyond The Standard Model: Search for Z' Boson and Dark Photon

2014

Ash Arsenault, University of Prince Edward Island

The construction of infinite classes of exactly solvable potentials using supersymmetric quantum mechanics

2013

Logan Montgomery, University of Prince Edward Island

Analyzing the effects of phaseless CT images on cancer treatment plans

2012

First: Cathryn Parsons, Acadia University

Optimization of the Monocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope

Honourable Mention: Martin Chiasson, Université de Moncton

Effect of pressure on the optical/electrochromic properties of MoO3

Honourable Mention: Alexandre Doucet, Université de Moncton

Effet laser avec des céramiques d'oxyde d'yttrium dopé à l'ytterbium

Honourable Mention: Robert MacDonald, Mount Allison University

Leak-Detection System for a Heavy Gas Cherenkov Detector

Honourable Mention: Sarah Thomas, Mount Allison University

Calculating Soft Tissue Thickness Through X-ray Scattering

2011

Tie: Maxime Boudreau, Université de Moncton

Theoretical and experimental study of the generation of harmonics in transmission line systems containing a non-linear component

Tie: Chris Wainwright and Stephan Foster, Dalhousie University

Bad movie Physics

2010

Chris Wainwright and Stephen Foster, Dalhousie University

Bad movie Physics: No, nukes don't work like that

2009

Marc Collette, Université de Moncton

Attempts at a New Electrochromic Device Configuration

The Tindall/Steinitz Award in Research

Called the Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award from 2013 to 2015,
and the NSERC Representatives’ Undergraduate Student Award from 2004 to 2012.

2019

Tie: Veronika Dornan, Mount Allison University

The Effects of Metallicity on Convective Overshoot Behaviour in Models of δ Scuti Stars

Tie: Bradley Guislain, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

A First Observation of the Lowest-Lying Triplet State in Magnesium Sulfide, MgS

2018

Tie: Sophia Waddell, Saint Mary's University

A Spectral Analysis of Active Galactic Nuclei

Tie: Yannick Castonguay-Page, Université de Moncton

Building Entangled Photon Triplet Source by Cascaded Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion

2017

Michael Kinach, St. Francis Xavier University

Photons in a Warp Drive

2016

First: Stefan Juckes, Dalhousie University

Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Tapes

Second: Andrew Way, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Monte Carlo simulations of kagome lattices with magnetic dipolar interactions

2015

First, tie: Daniel Abarbanel, Dalhousie University

New Spherical "Core-Shell" Particles for Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries

First, tie: Simon Meynell, Dalhousie University

Probing the Chiral Magnetic Structure of MnSi using Hall Effect Measurement and Transmission Electron Microscopy

Second, tie: Andrew Cameron, University of Prince Edward Island

Applications of Machine Learning on Quantum Chemical databases: High Accuracy for Low Cost

Second, tie: Kelly Foran, Mount Allison University

Detection and Quantification of Trace Elements in Rice and Rice Products using X-ray Fluorescence

2014

First: Simon Meynell, Dalhousie University

Quantized Magnetic Structure on the Smallest Scales: Unwinding of Nanoscale Magnetic Helices in MnSi Thin Films

Second, tie: Eric Dilcher, Dalhousie University

Ultrafast adiabatic rapid passage in single InAs quantum dots

Second, tie: Ian Roberts, Mount Allison University

Simulating double peaked meteor light curves

2013

First: David Lake, Dalhousie University

Numerical simulations of helicoidal states in a thin film

Second: John Niven, Dalhousie University

Electrical properties of carbon nanotubes yarns

Third: Patricia Oliver, Dalhousie University

Improving the efficiency and manufacturability of organic solar cells using lamination techniques

2012

Oral, First, tie: Vincent Basque, Université de Moncton

Decrease of Transition Temperature in Vanadium Dioxide Thin Films with Joule Heating

Oral, First, tie: Andrew Valencik, Saint Mary's University

Probing the interaction potential of the neutron-rich Lithium-11 isotope with protons

Oral, Third: Graham Reid, Acadia University

Atomic Potential Corrections to Multislice Simulation of TEM Images

2011

Oral, First: Daniel Webber, Acadia University

Development and Characterization of a Near-IR Cathodoluminescence Detector

Oral, Second: Benjamin Scheifele, St. Francis Xavier University

Heterogeneous Nucleation in the Ising Model

Oral, Third: Jessie Harlow, Dalhousie University

The effect of Mo on Ni de-alloying from a Pt0.23Ni0.75Mo0.02 catalyst

Oral, Honourable Mention: Matthew LeBlanc, Acadia University

A New Strategy for the Measurement of the Top Quark Pair Production Cross-Section in the ATLAS Detector

Oral, Honourable Mention: Graham Reid, Acadia University

Equations for Phase Shift Ring Down Spectroscopy

2010

Poster, First: Nicole Pelot, Dalhousie University

Optimisation of Qualitative flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery (FAIR) for 4T MRI

Poster, Second: Kevin Dunphy, Dalhousie University

A study of impregnates for the optimisation of respirator carbons

Oral, First: Aaron Farrell, St. Francis Xavier University

An exact solution for the two-body problem of interacting ultra-cold atoms in arbitrary dimensions

Oral, Second: Graham Carey, Dalhousie University

Combinatorial positive electrode materials for Li-ion batteries

Oral, Third, tie: Luyao Li, Mount Allison University

Electrically charged meteorite and cometary meteoroid model

Oral, Third, tie: Markus Karahka, Dalhousie University

Calculating the Casimir force between ellipsoidal particles at a fluid interface

Oral, Third, tie: Luc Robichaud, Université de Moncton

Electrochromic properties of vanadium pentoxide thin films obtained by sol gel

Oral, Honourable Mention: Ben Jantzen, St. Francis Xavier University

Oral, Honourable Mention: Damien Robertson, Saint Mary's University

Oral, Honourable Mention: Megan Cuthbertson, St. Francis Xavier University

2009

Poster: Hannah Dahn, Dalhousie University

Impact of rare earth additions on metal oxide negative electrode materials for Li-ion batteries

Oral, First: Dal Granville, Acadia University

Development of a Device for Measuring the Electromechanical Propertiese of Single Molecules

Oral, Second: Greg Morrow, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Investigating Nucleation in Liquid Clusters

Oral, Third: Corey Kelly, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Characterization of electroformed phospholipids vesicles

Oral, Honourable Mention: Mark Richardson, Saint Mary's University

A scale-free Universe with spectral index n=-2.25

Oral, Honourable Mention: Graham Carey, Dalhousie University

Powering the Planet: One Dot at a Time

Oral, Honourable Mention: Marc Collette, Université de Moncton

Attempts at a New Electrochromic Device Configuration

ACEmat Physics & Astronomy Award in Computational Modeling of Materials

2017

Thomas Faour, St. Francis Xavier University

Simulations of Ice-Water interfaces: A Stacking Problem

2016

Siobhan Morris, St. Francis Xavier University

Ice Nucleation in Simulations of Supercooled Water

2015

Hong Yi and Shi Yang, Dalhousie University

Simultaneous Optical Control of Exiton Qubits Confined to Two Semiconductor Quantum Dots via Femtosecond Pulse Shaping

2014

Siobhan Morris, St. Francis Xavier University

Coexistence of distinct liquid phases in simulations of supercooled water

2013

Taylor Dunn, University of Prince Edward Island

Polymer translocation dynamics through a nanopore

2012

Graham Reid, Acadia University

Atomic Potential Corrections to Multislice Simulation of TEM Images

2011

Benjamin Scheifele, St. Francis Xavier University

Heterogeneous Nucleation in the Ising Model

2009

Greg Morrow, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Investigating Nucleation in Liquid Clusters

Other Awards

2017 - Student Choice Award

Patrick Connolly, University of Prince Edward

Detection of Atmospheric Radiation Using the High Energy Particle Telescope (HEPT)

Michael Kinach, St. Francis Xavier University

Photons in a Warp Drive

2013 - LamdaGuard Photonique/Photonics Award

Nicolas Pierre LeBlanc, Université de Moncton

Photon-photon scattering in a vacuum acting as a birefringent medium

Mathew Britton, Dalhousie University

Time-resolved optical investigation of InAs Quantum dots within a dielectric microcavity for quantum information applications