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TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU are proud to present the 2015-2016 Saturday morning lecture series on Frontiers of Modern Physics. These free lectures are at a level appropriate for high school students and members of the general public.  Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for admittance, however please register for tickets below.

Parallel lecture series will be held at TRIUMF on the UBC South Campus, and at SFU Surrey Campus. Links to maps of the various locations are at the bottom of this page.

This season, join us for the Einstein Centenary Series in just two simple steps:

1. View the schedule by downloading the Spring 2016 poster.

2. Register through the EventBrite page.

*Double check the location for each lecture. Some lectures are being repeated on different dates at these locations, but some are not - please look carefully to note one-time-only lectures. 


Latest Updates

March 3, 2016:

NOTE the room for the March 5 Lecture at SFU Surrey has CHANGED to Room 2600 

February 22, 2016: HOT NEWS - LIGO scientist Dr. Michael Landry will present a lecture on the discovery of gravitational waves on March 5 10am at SFU Surrey Room 5280.  Free parking available on level P3

January 5, 2016 - The new Spring 2016  schedule is available!

May 5, 2015 - The 2014-2015 season is now completed.  Look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

January 29, 2015 - Update to the the Winter 2015 schedule has just been posted.

December 22, 2014 - The Winter 2015 schedule has just been released.  Lectures will begin Jan. 17 at TRIUMF and Jan 24 at SFU Surrey.  

October 2, 2014 - The Fall 2014 schedule has just been released.  Lectures will begin Oct. 18 at TRIUMF.  The 2015 Winter schedule will be released soon. 

May 20, 2014 - The 2013-14 season has come to another successful end!  Next season's schedule will be released in late August/eary September.   See for access to all lectures recorded so far.

February 13, 2014 - There is a new permanent link for the lecture HD webcasts.  See for the upcoming live webcast and to access the archive of past webcasts.

November 21, 2013 - This weekend's lecture at TRIUMF will be webcast live in HD for those unable/unwilling to view it in person.  Visit  to view the webcast.  n.b.  the Silverlight browser plugin is required.

September 18, 2013- Registration is now open for the 2013-14 season. Please see the Eventbrite page links for registration information.


All lectures start on Saturday mornings at 10:00am, unless noted otherwise above. Parking will be available in the TRIUMF parking lot and SFU Surrey.


For the TRIUMF site: Maps and directions to TRIUMF, and a TRIUMF site map.

For the SFU Surrey site (located just south of the Surrey Central Skytrain station): Maps and directions to SFU Surrey. Sessions will be in the Podium (Podium Map).  They will take place in room 2740 except on November 30th when they will be in the Galleria room 5140 (Galleria Map).

Viewing past lectures:

School organized visits:

While we encourage all interested students to attend, we ask that teachers do not make the lectures mandatory for their classes. We will not be signing attendance forms for students. If anyone has questions or concerns about this, please contact our student coordinator Dana Giasson.

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