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Ultracold atoms teach us about life on a neutron star May 22, 2014

Ultracold atoms teach us about life on a neutron star

Fermi gases in the so-called unitary regime—where the diverging interactions between atoms make their thermodynamics universal—are an excellent test bed for an array of strongly interacting matter systems. Two places to find a unitary Fermi gas are in the crust of a neutron start, and in basement of McLennan.
Sajeev John wins Killam Prize for pioneering photonics research Apr 09, 2014

Sajeev John wins Killam Prize for pioneering photonics research

One of Canada’s most prestigious scholarly awards, the Killam Prize recognizes outstanding career achievement by scholars actively engaged in research. It is administered by the Canada Council for the Arts and comes with a $100,000 prize.
Reporting from the Arctic: the science behind the mission Mar 12, 2014

Reporting from the Arctic: the science behind the mission

Dan Weaver on climate change, ozone and the magic of sunlight
Reporting from the Arctic: a typical day in Eureka Mar 11, 2014

Reporting from the Arctic: a typical day in Eureka

Dan Weaver is a graduate student at the University of Toronto whose research takes him to PEARL, the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory on Ellesmere Island, near Eureka, Nunavut.
Reporting from the Arctic: the science behind the mission Mar 06, 2014

Reporting from the Arctic: the science behind the mission

What kind of work takes a PhD candidate from U of T's physics department to an experimental lab at the northern edge of Canada? Start with climate, ozone depletion, atmospheric dynamics, and air quality.
Reporting from the Arctic: measuring ozone, tracking satellites, hiking fiords Mar 03, 2014

Reporting from the Arctic: measuring ozone, tracking satellites, hiking fiords

Dan Weaver is a graduate student at the University of Toronto whose research takes him to PEARL, the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory on Ellesmere Island, near Eureka, Nunavut.
Suwa Award Honours T2K Team Feb 26, 2014

Suwa Award Honours T2K Team

The J-PARC Neutrino Beam Group, which includes the Canadian T2K collaborators, has been honoured with the 2013 Suwa Award in recognition of their contribution to the development of high-energy accelerator science.
Ultracold atoms go chiral Feb 04, 2014

Ultracold atoms go chiral

This article by Prof. Arun Paramekanti and collaborators was just published in "Nature Communications"
UofT Physics Member wins 2013 Polanyi Prize Nov 28, 2013

UofT Physics Member wins 2013 Polanyi Prize

J. Patrick Clancy is one of the two UofT winners of the esteemed Polanyi Prize in 2013.
New Physics Startup in Quantum Security Nov 25, 2013

New Physics Startup in Quantum Security

The company is called QKD Corp. and is based on the theory research of Dr Weedbrook and the experimental work of Dr Xing.
Climate tracking experiment celebrates 10 years Nov 07, 2013

Climate tracking experiment celebrates 10 years

Scientists, industry and government representatives gathered at the University of Toronto recently for the 10-year anniversary of the successful Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment known as ACE.
Water impurities key to an icicle’s ripples Oct 10, 2013

Water impurities key to an icicle’s ripples

A group of physicists from Canada have been growing their own icicles in a lab in the hope of solving a mystery that has, up until now, continued to puzzle scientists.
Sep 03, 2013

Quantum Cryptography Is Safe Again

In theory, so-called quantum cryptography provides a totally secure way of sending information. In practice, maybe not. But now physicists have demonstrated how to close a technological loophole that could have left secrets open to eavesdroppers.
Project directed by Professor Kenneth Burch to receive CREATE funding. Aug 15, 2013

Project directed by Professor Kenneth Burch to receive CREATE funding.

Hundreds of U of T students and postdoctoral fellows will benefit from $6.6 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council’s CREATE program, which trains the next generation of researchers to tackle Canada’s most pressing scientific challenges.
Toronto researchers part of international team that caught neutrinos in the act Jul 23, 2013

Toronto researchers part of international team that caught neutrinos in the act

TRIUMF, a Canadian laboratory for nuclear and particle physics that works in partnership with York University and University of Toronto, announced a new breakthrough in understanding neutrinos -- nature's most elusive particles.
Pioneering physicist Richard Peltier wins Killam Prize Apr 05, 2013

Pioneering physicist Richard Peltier wins Killam Prize

University of Toronto physicist Dick Peltier is the winner of one of five 2013 Killam Prizes, given in honour of his career achievement in science.
Feb 21, 2013

Two outstanding staff awards in Physics

We are pleased to learn that two members of the Department have been selected this year as recipients of Dean’s Outstanding Staff awards.
Pierre Savard “Scientist of the Year 2012” named by Radio Canada Jan 23, 2013

Pierre Savard “Scientist of the Year 2012” named by Radio Canada

University of Toronto physicist Pierre Savard has been named Radio-Canada’s 2012 Scientist of the Year for his remarkable contribution, along with other Canadian scientists on the ATLAS experiment team, to the discovery of the Higgs boson particle in July of 2012.
Prof. Kim Strong to Direct New School of the Environment Jan 15, 2013

Prof. Kim Strong to Direct New School of the Environment

The School of the Environment was established in July 2012 to leverage the enormous breadth and depth of environmental teaching and research expertise within the Faculty of Arts & Science.
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