Physics Department News
Mar 06, 2014
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.
Mar 03, 2014
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.
Feb 26, 2014
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.
Feb 04, 2014
This article by Prof. Arun Paramekanti and collaborators was just published in "Nature Communications"
Nov 28, 2013
J. Patrick Clancy is one of the two UofT winners of the esteemed Polanyi Prize in 2013.
Nov 25, 2013
The company is called QKD Corp. and is based on the theory research of Dr Weedbrook and the experimental work of Dr Xing.
Nov 07, 2013
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.
Oct 10, 2013
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
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.
Aug 15, 2013
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.
Jul 23, 2013
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.
Apr 05, 2013
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
We are pleased to learn that two members of the Department have been selected this year as recipients of Dean’s Outstanding Staff awards.
Jan 23, 2013
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.
Jan 15, 2013
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.
Nov 29, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
On July 4th, scientists are expected to announce the existence of the Higgs boson, after years of research at the $10-billion Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Apr 26, 2012