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Strange kinetics: going beyond Brownian motion (Room MP 134, McLennan Physical Labs, 60 St. George Street, from Nov 14, 2012 02:00 PM to Nov 14, 2012 03:00 PM)
 
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Mar 03, 2015 Professor Stephen Morris' Icicle Atlas featured in the Globe and Mail!
Professor Stephen Morris' Icicle Atlas featured in the Globe and Mail!
Rejoice icicle lovers. Dr. Freeze has delivered his magnum opus. For the record, Stephen Morris, a professor of physics at the University of Toronto, does not call himself Dr. Freeze. But by his own admission, he is obsessed with icicles. He has observed them in the environment and grown them in his lab. He has accumulated thousands of photos and hundreds of videos of icicles forming under different conditions. more...
Feb 24, 2015
Compressed-format compared to regular-format in a first-year university physics course
Jason Harlow, David Harrison and Eli Honig compared student performance in two sessions of a large first-year university physics course, one with a normal 12-week term and the other with a compressed 6-week term. Student performance was measured by the normalized gain on the Force Concept Inventory. They found that the gains for the regular-format course are better than the gains for the compressed-format course, and while the differences in gains are small they are statistically significant. Not accounted for are the differences in effectiveness of the different instructors in the two versions of the course. more...
Jan 30, 2015 Global warming research: strong storms to become stronger, weak storms to become weaker
Global warming research: strong storms to become stronger, weak storms to become weaker
A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become stronger while weak storms become weaker, and the cumulative result of the number of storms will remain unchanged. more...
Nov 26, 2014 UofT Physicist selected as part of team to lead major marine Arctic ecosystem study
UofT Physicist selected as part of team to lead major marine Arctic ecosystem study
The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), as a part of the Stantec Team, has been selected by an interagency scientific review panel to lead a long-term scientific study of the Arctic marine ecosystem along the Beaufort Sea shelf from Barrow, Alaska to the Mackenzie River delta in Canadian waters. The Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES) stems from increased attention to climate change, energy development, and sustainability in the Arctic region. Information gained will aid government, industry, and communities in making decisions related to regulations, resource management, economic development and environmental protection issues. more...
Nov 11, 2014 Solving the mystery of increased hydrogen chloride in the Northern Hemisphere
Solving the mystery of increased hydrogen chloride in the Northern Hemisphere
University of Toronto physicist Kaley Walker has helped solve the scientific mystery behind the recent increase in ozone-depleting chemicals in the lower stratosphere of the Northern Hemisphere, despite a 25-year old ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Employing data from various sources, including the Canadian Space Agency's SCISAT satellite, an international team of scientists used numerical simulations to determine that the recently observed increase in hydrogen chloride (HCl) in the lower stratosphere is due to reduced atmospheric circulation in the Northern Hemisphere. more...
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Events
Physics Colloquium Mar 05, 2015
Marjorie Shapiro: Searching for New Physics at the LHC: Run 2 Status and Prospects 
Quantum Optics Seminar Mar 06, 2015
Stephen Eckel: Probing superfluidity in quantized, cold-atom circuits 
Candidate for the Experimental Quantum Optics/AMO Physics faculty position more...
Brewer-Wilson Seminar Mar 06, 2015
Erica Rosenblum (Guest Speaker): (Atmospheric Physics) 
Brewer-Wilson Seminar Mar 06, 2015
Joseph Mendonca: (Atmospheric Physics) 
High Energy Theory Seminar Mar 09, 2015
Brett Teeple: Deconfi nement and continuity between super and thermal Yang-Mills theories for all gauge groups 
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