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Improv-PHYS-ation: Cultivating Physics Learning Communities Jul 08, 2019

Improv-PHYS-ation: Cultivating Physics Learning Communities

U of T Physics Professor Carolyn Sealfon and colleague build classroom communities where students flourish.
Rashmi C. Desai Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who Jul 08, 2019

Rashmi C. Desai Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Desai has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in physics and higher education
Professors Kimberly Strong and Paul Kushner interviewed in the Globe and Mail Jul 03, 2019

Professors Kimberly Strong and Paul Kushner interviewed in the Globe and Mail

Canada lacks an adequate funding model for climate science.
University College London collaborates with the Department of Physics to understand transport machinery in cells Jul 03, 2019

University College London collaborates with the Department of Physics to understand transport machinery in cells

University College London and Toronto researchers are collaborating to inform better therapies for illnesses such as motor neurone disease and cancer and to identify anti-viral therapies
Graduate Student Tyler Wizenberg featured in Otago Daily Times Jun 10, 2019

Graduate Student Tyler Wizenberg featured in Otago Daily Times

Department of Physics graduate student Tyler Wizenberg was one of 53 representatives attending the 2019 Joint NDACC-IRWG and TCCON meeting.
PhD student Jacob Gordon has Developed a Microscopic Model for Non-Abelian Anyons in Solid-State Materials Jun 10, 2019

PhD student Jacob Gordon has Developed a Microscopic Model for Non-Abelian Anyons in Solid-State Materials

Elementary excitations in highly entangled states such as quantum spin liquids may exhibit exotic statistics, different from those obeyed by fundamental bosons and fermions.
Aephraim Steinberg among U of T researchers leading CIFAR interdisciplinary research programs May 01, 2019

Aephraim Steinberg among U of T researchers leading CIFAR interdisciplinary research programs

U of T News featured an article on April 29/2019 that includes our Aephraim Steinberg for his work on Quantum Information Science.
PhD student Erik Lutsch tracks wildfire impact at the top of the world Mar 25, 2019

PhD student Erik Lutsch tracks wildfire impact at the top of the world

The work of Erik Lutsch and his colleagues was featured on the Canadian Geographic website.
David Curtin - on the hunt for particles that escaped the Large Hadron Collider Feb 26, 2019

David Curtin - on the hunt for particles that escaped the Large Hadron Collider

FROM U of T NEWS: A University of Toronto theoretical physicist on the hunt for hidden particles that could solve cosmic mysteries hopes Canada will go all in on a particle-detection project – one that could put Toronto at the nexus of world-leading research.
Professor Dick Peltier is the 2019 Recipient of the IUGG Gold Medal Feb 05, 2019

Professor Dick Peltier is the 2019 Recipient of the IUGG Gold Medal

Professor Dick Peltier is the 2019 Recipient of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Gold Medal
Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo and his collaborators have developed a prototype for a key element for all-photonic quantum repeaters Jan 30, 2019

Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo and his collaborators have developed a prototype for a key element for all-photonic quantum repeaters

Engineering researchers have demonstrated proof-of-principle for a device that could serve as the backbone of a future quantum Internet. University of Toronto Engineering professor Hoi-Kwong Lo and his collaborators have developed a prototype for a key element for all-photonic quantum repeaters, a critical step in long-distance quantum communication.
Professor Pekka Sinervo Named to the Order of Canada Jan 10, 2019

Professor Pekka Sinervo Named to the Order of Canada

Pekka Sinervo was named to the Order of Canada for his contributions to particle physics and for his groundbreaking research in the study of heavier quarks.
U of T Physics professor Pierre Savard among those named new Canada Research Chairs Nov 15, 2018

U of T Physics professor Pierre Savard among those named new Canada Research Chairs

In an announcement made at U of T, Kirsty Duncan, the federal science minister, revealed the university will be home to 21 new and renewed chairs as a result of the program’s most recent competition
Department of Physics Professor Hae-Young Kee has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society Oct 15, 2018

Department of Physics Professor Hae-Young Kee has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Department of Physics Professor Hae-Young Kee has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives at its September meeting upon the recommendation of the APS Division of APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP).
Graduate Student Ilan Tzitrin's Figure Selected for Kaleidoscope Oct 11, 2018

Graduate Student Ilan Tzitrin's Figure Selected for Kaleidoscope

The Physical Review has selected a figure from Ilan's Tzitrin's paper to be part of their Kaleidoscope.
2018 Nobel Prize in Physics Oct 02, 2018

2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics. This includes Canadian Donna Strickland, the first woman to win the prize in 55 years! Professor Strickland won for work which came from her very first professional research publication, as a graduate student in the 1980s.
Department of Physics Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society Sep 25, 2018

Department of Physics Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Department of Physics Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives at its September meeting upon the recommendation of the APS Division of Quantum Information (DQI).
QCrypt 2018 Student Paper Award recipient is UofT Physics graduate student Wenyuan Wang Sep 04, 2018

QCrypt 2018 Student Paper Award recipient is UofT Physics graduate student Wenyuan Wang

Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo’s PhD student, (Mike) Wenyuan Wang, won the Best Student Paper Award at the QCrypt conference (August 27-31, 2018) - the largest scientific conference in quantum cryptography.
New Federal Funding for the Canadian Contribution to the LHC Upgrade Jun 29, 2018

New Federal Funding for the Canadian Contribution to the LHC Upgrade

University of Toronto Physics Professor Peter Krieger was part of the recent announcement of federal funding for a Canadian contribution to the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This announcement was made in Vancouver on June 25 by the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan.
Killam Research Fellowship Awarded to Prof. Yong-Baek Kim May 09, 2018

Killam Research Fellowship Awarded to Prof. Yong-Baek Kim

Prof. Yong-Baek Kim of the Department of Physics has been awarded a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council of the Arts.
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