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Visualizing Poiseuille flow of hydrodynamic electrons Dec 11, 2019

Visualizing Poiseuille flow of hydrodynamic electrons

In a theory-experiment collaboration, Professor Thomas Scaffidi and colleagues observed for the first time a completely new regime of transport in which the electrons behave like a viscous fluid, flowing down the wire. The story was also featured in a News and Views in Nature.
 2019 William T. Pecora Team Award Nov 04, 2019

2019 William T. Pecora Team Award

Professor Emeritus James R. Drummond is a member of the Terra satellite team which received the 2019 William T. Pecora Team Award in early October.
Celebrating the Cray Inc. Fellowships in Physics Oct 21, 2019

Celebrating the Cray Inc. Fellowships in Physics

On October 1st, former and current Cray Inc. Fellows gathered at the Faculty Club to celebrate more than ten years of fellowships at U of T.
Proof-of-Principle Experimental Demonstration of Twin-Field Type Quantum Key Distribution Sep 12, 2019

Proof-of-Principle Experimental Demonstration of Twin-Field Type Quantum Key Distribution

The groups of Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo (U of T Physics and ECE) and Professor Li Qian (ECE) collaborated on an experiment on Long-Haul Quantum Key Distribution. This work was featured in Physical Review Letters and was selected as the editor's suggestion!
Kimberly Strong named of the Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Sep 11, 2019

Kimberly Strong named of the Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

U of T Physics Professor and Chair of the Department Kimberly Strong among 11 University of Toronto researchers named fellows of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada – considered a major achievement for scholars in this country.
Unveiling hidden multipolar orders with magnetostriction Sep 09, 2019

Unveiling hidden multipolar orders with magnetostriction

Professor YB Kim's group theoretically propose that magnetostriction provides a powerful and novel tool to directly detect higher-order multipolar symmetry breaking. The paper was published today in Nature Communications.
Stratospheric Optical Rubidium Clock Experiment Sep 06, 2019

Stratospheric Optical Rubidium Clock Experiment

Grad students Shira Jackson and Kristen Cote successfully launched and remotely operated an atomic clock on a high altitude balloon, over the Labour Day Weekend. This atomic clock used an optical transition in rubidium atoms.
Unraveling the Proton Puzzle - Professor Vutha's work featured in Science Magazine Sep 06, 2019

Unraveling the Proton Puzzle - Professor Vutha's work featured in Science Magazine

The discrepancy between the proton size deduced from the Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen and the average, textbook value based on regular (electronic) hydrogen has puzzled physicists for nearly a decade. One possible resolution could be that electrons interact with protons in a different way than muons do, which would require “new physics.” Bezginov et al. measured the Lamb shift in electronic hydrogen, which allowed for a direct comparison to the Lamb shift measured in muonic hydrogen. The two results agreed, but the discrepancy with the averaged value remains.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland visits Professor Kimberly Strong's Lab Sep 03, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland visits Professor Kimberly Strong's Lab

During a visit to U of T to announce the NSERC awards to support research at U of T, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland stopped by Professor Kimberly Strong's Lab.
Stratospheric Ballon Launch by Professor Kaley Walker's Group featured in the Timmins Daily Press Aug 22, 2019

Stratospheric Ballon Launch by Professor Kaley Walker's Group featured in the Timmins Daily Press

Scientists from Canada and France are hoping to launch this year’s first stratospheric balloon as early as Sunday from the Timmins stratospheric balloon base. The gondola named the Canadian Atmospheric Laser Absorption Spectrometer Experiment Testbed (CALASET) from the University of Toronto will be launching first.
Turning water into ice in the quantum realm Aug 16, 2019

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

When you pop a tray of water into the freezer, you get ice cubes. Now, researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Colorado Boulder have achieved a similar transition using clouds of ultracold atoms.
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.
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