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Theory of Two-Dimensional Nonlinear Spectroscopy for the Kitaev Spin Liquid Apr 03, 2020

Theory of Two-Dimensional Nonlinear Spectroscopy for the Kitaev Spin Liquid

Mr Wonjune Choi and his Ph.D. supervisor Prof Yong Baek Kim proposed a new two-dimensional non-linear spectroscopy method for unambiguous detection of fractionalized particles in quantum spin liquids.
Magnetic Field Induced Quantum Phases in a Tensor Network Study of Kitaev Magnets Apr 03, 2020

Magnetic Field Induced Quantum Phases in a Tensor Network Study of Kitaev Magnets

In a recent published article in Nature Communication, a team of researchers from University of Tokyo and University of Toronto led by Prof Yong Baek Kim reported the discovery of a novel quantum ground state in theoretical models designed for the so-called Kitaev magnets in external magnetic field.
Professor Paramekanti and collaborators discover new octupolar magnets Feb 28, 2020

Professor Paramekanti and collaborators discover new octupolar magnets

Magnetic solids derive their properties from the magnetic dipole moment of the electrons in the crystal. However, when many electrons interact, they can lead to new types of ordering arising from higher-rank multipole moments.
A Toronto startup with roots at U of T hopes to catch the next big wave in computing Feb 27, 2020

A Toronto startup with roots at U of T hopes to catch the next big wave in computing

More than a dozen physicists at Xanadu have links with the Department of Physics. Some are former graduate students, undergraduate students, or postdoctoral fellows. Others are current graduate students involved in Xanadu’s research. And Professor John Sipe is one of the company’s technical advisors.
U of T Physics Professor Debra Wunch Elected as the Next Chair of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) Feb 26, 2020

U of T Physics Professor Debra Wunch Elected as the Next Chair of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON)

TCCON is a network of ground-based Fourier Transform Spectrometers that record the spectra of the sun in the near-infrared. Data from the spectra measure the abundance of gases such as CO2, CH4, N2O, HF, CO, H2O, and HDO in the atmosphere.
Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP) January 17-19, 2020 Feb 26, 2020

Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP) January 17-19, 2020

The Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP) is an annual conference that has been running since 2014. This year, it was hosted here at the University of Toronto from January 17-19, gathering participants from all over Canada. With 130 registered delegates, the conference bustled with physics undergraduates of all genders participating in the various panels, lectures, and workshops offered.
Professor Stephen Morris Builds an Outdoor Icicle Machine Jan 29, 2020

Professor Stephen Morris Builds an Outdoor Icicle Machine

Professor Morris was featured on the CBC on Jan 28, 2020 for building an outdoor icicle machine in the backyard of artist Ron Wild.
Professor Aephraim Steinberg Explains Quantum Mechanics to Macleans Magazine Jan 13, 2020

Professor Aephraim Steinberg Explains Quantum Mechanics to Macleans Magazine

Department of Physics Professor Steinberg was interviewed by Macleans magazine this month.
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.
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