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Is the Force with Us? Our Professor Aephraim Steinberg helps explain in Through the Wormhole! May 12, 2017

Is the Force with Us? Our Professor Aephraim Steinberg helps explain in Through the Wormhole!

Professor Steinberg was filmed for a segment in season 8, episode 1 of Through the Wormhole. A show on the Discovery Channel that is hosted by Morgan Freeman.
The 2017 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal  is awarded to Yong-Baek Kim May 01, 2017

The 2017 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal is awarded to Yong-Baek Kim

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2017 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal is awarded to Yong Baek Kim, University of Toronto, for his leading work on the effects of large spin-orbit coupling on exotic ground states in geometrically frustrated and highly correlated quantum materials.
Apr 10, 2017

Former graduate student, Feihu Xu recognized by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers.

Feihu Xu is a former graduate student of Professor Hoi Kwong Lo and he has been named a co-winner of the inaugural Outstanding Dissertation Award (ODA) by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers.
U of T Physics Alumni Zen Mariani is now among 32 candidates shortlisted in the CSA's Astronaut Program Mar 15, 2017

U of T Physics Alumni Zen Mariani is now among 32 candidates shortlisted in the CSA's Astronaut Program

Zen Mariani was featured on CTV news on March 13, 2017 talking about his experiences during the selection process for the Astronaut Program.
U of T physicists discovered a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes Feb 23, 2017

U of T physicists discovered a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes

University of Toronto researchers have found a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes beyond long-accepted limitations by tapping into previously neglected properties of light.
Graduate Student Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher among this year's NSERC award recipients Feb 07, 2017

Graduate Student Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher among this year's NSERC award recipients

We go to the gym, count calories and take our vitamins — all in an effort to stay fit and avoid getting sick. But are we actually healthy? Our bodies are filled with bacteria and viruses that attack them, known as phages. Some of these tiny organisms float harmlessly along while others are ticking time bombs that could cause infections, diseases and even obesity. This microscopic community, called the “microbiome,” is unique to each person, and diversity and adaptation among bacteria and phages make it difficult to say for certain what a healthy microbiome looks like.
Feb 02, 2017

U of T Physics alumni shortlisted in the CSA's astronaut selection process!

U of T Physics alumni continue to do great things. 3 graduates are among the 72 candidates shortlisted for the Canadian Space Agency's astronaut selection program.
Jan 23, 2017

Certainty with complex scientific research an unachievable goal: U of T study by David Bailey

Physics professor says study can help researchers better analyze their data and encourage more realistic expectations by both scientists and the public about the accuracy of scientific research
Prof. Hoi Kwong Lo and Prof. Joyce Poon show a quantum key distribution experiment with a silicon chip transmitter for the first time. Oct 31, 2016

Prof. Hoi Kwong Lo and Prof. Joyce Poon show a quantum key distribution experiment with a silicon chip transmitter for the first time.

The work demonstrates the potential of using silicon photonics to dramatically lower the cost of quantum key distribution and bring it to the mass market in future.
A new heart for ATLAS - with help from Professors Richard Teuscher and Robert Orr Oct 27, 2016

A new heart for ATLAS - with help from Professors Richard Teuscher and Robert Orr

The world’s largest, most powerful, and most famous particle accelerator is getting a new heart, thanks to a collaboration between our very own Professors Richard Teuscher and Robert Orr and the Canadian arm of global manufacturer Celestica Inc.
T2K Presents First Comparison of Neutrino and Antineutrino Oscillations Aug 08, 2016

T2K Presents First Comparison of Neutrino and Antineutrino Oscillations

University of Toronto physicists are key participants in findings reported by the T2K collaboration on a comparison of neutrino and antineutrino oscillations. Such comparisons between particles and their antiparticle counterparts are sensitive to violation of “CP symmetry”, differences in the behavior of matter and antimatter.
Effective student teams for collaborative learning in an introductory university physics course Jun 17, 2016

Effective student teams for collaborative learning in an introductory university physics course

In this study publised by Physical Review Physics Education Research Jason Harlow, David Harrison, and Andrew Meyertholen studied the types of student teams that are most effective for collaborative learning in a large freshman university physics course.
Canada's Minister of Science greets T2K during visit to Japan May 24, 2016

Canada's Minister of Science greets T2K during visit to Japan

Canadian and Japanese collaborators present the Belle II and T2K experiments, tour the KEK Experimental Hall, and officially open the TRIUMF/KEK office with Dr. Duncan
May 19, 2016

3rd Annual Emeritus Reunion Lunch!

The 3rd Annual Emeritus Reunion Lunch was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Faculty Club
Professor R J Dwayne Miller Awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize 2016 May 10, 2016

Professor R J Dwayne Miller Awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize 2016

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awarded Professor Dwayne Miller (Professor of Physics and Chemistry at U of T) the RSC Centenary Prize 2016 for his contributions to the development of femtosecond electron diffraction to realize the first atomic movies of chemical reactions and for his service to making science inspiring to the general public.
Professor Amanda Peet on Planet ArtSci Episode 11 May 09, 2016

Professor Amanda Peet on Planet ArtSci Episode 11

Professor Amanda Peet on Planet ArtSci Episode 11: How Lego Batman explains String Theory
May 04, 2016

2016 CAP Particle Physics Division (PPD) Thesis Award Recipient

The 2016 CAP Particle Physics Division (PPD) Thesis Award Recipient is former U of T Physics graduate student Patrick de Perio
Apr 18, 2016

2016 CAP University Prize Exam Results

U of T takes 2nd, 7th and 10th of the top 10 Spots in Canada!
Prof. Thywissen's Group Discovers New Laws Governing the “Developmental Biology of Materials” Feb 23, 2016

Prof. Thywissen's Group Discovers New Laws Governing the “Developmental Biology of Materials”

When one atom first meets another, the precise nature of that interaction can determine much about what kinds of physical properties and behaviours will emerge. In a paper published today in Nature Physics, a team led by U of T physicist Joseph Thywissen reported their discovery of a new set of rules related to one particular type of atomic-pair interaction. The researchers study interactions between atoms that have been cooled close to absolute zero.
Researchers demonstrate 'quantum surrealism' Feb 22, 2016

Researchers demonstrate 'quantum surrealism'

New research demonstrates that particles at the quantum level can in fact be seen as behaving something like billiard balls rolling along a table, and not merely as the probabilistic smears that the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics suggests. But there's a catch - the tracks the particles follow do not always behave as one would expect from "realistic" trajectories, but often in a fashion that has been termed "surrealistic."

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Is the Force with Us? Our Professor Aephraim Steinberg helps explain in Through the Wormhole!
Professor Steinberg was filmed for a segment in season 8, episode 1 of Through the Wormhole. A show on the Discovery Channel that is hosted by Morgan Freeman.
The 2017 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal is awarded to Yong-Baek Kim
The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2017 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal is awarded to Yong Baek Kim, University of Toronto, for his leading work on the effects of large spin-orbit coupling on exotic ground states in geometrically frustrated and highly correlated quantum materials.
Former graduate student, Feihu Xu recognized by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers.
Feihu Xu is a former graduate student of Professor Hoi Kwong Lo and he has been named a co-winner of the inaugural Outstanding Dissertation Award (ODA) by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers.
U of T Physics Alumni Zen Mariani is now among 32 candidates shortlisted in the CSA's Astronaut Program
Zen Mariani was featured on CTV news on March 13, 2017 talking about his experiences during the selection process for the Astronaut Program.
U of T physicists discovered a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes
University of Toronto researchers have found a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes beyond long-accepted limitations by tapping into previously neglected properties of light.
Graduate Student Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher among this year's NSERC award recipients
We go to the gym, count calories and take our vitamins — all in an effort to stay fit and avoid getting sick. But are we actually healthy? Our bodies are filled with bacteria and viruses that attack them, known as phages. Some of these tiny organisms float harmlessly along while others are ticking time bombs that could cause infections, diseases and even obesity. This microscopic community, called the “microbiome,” is unique to each person, and diversity and adaptation among bacteria and phages make it difficult to say for certain what a healthy microbiome looks like.
U of T Physics alumni shortlisted in the CSA's astronaut selection process!
U of T Physics alumni continue to do great things. 3 graduates are among the 72 candidates shortlisted for the Canadian Space Agency's astronaut selection program.
Certainty with complex scientific research an unachievable goal: U of T study by David Bailey
Physics professor says study can help researchers better analyze their data and encourage more realistic expectations by both scientists and the public about the accuracy of scientific research
Prof. Hoi Kwong Lo and Prof. Joyce Poon show a quantum key distribution experiment with a silicon chip transmitter for the first time.
The work demonstrates the potential of using silicon photonics to dramatically lower the cost of quantum key distribution and bring it to the mass market in future.
A new heart for ATLAS - with help from Professors Richard Teuscher and Robert Orr
The world’s largest, most powerful, and most famous particle accelerator is getting a new heart, thanks to a collaboration between our very own Professors Richard Teuscher and Robert Orr and the Canadian arm of global manufacturer Celestica Inc.
T2K Presents First Comparison of Neutrino and Antineutrino Oscillations
University of Toronto physicists are key participants in findings reported by the T2K collaboration on a comparison of neutrino and antineutrino oscillations. Such comparisons between particles and their antiparticle counterparts are sensitive to violation of “CP symmetry”, differences in the behavior of matter and antimatter.
Effective student teams for collaborative learning in an introductory university physics course
In this study publised by Physical Review Physics Education Research Jason Harlow, David Harrison, and Andrew Meyertholen studied the types of student teams that are most effective for collaborative learning in a large freshman university physics course.
Canada's Minister of Science greets T2K during visit to Japan
Canadian and Japanese collaborators present the Belle II and T2K experiments, tour the KEK Experimental Hall, and officially open the TRIUMF/KEK office with Dr. Duncan
3rd Annual Emeritus Reunion Lunch!
The 3rd Annual Emeritus Reunion Lunch was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Faculty Club
Professor R J Dwayne Miller Awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize 2016
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awarded Professor Dwayne Miller (Professor of Physics and Chemistry at U of T) the RSC Centenary Prize 2016 for his contributions to the development of femtosecond electron diffraction to realize the first atomic movies of chemical reactions and for his service to making science inspiring to the general public.
Professor Amanda Peet on Planet ArtSci Episode 11
Professor Amanda Peet on Planet ArtSci Episode 11: How Lego Batman explains String Theory
2016 CAP Particle Physics Division (PPD) Thesis Award Recipient
The 2016 CAP Particle Physics Division (PPD) Thesis Award Recipient is former U of T Physics graduate student Patrick de Perio
2016 CAP University Prize Exam Results
U of T takes 2nd, 7th and 10th of the top 10 Spots in Canada!
Prof. Thywissen's Group Discovers New Laws Governing the “Developmental Biology of Materials”
When one atom first meets another, the precise nature of that interaction can determine much about what kinds of physical properties and behaviours will emerge. In a paper published today in Nature Physics, a team led by U of T physicist Joseph Thywissen reported their discovery of a new set of rules related to one particular type of atomic-pair interaction. The researchers study interactions between atoms that have been cooled close to absolute zero.
Researchers demonstrate 'quantum surrealism'
New research demonstrates that particles at the quantum level can in fact be seen as behaving something like billiard balls rolling along a table, and not merely as the probabilistic smears that the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics suggests. But there's a catch - the tracks the particles follow do not always behave as one would expect from "realistic" trajectories, but often in a fashion that has been termed "surrealistic."
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