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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."
Steven Schramm recipient of 2015 ATLAS Thesis Award Feb 19, 2016

Steven Schramm recipient of 2015 ATLAS Thesis Award

ATLAS Thesis Awards Committee is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2015 ATLAS Thesis Awards for outstanding contributions to ATLAS in the context of a Ph.D. thesis.
Gravitational waves detected for 1st time by LIGO and U of T astrophysicists Feb 16, 2016

Gravitational waves detected for 1st time by LIGO and U of T astrophysicists

Gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity 100 years ago, have finally been detected. "Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it," announced Dave Reitze, executive director of the U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) at a news conference Thursday morning. Scientists said gravitational waves open a door for a new way to observe the universe and gain knowledge about enigmatic objects like black holes and neutron stars. By studying gravitational waves they also hope to gain insight into the nature of the very early universe, which has remained mysterious.
Celestica, CERN, and the University of Toronto Collaborate on Enabling Advanced Research for the Large Hadron Collider Nov 12, 2015

Celestica, CERN, and the University of Toronto Collaborate on Enabling Advanced Research for the Large Hadron Collider

Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that in collaboration with international researchers from the ATLAS experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the University of Toronto, they have produced a radiation-hard sensor for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider.
Prof. Hirohisa Tanaka and Prof. John Martin Share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Nov 09, 2015

Prof. Hirohisa Tanaka and Prof. John Martin Share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

University of Toronto physicists are on two of the five teams receiving the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics tonight for major insights into the deepest questions of the Universe.
Fingerprinting: quantum beats classical Oct 28, 2015

Fingerprinting: quantum beats classical

Researchers demonstrate the first quantum fingerprinting system that transmits less information than the best known classical protocol.
Oct 06, 2015

2015 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Canadian Arthur McDonald

Arthur McDonald, a professor emeritus at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics. McDonald will share the prize with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo.
Aug 27, 2015

Climate Change: One of the Grand Challenge Problems in All of Science - Interview with Dick Peltier

Usually the problem of climate change is solely described as the increase in temperature since the beginning of the industrialization of the Northern Hemisphere. People discuss the impact of rising temperatures on the Arctic, but how does climate change affect us on a regional scale, where we actually live?
Aug 19, 2015

Written in Light - Interview with Aephraim Steinberg

Do you remember tin can telephones? You and a friend would each be holding an empty can, connected by a string stretched out tightly. You could speak to one another, with the string carrying the sound waves from one end to the other.

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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."
Steven Schramm recipient of 2015 ATLAS Thesis Award
ATLAS Thesis Awards Committee is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2015 ATLAS Thesis Awards for outstanding contributions to ATLAS in the context of a Ph.D. thesis.
Gravitational waves detected for 1st time by LIGO and U of T astrophysicists
Gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity 100 years ago, have finally been detected. "Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it," announced Dave Reitze, executive director of the U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) at a news conference Thursday morning. Scientists said gravitational waves open a door for a new way to observe the universe and gain knowledge about enigmatic objects like black holes and neutron stars. By studying gravitational waves they also hope to gain insight into the nature of the very early universe, which has remained mysterious.
Celestica, CERN, and the University of Toronto Collaborate on Enabling Advanced Research for the Large Hadron Collider
Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that in collaboration with international researchers from the ATLAS experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the University of Toronto, they have produced a radiation-hard sensor for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider.
Prof. Hirohisa Tanaka and Prof. John Martin Share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
University of Toronto physicists are on two of the five teams receiving the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics tonight for major insights into the deepest questions of the Universe.
Fingerprinting: quantum beats classical
Researchers demonstrate the first quantum fingerprinting system that transmits less information than the best known classical protocol.
2015 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Canadian Arthur McDonald
Arthur McDonald, a professor emeritus at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics. McDonald will share the prize with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo.
Climate Change: One of the Grand Challenge Problems in All of Science - Interview with Dick Peltier
Usually the problem of climate change is solely described as the increase in temperature since the beginning of the industrialization of the Northern Hemisphere. People discuss the impact of rising temperatures on the Arctic, but how does climate change affect us on a regional scale, where we actually live?
Written in Light - Interview with Aephraim Steinberg
Do you remember tin can telephones? You and a friend would each be holding an empty can, connected by a string stretched out tightly. You could speak to one another, with the string carrying the sound waves from one end to the other.
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