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Amar Vutha among U of T's 33 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs
The program supports exceptional work across a wide variety of fields. At U of T, that includes everything from marine epidemiology and precision medicine to research into sustainable bioproducts.
Jan. 14, 2022
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty, Research
Robin Armstrong
May 14, 1935 - December 17, 2021
Jan. 13, 2022
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Our Faculty
Momentum Builders Scholarship
Help us develop the next great minds in physics
Dec. 20, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
Professor emeritus Henry van Driel wins prestigious national physics award
Henry van Driel, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics by the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP).
Dec. 9, 2021
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Awards and Honours
PhD Candidate Griffin Schwartz is Recipient of a 2021 TLCERF Grant
Dec. 7, 2021
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Awards and Honours
After fall convocation, Wentao Cui will live his dream of attending MIT
“I was fortunate to have been taught some advanced math and physics by my family when I was quite young and found it very interesting,” he says. “Also, popular science books sparked my imagination. For as long as I can remember, I enjoyed trying to understand what the universe was made of at the most fundamental level, and tried to understand the nature of what we observed around us.”
Nov. 23, 2021
by UT Physics
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Our Students
After COP26, Professor Kent Moore says the world is on thin ice
For Kent Moore, the excitement of making a discovery is often tinged with sadness.
Nov. 22, 2021
by UT Physics
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Our Faculty, Research
Professor Sajeev John receives the 2021 Herzberg Gold Medal
Professor John received the medal for his work on photonic crystals.
Nov. 18, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
Introducing the Azuma Summer Fellowship
The Richard E. Azuma Summer Fellowship hires outstanding undergraduate students, from one of TRIUMF’s member universities in Canada, who are considering a career in research fields associated with TRIUMF’s science program.
Nov. 17, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
2021 Cohort of UCAR Next Generation Fellows Announced
Graduate Student Liz Cunningham among the Earth system science students from underrepresented communities selected for prestigious UCAR program.
Oct. 8, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
U of T Physics Outreach in Action
U of T Physics' Outreach initiatives featured in the Fall 2021 Issue of OSCA Today - the Ontario School Counselors Newsletter
Oct. 7, 2021
by UT Physics
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Could the Gulf Stream Collapse?
Professor Kent Moore discusses this on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Sept. 29, 2021
by UT Physics
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David Dunlop Awarded the 2021 AGU Union John Adam Fleming Medal
The 60,000 member American Geophysical Union (AGU) this week announced its medals and awards honoring excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach.
Sept. 17, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
2020 and 2021 Canadian Association of Physicists University Prize Exam Results
University of Toronto students had stellar results, taking a number of the top spots for two years in a row.
Sept. 13, 2021
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Awards and Honours
U of T researchers develop new quantum 'fingerprinting' protocol to improve information exchange
Suppose you and your cousin are about to inherit some money and you each have a version of the will on your computer.
Sept. 1, 2021
by UT Physics
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Our Faculty
Gratitude inspired Arts & Science alumnus David B. Fraser to mentor students and colleagues
Kind, genuine and incredibly modest, Arts & Science alumnus David B. Fraser was more interested in lifting up the next generation of scientists and researchers than focusing on his many accomplishments, including securing more than 75 U.S. patents.
Aug. 19, 2021
by UT Physics
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Our Alumni
Enormous Balloon Could Help Astronomers get a Clear View of Space
PhD Student Mohamed Shaaban is one of the researchers involved in the superBIT project
July 21, 2021
by UT Physics
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Research
2020-2021 Loudon-Hines Gold Medal and Scholarship in Physics
The Loudon-Hines Gold Medal and Scholarship in Physics was established in 2018 through the generosity of two anonymous donors. The 2020-2021 recipient is: Mathew Bub
July 14, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
2021 Physics Student Union Teaching Awards
The Physics Student Union (PhySU) Teaching Award is an annual award intended to recognize exceptional pedagogy in undergraduate courses in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto.
July 14, 2021
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Awards and Honours
The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Annual Awards Ceremony
The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) held its annual awards ceremony on June 9, 2021 and members of the Department of Physics were honoured.
June 23, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
Making space commonplace: U of T startup works with NASA on low-cost exoplanet research
A giant telescope carried on a balloon the size of a football stadium will soon allow researchers to gaze at distant gas planets known as “hot Jupiters” – and a University of Toronto startup is playing a key role in the endeavour.
June 17, 2021
by UT Physics
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Research
Aephraim Steinberg appointed as a 2021 University Professor
The title “University Professor” is the University’s highest and most distinguished academic rank.
June 14, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
John Martinis awarded the seventh Bell Prize
The Bell Prize is administered by the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control at the University of Toronto.
May 11, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Conferences/Events
Black high school students explore STEM with the Faculty of Arts & Science
Since March 2021, 38 Black students from high schools in the GTA have been taking part in science workshops provided by science departments in the Faculty of Arts & Science through a program called Pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
May 10, 2021
by UT Physics
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Conferences/Events
Taming Fluctuations for Gaussian States in Loop Quantum Cosmology
Undergraduate student Patrick Fraser's 2020 summer project published in Physical Review D.
May 3, 2021
by UT Physics
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