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Professor R.J. Dwayne Miller named Fellow of U.K.’s Royal Society
May 25, 2023
by Chris Sasaki - A&S News
Awards and Honours, Our Faculty, Research
Shifting gears: How data science led Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher from studying germ models to bike lanes
May 11, 2023
by U of T News
Graduate Education, Our Alumni, Research
U of T researcher joins effort to establish transatlantic quantum communications link
May 10, 2023
by Matthew Tierney
Our Faculty, Research
Professor Kimberly Strong receives the 2022 APECS International Mentorship Award
April 28, 2023
by UT Physics
Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
First space images captured by balloon-borne telescope
April 25, 2023
by Leighton Kitson
Condensed matter physicists develop new insight into the enigmatic realm of 'strange metals'
April 6, 2023
by Chris Sasaki
Graduate Education, Our Faculty, Research
PhySU receives the ASSU’s Sanjeev Dewett Course Union of the Year Award
April 5, 2023
by UT Physics
Awards and Honours, Our Students, Undergraduate Education
Peter Hurley receives the 2023 Chancellor’s Leadership Award as a Distinguished leader
March 21, 2023
by UT Physics
Awards and Honours, Our Alumni
U of T-supported startup Xanadu aims to lead quantum computing sector
March 13, 2023
by Tabassum Siddiqui - U of T News
Entrepreneurship, Our Alumni, Our Faculty, Research
Prof. Hoi-Kwong Lo’s start-up company QBT receives $1M in federal funding
Feb. 28, 2023
by UT Physics
Awards and Honours, Entrepreneurship, Our Faculty, Research
Experts gather at U of T to discuss Canada’s new National Quantum Strategy
Feb. 15, 2023
by Tabassum Siddiqui - U of T News
Our Alumni, Research
"A perfect little system": University of Toronto physicists isolate a pair of atoms to observe p-wave interaction strength for the first time
The result is a first, small step toward understanding natural quantum systems and how they can lead to more powerful quantum simulations
Jan. 11, 2023
by UT Physics
Tiny bubbles that make icicles hazy are filled with water, not air
Like tree rings, layers of water pockets also preserve a record of an icicle’s growth
Jan. 9, 2023
by UT Physics
Icicles Stephen Morris (news)
Strange Quantum Fluids Feel the Strain
Jan. 6, 2023
by UT Physics
Hardy (news)
Our Faculty, Our Students, Research
Solving the Mystery of Dark Matter
Professors Diamond and Hong's Dark Matter Group Featured in Compute Ontario's Annual Report
Jan. 4, 2023
by UT Physics
Hong and Diamond Compute Ontario
Our Faculty, Research
Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has been awarded the 2022 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics
This medal recognizes Hoi-Kwong's outstanding impact on the field of Quantum communication in terms of practical implementations, laying the groundwork for commercial products for the Quantum internet. Dr Lo is a researcher of truly international caliber, with large impact at the forefront of quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution (QKD) physics.
Jan. 2, 2023
by UT Physics
HK Lo 2023
Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
NASA launches mission to measure Earth’s surface water – with help from Canada
Professor Kaley Walker of Physics explains an upcoming research effort she and Professor Nicolas Grisouard help lead.
Dec. 19, 2022
by UT Physics
Prof. Kaley Walker is among the recipients of the new Dean’s Research Excellence Award
The Faculty of Arts & Science has created a new award to recognize mid-career faculty members whose research achievements have been cited as especially noteworthy.
Nov. 25, 2022
by Cynthia Macdonald - A&S News
Prof. Kaley Walker
Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
A more profound appreciation for the complexity of natural ice formations’: Researchers unlock cause of ripples on icicles
Experimental physicists growing icicles at the University of Toronto are closer to understanding why some form with ripples up and down their outsides, while others form with smooth, slick, even surfaces.
Nov. 23, 2022
by Sean Bettam - A&S News
Icicle article
Tracking carbon dioxide emissions from space could help support climate agreements
Adjunct Professor and ECCC Research Scientist Ray Nassar has written an article for “The Conversation” in which he provides insights about how tracking carbon dioxide emissions from space can support climate agreements.
Nov. 21, 2022
by UT Physics
Ray Nassar
Connaught Fund McLean Award-winner David Curtin’s research spans the subatomic to the cosmic
Nov. 11, 2022
by Chris Sasaki - A&S News
Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
National climate science satellite mission co-led by U of T secures more than $200 million
Scientists across Canada will be able to better predict and mitigate extreme weather events in the face of climate change thanks to a new satellite mission that’s received more than $200 million in federal funding.
Oct. 18, 2022
by UT Physics
Pueblo Science Hackathon for Science Education on September 23-25, 2022
Students from the Department of Physics participated in the Pueblo Science Hackathon for Science Education on September 23-25, 2022.
Oct. 6, 2022
by UT Physics
Hackathon Sept 2022b
Our Students
Researchers identify mechanism responsible for temperature and salinity 'staircases' in Arctic Ocean
Researchers at the University of Toronto have identified the mechanism responsible for the formation of temperature and salinity “staircases” in the Arctic Ocean, resolving a mystery that has confounded oceanographers and climatologists alike for more than half a century. Understanding how these vertical structures work promises to shed more light on the causes and consequences of rapid Arctic sea ice loss amid climate change.
Sept. 29, 2022
by UT Physics
Yuchan Ma News
Quantum information conference brings together experts on technologies shaping the future
For a week in August, the University of Toronto became the quantum research capital of the world.
Sept. 22, 2022
by UT Physics