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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
by UT Physics
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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
by UT Physics
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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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Xanadu Award
Announcing the Xanadu Award for an Outstanding Publication by a PhD Student
April 7, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
Paul Kushner, awarded Patterson Medal for distinguished service to meteorology in Canada
Paul Kushner, a professor of atmospheric physics in the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of Physics, has been awarded the 2019 Patterson Medal Award for Distinguished Service to Meteorology in Canada.
March 15, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
Professor James R. Drummond Recipient of the 2020 J.H. Chapman Award of Excellence
For his remarkable contribution to the advancement of the Canadian Space Program and a lifetime of achievement in space science and technology.
March 10, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
U of T Physics Dr. Pierre Fogal featured in Guelph Today
Dr. Fogal leads a team of researchers monitoring the weather and climate change in the Arctic
Feb. 19, 2021
by UT Physics
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2021 Sloan Research Fellowships
U of T Physics' Professor David Curtin among four Arts & Science researchers to receive a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship
Feb. 16, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours
Stephen Morris' Icicle Atlas
The Icicle Atlas featured in the Chicago Tribune
Jan. 25, 2021
by UT Physics
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Professor James R. Drummond receives the 2020 CASI Alouette Award
U of T Physics Professor Emeritus James R. Drummond is the recipient of the 2020 Alouette Award from the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI).
Jan. 18, 2021
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
Quantum tunnelling from the Steinberg group among “quantum highlights” for 2020
Physics World has selected the quantum tunnelling-time experiment as one of their quantum highlights for 2020.
Jan. 4, 2021
by UT Physics
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Research
Professor Miriam Diamond recipient of John Charles Polanyi Prize
The 2020 Polanyi Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Miriam Diamond from the Department of Physics for her new insights into dark matter and the nature of the universe.
Dec. 17, 2020
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
Professor Hae-Young Kee among the Fall 2020 Canada Research Chair Recipients
On December 16, 2020, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that the Government of Canada is investing approximately $195 million to support 259 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 47 institutions across Canada.
Dec. 17, 2020
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
The Green Sahara
Green Sahara—a phenomenon that is known to have occurred periodically over the past several million years is perhaps one of the most enigmatic transitions in our climate system.
Dec. 7, 2020
by UT Physics
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Research
Extremal Quantum States - A mathematical project “of immense beauty”
U of T Physics Graduate student Aaron Goldberg (supervised by Professor Daniel James) and colleagues have found a way to characterize “quantumness” or the chasm between the classical and quantum realms.
Dec. 3, 2020
by UT Physics
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Research