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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
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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
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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
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Connaught Fund McLean Award-winner David Curtin’s research spans the subatomic to the cosmic
Nov. 11, 2022
by Chris Sasaki - A&S News
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Professor Kimberly Strong receives the Royal Society of Canada’s Willet G. Miller Medal
Kimberly Strong, chair of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of Physics and a leading authority in global atmospheric research, has received the prestigious 2022 Willet G. Miller Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.
Sept. 15, 2022
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
The ‘sonification’ of structures in the universe
Matthew Russo of Physics explains his work on a NASA project to CBC's As it Happens.
Sept. 14, 2022
by UT Physics
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Summer Abroad students probe the subatomic universe at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics lab
In 2012, physicists made headline news around the world with the discovery of the Higgs boson, a lynchpin in the standard model of particle physics, the theory describing all matter and forces in the universe. The breakthrough was long-sought confirmation of the theory explaining why some particles have mass and others do not.
Sept. 7, 2022
by UT Physics
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Our Students, Research
Professor Yong-Baek Kim among Arts & Science scholars named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
For their achievements in disciplines reflecting the depth and diversity of the Faculty of Arts & Science, five researchers and scholars have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
Sept. 6, 2022
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
Dark matter hunt and ocean monitoring top list for Ottawa’s $628-million science funding boost
Professor Miriam Diamond quoted in the Globe and Mail
Aug. 22, 2022
by UT Physics
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SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search) Experiment Meeting
August 3-5, 2022
Aug. 8, 2022
by UT Physics
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Up a creek without a paddle?
Try gunwale bobbing: U of T study
Aug. 5, 2022
by UT Physics
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Science Straight Up featuring Prof. Anton Zilman
Tiny Gatekeepers of the Nano Universe: How Nuclear Pores in our Cells Separate Friend From Foe
July 22, 2022
by UT Physics
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UCL & University of Toronto: Joint workshop on Physics of Biological Assemblies
August 2-4, 2022 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
July 22, 2022
by UT Physics
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Conferences/Events
INSPIRE Scholars Drug Discovery Program Celebrates Summer Launch
A new interdisciplinary program is inspiring the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs.
July 20, 2022
by UT Physics
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27th International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP 2022)
July 11, 2022
by UT Physics
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The Hunt is on for New Breakthroughs in Physics
Professor Pierre Savard discusses the ATLAS detector in the Globe and Mail
July 4, 2022
by UT Physics
The Large Hadron Collider tunnel during a shutdown.
Kimberly Strong awarded 2021 Patterson Distinguished Service Medal
Kimberly Strong, chair of the Department of Physics and a leading authority in global atmospheric research, has been awarded the 2021 Patterson Distinguished Service Medal by the Meteorological Service of Canada.
June 27, 2022
by UT Physics
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Awards and Honours, Our Faculty
Symposium in Memory of Professor David Rowe
On Saturday, June 4, 2022 a symposium was held in memory of Professor David J. Rowe who passed away in May 2020.
June 27, 2022
by UT Physics
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Pursue STEM – Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Environment Field Trip
How Geology and Urbanization Affect Water Quality in Southern Ontario
June 23, 2022
by UT Physics
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Doors Open Toronto 2022
June 22, 2022
by UT Physics
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Professor Juna Kollmeier has been honoured as the 2022 Jacques Solvay International Chair in Physics
June 20, 2022
by UT Physics
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