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.
May 14, 1935 - December 17, 2021
Momentum Builders Scholarship
Help us develop the next great minds in physics
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).
PhD Candidate Griffin Schwartz is Recipient of a 2021 TLCERF Grant
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.”
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.
Professor Sajeev John receives the 2021 Herzberg Gold Medal
Professor John received the medal for his work on photonic crystals.
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.
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.
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
Could the Gulf Stream Collapse?
Professor Kent Moore discusses this on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Aephraim Steinberg appointed as a 2021 University Professor
The title “University Professor” is the University’s highest and most distinguished academic rank.
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.
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).
Taming Fluctuations for Gaussian States in Loop Quantum Cosmology
Undergraduate student Patrick Fraser's 2020 summer project published in Physical Review D.