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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aephraim Steinberg, co-director of CIFAR’s Quantum Information Science Program, led a team that timed atoms’ mysterious quantum behaviour.
How long does it take to do the apparently impossible? Knowing might unlock better quantum computers and a deeper understanding of physics.
July 22, 2020
by UT Physics
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Why isn’t there nothing in the universe? Physicists are one step closer to an answer
In a paper published in the journal Nature earlier this year, a team of physicists reported the best evidence yet for an asymmetry between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos that could explain our matter-dominated universe.
June 9, 2020
by UT Physics
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Octupolar Art
Image made by graduate student Sreekar Voleti highlighted in Physical Review B.
May 21, 2020
by UT Physics
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Do Neutrinos Crack Nature’s Mirror?
Emeritus Professor John Martin, former professor Hiro Tanaka (now at Stanford) and his senior UofT PhD student Trevor Towstego are among the nearly 500 authors of a Nature paper from the T2K experiment published today, which presents results giving the strongest constraint yet on the so-called CP phase governing the breaking of symmetry between matter and antimatter in neutrino oscillations
April 15, 2020
by UT Physics
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