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Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that a UM graduate, acclaimed cosmologist Dr. James Peebles, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Peebles, 84, professor emeritus at Princeton University, was cited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” and shares the award with two Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, who discovered...

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Computer Scientist Yang Wang Awarded for Work on Computer Vision, Deep Learning

Computer Sciences Associate Professor Yang Wang was named the inaugural Faculty of Science Research Chair in Fundamental Science. The U of M researcher says the award ($20,000/year for three years) means he has more flexibility studying  computer vision, machine learning and deep learning. “The award has given me freedom to explore more fundamental research projects.”...

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Congratulations Dr. Can-Ming Hu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba Elected an American Physical Society, APS Fellow

Dr. Can-Ming Hu was elected an APS Fellow, on September 19, 2019. For outstanding contributions to the fields of cavity spintronics and cavity magnonics, and for significant contributions to the development of electrical methods for studying magnetization dynamics. The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through...

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UM researchers create “Romulan Cloaking Device”

On Star Trek, Captains Kirk and Picard often had to contend with their Romulan adversaries who possessed a “cloaking device” that rendered their ships invisible. Back on Earth, cop shows on TV often show suspects in an interrogation room with an interviewer while others outside watch behind a two-way mirror that seems like a regular...

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A Common Effort with Uncommon Results: Faculty of Science Engages UM Landscape Architects to Create New Greenspace for Students

When UM faculty and landscape architects Dietmar Straub and Anna Thurmayr were approached by the Faculty of Science to design a courtyard behind the Science Student’s Lounge (located in the Armes Building), they jumped at the chance. Volunteering their time, the pair initially met with stakeholders from the FoS and Physical Plant in order to...

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Meet visiting Indigenous scholar Dr. Roger Dube

The year Princeton awarded a PhD in Physics to Roger Dube, he was one of only two Indigenous Americans who earned this honor from any U.S. university. Since then, more Indigenous people in North America have accessed higher education, but a great deal of work remains. In the interest of that work, Indigenous Scholar Dube...

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Welcome Back

New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 3, 2019. The day included panel discussions from both peers, professors, student advisors, and industry representatives including: David Owasi, (David Aplin Group),...

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International success for U of M robot team at FIRA HuroCup

The U of M Autonomous Agents Lab robot team did very well at the FIRA HuroCup, held August 11 – 16, 2019 in Changwon, Korea, placing third and fourth overall. More than 50 teams from 10 countries competed including: South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, China, India, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia. FIRA is a multi-sport...

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WISE Kid-Netic Energy inspires and fosters love of STEM for kids in Manitoba

Each year, WISE Kid-Netic Energy hosts hundreds of educational workshops in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) reaching over 30,000 Manitoba youth. Since 1990, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Kid-Netic Energy has traveled across the Province engaging with youth and leading workshops in a wide variety of STEM applications for all...