Alumnus wins nobel prize in physics

Jim Peebles [B.Sc. (Hons)/58, D.Sc./89], Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, Princeton University

Canada's Most
Powerful Women

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Canada Research Chair in Supernova Remnants Astrophysics, Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner in the 'trailblazers and trendsetters' category

Understanding the evolution of the galaxies

Using new observations gleaned from the world's most expensive ground-based telescopes in operation, U of M researchers published their findings on a supermassive black hole that powers the celestial equivalent of a colossal fountain

2018 Governor General's Gold Medal recipient

Elizabeth Skorpata made a big impression for her work on nanomaterials, she was the 2018 recipient of the governor general's award, awarded for outstanding achievement at the doctoral graduate level
Observational Astronomy

Open House

Last Wednesday of the month, Room 240 University College, 7pm

Radio Data Centre

U of M Astrophysicists together with colleagues from six other canadian institutions, and a host of international partners have received $10 million in new CFI funding to create an innovative astronomical data system and usher in a new era of discovery

The weak side of the proton

An international team, including several university of manitoba researchers, have gained new insight into the most elusive of the four fundamental forces in nature, the weak force, through research they undertook as a member of the Q-weak collaboration.

Manitoba Quantum Institute Established

A new institute uniting the efforts of researchers working at institutions across Manitoba has been established.

News and Events

September
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Culture & Connection: A Series for New International Students Session 1 (Graduate Students)

These interactive advising sessions, hosted by International Centre advisors, help new international students make sense of their new life at...

Location: Zoom (online)

 
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Culture & Connection: A Series for New International Students Session 1 (Undergraduate Students)

These interactive advising sessions, hosted by International Centre advisors, help new international students make sense of their new life at...

Location: Zoom (online)

 
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Weekly Support Chat for International Students

Current and new international students are invited to join the UM International Centre and fellow students for a weekly video...

Location: Zoom online meeting

 
24

Bank of Canada Student Recruitment & Data Science Nodes Talk

Demand for Payment Services and Consumer Welfare: The Introduction of a Central Bank Digital Currency

 
25

Basic and Intermediate Python - Data Science Nexus Workshop

This workshop introduces basic and intermediate concepts in Python and provides hands-on experience. Please register through Eventbrite to attend.

 
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Planning for Career Success: International Undergraduate Student Workshop Series

This 6-session interactive workshop series supports undergraduate students who intend to work in Canada during their studies and/or after graduation.

 
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ASE Career Fair Prep Workshop - Distance Delivery

ASE Career Fair is going Virtual! Get tips on how to highlight your strengths and skills and impress potential employers...

October
01

Weekly Support Chat for International Students

Current and new international students are invited to join the UM International Centre and fellow students for a weekly video...

Location: Zoom online meeting

 
02

Basic and Intermediate R

An introduction to basic &intermediate concepts in R & provides hands-on experience. Participants will learn how to program with R.

 
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Rob Pringle, Princeton University - The Basic Biology of a Rehabilitating Ecosystem: Gorongosa Park

THE BASIC BIOLOGY OF A REHABILITATING ECOSYSTEM: GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, MOZAMBIQUE – ROBERT M. PRINGLE, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

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Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are: LIFE SCIENCES 1st Place: Juanita Garcia – “Can we use current to treat orthostatic hypotension after spinal cord injury?” Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Cowley, Department of Physiology 2nd Place: Kyra Cebula  – “Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” Supervisor:...

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Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are: LIFE SCIENCES 1st Place: Juanita Garcia – “Can we use current to treat orthostatic hypotension after spinal cord injury?” Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Cowley, Department of Physiology 2nd Place: Kyra Cebula  – “Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” Supervisor:...

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Jacob Burgess, recipient of 2020 Rh Award

Congratulations to Jacob Burgess in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving the 2019 Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, in the Natural Science category. Dr. Jacob Burgess joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2017. He leads the Ultrafast Microscopy and Magnetism Research Group in studies on spin and carrier dynamics in magnetic...

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Physics & Astronomy’s Rachel Nickel one of 5 of UM’s 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients.

Rachel is conducting her research in the Faculty of Science’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, under the supervision of Dr. Johan van Lierop. Her award is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. UM Today caught up with Nickel to chat about how the Vanier Scholarship will support her research titled: Understanding and...

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Congratulations to Sakib Rahman on the 2020 Emerging Leader Award!

Sakib is a student in the University of Manitoba Department of Physics and Astronomy, pursuing a PhD in Particle Physics. His research focus is on simulation and data analysis for high-precision parity-violating electron scattering experiments at the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory in Virginia, USA; that aim to test the limits of theoretical nuclear structure models...

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2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) The video features faculty and alumni including: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more). Be...

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Can a physical system avoid thermalization?

Thermodynamics tells us that physical systems typically reach thermodynamic equilibrium at long times. It has been suggested in recent years, however, that certain disordered quantum systems can resist thermalization and retain memory of their initial conditions for an infinite amount of time making them possible candidates to build quantum memories. In a recent article published...

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A student’s perspective – tips & tricks for adapting to remote learning

Hello, my name is Dennis Drewnik, a student in the Faculty of Science and I wanted to share my experience with transitioning to remote learning this past semester. As we all know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter 2020 term was unexpectedly shifted to online learning, which brought forth its own set of challenges...