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. The experiment they carried out revealed one of the weak force’s secrets: the precise strength of its grip on the proton

Understanding the evolution of the galaxies

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

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.

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

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.

News and Events

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Watching reactions take place at the atomic scale (and learning from them), Dr. Sharma, Australia

The Department of Chemistry presents: Watching reactions take place at the atomic scale (and learning from them) with Dr. Neeraj...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,207 45 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB,Buller Building

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Connecting Heaven and Earth: UM Researchers Have Highly Anticipated Nuclear Experiment Underway

Neutron stars were recently in the news because the gravitational wave observatory, LIGO, detected a neutron star merger.  Neutron stars are very interesting objects.  A teaspoon of neutron star matter is so dense it would weigh about 10 million tons!  The remnants of supernovae explosions, neutron stars tell us about the origin of matter in...

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Congratulations 2018 University Merit Award Recipient Khodr Shamseddine

The Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to congratulate Dr. Shamseddine for receiving the 2018 University Merit Award for a “Combination of Teaching, Service and Research, Scholarly Work and Other Creative Activities”

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Congratulations 2019 Vanier Scholar Recipient Kyle Monkman

Congratulations to Kyle Monkman, a student in the department of physics and astronomy, one of a record six University of Manitoba graduate students to receive a 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. These awards, considered the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, help recruit and keep in Canada top doctoral students from across the country...

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Insight into Black Holes

With the spectacular new images provided by the Event Horizon Telescope the first radio images of the event horizon of a black hole are now available, but what can we learn from these images? University of Manitoba Professor of Physics and Astronomy  Chris O’Dea explains on CBC Radio’s Up To Speed with Ismaila Alfa: What...

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Remembering Ken Standing, emeritus physics professor

Alumnus and professor Kenneth G. Standing [BSc (Hons)/48, DSc/09], recognized worldwide for designing and building tools to study large biomolecules, especially proteins, died Mar. 21 in Winnipeg. He was 93. Standing and his team of researchers made important advances in the use of time-of-flight mass spectrometry—a scientific tool that can identify the chemical composition of...

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Dark Matters at the Manitoba Museum

Join Michelle Boyce for an evening exploring the latest research regarding dark matter. The event includes a reception, a viewing of the Planetarium show “Phantom of the Universe”, and a paired presentation/Q&A session with Michelle. The reception kicks off the evening at 7:00 PM Thursday March 21, 2019 at the Manitoba Museum Planetarium.

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UM Today: Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

From health to the humanities, the finalists for this year’s 3MT competition are demonstrating how graduate student research at the University of Manitoba benefits our greater community. Seventy-three students applied, 36 competed in three heats, and the judges narrowed it down to 14. Those finalists – both masters and doctoral students – are now gearing...

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Physics and Astronomy Day – Schedule

Physics and Astronomy Day 2019 will be held 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM on March 16. The full schedule is now available on our website. To get an idea of what the day will be like, you can also look at an archive of photos and activities from previous Physics and Astronomy Days.