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

August
07

[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Why talk about antimicrobial resistance during a pandemic?

Why talk about antimicrobial resistance during a viral pandemic? Dr. Ayush Kumar, Professor, Department of Microbiology

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Lampreys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - M. Docker

In North America, lampreys have been “saddled with 50 years of bad PR” as a result of the huge economic...

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Nirvani Umadat, Dental Surgeon, Astronaut Candidate

Nirvani Umadat - Citizen-Scientist Astronaut Candidate Dental Surgeon, Biotechnologist, Healthcare Entrepreneur. Project PoSSUM, The University of British Columbia. Canada

September
03

Graduate Student Orientation Online Workshops

Please register for the free workshops available for Graduate Students! Fort Garry students: http://umanitoba.ca/graduate_studies/orientation.html Bannatyne students: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/bannatyneorientation.html

Location: Online

 
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Qualico Bridge to Success Program Application Deadline

Supporting first year Indigenous student success.

 
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Neechiwaken Mentor and Mentee Application Deadline

The Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program helps first-year students transition to university life by promoting student engagement and a sense...

 
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Indigenous Circle of Empowerment Application Deadline

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and...

Location: Online

News

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...

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Help where it’s needed

A seemingly unlikely collaboration between the faculties of science and architecture produces face shields for Winnipeg pediatricians It’s an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the communities we live in. If there’s one bright spot from all of this, it’s that people have rallied together to enact change and help others. There...

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Agricultural innovation developed by biophysicist Francis Lin helps Asper MBA team compete at international competition

Francis LIn An agricultural innovation developed by Dr. Chengbo Yang of UM’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Dr. Francis Lin, Biophysicist, in the Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, helped Asper MBA team “MYCA” make it to the final round of the 2020 SCG Bangkok Business Challenge, Asia’s longest-running global student start-up competition. The...

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No Mercy for the Coronas! new children’s magazine now available

The local Winnipeg newspaper La Liberté has produced its very first children’s science magazine, No Mercy for the Coronas! Bringing together a world class team of medical researchers, university professors, health literacy educators, and communications and graphic arts professionals, including our own FoS, faculty member Dr. Peter Pelka, Department of Microbiology. No Mercy for the Coronas...