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.

News and Events

June
01

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile workshop - Distance Delivery

Join this online workshop and learn the steps to create your own LinkedIn profile. Complete the workshop with your new...

Location: Online Distance Delivery

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - The Strength of a Secret

Dr. Susan Cooper, Associate Professor, Mathematics "The Strength of a Secret"

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT- Nobel Laureate Dr. Jim Peebles

Nobel Laureate, Dr. James (Jim) Peebles, [BSc(Hons)/58, DSc/89] 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University "Lessons on the...

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - How to see in 100 dimensions: Transforming your data

Max Turgeon, Assistant Professor, Statistics Dimension Reduction – Representing High-dimensional data in fewer dimensions

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Colliding black holes and neutron stars

Dr. Michael Landry [PhD/00] Head of LIGO Hanford Observatory/Caltech Colliding black holes and neutron stars: latest results from LIGO and...

July
10

[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT- Indigenous Science Topic, Dr. Myrle Ballard

Dr. Myrle Ballard, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Scholar, Chemistry Indigenous Science Topic Title: TBA Dr. Ballard has a Ph.D. in Natural...

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Details: TBA

Details: TBA

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Augmented Human - Dr. Pourang Irani, (Tier 2), CRC

Augmented Human - Dr. Pourang Irani, (Tier 2), CRC in Ubiquitous Analytics, Professor, Computer Science

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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...

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Science Rendezvous cancelled but UM student volunteers keep their heads up – science outreach continues

The news that Science Rendezvous was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 came as a shock to many. At this time last year, over 800 university students from across the UM campus, part of the UM STEAM group, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), were eagerly planning the largest public science and engineering outreach event...

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Share your message with the class of 2020

Share a message of congratulations with this year’s Faculty of Science graduating class. The COVID-19 outbreak has meant the cancellation of long-awaited convocation ceremonies but the Faculty of Science is still planning a special virtual celebration the first week of June. A special Class of 2020 website is in the works, featuring stories, congratulatory messages,...

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Why are people fighting for the right to have nuclear waste buried in the back yard?

Abstract:    Nuclear power contributes roughly half of the world’s low carbon electricity and could do a great deal more. Public perception around the management of spent nuclear fuel prevents many people from supporting nuclear power, which prevents nuclear power from being expanded and adopted. This talk will discuss Canada’s plan for spent nuclear fuel and...

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University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

On Feb. 14-16, the University of Manitoba hosted Invent for the Planet 2020, an international idea and design competition open to all post-secondary students in Manitoba. In a span of 48 hours, seven teams of up to seven students each from Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg and UM all competed to develop innovative solutions...