Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

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

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

March
07

Dark Matters: 30 Years of Hubble’s Search - Manitoba Planetarium with guest Dr. Jayanne English

An evening event celebrating the 30th year of the Hubble Space Telescope. The event includes a reception in the Science...

Location: Off Campus

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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...

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Dark Matters: 30 Years of Hubble’s Search

On Saturday March 7, Dr. Jayanne English will provide a live lecture at an evening event at the Manitoba Museum Planetarium celebrating the 30th year of the Hubble Space Telescope   The event also includes a reception in the Science Gallery (cash bar and food available) and an exclusive planetarium show.

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Meet Honoured Alum Dr. Muthana Al-Ghazi, clinical professor and director of medical physics at the University of California, Irvine

Dr. Muthana Al-Ghazi isn’t one for staying still. In addition to growing up in Iraq and attending university in both England and Canada, the 2020 Faculty of Science Honoured Alum is currently a clinical professor and Director of Medical Physics at the University of California, Irvine. The common thread linking those locales? A focus on...

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Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba celebrates 50 years as an independent faculty in 2020. We pay tribute to 50 years of first class science education, research, discovery and invention and, encouraged by increasing awareness that science is for everyone, we look forward to the next 50 years. We invite you to...

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NRAO: Image release: Giant magnetic ropes in a galaxy’s halo

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 — An astronomy composite image produced by professor Jayanne English, physics and astronomy, using radio data was released by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), on November 26, 2019 As the NRAO reports: This image of the “Whale Galaxy” (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), reveals...

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Congratulations to Multi-Award Winner Gabrielle Fontaine

Congratulations to Gabrielle Fontaine who took home an incredible set of four awards from the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC), These included Best Overall Student Oral Presentation, Best Student Oral Presentation in Medical Physics, the CEWIP Best Student Poster Presentation Award, and Second Place Overall Student Poster Presentation. A copy of her award winning poster can...

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Café Scientifique November 28, 2019

November 28 – 7 p.m. McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg   2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Chemists have elegantly organized the 118 known elements into this table. Chemists and physicists have explained much of the underlying physics behind this grouping, while astronomers probed the astronomical origins...

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Congratulations to Mainak Singha!

Congratulations to Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Mainak Singha who has been awarded the Faculty of Science Cangene Award!