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

November
27

“Is Seeing Believing?

“Is Seeing Believing? Come and see data visualization using the new visualization projector in our Laboratory for Computational Physics, Visualization,...

Location: 536 Allen Building,Allen Building,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

December
06

I'm Flipping out - Active Engagement Works! Science Pedagogy Lecture Dr. Juliette Mammei

Join Dr. Juliette Mammei for a Faculty of Science Pedagogy talk. All are welcome to attend.

Location: Room #205,Armes Lecture Hall,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

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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!

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Congratulations to Undergraduate Poster Prize Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the 2019 Undergraduate Research Award  poster competition. Representing Physics and Astronomy Nils Refvik won first place in the Natural Sciences category, while in the Applied Sciences category Jordan Krenkevich took home the first place prize! Representing the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics...

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Congratulations to Sakib Rahman

Congratulations to Physics PhD student Sakib Rahman for winning the Dean of Graduate Studies Student Achievement Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. Sakib carries out research in parity violation electron scattering at Jefferson Lab, and has been active in student governance as the President of the Bangladeshi Students’ Association and as University of Manitoba Graduate...

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Mass Spectrometry at the University of Manitoba

The development of mass spectrometry has been a key theme of research carried out in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for over 50 years. You can learn more about the history of mass spectrometry at U of M and U of M’s role in the global development of mass spectrometry in this story prepared...

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Nobel Laureate Inspires Physics and Astronomy Students

Students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy shared the inspiration imparted to them after discussions with Nobel Laureate and U of M alumnus James Peebles with CBC news. Read about it here.

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Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that a UM graduate, acclaimed cosmologist Dr. James Peebles, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Peebles, 84, professor emeritus at Princeton University, was cited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” and shares the award with two Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, who discovered...

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UM researchers create “Romulan Cloaking Device”

On Star Trek, Captains Kirk and Picard often had to contend with their Romulan adversaries who possessed a “cloaking device” that rendered their ships invisible. Back on Earth, cop shows on TV often show suspects in an interrogation room with an interviewer while others outside watch behind a two-way mirror that seems like a regular...