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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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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...

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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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New! Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science.  Three chairs awards are available: one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences.  The purpose of the Chairs is to recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science that are conducting outstanding fundamental...