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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...

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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,...