Physics and astronomy News Archive
September 18, 2018 —
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Faculty of Science bid a fond farewell to Joan McConnell, Student Services Lead. Her long and fruitful career was celebrated by colleagues and many close friends who attended a retirement reception held in St. John’s College.
September 17, 2018 —
The Faculty of Science is asking students in grades 1, 2, and 3 from Manitoba to send us their ideas for an invention.
Government of Canada: NSERC PromoScience announcement – support for organizations to encourage the next generation of scientists and researchers
September 17, 2018 —
On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, kicked off Science Literacy Week, Sept. 17 – 23, in Ottawa with the announcement of the 2017 recipients of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience Program. The announcement includes 11.9 million in funding for 163 grants that support hands-on learning experiences for young Canadians and teachers.
September 6, 2018 —
New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 4, 2018.
July 2, 2018 —
Graduate student Kyla Smith is developing a silent and more accessible solution
June 25, 2018 —
'There are amazing ideas in the pipeline'
June 4, 2018 —
Elizabeth Skoropata is this year’s recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal
May 24, 2018 —
Every galaxy is thought to harbor a supermassive black hole in the center, or nucleus, of the galaxy, and in active galaxies this black hole is fed by infalling matter. This “central engine” is typically surrounded by dusty molecular gas in a doughnut configuration, which hides the black hole and the infalling material from our view along certain viewing directions. The picture of a central engine plus obscuring doughnut is thought to apply to all accreting supermassive black holes, explaining the apparent variety of active galaxies from the very brightest quasars to the lower-luminosity radio galaxies under a single “unified scheme.”
May 23, 2018 —
"This is the smallest and most precise asymmetry ever measured in the scattering of polarized electrons from protons," said U of M's Peter Blunden