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Nobel Prize in Physics: James Peebles, master of the universe, shares award

October 9, 2019 — 
In the Nobel press conference, Peebles was keen to highlight that he didn’t work alone. But to say that he has been largely responsible for shaping our understanding of the universe is a cosmic understatement.


Kenneth G. Standing (left) with Werner Ens.


Remembering Ken Standing, emeritus physics professor

April 1, 2019 — 
Nationally recognized Winnipegger developed technologies for life-saving discoveries

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Finding connections: Artist Rebecca Kamen bridges the gap between science and art

September 17, 2018 — 
Rebecca Kamen, Artist in Residence in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania visits the University of Manitoba, September 24-28, 2018

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A partial view of the apparatus used at Jefferson Lab to measure the weak charge of the proton. The electron beam travelled down a vacuum pipe from left to right. Electrons scattered from the liquid hydrogen target were selected by a contoured shielding system and deflected radially outwards by an 8-fold symmetric magnetic spectrometer in the center of the figure; they were detected by an array of quartz Cerenkov bars forming the black octagonal structure at the far right. The Canadian group designed and constructed the magnetic field coils with support from NSERC and TRIUMF. U of M students and scientists played a key role in building and operating the electron detector array, which was surrounded by a heavy concrete shielding structure (not shown) during data taking.

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The weak side of the proton

May 9, 2018 — 
An international team, including several university of Manitoba researchers, have gained new insight into the most elusive of the four fundamental forces in nature

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2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition winners

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Three Faculty of Science Students take home prizes from Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

November 2, 2016 — 
Congratulations the three students from the Faculty who took home prizes in this year's competition

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