News Archive

February 4, 2015

Support our Students in the 3 M(inute) T(hesis) Competition!
Diego Rodriguez Herrera (Supervisor: Dr. S. Pistorius), Vanessa Palmer (Co-supervisors: Drs. M. Martin and F. Lin) and Jennifer West (Supervisor: Dr. S. Safi-Harb) will all be competing. Please click the link above for times and places.

January 9, 2015

Erratum to: Benchmarking the unified nonlinear transport theory for Goldreich-Sridhar turbulence. 
Article by our department's Dr. Andreas Shalchi and his graduate student Mohammad Hussein.

January 9, 2015

Asteroid Named in Honour of Former U of M Physics and Astronomy Professor Bochonko
The late Richard Bochonko, former U of M professor of physics and astronomy, has been honoured by the Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA. Asteroid 2007 LX29 has been named Bochonko.

January 6, 2015

Thinner Steath Coatings in Physical Review B
Dr. John Page's research on a super-absorbing metamaterial for acoustic waves was recently published as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B. The synopsis article is entitled "Thinner stealth coatings".

December 9, 2014

Dr. Can-Ming Hu recieves Merit Award
Please join us in congratulating DR. CAN-MING HU on receiving a 2013 Merit Award in the Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering category for his Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities (the main factors to support the nomination included the quality of Dr. Hu's publications, training of highly qualified personnel and funding awards in the 2013 calendar year).

December 8, 2014

Student Inspired by Physics and Astronomy Day
The ‘Physics and Astronomy Day’ hosted by the University of Manitoba on Saturday, November 29, 2014 was a fine opportunity for a group of SJR students to explore the various positions in and applications of, science in society...

Please join us in congratulating DR. JOHN PAGE on his election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society, at the Council's November 2014 meeting. Election to this Fellowship is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership.

December 3, 2014

Dr. Chakraborty and Fractal Butterflies
Graphene research reveals unique phenomenon... Article in The Manitoban Dec. 2, 2014.

November 25, 2014

Unique astronomical event captured by U of M team
Last week, a team of amateur astronomers at the Glenlea Astronomical Observatory south of Winnipeg manage to capture a video image of an asteroid passing in front of a star...  Click the link above to read more.

November 19, 2014

Canada Ships First Synchroton Isotopes
"The first batch of (Mo-99) produced in the (CLS) linear accelerator in Saskatoon, SK has been shipped in a developmental milestone for the non-reactor production of medical isotopes." Mark De Jong (pictured in link) is a former U of M PhD Student.

November 7, 2014

Canada Research Chair, Professor at the Univeristy of Manitoba Tapash Chakraborty was awarded the title of Yerevan State University Honorary Doctor.
"The scientific ties between Tapash Chakraborty - founder and chief editor of the journal “Physica E: Low-dimensional systems and nanostructures”, published by “Elsevier”, and YSU have a long history. This year the Professor had visited YSU Faculty of Physics and today YSU Vice-rector Gegham Gevorgyan awarded him the title of YSU Honorary Doctor."

November 3, 2014

Sandeep Kaur Placed 2nd in the Undergraduate Poster Contest
for sharing her work on “Microwave Based Life Detection System for Post-Disaster Rescue Operations” which can detect chest displacement under debris or snow.


October 1, 2014

October is Space Month!
Exciting Upcoming Events include "G-Astronomy" at The Tallest Poppy 7:30 pm, October 14th, and an exhibit of astronomy images at Degree Cafe (University Centre) at 5:30 pm, Oct. 2 prior to the the scheduled Ewen Telescope Open House that Thursday night.


May 10, 2014

From the enlightening to the fun and quirky, Science Rendezvous will engage adults, families and children alike in a day of free fun and discovery


May 2, 2014

Congratulations Dr. Ruth Cameron! Double award recipient with the SSA Teacher Recognition Award for Exemplary Teaching in a First Year Course, and the Student's Choice Best Professor Award for Physics & Astronomy.


March 18, 2014

Summer Session 2014 Registration Begins March 17th.
Get a Jump On First Year Physics! Our deparment offers many courses in the summer: PHYS 1020 / 1030 / 1050 / 1070


March 7, 2014

DREAM BIG - Thursday, March 13th
Knight Distinguised Visitor Neil deGrasse Tyson will be giving a speech at our University, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm at the Investors Group Athletic Centre
Click Here for more info.


January 31, 2014

"Physics of Graphene" now published, it authors include Dr. Tapash Chakraborty (Tier 1 CRC) of the U of Manitoba.
The Most Interesting Material in the World, Inside your pencil is a material that challenges the fundamental laws of physics. Graphite, the most stable form of carbon...
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January 9, 2014

Dr. J Mammei will recieve funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John E. Evans Leaders Fund.
She seeks to answer one of the world's most fundamental questions "What are we made of?" The Standard Model of Particles and Interactions summarizes our current knowledge of the fundamental particles and the types of interactions they can undergo. The research will develop unique detectors in a clean space that can then be used in large multinational subatomic physics experiments designed to search for physics beyond the Standard Model and answer the question of what makes up the universe.
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December 17, 2013

Press Release: Serendipitous discovery of star playing "Now you see me..."
Featuring our department's Dr. Safi-Harb
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November 29, 2013

Dr. Safi-Harb Amongst Five Canada Research Chairs Funded
Samar Safi-Harb (physics and astronomy), is a renewed Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Supernova Remnants Astrophysics.
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