A team of astronomers studying gas halos around nearby galaxies were surprised when detailed studies with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) showed that one of their subjects is not a single galaxy, but rather two, nearly perfectly superimposed on the sky to masquerade as one. The discovery allowed them […]
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November 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics
Q-weak: U of M researchers on international team make first determination of the proton’s weak charge
September 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics
An international team including University of Manitoba researchers has reported first results for the proton’s weak charge in the journal Physical Review Letters (to appear in the October 18, 2013 issue) based on precise new data from Jefferson Laboratory, the American premier electron beam facility for nuclear and particle physics research in Newport News, Virginia.
August 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Astronomy, Education, Engineering, News Release, Outreach, Science, Students, physics
As commercial space travel inches closer to reality, Manitoba primary and high school students are learning and training for the next phase of space exploration. At the University of Manitoba, the Manitoba Space Camp 2013 is designed to bring space travel and space exploration “down to Earth.”
“During the next decade, space exploration will grow in […]
April 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, News Release, Research, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceutica, physics
Baking the perfect loaf of bread is both a science and an art, so researchers are using Canada’s only synchrotron to look at the way bubbles form in bread dough to understand what makes the perfect loaf and how gluten-free products might better resemble traditional bread.
Researchers from the University of Manitoba alongside scientists at the […]
November 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Astronomy, Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics
An international team of astrophysicists, including Drs. Samar Safi-Harb and Gilles Ferrand at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and Dr. Anne Decourchelle from the CEA Saclay (France), has produced the first 3D simulations of supernova remnants (SNRs) showing the effect of particle acceleration at the wave fronts generated by these powerful X-ray sources in our […]
A University of Manitoba physicist is the recipient of $434,000 in research funding from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for a new method of detecting breast cancer using microwave technology instead of x-ray imaging.
Dr. Stephen Pistorius is studying new methods for detecting breast cancer using microwave technology instead of x-ray imaging. Such low-power electromagnetic waves […]
July 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Astronomy, Computing, Education, Environment and Geography, News Release, Research, Science, Students, physics
As the last Space Shuttle begins preparations to return to Earth for its final landing, Manitoba primary and high school students are learning and training for the next phase of space exploration. At the University of Manitoba, the Manitoba Space Adventure Camp is designed to bring space travel and space exploration “down to Earth.”
“Even though […]