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UBC and Max Planck Society commit to a new Centre for Quantum Materials

Posted: October 4, 2010

UBC and the Max Plank Society have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will establish the Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials.

The agreement also commits both institutions to conducting joint research projects in Canada and Germany, and to increasing scholarly exchanges.

The Physics & Astronomy Dept & UBC are renowned for research excellence in quantums materials — including superconductors.

Professor George Sawatzky of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry will lead an impression team of talented researchers here at UBC; included will be four Canadian Research Chairs (CRCs), Sawatsky, plus Sarah Burke, Andrea Damascelli and Josh Folk, and five Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

See UBC Press Release for further information


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