Discovering Quantum Physics: Blog by Quantum Pathways student Delanie Austin

SBQMI welcomed 11 new Quantum Pathways students this past May, including first year undergraduate student Delanie Austin. In her first blog, Delanie details her journey to the Quantum Pathways program. Read more.

Doug Bonn Receives 2019 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics

Please join us in congratulating Doug Bonn for receiving the 2019 Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics. The award is given by the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) in recognition of his accomplishments in quantum materials that have advanced our understanding of high-temperature superconductors. Read more.

Surviving your first APS March Meeting

The American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting is a special experience in the life of any condensed matter physicist. This year’s event in Boston (March 4 to 8) welcomed more than 12,000 delegates from all over the world including SBQMI graduate student Stepan Fomichev. At this size, the crowds alone can be enough to scare anyone away from physics — but Stepan offers some compelling reasons why they should attend. Read more.

Vancouver Regional Science Fair

With UBC Faculty of Science, SBQMI participated in the event by hosting a demonstrating of its magnetic levitation track before 30 high school students. The experiment involves “floating” a superconductive material above a circular track made up of magnets. Pinder Dosanjh and James Day have been providing demonstrations to Lower Mainland schools for years, refining details as the science has changed.  Read more.

Awards Round-up

QMI members receive recognition for their research and academic achievements.


PhD student MengXing (Ketty) Na awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.


Jannis Maiwald from Meigan Aronson's research group has been awarded € 2,000 by the University of Augsburg for best outstanding scientific dissertation.

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