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University of Twente Visit to Fluid Mechanics and Stewart Blusson QMI

08 Jul2019

A delegation of 26 students and two accompanying professors, Gertjan Koster and Hans Hilgenkamp, from the University of Twente, Netherlands, visited UBC on July 8th. The group comprised a mix of last year undergrad and Masters students from the Applied Physics program at University of Twente, a program that is equivalent to Engineering Physics at UBC.

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Blog: Discovering Quantum Physics as a First Year Undergraduate Student

28 Jun2019

The Quantum Pathways program provides up to four years of research experience to first- and second-year undergraduate students interested in the field of quantum materials. SBQMI welcomed 11 new Quantum Pathways students this past May, including first year undergraduate student Delanie Austin. The program now has 13 students from various academic institutions and areas of study. With only first-...

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June Awards Round-up

27 Jun2019

It's been a busy couple of months, with QMI members receiving recognition for their research and academic achievements.

In May, graduate student Ehsanur Rahman (Nojeh group) received an NSERC Vanier scholarship to support his PhD research on work function reduction of the carbon nanotube ensemble through surface treatment for enhanced thermionic electron emission. The research has implications for future...

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Doug Bonn Receives 2019 CAP Medal

07 Jun2019

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.

Introduced...

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2nd Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference

03 May2019

2nd Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference will be held in Jouvence, QC, from June 3rd to June 6th

This three-day graduate conference is jointly organized by the Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF) institutes: the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, Institute Quantique at the University of Sherbrooke and the Transformative Quantum Technologies program at the...

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2019 CIFAR Quantum Materials Summer School Underway

08 Apr2019

2019 CIFAR Quantum Materials Summer School Underway

The 2019 CIFAR Quantum Materials Summer School is currently taking place on the Vancouver UBC campus April 8-10, 2019. The school covers a range of topics around the theme of two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures. Program activities consist of lectures given by experts focusing on different aspects...

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Vancouver Regional Science Fair

05 Apr2019

Teaching Science Through Demonstrations

On April 5 UBC hosted activities and lab tours for students participating in the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF).

The regional science fair is open to over 100,000 students from grades 7 to 12 attending public, independent, private and home schools in 10 Lower Mainland school districts. Its mission is to encourage...

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SBQMI PhD student awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Ketty Na receives Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

03 Apr2019

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar (Vanier CGS) program aims to attract highly qualified doctoral students to Canadian institutions. In her own words, PhD student MengXing (Ketty) Na shares her thoughts and reactions upon receiving this prestigious award.

“As I prepared the personal statement for this application, I had the opportunity to review the key moments in my life...

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Jannis Maiwald PhD thesis wins award

02 Apr2019

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

In his PhD research he investigated iron-based superconductors, specifically EuFe2As2, a “122” compound containing the magnetic rare earth element Europium. The research shows how the orientation of the internal crystal structure of the material can be changed...

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APS March Meeting 2019
Surviving your first APS March Meeting

15 Mar2019

Blog: How to survive your first 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...

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