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Emerging Indigenous Scholars Learn Lab Skills at QMI

02 Aug2019

This summer, Stewart Blusson QMI had the pleasure of hosting students from the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Emerging Indigenous Scholars Summer School Program . The program involves several weeks of coursework in English and math, as well as a lab internship at partner institutes in the Lower Mainland, including QMI and TRIUMF.

As noted on the PIMS...

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Grand Challenges Update

26 Jul2019

On July 26, proposals for QMI’s Grand Challenges were presented to a steering committee for review and feedback. Disorder as a Design Principle of New Functional Materials , is a proposal being developed by a team led by Joerg Rottler, and includes QMI investigators from UBC Chemistry, UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering, and UBC Physics & Astronomy. This Grand Challenge...

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  • Research Updates

A Visit to the Diamond Light Source

19 Jul2019

Members from the Zou and Damascelli groups visited the Diamond Light Source (DLS) at Oxford, UK, July 16-19, the first visit to the facilities by QMI members.

Ryan Day, Fengmiao Li, and Chong Liu had their application for beamtime at the world-renowned synchrotron facility accepted, allowing them to perform measurements on monolayer FeSe samples, a unique and interesting Fe-based...

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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.

Their coming to...

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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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