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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...

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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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Joint CFREF-Institute Projects Announced

05 Mar2019

Collaborative Quantum Projects Announced in Joint Research Initiative by Université de Sherbrooke, University of British Columbia and the University of Waterloo

Three of Canada’s most recognized centres in quantum information and materials research are collaborating on five new joint research projects. The three centres are all recipients of funding from the Canada First Research Excellence...

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Discovery by SBQMI-led research collaboration shortlisted as 2018 Breakthrough of the Year

21 Dec2018

A discovery by an SBQMI-led research collaboration was shortlisted as a 2018 Breakthrough of the Year by Physics World .

Theoretical calculations were studied by researchers in Canada, the US, the UK and Israel, leading to the discovery that under the right conditions, graphene flakes with an irregular boundary can be used to create a quantum hologram that...

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Physicists propose a new path to high-temperature superconductivity

19 Dec2018

Physicists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur have identified a new approach to achieving high-temperature superconductivity — binding electrons to form tight, but very light pairs that flow without resistance.

In electrical wires, electrons collide with metal ions, producing heat and restricting the amount of current a conductor can carry....

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Congratulations Andrea Damascelli!

11 Sep2018

Congratulations to our Scientific Director, Andrea Damascelli, on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada - Canada's highest honour for scholars in the arts, humanities and sciences.

For more information about Andrea and the other UBC faculty members elected, please click here: https://research.ubc.ca/fourteen-ubc-faculty-members-elected-royal-society-canada

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SBQMI Research Featured as Editors' Suggestion in Physical Review Letters

10 Aug2018

Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute researchers have found that by applying a magnetic field to a small and irregularly shaped graphene flake, the flake can be used to create a quantum hologram that reproduces some of the key characteristics of a black hole.

The research was recently published in Physical Review Letters and featured by the journal as an...

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Do broad interests benefit science?

06 Jul2018

Science asked young scientists the question: How do broad interest benefit your science?

Scientists with a variety of hobbies responded that their extracurricular activities have enhanced a wide range of skills, from creativity to communication to resilience. Many also mentioned the value of clearing their minds and relaxing.

Check out the latest issue to see what our very...

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Tracking the ultrafast emergence of superconductivity

05 Jul2018

SBQMI researchers have captured an unprecedented glimpse into the birth of high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates, settling a scientific debate and uncovering new avenues to explore the potential of other unconventional superconductors.

For this study, researchers studied cuprate unconventional superconductors, materials that begin to transition to superconductivity at a record high temperature of about -170 C. Most conventional superconductors require...

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