SBQMI Hosts Science Fair Participants

11 Apr2017

On Friday 7 April, Walter Hardy hosted a dozen visitors to the SBQMI for a “Low Temperatures and Superconductivity” lab tour.

The visitors were high school students, on campus to compete in the 2017 Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair, hosted by UBC. In the picture, Walter is showing superconductivity with a table-top demo. Using liquid nitrogen...

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Ellen Schelew Wins 3rd Place & People’s Choice Award for 3-Minute Thesis

05 Apr2017

Congratulations to SBQMI’s graduate student Ellen Schelew (her supervisor is Jeff Young ) for placing third in the UBC 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition .

Her talk, “Secure Communication with Quantum Information ,” also received People’s Choice Award during the PHAS heat of the 3MT.

3MT is a competition developed in 2008...

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Quantum Levitation Track Created by St. George’s Students

29 Mar2017

Tobin Gladders and Joshua Dar Santos, the 12- year old grade 7 students from St.George’s School in Vancouver visited Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (QMI) to get professional advice on how to construct a small-scale prototype of a quantum levitation track. Tobin and Joshua presented their prototype at St. George’s School Science Fair earlier this month where their quantum levitation...

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SBQMI at 2017 BC Tech Summit, March 14-15, 2017

14 Mar2017

The BC Tech Summit is a two-day event celebrating BC technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference features dynamic speakers and interactive sessions, and covers the most important topics affecting today’s technology leaders and experts.

On the opening day of the summit, Andrea Damascelli delivered a talk at the plenary session: “ The Quantum Effect: How BC Tech...

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Young Physics Enthusiasts from St. George’s School Visit SBQMI

07 Feb2017

It was a great pleasure to welcome Tobin Gladders and Joshua Dar Santos, the 12- year old grade 7 students from St. George’s School in Vancouver at Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI). St. George’s School is famous for organizing an annual science fair called Wonder Expo where students present ways of improving human lives and...

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Quantum: The Exhibition

19 Jan2017

Quantum information technologies are poised to again transform how we live, work and play.

QUANTUM: The Exhibition is the first-ever travelling show exhibition on quantum information science and technology. The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of the exhibition for its BC showing at Science World .


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Stewart Blusson – Specially Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

12 Sep2016

We are pleased to announce that the Royal Society of Canada will honour Stewart Blusson this year with the title of Specially Elected Fellow.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences; in addition to Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian...

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Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute Launched with $11-Million Gift

01 Apr2016

Vancouver-based diamond pioneer and philanthropist Stewart Blusson and his wife, Marilyn, have donated $11 million to quantum materials research at UBC. In recognition of the gift, the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute has been named in honour of the geology alumnus (BSc ’60).

“This institute is already bringing the next generation of top researchers...

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Canada First Research Excellence Fund Unlocks $66.5 Million In Quantum Potential at UBC

13 Jan2016

After decades of success as a leading research institution despite a relatively small budget, UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute is poised to make its way to the front of the international field thanks to a record $66.5 million grant from the federal government.

In August they learned that they were one of just five institutions...

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Federal government invests $66.5-million for quantum materials research at QMI

31 Oct2015

A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada—the largest government investment in a single UBC research program—will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.

UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute (QMI), the recipient of the $66.5-million investment over seven years from the new Canada First Research Excellence Fund...

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