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Verna J Kirkness Scholars Hosted by SBQMI

26 May2017

During the week of May 15-19, 2017 Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute hosted the participants of Verna J. Kirkness Engineering and Science Program . Three students from Rorketon, Manitoba — Madison Mazier, Brigitte Swampy, Kaleb Geisen — and Alanna Eastman from Alberta had the opportunity to work with Ph.D. students Marta Zonno and Pascal Nigge from the laboratories...

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2017 Canadian Physics Olympiad Students Visit SBQMI

24 May2017

On Tuesday, May 24, 2017, the students participating in the national finals of the Canadian Physics Olympiad at UBC were invited to visit the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and, accompanied by Dr. Andrzej Kotlicki, participated in a tour of the new facilities. Led by Research Associates James Day and Georgio Levy, the group visited the Scanning Tunneling...

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International Partnership Advances Quantum Materials Research & Innovation

25 Apr2017

The University of Tokyo has formally joined the SBQMI, UBC and the Max Planck Society in an international partnership designed to advance quantum materials research and innovation.

The new partnership will create the Max Planck – UBC – UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials, an expansion of the original Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials , established in...

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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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