Laboratory for Atomic Imaging Research (LAIR) opened in June 2012

01 Jun2012

The construction of this ultra-low-noise facility specifically designed for three UHV low-temperature scanning probe microscopes, each with different capabilities, was completed in June 2012 with the first two instruments moved in through July and September of that year, with the third instrument presently under construction. This facility is unique within Canada, and one of a handful in...

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Doug Bonn receives Canadian Association of Physicists Medal

03 May2012

Professor and Department Head Douglas Bonn will be awarded Canadian Association of Physicists Medal.

The 2012 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal will be awarded to Douglas Bonn for his contributions to the field of high temperature superconductivity. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and...

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Max Planck Society and UBC sign an agreement

12 Feb2012

Prof. Toope met with Prof. Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society to discuss the project and other areas of interests shared by UBC and the Society.

Later, an agreement to formalize the relationship between the Society and UBC was signed by Toope and Gruss. The signing was witnessed by German Consul General Mr....

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UBC Researchers help define electron behavior in High Temperature Superconductor

24 Nov2011

UBC researchers have teamed with others at the Advanced Light Source , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to publish a paper in Nature which helps describe the behaviour of electrons in high temperature superconducting cuprates.

The research indicates that high-temperature superconductivity in copper oxides is linked to what they term ‘incoherent excitations’–a discovery that sheds...

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Andrea Damascelli awarded a 2011 Steacie Fellowship

24 Nov2011

Andrea Damascelli , an Associate Professor and CRC Tier II in Physics and Astronomy , is a recipient of the 2011 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship . Damascelli studies quantum materials and is building a spectroscopy centre for the research and development of new electronic materials with never-before-seen properties. Andrea has previously been awarded a Sloan...

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Ian Affleck is awarded the Lars Onsager Prize

24 Oct2011

Congratulations to Ian Affleck who has been chosen as the next recipient of the Lars Onsager Prize .

This major prize of the American Physical Society is awarded for outstanding research in theoretical statistical physics including quantum fluids. This award recognizes Ian’s pioneering role in developing and applying the ideas and methods of conformal...

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UBC and Max Planck Society commit to a new Centre for Quantum Materials

04 Oct2010

UBC and the Max Plank Society have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will establish the Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials.

The agreement also commits both institutions to conducting joint research projects in Canada and Germany, and to increasing scholarly exchanges.

The Physics & Astronomy Dept & UBC are renowned...

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