Posts Tagged ‘Physics’

UBC scientists part of three PhysicsWorld’s top 10 breakthroughs

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.

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Ultra-Fast Laser Pulses Shed Light on Elusive Superconducting Mechanism: UBC Research

Apr. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

An international team that includes UBC physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.

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Discovery may overcome obstacle for quantum computing: UBC, California researchers

Jul. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

Researchers have made a major advance in predicting and quashing environmental decoherence, a phenomenon that has proven to be one of the most formidable obstacles standing in the way of quantum computing.

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Interactive teaching methods double learning in large undergraduate physics class: UBC research

May. 12, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Interactive teaching methods significantly improved attendance and doubled both engagement and learning in a large physics class, according to a University of British Columbia study published today in Science.

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Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials MPG Munich 04.Oct. 2010. L-R: Stephen Toope (UBC), Bernhard Keimer (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research), George Sawatzky (UBC), Berthold Neizert (Max Planck Society), John Hepburn (UBC).

UBC, Max Planck formalize partnership among world’s top quantum physicists

Oct. 4, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost basic research institution and home to 32 Nobel prizes.

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Carl Wieman to take up White House post

Sep. 23, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The United States Senate has confirmed University of British Columbia professor and Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman for the position of Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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