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Advanced statistical modelling is helping UBC researchers get a clearer picture of the swimming paths of submerged marine mammals. The new technique—which recently received an award from the American Statistical Association—could enable biologists to make expanded use of animal tracking data...
Joel Feldman, one of Canada’s best known mathematical physicists, has received UBC’s Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize for his work in constructive quantum field theory and the mathematical theory of Fermi liquids. The prize recognizes the University’s top researcher. The Charles A McDowell Award...
University of British Columbia physicists have detected 'charge ordering' in electron-doped cuprate superconductors for the first time, according to research published today in Science. Charge ordering is a ripple-like instability at the electron level that competes with superconductivity and...
With the world swimming in data—from endless Twitter streams and Facebook updates, to genetic tests and medical records—it’s up to computer scientists like UBC Computer Science Professor Raymond Ng to help make sense of it all. Ng, Chief Informatics Officer for the PROOF (Prevention of Organ...
In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star—just before it vanished from view. The international team, including University of British Columbia astronomer Ingrid Stairs, measured the...
Wildlife biologists are trying to predict how animal populations all over the world will respond to climate change. There are many examples of how projected future temperatures will dramatically affect the performance of a wide range of animal species. Some species will acclimate to warmer...
A University of British Columbia astronomer is a key player in the discovery of a new exoplanet, out beyond our solar system. Jaymie Matthews, who doubles as a mission scientist with Canada’s first space telescope, put the technology to work to confirm the existence of a new planet 180 light years...
UBC chemistry professor Mark MacLachlan has been awarded the 2014 Steacie Prize in the natural sciences, Canada’s top award for young scientists and engineers. The award recognizes MacLachlan’s outstanding research and scholarly contributions to the field of supramolecular inorganic chemistry. “I’m...
Hummingbirds’ remarkable ability to hover in place is highly contingent on the tiny bird having a completely stationary visual field, according to University of British Columbia research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. UBC zoologists Benjamin Goller and Douglas...
UBC chemists are part of a new research initiative aimed at upgrading the sustainability of Canada’s industrial sector by replacing its lifeblood — petrochemicals — with green alternatives. UBC, Concordia University and the University of Toronto make up the Industrial Biocatalysis Network — a five-...

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