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UBC researchers have discovered a universal electronic state that controls the behavior of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics. The work, published this week in the journal Science, reveals the universal existence of so-called ‘charge-density-waves’ -- static ripples formed by...
Eighty per cent of scientific data are lost within two decades, according to a new study that tracks the accessibility of data over time. The culprits? Old e-mail addresses and obsolete storage devices. “Publicly funded science generates an extraordinary amount of data each year,” says Tim Vines, a...
UBC’s lead researcher on the ATLAS project – one of two large detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN responsible for discovering the Higgs boson – has been named head of the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Colin Gay, a leading expert in experimental subatomic and energy...
UBC immunologist Pauline Johnson has been recognized with a 2013 Community Leadership and Excellence Award by the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, a non-profit dedicated to promoting women and leadership in the province. Johnson is the only second tenured female professor in the history of the...
  Two UBC researchers are leading a $7.2 million project to develop a test identifying patients at risk for the debilitating and often deadly lung attacks brought on by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in Canada and a leading cause of...
The Government of Canada and IBM have announced $1.3 million in support to help establish the Visual Analytics Research and Instructional Laboratories (VIVA), a data-visualization research and training partnership between UBC and Simon Fraser University. The announcement includes a Federal...
Three UBC ecologists who study the natural world at very different scales--from marine ecosystems, to plant and soil systems, to microbial communities--have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society,...
The flight season timing of a wide variety of butterflies is responsive to temperature and could be altered by climate change, according to a UBC study that leverages more than a century’s worth of museum and weather records. Researchers from UBC, the Université de Sherbrooke and the University of...
UBC Science boosted its research capacity in biochemical sensing, particle physics and mathematical biology today with the appointment of three new Canada Research Chairs. The chairs are among 10 new, three renewals and two advancements at UBC, the largest share of the latest round of CRC...
The true potential of Peruvian anchovy lies not in fishmeal but as food for people and as part of the ocean food web, according to Canadian and Peruvian researchers. The Peruvian anchovy is the world’s biggest fishery resource, with annual landings of five to 10-million metric tons. It generates up...

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