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  1. New evidence that quantum machine learning outperforms classical computing

    April 5, 2023

    Quantum machine learning models can achieve ‘quantum advantage’ by solving a complex class of mathematical problems impossible to crack with a classical computer, according to new research by UBC material scientists. UBC Blusson Quantum Mater Institute (Blusson QMI) investigator… read more

  2. Earth prefers to serve life in XXS and XXL sizes: UBC research

    March 29, 2023

    Life comes in all shapes in sizes, but some sizes are more popular than others, new research from the University of British Columbia has found.   In the first study of its kind published today in PLOS ONE, Dr. Eden Tekwa, who conducted the study as a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s… read more

  3. Zoology professor receives 2023 NRC Killam Prize in Natural Sciences

    March 20, 2023

    UBC's Dr. Sally Otto, University Killam Professor and professor of zoology in the Faculty of Science, has received a 2023 NRC Killam Prize in Natural Sciences. The National Killam Program announced today the 2023 Killam Prize and Dorothy Killam Fellowship winners, recognizing the… read more

  4. Physicist, chemist recognized with UBC’s top research awards

    March 17, 2023

    UBC Science researchers earned nine of UBCs’ 2022 research awards, including two of the University’s premier honours. Cosmologist Dr. Mark Halpern earned UBC’s Jacob Biely Prize, the University’s premier research award. Dr. Halpern’s work focuses on measurements of… read more

  5. Cherry picking the best spots to enjoy Vancouver’s blooms

    March 16, 2023

    As spring nears, Vancouverites look forward to the annual display of cherry blossoms that blanket streets and parks throughout the city. We spoke with Douglas Justice (he/him), associate director of horticulture and collections at the UBC Botanical Garden, about how the recent cold snap may affect… read more

  6. UBC ocean fisheries researchers win major U.S. environmental prize

    February 22, 2023

    Two University of British Columbia ocean fisheries experts—marine biologist Dr. Daniel Pauly and fisheries economist Dr. Rashid Sumaila—have been awarded the 2023 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The $250,000 (U.S.) award, administered by the University of Southern… read more

  7. Who made the first stone tools? New discovery reopens the debate

    February 16, 2023

    The discovery of stone tools and cut-marked animal bones at a 2.9-million-year-old site in Kenya has reopened the debate over who made the first stone tools—and when. The research, published in Science by an international team of researchers including UBC isotopic paleoecologists, presents… read more

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UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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