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May 25, 2015
Researchers at UBC will be able to probe the mysteries of quantum materials with a new state-of-the-art ultrafast laser, thanks to a $1.4 million US grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. UBC physicists Andrea Damascelli and David Jones will use the investment for a one-of-a-kind...
May 21, 2015
University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in biological engineering and bioinformatics have received $3.3 million in grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The two NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE...
May 7, 2015
New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury’s magnetic field is almost four billion years old. The discovery helps scientists piece together the history of Mercury, the closest planet to the sun and one...
May 4, 2015
UBC researchers have discovered a unique nerve structure in the mouth and tongue of rorqual whales that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord. The stretchy nerves explain how the massive whales are able to balloon an immense pocket between their body wall and overlying blubber to...
April 28, 2015
What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don’t have their blood type in the blood bank? It’s a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but haven’t been able to find an economic solution – until now. University of British Columbia chemists and scientists in...
April 13, 2015
Four UBC mathematicians have been recognized for their research contributions with awards and fellowships. Dong Li, a UBC researcher with a focus on fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and mathematical physics, is the winner of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) 2015 Coxeter-James prize. The...
April 10, 2015
The University of British Columbia has received $23.2 million in support of 23 Canada Research Chairs, including new chairs in data science and developmental neurobiology. The Canada Research Chair program was established in 2000 and helps attract and retain top researchers in Canada. The funding...
April 7, 2015
The University of British Columbia celebrates the Government of Canada’s decision to contribute $243.5 million to the construction of the most advanced and powerful telescope on Earth. The Thirty Meter Telescope—so named for the diameter of its primary mirror—promises sharper images than the...
April 7, 2015
Seventy per cent of glacier ice in British Columbia and Alberta could disappear by the end of the 21st century, creating major problems for local ecosystems, power supplies, and water quality, according to a new study by UBC researchers. The study found that while warming temperatures are...
March 31, 2015
A discovery by a team astrophysicists including UBC researchers promises to have major implications for understanding how structures in the universe formed 10 billion years ago. Hidden within images of some of the oldest light in the universe, the team identified what they believe are galaxies...

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