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Researchers and industry team up to assess long-term effectiveness and public perceptions of carbon storage technology

Mirko van der Baan is among recipients of new funding that boosts a pilot project that could help accelerate the time to market for advances in carbon capture and storage.

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Kirk Kaminsky: Let's Talk Teaching

Faculty lecturer and undergraduate physics advisor Kirk Kaminsky on the beauty of physics and sharing knowledge with the next generation of scientists.

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Circuit breakthrough: How a U of A spinoff company is ushering in the future of electronics

As today’s technology nears the limits of efficiency, Quantum Silicon Inc. is leading the way to manufacturing atom-scale circuits that are faster and use far less energy.

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Physicists create new model to hunt for colliding neutron stars

Rodrigo Fernández and Coleman Dean's computer model could speed up the search for collisions to observe in the fleeting first hours when scientists can learn the most about their physics.

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Leading researchers team up to bring promising chemotherapy treatment to human trials

After a rejected patent application nearly derailed years of Jack Tuszynski's research, the new drug is now in clinical trials thanks to timely support from top experts.

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Meet Roger Moore

A former member of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN that discovered the long-sought Higgs boson, in 2012, Roger Moore is no stranger to exploring new frontiers in particle physics. This summer, Moore stepped into a new role as chair in the Department of Physics.

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New research collaboration between physics and pure mathematics enables new strides toward quantum computing

Collaboration explores hyperbolic lattices and opens new avenues for research in condensed matter physics.

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Alumna and astrophysicist receives prestigious Hubble Fellowship

NASA fellowship program will support Alexandra Tetarenko’s research on black holes.

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Graduate recognized for thesis on theoretical physics of black holes

Former PhD student Jens Boos receives PR Wallace Thesis Prize from Canadian Association of Physicists.

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U of A role in building new telescope signals opportunities for astrophysics research and signal processing technology

Astrophysicists Erik Rosolowsky and Gregory Sivakoff are members of an international team which is building a new, state-of-the-art telescope in Chile.

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Building on fundamental physics knowledge

As a teenager, Igor Boettcher loved to read about the elementary particles that make up everything in the universe. Now he’s a physics faculty member who develops the mathematical and conceptual framework to understand findings, and proposes new experiments to learn more.

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Large-scale computer simulation reveals how magnetic field lines break to produce solar flares and other phenomena

A discovery made through large-scale computer simulations could lead to better understanding of solar flares, geomantic substorms, and gamma-ray bursts, which pose serious dangers to orbiting satellites and telecommunications.