Four Faculty of Science researchers have been recognized with York Research Chair (YRC) appointments for the term of 2021-2026. Mathematics & Statistics professor Nantel Bergeron and Biology professors Chun Peng […]
Paul Delaney, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, will step down as Director of the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory as of June 30, in advance of his retirement at the […]
Faculty of Science researchers part of international effort to cool a sample of antimatter to near absolute zero
The international ALPHA collaboration at CERN, which includes Department of Physics & Astronomy professor Scott Menary, is touting their newest experiment made possible with a Canadian-built laser. The researchers were able to accomplish the […]
Faculty of Science researchers awarded more than $5 million in funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation
Faculty of Science researchers have been awarded more than $5 million in research infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The funding was part of an announcement by Prime […]
Dr. Allan Carswell, Physics Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Science, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario. "We wish to congratulate Dr. Carswell on his appointment to the […]
YFile story from November 17, 2020 Precision matters. York University Distinguished Research Professor Eric Hessels, who has conducted the most precise measurement to date of the fine structure of helium and of […]
As SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to mutate, it is important to check the efficacy of current diagnostic tests, say York University researchers, who found seven out of 27 methods had potential sequence mismatch issues that may lead to underperforming or false-negative COVID-19 test results.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Observatory has implemented different formats for engaging with the public.
Researchers have found a rare and massive collisional ring galaxy from some 10.8 billion years ago that is forming stars 50 times faster than the Milky Way, says York University Postdoctoral Fellow Leo Alcorn of the Faculty of Science.
Exactly how massive galaxies attain their size is poorly understood, not least because they swell over billions of years. But now through a combination of observation and modelling, researchers, including the Faculty of Science’s Leo Alcorn, a York Science Fellow, have found a clue.