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Two faculty members receive 2024 Canadian Association of Physicists Fellowships

Two faculty members receive 2024 Canadian Association of Physicists Fellowships

Congratulations to Professors Eric Hessels and Wendy Taylor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, for being named Fellows of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). Launched in 2022, the CAP Fellowship Program recognizes its members who have made significant contributions in physics research, in physics teaching, in the advancement of technology, or in service to the […]

Don’t look up: how to safely view upcoming solar eclipse

Don’t look up: how to safely view upcoming solar eclipse

It might be April Fool’s Day, but the sun’s brightness is no joke, insists Elaina Hyde, an assistant professor in York University’s Faculty of Science and director of York’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory. Looking directly at the sun is never safe, she says, but that is especially true during a solar eclipse, like the one […]

Safe solar and eclipse viewing tips and tricks ahead of the main event on April 8

Safe solar and eclipse viewing tips and tricks ahead of the main event on April 8

Media advisory from March 7, 2024 Your mother probably told you to never look at the Sun or you would go blind, but that is particularly true when it comes to the upcoming solar eclipse, says Elaina Hyde, director of York University’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory (AICO). Hyde, an assistant professor in York’s Faculty of […]

Physics professor shares machine learning knowledge with academic community

Physics professor shares machine learning knowledge with academic community

With the recent advances in machine learning techniques, Joel Zylberberg, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University, decided it would be useful to science students to understand these methods, so he developed a graduate course to share his knowledge. His course, Deep Learning for Physicists, made its debut in […]

Best of YU 2023

Best of YU 2023

We are proud to spotlight some of our Faculty’s top moments from 2023. New faculty members further York’s scientific innovation, impact The Faculty of Science welcomed 12 new high-calibre researchers and instructors to its five departments and one division. By recruiting talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds, world views and expertise, we are ensuring the […]

Night skies to deliver winter wonderland of light shows this holiday season

Night skies to deliver winter wonderland of light shows this holiday season

Media release from December 8, 2023 It may be wintertime, but the night sky is still alight with star gazing possibilities this holiday season, starting with the Geminid meteor shower. “This winter leading up to the new year looks to be a great one for astronomy. Although it gets quite chilly in Ontario, if you […]

Does an antimatter apple fall up or down? Scientists solve longstanding mystery

Does an antimatter apple fall up or down? Scientists solve longstanding mystery

Media Release from September 27, 2023 York University is part of an international collaboration that has resolved the enigma of whether antimatter follows the rules of gravity As Newton observed, an apple falls from the tree and hits the ground. But what would an antimatter apple do? That was the question an international collaboration with […]