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.
The Faculty of Science has launched a newly created $50,000 fund to help its students succeed in remotely delivered summer 2020 courses. Dubbed the York Science Summer Student Success Fund, or S4F, the initiative will provide up to 1,000 students with a $50 discount when purchasing required or recommended textbooks for their summer term courses.
Why is there an abundance of matter compared to antimatter in the Universe? This question has stymied physicists for years, but researchers at York University, along with other Canadian institutions as part of the international Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) Collaboration, have found neutrinos may hold the answer.
Researchers and staff at the Faculty of Science have come together to respond to the Government of Canada’s call for supplies to help Canada combat COVID-19. In March and April, ...
Professor Hessels, York Research Chair in Atomic Physics and a York University Distinguished Research Professor, has led numerous research projects that have far-reaching consequences for the understanding of the laws of physics. He is leading a collaboration whose goal it is to use ultra precise measurements of the electron to study one of the fundamental unresolved questions of physics.
Location, location, location. A research team from York University has published research using field data that describes habitat use and animal movements for an endangered species of desert lizard and foundation shrub species.
A comprehensive review of studies on COVID-19, including clinical, epidemiological, laboratory and chest imaging data, shows that the most common symptom was fever (82%), followed by a cough (61%), then muscle aches and/or fatigue (36%), says York University Postdoctoral Fellow Nicola Bragazzi, a co-author on the paper.
York University researchers project that Canada will have 15,000 cases of COVID-19 by March 31 unless there are further public health interventions. A rapid increase in public health interventions implemented now could reduce that number to 4,000, according to the research.
Infectious disease modellers Seyed Moghadas and Jianhong Wu in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics have received new funding from the Government of Canada for COVID-19 rapid research projects.
Biology Professor Dawn Bazely debunks some of the myths about the novel coronavirus. Learn about using hand sanitizer, when to use masks, and whether or not to stockpile toilet paper.