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Astrophysicist Sarah Rugheimer appointed new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy

Astrophysicist Sarah Rugheimer appointed new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy

On July 1, Associate Professor Sarah Rugheimer began her appointment as the new Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at York University. Rugheimer is an astrophysicist interested in understanding how to detect life on exoplanets by looking for atmospheric biosignatures (i.e., atmospheric evidence for past or […]

Two new observatory domes coming to York U will improve night sky viewing

Two new observatory domes coming to York U will improve night sky viewing

Media release from June 8, 2022 State-of-the-art, remote-controlled domes will replace old ones from the 1960s Two new state-of-the-art domes will replace the original 1960s domes at the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory at York University, opening the night sky for better viewing of planets, stars, nebulas and more. Preparation for the new domes is […]

Researcher seeks to shed light on age-related visual brain diseases

Researcher seeks to shed light on age-related visual brain diseases

A York University researcher is advancing the use of biophotonics to gain a better understanding of age-related disorders of the eye and brain. Biophotonics uses light technology, including lasers, and is a burgeoning field of research and discovery. Biophysicist Ozzy Mermut has a special interest in age-related disorders of the eye and brain, as well […]

Astrophysics students EXPLORE collaborative research

Astrophysics students EXPLORE collaborative research

EXPLORE, which is funded by York’s Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) and Germany’s DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC-TR 211, came into being as the result of conversations between Laura Sagunksi, a former postdoctoral Fellow from York who is now a professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt, and four other professors at York University and Goethe University. The York […]

Research Areas

Research Areas

The Faculty of Science is home to five Departments with over 150 full-time faculty members focusing on research areas spanning nanotechnology to ecosystems to planetary systems. Some of our scientists are also members of Organized Research Units at York University. Below is a listing of our major areas of research within the Faculty of Science, […]

Departments

Departments

The Faculty of Science is comprised of five departments that are home to a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs and high caliber researchers exploring areas of study that are shaping society.  Biology The Department of Biology conducts research and offers programs in all the major fields of biology, with particular strengths in cell and molecular biology, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology. Learn more about […]