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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 […]

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 […]

Researchers verify Einstein’s theory of general relativity

Researchers verify Einstein’s theory of general relativity

Research, led by York University PhD student Nelson Nunes and supervised by Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar Nobert Bartel, verified Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity and the Einstein equivalence principle (EEP) by measuring gravitational redshift – a change in the frequency of a lightwave – and the slowing of time over distances […]

New Faculty of Science members to further York’s scientific innovation, impact

New Faculty of Science members to further York’s scientific innovation, impact

This story is published in YFile’s New Faces feature issue 2023. Every September, YFile introduces and welcomes those joining the York University community, and those with new appointments. The York University Faculty of Science welcomes 14 new faculty members this fall. “We are thrilled to welcome our newest cohort of high-calibre researchers and instructors to […]

Faculty and student bringing experiential education to quantum computing

Faculty and student bringing experiential education to quantum computing

York University Professor Randy Lewis and fourth-year student Sarah Powell – both from the Department of Physics and Astronomy – were invited to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in the U.S. to teach at a summer boot camp capitalizing on the growing interest in quantum computing. Lewis and Powell were invited to the facility […]

York research team in search of a local graduate student to study algal blooms in Indigenous waters

York research team in search of a local graduate student to study algal blooms in Indigenous waters

Biophysicist Ozzy Mermut in the Faculty of Science was awarded a grant from York’s Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (CIRC) program to develop her team’s new photon counting technology to study algal blooms in Indigenous lakes of Tkaronto and Six Nations. The project team, which also includes Professors William Pietro and Sylvie Morin (Chemistry) and Adjunct […]