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$4M in NSERC grants supports scientific innovation at York

$4M in NSERC grants supports scientific innovation at York

More than 20 faculty members from York University’s Faculty of Science were collectively awarded over $4 million in Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants to continue advancing scientific innovation. Faculty from chemistry, physics, math, biology and other departments were represented among the recipients of grants with either one- or five-year […]

Professor receives patent to improve AI machine learning

Professor receives patent to improve AI machine learning

Steven Xiaogang Wang, a professor in York University’s Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the Faculty of Science, and a member of the Laboratory of Mathematical Parallel Systems, has had a U.S. patent approved for an algorithm that will reduce the training time of artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning (ML). The patent, titled “Parallel Residual […]

Professor Peter Backx named to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Professor Peter Backx named to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Peter Backx for being elected as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. Backx, a professor in the Department of Biology, holds the Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Biology. He has been at the forefront […]

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 […]

Scientist receives Brain Canada grant to combine neuroscience and artificial intelligence in autism research

Scientist receives Brain Canada grant to combine neuroscience and artificial intelligence in autism research

Professor Kohitij Kar in the Department of Biology is among 28 early-career researchers who received grants valued at $100,000 from Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research program. His project will combine neuroscience and artificial intelligence (AI) studies of vision into autism research. Kar, a Canada Research Chair in Visual Neuroscience, combines machine learning […]

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 […]

Professor receives $780,000 in CIHR funding

Professor receives $780,000 in CIHR funding

Professor and York University Research Chair Chun Peng received $780,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to fund a new project associated with her ongoing research into pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy disorder with a profound impact on maternal and fetal health. The grant funds a project titled “NLRC5 isoforms in placental development and pathogenesis […]

York astrophysicists take step forward in computer simulations of cosmology

York astrophysicists take step forward in computer simulations of cosmology

York University and an international team of astrophysicists have made an ambitious attempt to simulate the formation of galaxies and the cosmic large-scale structure throughout staggeringly large swaths of space. First results of their “MillenniumTNG” project are published in a series of 10 articles in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The […]

$1.65M NSERC grant will help York U develop future pharmaceutical technology disrupters

$1.65M NSERC grant will help York U develop future pharmaceutical technology disrupters

Media Release from April 18, 2023 As one of today’s recipients of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grant worth $1.65 million over six years, York University’s Distinguished Research Professor Sergey Krylov will lead a team of researchers and industrial leaders in training the next […]

Professor Jude Kong receives President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award

Professor Jude Kong receives President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award

Congratulations to Professor Jude Kong for being recognized with the York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award (PERLA) in STEM. The PERLA recognizes two full-time faculty members — one in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and one in the social sciences, humanities and arts – within 10 years of their first academic appointment, who […]