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Modern Physics

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Katie Mack (she/her)

Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication

I study of the fundamental physics of the universe.
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Chris Murray

Associate Professor (Physics)

I teach undergraduate physics and conduct research in biopolymers and environmental technology.
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Natasha Holmes

Assistant Professor (Physics)

I study how people learn physics and how to structure physics courses to improve student learning.
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Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (she/her)

Astrophysicist and Associate professor

I study black holes, which I think are the most fascinating objects in the Universe!
Lunar lander floating above the moon, with the Earth in the background

Let's Talk Space Exploration Resources

Discover a set of resources to develop background knowledge on the topic of space exploration.

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Brittany Tyler (she/her)

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Officer

I negotiate and implement Canada's nuclear non-proliferation import and export policy.
Kris Poduska

Kris Poduska (she/her)

Physics Professor

As a professor of physics, I train students how to use science to solve problems.
Beamline Assembly at TRIUMF

Exploring Canada’s Particle Accelerators

Particle accelerators have amazing applications - from growing food to making airplanes safe.

Cartoon Higgs boson particle (lineartestpilot, iStockphoto)

Why Care About the Higgs Boson?

Physicists are a bit like chefs, except they’re trying to figure out the recipe for the universe.

Waves and particles

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Learn what quantum mechanics is, the history of its development and the ways we use it today.

Melissa Valdez at CERN

Antimatter and Why It Matters to Me

Melissa Valdez talks about her exciting work on antimatter at CERN when she was a graduate student at York University.

Rohan Nuttall | Étudiant, Université de la Colombie-Britannique

Rohan Nuttall

Student

Rohan Nuttal is a Student at the University of British Columbia.