This annual award is given to an undergraduate program or department that has had a significant positive impact on student life and student development at UBC. Read more... Jaymie Matthews received the 2016 Qilak Award for Astronomy Communications, Public Education and Outreach from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA). The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UBC is noted for the excellence of its research … Swarn is noted "[f]or warm, efficiency, faultless organization, consistency, care, and exemplary service to the Faculty of Science and the University of British Columbia through the Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics.". See NASA's WMAP site for details. The UBC Physics Circle invites motivated high school students (grades 10–12) to join us as we build up this toolset, and apply it to everything from buying a cup of coffee to the deepest mysteries of the cosmos. Salena Li was awarded for her tireless contributions to the PHAS undergraduate program. Harvey Richer was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Doug Bryman received the 2011 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics. The Breakthrough Prizes will recognize the world’s top scientists. He was recently appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. Connect via zoom, Apply now: NSERC USRA & other undergrad research awards, Former PHAS professor Carl Hansen featured in media for successful AbCellera IPO, Landmark ALPHA result garners editor’s pick among 15 years of Nature Physics, Engineering Physics student Brendon Tankwa named 2021 Rhodes Scholar, UBC scientists partner with Microsoft to develop next generation of cancer imaging and treatment tools, Superconducting instability in a doped Mott insulator: Exact results, Gravity, entropy, and cosmology: in search of clarity, Testing the No-Hair Theorem and the Area Theorem with LIGO, Imaging phonon-mediated hydrodynamic flow in WTe2 with cryogenic quantum magnetometry, Separating wheat from chaff: Big data challenges from the Legacy Survey of Space and Time. He was recognized "for scientific and technical leadership in the study of neutrino oscillations in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, K2K, and T2K experiments.". Learn more about the Outstanding Referee program. He was cited for his contributions to the study of neutrino oscillations with the SNO and T2K experiments, and to experimental searches for dark matter with SuperCDMS. Academic Advising is available through the program office, or by appointment with the program director, Dr. Andre Marziali, email: The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a broad-based department with a wide range of research interests covering many key topics in contemporary physics, astronomy, and applied physics. Ian Affleck received the 2014 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal. "This prestigious NASA certificate is awarded to any combination of Government and/or non-Government individuals for an outstanding group accomplishment that has contributed substantially to NASA's mission." Andre Marziali received the 2011 LifeScience BC award for Innovation and Achievement award. An award reception for all faculty research award recipients will be held on Monday March 25, 2013 in the Glass Lobby of the Chan Centre. Event Location: This is a prestigious recognition by his peers at the APS, as the number of elected Fellows each year is very limited. Nobel laureate Carl Wieman's website Physics Education Technology Project (PhET)was honoured in the fifth annual International Science and Technology Visualization Challenge in the category of interactive media. Engineering Physics Staff Listing In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, UBC staff are working remotely where possible. "The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University selects its Faculty Fellows from among top scholars who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional accomplishments or significant recognition.". Douglas Bonn received the 2012 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal for his contributions to the field of high temperature superconductivity. Brett Gladman received the UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowships (Senior Category). Ariel Zhitnitsky received the 2018 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics for his ground-breaking contributions to theoretical high energy physics. Vesna Sossi received the Career Investigator Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation. | Physics is crucial to understanding how the universe functions, from atoms and subatomic particles to stars, galaxies and cosmological bodies. Event Location: Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.". Gordon Semenoff was named one of the Officers of the Order of Canada in 2013. Features. Learn More. For each Tier 2 Chair, the university receives $100,000 annually for five years. Fax: 604.822.2847 For more information about the Killam Teaching Award, visit the Faculty of Science website. This fellowship assists promising faculty members who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave. He is particularly known for his recent results relating the geometrical structure of spacetime to entanglement structure of the holographically dual boundary quantum field theory." Fellowships are awarded to 118 outstanding US and Canadian early researchers. The Carlyle S. Beals Award was established by CASCA in 1981 in recognition of the groundbreaking research of the late C.S. Mark Halpern was recognized, along with his colleagues on the WMAP mission, with a prestigious NASA Group Achievement Award. NEW December 16, 2020 Updates regarding 2021 Physics Olympics announced. The award acknowledges outstanding contributions made by teaching faculty in Science. Tongkai Huang and Leanne Ebbs received the 2015 Physics & Astronomy Staff Awards. Mona received the medal "for her exceptional ability to communicate knowledge and understanding and lead students to high academic achievement in physics through her own example, for her leading role in the Welcome Women (WOW) initiative to recruit female students and for her efforts to generally improve the quality of physics teaching through such work as undertaken by the Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative. Learn more about the Outstanding Referee program. This prestigious award from the American Physical Society will be shared with Laurence Littenberg, Brookhaven National Laboratory and A.J. Douglas Scott from UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy was a Co-Investigator and member of the Editorial Board for Planck, who was among the identified team members who shared the prize. Scott Oser and Chris Waltham, NSERC John C. Polanyi Award 2006, Ian Affleck 2006 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Andrzej Kotlicki 2006 Faculty of Science Achievement Award, Walter Hardy 2005 BC Innovation Council Award, Doug Bonn 2005 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Robert Francis Kiefl 2005 American Physical Society Fellow, Eileen Campbell and Doug Wong 2005 Physics & Astronomy Staff Service Awards, Harold Davis, Tom Felton and Tony Walters 2004 Physics & Astronomy Staff Service Awards, Gordon Semenoff 2000 CAP/CRM Medal for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Gordon Semenoff 2000 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Mary Ann Potts 2003 Physics & Astronomy Staff Service Award, CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Contributions to Subatomic Physics, CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics, Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, Hagler Fellow of Texas A&M University Award, Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Dean of Science Excellence in Service award, Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), The Peter G. Martin Award for Mid-Career Achievement, 2017 UBC Killam Research Prize (senior category), the Group Achievement Award certificate from NASA, elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 2016 Qilak Award for Astronomy Communications, Public Education and Outreach, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Fellowship in the American Physical Society, Simons Foundation Investigator in Physics, Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award, UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowships (Senior Category), CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics, 2013 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Outstanding Experimental or Theoretical Contributions to Subatomic Physics, 2013 UBC Science Achievement Awards (Faculty), UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowships (Junior Category), President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver Campus), W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, LifeScience BC award for Innovation and Achievement award, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, Physics & Astronomy Welcome Orientation for Women (WOW). Killam Faculty Research Fellowships are awarded to assist promising faculty members, who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave. Chris Waltham will receive an Alumni Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty Community Outreach Award. Dilling was recognized "for his leadership in the development and implementation of new ion trapping and precision mass measurement techniques applied to radioactive nuclei which have dramatically advanced our understanding of halo nuclei and the role of 3 body forces in nuclear systems. ", Andrea Damascelli was awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials. Bill Unruh received the Humboldt Research Award. Andre Marziali has been awarded the 2007 Innovation Award by the Association for Laboratory Automation. ", Theresa Liao and Mandana Amiri received the UBC Physics & Astronomy 2014 Staff Achievement Awards. The award is valued at €45,000; Ludo will also be invited to spend up to one year to work on a long-term project with other research colleagues in Germany. Theresa was recognized for "outstanding leadership in communications and outreach" and Mandana for "playing a transformative role in experimental cosmology. Kirk’s areas of research include condensed matter and atomic, molecular and optical physics. The Fellowship of the Royal Society is composed of 1300 of the most distinguished scientists from the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland. Nominations may be made by students, alumni or faculty. Physics explores the most fundamental measurable quantities of energy and matter and their patterns and relationships in time and space, translating into theories, formulas and laws. Carl is at UBC as the director of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative a $12 million project to improve undergraduate science education. The 2008 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics is awarded to Jess Brewer, University of British Columbia. Mark Carlson started her position as the Electronics Engineer in May, 2018. For more information. UBC researchers have been part of two of the five: the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and Japan’s Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) Experiment. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Jon Nakane has been named to receive a 2011 Faculty of Science Achievement Award. Awardees receive $100,000 per year in research support for five years, plus an additional $10,000 per year for the Investigator's department. Domenic Di Tomaso and Jon Nakane received the 2007 Physics & Astronomy Staff Service Awards. The Royal Society of Canada fellowships are the highest academic accolade in the sciences, humanities and arts bestowed in this country. | First-year Physics classes are taught using the flipped-classroom model to ensure that you receive individualized help, even in large, lower-level lectures. Physics 11 (BC secondary school) or equivalent is a prerequisite for all students entering the Faculty of Science. PHAS IT group manager Ron Parachoniak and the Department Machine Shop Technicians (including Nick Lemmel, Stephen Carey, Matthew Sluyter, Daniel Skjaveland, and Mark Reynolds) received the 2017 Physics & Astronomy Staff Award. Marcello Pavan and Valery Milner were awarded the 2018/19 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. The UBC Physics Olympics is organized jointly by the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus. Main navigation. Each activity consists of a general […] The interpretation of these observations support the concept of inflation, which poses that the universe expanded many trillion times its size in less than a trillionth of a second at the outset of the big bang. Dr. Fujiwara of TRIUMF, UBC Green College, and of the University of Calgary (also the spokesperson for the ALPHA-Canada team) and Dr. Michael Hayden of Simon Fraser University on the team are both alumni of UBC Physics & Astronomy. Swarn Rai received the 2018 the UBC Dean of Science Excellence in Service award. 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