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Excellent student presentations at Phys Phest 2010

Phys Phest, a symposium of talks by M.Sc. students who are completing their first year in our program, was held on September 8th. The audience was treated to eleven excellent presentations on a diverse range of high-quality research. The presentations were judged by members of the audience.

Home News Congratulations to the Winners of the Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Session! Congratulations to the Winners of the Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Session!

The poster session, featuring the work of undergraduate summer research assistants in the Department of Physics, was held on August 17.

The quality of each poster and the associated research at this second annual event continued to impress all those in attendance. The unenviable task of choosing amongst the competitors fell to the judging team of graduate students Kyle Leach, John Russell and Corey Kelly, who selected the top three.

New discovery by Prof. Luis Lehner featured on CBC

With collaborators Carlos Palenzuela and Steve Liebling, Prof. Luis Lehner discovered by numerical simulations that merging supermassive black holes can give rise to powerful emissions of plasma collimated into a single jet. This single jet is the result of the merger of the individual jets attached to each black hole, which merge together as the black holes merge. This effect has clear observational consequences, and will permit the precise localization of the system which hosts the merging black holes.

Congratulations to Dr. Shenlin Wang!

Congratulations to Dr. Shenlin Wang on receiving a prestigious CIHR fellowship. The award is for two years and will be taken under the supervision of Profs. Vladimir Ladizhansky and Leonid Brown. This year, only 57 out of 497 applicants were funded.

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