Scientists achieve higher precision weak force measurement between protons, neutrons

Michael Gericke, subatomic physics led precision experiment

Alumnus wins nobel prize in physics

Jim Peebles [B.Sc. (Hons)/58, D.Sc./89], Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, Princeton University

Canada's Most
Powerful Women

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Canada Research Chair in Supernova Remnants Astrophysics, Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner in the 'trailblazers and trendsetters' category

Understanding the evolution of the galaxies

Using new observations gleaned from the world's most expensive ground-based telescopes in operation, U of M researchers published their findings on a supermassive black hole that powers the celestial equivalent of a colossal fountain

2018 Governor General's Gold Medal recipient

Elizabeth Skorpata made a big impression for her work on nanomaterials, she was the 2018 recipient of the governor general's award, awarded for outstanding achievement at the doctoral graduate level
Observational Astronomy

Open House

Last Wednesday of the month, Room 240 University College, 7pm

Radio Data Centre

U of M Astrophysicists together with colleagues from six other canadian institutions, and a host of international partners have received $10 million in new CFI funding to create an innovative astronomical data system and usher in a new era of discovery

The weak side of the proton

An international team, including several university of manitoba researchers, have gained new insight into the most elusive of the four fundamental forces in nature, the weak force, through research they undertook as a member of the Q-weak collaboration.

Manitoba Quantum Institute Established

A new institute uniting the efforts of researchers working at institutions across Manitoba has been established.

News and Events


Physicists suggest Neutron stars should be bigger than they are

UM physicists Drs. Juliette Mammei and Micheal Gericke are part of an international research experiment that has made the most precise measurement yet of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus, with implications for the structure of neutron stars. Their paper, Accurate Determination of the Neutron Skin Thickness of 208Pb through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering has just been published in the Physical Review...


UM researchers develop handheld test for chronic kidney disease

Researchers at the University of Manitoba have developed a credit card-sized device to test for chronic kidney disease so compact and inexpensive that patients will be able to take the test at home. Test results would be available in just five minutes from a handheld device, called the Microfluidic Albumin Testing Lab on Chip (MATLOC)....


Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day....


Dr. Jayanne English recipient of the 2021 Qilak Award

The Faculty of Science is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jayanne English, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected by the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) for the 2021 Qilak Award. The Qilak Award for Astronomy Outreach and Communication recognizes individual Canadian residents, or teams of residents, who have made an outstanding contribution either to...


Two monumental projects to impact our understanding of who, and where, we are

MARCH 3, 2021 — Researchers at the University of Manitoba are receiving a combined $4.7 million in funding for two projects that will fundamentally alter our understanding of our place in the world—one focuses on our history, the other, on trying to finally understand what our universe is mostly made of. The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin...


As a matter of fact, they do sweat the small stuff

UM-led international team hopes new tech will expand the frontiers of research


Anima Sharma wins 1st prize for the best student presentation at the annual Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference

PhD student Anima Sharma, working with Gerald Gwinner in Physics & Astronomy, has won first prize for best student presentation at the annual Canadian Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference for her talk “Towards Atomic Parity Violation in Francium”. It was her first conference presentation as a graduate student.


Science Co-op earns national accreditation

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the Science Co-op Program has received accreditation by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL). CEWIL accreditation recognizes the highest quality of post-secondary co-operative programs. Dean Stefi Baum is delighted by the news. “We have been working diligently to integrate quality, experiential learning opportunities throughout our programs for our students;...