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The next 100 years: Quantum Physics

The next 100 years: Quantum Physics

We asked researchers to transport themselves into the future. Here’s what Dr. Jenny Hoffman from the Quantum Matter Institute at UBC had to say.

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First superconducting graphene created by UBC researchers

First superconducting graphene created by UBC researchers

Graphene, the ultra-thin, ultra-strong material made from a single layer of carbon atoms, just got a little more extreme. UBC physicists have been able to create the first ever superconducting graphene sample by coating it with lithium atoms.

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UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment

UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment

A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.

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Andrea Damascelli

Quantum physics

VIDEO: Dr. Andrea Damascelli is generating new knowledge about quantum materials and their exciting potential.

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Renowned quantum physicist joins UBC from Harvard as new Canada Excellence Research Chair

Renowned quantum physicist joins UBC from Harvard as new Canada Excellence Research Chair

UBC welcomed quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman today as its newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC). She joins a team of leading-edge quantum matter researchers at UBC, building a critical mass of expertise in this emerging field.

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New physicist hits the ground running

New physicist hits the ground running

Ultra-marathoner and quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman joins UBC as new CERC.

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation boosts ultra-fast quantum materials research at UBC

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation boosts ultra-fast quantum materials research at UBC

Researchers at UBC will be able to probe the mysteries of quantum materials with a new state-of-the-art ultrafast laser, thanks to a $1.4 million US grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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Researchers discover possible secret to superconductivity

Researchers discover possible secret to superconductivity

UBC researchers have discovered a prevalent electronic state that controls the behaviour of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics.

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Quantum leap

Quantum leap

Prof. George Sawatzky says UBC physicists are helping develop quantum materials that will usher in the next generation of information technology.

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Ultra-fast laser pulses shed light on elusive superconducting mechanism: UBC research

An international team that includes UBC physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.

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UBC, Max Planck formalize partnership among world’s top quantum physicists

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost basic research institution and home to 32 Nobel prizes.

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UBC physicists develop “impossible” technique to study and develop superconductors

A team of University of British Columbia researchers has developed a technique that controls the number of electrons on the surface of high-temperature superconductors, a procedure considered impossible for the past two decades.

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