New quantum switch turns metals into insulators
Most modern electronic devices rely on tiny, finely-tuned electrical currents to process and store information. These currents dictate how fast our computers run, how regularly our pacemakers tick and how securely our money is stored in the bank.
Feb 3, 2020
Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute launched with $11-million gift
Vancouver-based diamond pioneer and philanthropist Stewart Blusson and his wife, Marilyn, have donated $11 million to quantum materials research at UBC
Mar 10, 2016
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.
Sep 8, 2015
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.
Jul 30, 2015
New physicist hits the ground running
Ultra-marathoner and quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman joins UBC as new CERC.
Jun 26, 2015
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.
May 26, 2015
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.
Dec 19, 2013
UBC researchers win national honours
UBC researchers in engineering, medicine, chemistry and physics and astronomy are being honoured this evening in Ottawa at a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) award ceremony.
Feb 14, 2011