Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
UBC astronomy student discovers four new planets
Michelle Kunimoto’s bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds beyond our solar system.
May 30, 2016
High school students compete in “Physics Olympics”
More than 400 high school students and teachers from across B.C. will compete in the 38th annual UBC Physics Olympics
Mar 4, 2016
UBC expert on gravitational waves
A UBC professor is available to speak about today’s announcement that a team of scientists detected gravitational waves. The discovery supports some of the unproven parts of Einstein’s Theory of […]
Feb 11, 2016
New physicist hits the ground running
Ultra-marathoner and quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman joins UBC as new CERC.
Jun 26, 2015
UBC astronomer confirms a new “Super-Earth” planet
A UBC astronomer who doubles as a mission scientist with Canada’s first space telescope is a key player in the discovery of a new exoplanet, out beyond our solar system.
Dec 18, 2014
Astronomers measure weight of galaxies, expansion of universe
UBC astronomers have collaborated with international researchers to calculate the precise mass of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, dispelling the notion that the two galaxies have similar masses.
Jul 29, 2014
Planck reveals magnetic fingerprint of our galaxy
An international team of astrophysicists has released an unprecedented map of the entire sky that charts the magnetic field shaping the Milky Way galaxy and helps in our understanding of the birth of the universe.
May 6, 2014
UBC scientists receive three national research prizes
Three UBC scientists have received some of the top academic prizes available from NSERC.
Feb 3, 2014
Newly discovered three-star system to challenge Einstein’s theory of General Relativity
A newly discovered system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar is enabling astronomers to probe a range of cosmic mysteries, including the very nature of gravity itself.
Jan 5, 2014
The dark side of the universe
Astrophysicist Kris Sigurdson explains dark energy, one of the great mysteries of the universe.
Dec 12, 2013
‘Trojan’ asteroids in far reaches of Solar System more common than previously thought
UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus.
Aug 30, 2013