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35 new gravitational wave observations bring researchers closer to uncovering the secrets of how stars live and die

A global team of scientists, including researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), have detected thirty-five new gravitational wave events, including colliding black holes and neutron stars. The new events, detailed in today’s paper, bring the total number of observed events to 90 since the first detection of gravitational waves in 2015. Gravitational waves […]

LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA finds elusive mergers of black holes with neutron stars

For the first time, researchers have confirmed the detection of a collision between a black hole and a neutron star. In fact, the scientists – including those at the University of British Columbia – detected not one but two such events occurring just ten days apart in January 2020. The extreme events made splashes in […]

Prof. Jess McIver receives federal funding to support breakthrough & interdisciplinary research

UBC Physics & Astronomy researchers David Jones, Jess McIver, Joerg Rottler, and Jeff Young have been awarded the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2020 Exploration Stream. This funding, each in the amount of $250K, will support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Their three projects are among the 7 projects awarded at UBC, and […]

Dr. Cabero Müller receives 2020 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize

Congratulations to our team member Dr. Miriam Cabero Müller, who is receiving the 2020 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize! The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize is awarded annually for excellence in research. Established in 2011, the Killam PDF Prize is in memory of Izaak Walton Killam and his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, who together created the Killam trusts. […]