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A letter from Stephen Hawking

January 11, 2019 - Ring

When UVic Professor Emeritus Werner Israel donated several early first-edition Cambridge volumes to UVic Libraries about black holes, quantum physics and relativity, a personal letter from notable physicist Stephen Hawking, recommending Israel for election to the esteemed Royal Society, came along for the ride as well.

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Chasing the nearly impossible neutrino

October 31, 2016 - Ring

Jordan Myslik can trace his interest in physics back to grade three, when he became enamoured with the idea of UFOs. Myslik receives his doctorate this month, and recently started work as a postdoctoral fellow in neutrino physics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. "But my fixation on UFOs led me to an interest in astronomy, which in turn compelled me to learn more about physics."

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UVic-led particle physics facility moves closer to completion

October 28, 2016 - Ring

The UVic-led Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL) at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, received $8.7 million from the BC Knowledge Development Fund in October. ARIEL expansion will lead to advances in medical imaging for diseases such as cancer, new technologies and materials for industry, and fresh insights into the fundamental nature of matter.

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BC investment unlocks national initiative to accelerate discovery and innovation

October 6, 2016 - Media release

The BC government has invested $8.7 million in a UVic-led, national initiative to bolster Canada’s world-class rare isotope capabilities. The contribution from the BC Knowledge Development Fund supports TRIUMF’s Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory, a two-phase multidisciplinary research facility that will advance our fundamental understanding of the world in which we live.

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