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Physics

Gordon DrakeGordon Drake is part of a team of physicists who determined the exact critical charge for two-electron atoms that form elements like helium.

Physicists settle great debate over two-electron atoms

Going back to the days of Sir Isaac Newton, there have always been certain problems of physics and mathematics that seem all-but unsolvable.

Many of those persist today, and the list is a lengthy one. What is dark matter made of? What causes a supernova to explode? Is there a grand unification theory, or a ‘theory of everything,’ which explains all fundamental physical constants?

Roman and DmitryRoman Maev and Dmitry Gavrilov pose with their thermographic analysis equipment at the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research.

Physicists use high-tech methods to analyze priceless art works

Walk in to the Louvre, take a flash photo of the Mona Lisa and chances are you’ll be promptly escorted out by some rather unhappy security guards. Besides obvious copyright and security concerns, museum curators take a dim view of light from flashbulbs hitting the priceless art works for which they’re responsible.

Dalhousie physics professor Kimberley HallDalhousie physics professor Kimberley Hall will discuss her research into quantum computing Friday on the UWindsor campus.

Physicist to describe approaches to quantum computing

Dalhousie physics professor Kimberley Hall will discuss her research into quantum computing Friday on the UWindsor campus.

cold spray technology scientistsFrom left, research associates Dmitry Dzhurinskiy, Volf Leschynsky, IDIR associate director Emil Strumban, and technician Damir Ziganshin examine a bottle of the powder composition being used to coat repair welds at the top of the Hanna Street water tower.

Spray technology extends life of water tower

Scientists from the university's Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research have used a powder composition with a cold spray process to coat and extend the life of repair welds at the top of the Hanna Street water tower.

Lecture to describe proof of quantum theory

In space, no one can hear the virtual particles—but they’re there

One of the most surprising predictions of modern quantum theory is that the vacuum of space is not empty, says a University of Waterloo engineering professor who will speak on the UWindsor campus Monday.

Quantum corrals and the future of computers subject of public presentation

Over the past half-century, computers have been steadily growing in power as they shrink in size. This great progress in information technology has been due primarily to the downsizing of electronics components, but is now reaching a limit where new technology based on quantum physics will be needed if the progress is to continue.

Physics professor Eugene Kim will discuss his ground-breaking research and its relation to the future of computing in a free public lecture Wednesday entitled “Law and Order at the Quantum Corral.”