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By Jonathan Chang on November 30, 2020
This year, four UBC faculty members have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Jesse Brewer (Physics): For his pioneering work developing muSR, in which muons are used to probe quantum materials, with critical […]
By Jonathan Chang on November 5, 2020
Two scientists recently shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for transforming an obscure bacterial immune mechanism, called CRISPR, into “genetic scissors” – an editing tool for re-writing the code of life. The two female Nobel Prize winners accomplished this through collaboration – which is exactly how two Canadian scientists – Dr. Elizabeth Simpson (CMMT) and […]