Kristine Ho

Kristine Ho

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“This was actually a study using a really neat combination of old[er] data and new[er] data,” said Dr. Catherine Johnson, an author of the study and professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences.

Procrastination science

One month into school and you’ve re-marathoned the Lord of the Rings and helped your brother move into his new apartment. But that 10-page paper you were assigned on the second day of class that's due in two days? Word count: 12.

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Here’s the problem — your professor is lecturing and you should be taking notes, but you’d much rather collect memes on Facebook or reply to your friend’s text. Your smart solution? Do both at the same time.

Mark Schmidt

In today’s day and age, data is everywhere. What can we do with it all, and how can we analyze it quickly and accurately? Ask Dr. Mark Schmidt, one of the two UBC researchers who were awarded a Sloan Fellowship this year.

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General relativity predicts that a large density of vacuum energy should cause the universe to explode. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet. Qingdi Wang and Zhen Zhu proposed a new theory about how this could be.

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On this vast Earth, your favourite spot to hang out might be around The Boulevard or The Pit. Your favourite spot to hang out outside of Earth, however, probably shouldn’t be around a dying main sequence star — not unless you want to risk a very tragic end!

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