“I think what brings me here every day, what motivates me every day and why I've stayed here over the years is the unique spirit."
"I am interested in understanding these common and successful birds because perhaps they are the ones that can offer us robust ways to improve aircraft maneuverability.”
“Even ridiculous things like not having a bathroom for your gender anywhere near where you work — that’s just like a subtle sign that you don’t belong there.”
“How long will [the products] last on the shelf? Do they need to be refrigerated? Do they need to be stored at a certain temperature? Those kinds of issues are really all quite new.”
Through a large scale study conducted on over 25 species of hummingbirds across different countries, the Altshuler lab was able to provide an in depth definition of manoeuvrability and how to quantify it — a task that had previously been answered more qualitatively than quantitatively.
As one would imagine, the process of accelerating particles and smashing them into things can produce lots of energy, so determining how to shield researchers from the resulting radiation is a crucial part of all the experiments carried out at TRIUMF.
In Big Mind, Mulgan takes us through the emergence of collective intelligence and its current applications. The most salient examples are websites such as Wikipedia that profit from the collective input of its thousands of users.
Around a decade ago, URO started out as a peer program for science students, but today it is an AMS club for students from all faculties across campus and beyond.
Incorporated as a club in 2015, UBC BIOMOD focuses its work every year on the annual BIOMOD competition in San Francisco, which brings together undergraduate design teams from around the world to showcase their biomolecular design projects.
Brain Bytes is a science communication initiative that aims to bring neuroscience research from UBC to the public, breaching the obstacles that often exist between conducting science and communicating it to a general audience.
John Watkins’s Across the Board is an exploration of mathematical puzzles and conundrums about the chessboard. It is not about the game of chess itself but rather the fascinating mathematics behind the chessboard and the pieces that traverse it.
Marlise Hofer, a social psychology graduate student and the lead author, conducted the study in Dr. Frances Chen’s Social Health Lab. The study examined the effect of scent on females’ stress responses using t-shirts.
UBC’s physics and astronomy department was lucky to host Dr. Barry Barish, one of the recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics. Barish began his talk by describing that space-time is extremely stiff and hence changes in distance are very small, which is why the observed effects are so small as well.
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!
While there are no specific requirements stipulating how to format the lay abstracts, Porter is adamant that they should not “dumb down” complicated research, but rather, make it more easily accessible to those without a technical background.
UBC's Donner conducts field research on the island of Kiribati, located in the central pacific off the coast of Australia. This year’s UN conference had a particular focus on small island developing states, such as Kiribati, recognizing the threat that climate change poses to their livelihoods.
To make your first trip around the Universe less overwhelming, let’s start with the top five must sees. Before you begin your journey, make sure you have packed enough food for a lifetime and have a spaceship that can break the cosmic speed limit.
A letter has been sent out to all of humanity, warning us of an impending calamity. The letter voices scientists’ growing concern with climate change and calls for humanity’s participation in curtailing environmental destruction.
These models are based on real data that Clarke and his team of graduate students collected over several decades of field work in the Yukon Territory. However, these operations can be extremely arduous and expensive, and so he hopes that the future of glaciology may involve drone technology.