From physics to biophysics: Physicists Allison Solanki and Krishna Neupane study disordered proteins associated with Alzheimers and related diseases


  1. Putting the brakes on bursty bulk flows of plasma in the magnetosphere

    University of Alberta grad student Hava Turkakin’s innovative paper on plasma activity in the Earth’s magnetosphere was spotlighted by the American Geophysical Union.

  2. Gregory Sivakoff

    Astronomer among the top 40 under 40 in Edmonton

    Avenue Magazine has named astronomer Gregory Sivakoff as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2014.

  3. Government of Canada maple leaf

    Physicists among University of Alberta recipients of Canada Research Chairs

    Lindsay LeBlanc and Joseph Maceijko are newest Canada Research Chairs in the Department of Physics, while Aksel Hallin’s appointment has been renewed.

  4. Jeff Gu

    Study links fracking to Alberta earthquakes

    Studies by geophysicist Jeff Gu have found a link between earthquakes in Northern Alberta and fracking activity.

  5. Partial Solar Eclipse

    Observatory open to public viewing of partial solar eclipse

    The University of Alberta Observatory will be open to the public to view the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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Plasma emissions from a black hole. Image courtesy NASA.

Black Hole Burps

Why do black holes “burp” up high energy particles? University of Alberta observational astronomer Gregory Sivakoff is investigating.

play-icon.jpgHear Gregory Sivakoff on CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks (pop up player) or use this link to download an mp3.



Alternative Energy

University of Alberta geophysicst Martyn Unsworth talks about the international Helmholtz-Alberta initiative that is investigating how geothermal energy could reduce the impact of the oilsands industry.

Magnetic Monopoles

James Pinfold explains the University of Alberta-led physics experiment at CERN which could dramatically change our concepts of basic physics and lead to future technologies that right now only exist in science fiction.

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