1. 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.

  2. Jeanette Gladstone

    UAlberta astronomer tapped for expertise on NASA pulsar discovery

    The University of Alberta’s Jeanette Gladstone, a world-leading astrophysics researcher, weighs in on the surprising discovery of the brightest pulsar ever recorded.

  3. Woodside lab

    Physicists become biophysicists to study disordered proteins

    University of Alberta researchers have combined physics and biological sciences knowledge to understand disordered proteins.

  4. GeoConvention 2014 logo

    Joint industry-academic geophysics convention honours UAlberta grad student research

    Students in the University of Alberta’s graduate program in geophysics studies brought home four awards from this year’s GeoConvention in Calgary, Alberta.

  5. Ross Lockwood outside the HI-SEAS Habitat as part of the simulated Mars mission. Image supplied by Ross Lockwood.

    Physics grad student discusses life after Mars

    Physics grad student Ross Lockwood returns to Earth and talks about life after Mars.

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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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