Read the Physics & Astronomy stories making headlines at Western, in London, and around the world. Discover how our world-class research is making an impact.
CTV News, October 05, 2020
Dr. Denis Vida talks with CTV Toronto about an early morning fireball event. Watch the video today (18:31).
Jeffery Renaud, Western News, June 23, 2020
Western astronomers may have spotted six new moons orbiting planets in solar systems far from our own – an otherworldly discovery so rare it must wait on future technologies to confirm. Until then, however, the mere possibility of the find sparks excitement over our biggest questions about the universe.
Jonathan O'Callaghan, New York Times, May 13, 2020
A study says the DART mission’s collision with an asteroid near Earth may liberate enough debris to reach Earth’s atmosphere.
Jason Winders, Western News, April 15, 2020
Researchers, led by Western University’s Sarah Gallagher, using the Gemini North telescope on Hawai’i’s Maunakea have detected the most energetic wind from any quasar ever measured. This outflow, which is travelling at nearly 13% of the speed of light, carries enough energy to dramatically impact star formation across an entire galaxy.
Paul Woods, Nature Astronomy, April 14, 2020
In 2010, the Spitzer Space Telescope detected evidence of a complex form of carbon that had never been seen in extraterrestrial environments. Jan Cami recounts the discovery of buckminsterfullerene in space.
May 11, 2019
In 2019, the 3rd annual Science Rendezvous more than 1600 people of all ages attended the free event which included demonstrations, stage shows, and hands-on experiences both in the afternoon and evening, including fireworks with spectroscopy glasses.
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Physics PhD Candidate and lecturer Mark Baker has been announced as the winner of one of four University Student’s Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The annual awards recognize the university's finest instructors, innovative teaching methods and techniques.
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Professor Sarah Gallagher has been named the Canadian Space Agency's first-ever science advisor. During the two-year appointment, Dr. Gallagher will report directly to Canadian Space Agency president Sylvain Laporte, helping shape the future of Canadian space science and promoting space research to inspire the next generation of Canadian space scientists.