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Scientists open a new window into quantum physics with superconductivity in LEDs

TORONTO, ON – A team of University of Toronto physicists led by Alex Hayat has proposed a novel and efficient way to leverage the strange quantum physics phenomenon known as entanglement. The approach would involve combining light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with … Continue reading

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Access to global networks drives tech firms’ ability to thrive

TORONTO, ON – Technology firms who avoid transnational investments miss out on opportunities to share  knowledge generated elsewhere and risk isolation and failure in the long run, says new research from economic geographers at the University of Toronto. The study … Continue reading

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U of T will defend its title at Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

TORONTO, ON – University of Toronto will be defending its title for the upcoming Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) provincial competition! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is a University-wide competition for doctoral students, in which participants have three minutes or … Continue reading

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Stephen Toope – international law scholar – named Director of U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs

TORONTO, ON – Professor Stephen J. Toope, a noted international law scholar and university leader, has been named the new Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. “The Munk School has built a reputation around the … Continue reading

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Newly discovered celestial object defies categories

TORONTO, ON – An object discovered by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T) nearly 500 light years away from the Sun may challenge traditional understandings about how planets and stars form. The object is located near and … Continue reading

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Antarctic neutrino-hunting project IceCube named Breakthrough of the Year by Physics World

TORONTO, ON – International high-energy physics research project IceCube has been named the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year by British magazine Physics World. The Antarctic observatory has been selected for making the first observation of cosmic neutrinos, but also for … Continue reading

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New long-lived greenhouse gas discovered by University of Toronto chemistry team

TORONTO, ON – Scientists from U of T’s Department of Chemistry have discovered a novel chemical lurking in the atmosphere that appears to be a long-lived greenhouse gas (LLGHG).  The chemical – perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) – is the most radiatively efficient … Continue reading

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U of T study finds that fear of being single leads people to settle for less in relationships

TORONTO, ON – Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. The results are published in the December edition of the Journal of Personality and … Continue reading

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University of Toronto research warns against Wi-Fi in cars

TORONTO, ON – Plans to provide high-speed Internet access in vehicles, announced last month by Canadian telecommunications company Rogers Communications and American provider Sprint Corporation, could do with some sobering second-thought, says a researcher in the Department of Psychology at … Continue reading

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University of Toronto law professor awarded notable $225,000 Trudeau Foundation Fellowship

TORONTO, ON –  Professor Kent Roach, Wilson-Prichard Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, was awarded an esteemed Trudeau Foundation Fellowship today, worth $225,000, in recognition of his outstanding scholarly and pro bono … Continue reading

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