See some of our best moments of 2016 here.
Our communications manager organized a media workshop for researchers that focused on social media skills, online branding and media outreach. For feedback and ideas for future workshops, please email email@example.com
PhD student Jordan Bimm (Science & Technology Studies, supervised by Edward Jones-Imhotep) won the 2016 Cold War History Prize from the John Adams Centre for Military History & Strategic Analysis for his paper “Putting Mars in a Jar: The Military Origin of Astrobiology.”
The Department of Physics & Astronomy hosted their annual Teacher’s Night. Local high-school physics teachers were invited to York and had the opportunity to interact with faculty members and listen to short talks by Matthew Johnson, A. Kumarakrishnan and Scott Menary.
Observation of the 1S–2S transition in trapped antihydrogen – Nature, 2016
- Scott Menary (Physics & Astronomy) was part of an international collaboration that shone a laser on antimatter atoms to come up with the first successful spectroscopic measurement
IN THE MEDIA
Amro Zayed (Biology) spoke about declining bee populations on Bloomberg TV Canada.
Scott Menary (Physics & Astronomy) spoke to CBC News about a study that he collaborated on to measure a transition of anti-hydrogen for the first time.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) commented on John Glenn’s death, China’s space ambitions, Mars, and the longest night hoax with various media outlets including CTV News Channel, SiriusXM, AM900 CHML, and Newstalk 1010. He also spoke to Global News about our unpreparedness to deal with an asteroid strike.
Jan 10: Part II: Everything Under the Sun, a research symposium organized by the VPRI office, featuring talks by Sapna Sharma and Roberto Quinlan (Biology) and chaired by Associate Dean Sylvie Morin, York Lanes 280N, 9am-12pm. RSVP: https://ore.research.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=125
Feb 9: Public lecture on “Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s & Neurodegenerative Disease: When Brain Proteins Go Rogue” by Derek Wilson (Chemistry) in Markham, as part of Scholars Hub speaker series, 7-8:30pm.