News

April, 2017 Lots of new folks in the lab this summer:  Matthias Gey from Konstanz will do a Bachelor's thesis on Szilard engines; Jomar Sastrillo from SFU (NSERC USRA) will work on a third protocol for erasing part of a bit;  João Vitor Soares Ramos will arrive in June as a MITACS globalink research intern.
October, 2014 Laura Geisler arrived from TU Dresden to do her MSc. thesis work.  Willkommen!
September 21,2014 With deep sadness, we have learned that Russ Greenall passed away last month.  After working as an engineer for a number of years, Russ went back to school to get a BSc degree in Physics from SFU and an MSc degree from UBC.  In 2000, he worked in the lab and programmed much of the software (and built some of the hardware) for our SPM controller.  Russ's skills in the lab, his mentoring of other students and his wicked sense of humour were all very much appreciated---in this lab and beyond.  Russ will be greatly missed.
Summer 2014 This was a busy summer, with 4 undergraduates and 2 new MSc students in the lab:  Welcome to Mike Chomitz and Mpumelelo Matse to the MSc program and welcome to Jan Koloczek (from Konstanz), Leo Koppel (from Queen's), Leith Znaimer (from McGill), and Paul Omelchenko (from SFU, doing a BSc thesis). 
September 04,2012 Dirk Wiedmann arrived from Univ. Konstanz. Willkommen!
July 17, 2012 Scott Yang will do a postdoc in the group of Daniel Wolpert at the Univ. of Cambridge, UK. Congratulations, again!!!
June 29, 2012 Antoine and Scott have a PRL published today !!
May 28, 2012 Antoine Baker arrived from the ENS de Lyon, France, to do a postdoc. Bienvenue!
April 4, 2012 Scott Yang defended successfully his Ph. D thesis. Congratulations to Scott!
April 1, 2012 Lukas Schertel arrived from Univ. Konstanz to do his BSc thesis. Willkommen!
December 27, 2011 John's tutorial article on response functions, zeros, and phase lags has just appeared in the American Journal of Physics. It is a small excerpt of a book in progress on control theory. Stay tuned.....
August 1, 2011 Momčilo Gavrilov, a new MSc student, joined the group. Добродошао!
July 7, 2011 Chang Min Kim successfully defended his Msc thesis.
July 14, 2010 Our PRL on defects and DNA replication was selected for Faculty of 1000 Biology.
July 1, 2010 Antoine Dubé, a new PhD student, joined the group.
May 28, 2010 Our PRL on defects and DNA replication was selected for a Synopsis in the online publication "Physics".
May 3, 2010 Clinton Innes and Maxi Frei, 2 new summer students, joined the group.
January 4, 2010 Scott Yang's PGS-D award has been upgraded to a CGS-D award!
November 12, 2009 John was elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society upon the recommendation of the Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics.
April 13, 2009 Scott Yang received the NSERC PGS-D award.
April 6, 2009 Yonggun Jun moved from the Weizmann Institute of Science to start a postdoc in our group.
May 29, 2008 The new web site is online.
May 5, 2008 Karl Wouterloot and Chris Ward, 2 new summer students, joined the group.
April 7, 2008 Ullrich Siems, from Univ. Konstanz in Germany, joined the group for the summer.
April 1, 2008 We have been awarded an NSERC-Research Tools and Instruments - Category 1 grant to buy a low-light camera!
January 14, 2008 Michel Gauthier moved from the Univ. of Ottawa to start a postdoc in our group.
September 1, 2007 Suckjoon Jun (PhD 2004) starts a Bauer Fellowship at Harvard University.