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  • Dr. Omid Salehzadeh Einabad receives Dean's Convocation Medal June 09, 2014
    When Dr. Omid Salehzadeh Einabad first came to SFU, he wanted to study semiconductor nanowires, a rapidly growing field due to the miniaturization of all of technologies.

  • External Award: ATLAS PhD Grant March 04, 2014
    CERN is looking for young and high-caliber doctoral students in particle physics research including computing for physics, to receive world class exposure, supervision and training within the ATLAS collaboration through this special PhD Grant.

  • Job Posting: Parraga Laboratory, Robarts Research Institute, Western University January 21, 2014
    Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity in MR Physics and pulse sequence development at Western University.

  • External Award: M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship January 08, 2014
    APS Physics has opened applications for funding for the M. Hildred Blewett fellowship for women who want to return to physics research careers.

  • External Award: SUPA PhD Prize Studentship Competition December 18, 2013
    The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) opens a single front door into physics PhDs in Scotland. When you apply for a SUPA Prize PhD Studentship you will also be considered for all other funded places available in physics departments in Scotland.

  • Faculty Profile: Dr. J. Steven Dodge, Physics October 09, 2013
    Dr. J. Steven Dodge has been at SFU since 2000 and became Graduate Program Chair (GPC) in the Department of Physics in 2009.

  • Faculty Profile: Dr. Mike Thewalt, Physics October 08, 2013
    Dr. Mike Thewalt's students speak fondly of their years in his physics research group.

  • External Awards: NERC Independent Research Fellowships for Postdocs August 01, 2013
    The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is now accepting applications for its Independent Research Fellowships program for international Postdocs in the UK. Apply by 1 October 2013.

  • Michael Steger Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medal June 13, 2012
    During his time at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Michael Steger worked on novel research in the field of semiconductor spectroscopy and quantum computing.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2012 June 04, 2012
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 12–15, 2012.

  • AAAS Award Winners to Appear in Science March 30, 2012
    Congratulations to SFU graduate students Laleh Samii (physics) and Benjamin Sandkam and Corey Watson (biology), whose winning posters will be highlighted in the prestigious Science journal.

  • The Language of Science October 20, 2011
    There's a fascinating dialogue about the language of science taking place in the science blogs this week.

  • GSS Professional Development Award Recipients September 04, 2011
    The Graduate Student Society has announced the recipients in its first round of Professional Development Grants.

  • Research Profile: Michael Steger July 25, 2011
    Michael Steger, a PhD student in Mike Thewalt’s Semiconductor Spectroscopy Lab in SFU’s Department of Physics, has had a great year using optical spectroscopy to study the fundamental properties of semiconductors.

  • Research Profile: Michel Trottier-McDonald July 08, 2011
    Congratulations to Michel Trottier-McDonald, who has received an Alexander Graham Bell Graduate Scholarship (NSERC) for $105,000 to support his PhD program in high energy physics at SFU’s Department of Physics.

  • SFU Physicists participate in antimatter breakthrough June 06, 2011
    SFU physics PhD student Mohammad Dehghani Ashkezari (front right) and his supervisor professor Mike Hayden (back right) are part of an international team of scientists that has managed to capture and hold onto some atomic antimatter for over 16 minutes.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2011 May 26, 2011
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners who will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 14–17, 2011.

  • SFU contributes to quantum computing January 20, 2011
    SFU physics professor Mike Thewalt and his lab are in the news this week for their contribution to the field of quantum computing, as published in Nature.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2014
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 10–13, 2014.

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