TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2020 – Precision matters. York University Distinguished Research Professor Eric Hessels, who has conducted the most precise measurement to date of the fine structure of helium and of the hydrogen n=2 Lamb shift to come closest to solving the proton-size puzzle, deals in precision every day. It is his work in the precision measurement field that has earned him the 2020 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics.
York University research confirms protons are smaller than expected TORONTO, September 5, 2019 – York University researchers have made a precise measurement of the size of the proton – a crucial step towards solving a mystery that has preoccupied scientists around the world for the past decade. Scientists thought they knew the size of the […]
TORONTO, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – The brilliant mind of, arguably, the world’s most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, has left some of his most pressing questions unanswered, but his legacy will live on. He has become a mythical figure, a hero, a beautiful mind. Héléne Mialet of York University’s Faculty of Science, has written extensively […]
Ray Jayawardhana, astrophysicist and Dean of the Faculty of Science at York University, is available to comment today on the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Canadian Arthur B. McDonald and Takaaki Kajita of Japan. Jayawardhana is the author of the popular science book, Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle […]