8 Canadian Chemists Who Reshaped How We See Our World

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by Mika McKinnon, Editorial Manager Eight Canadians changed the path of chemistry, winning Nobel Prizes for their innovative research. These are their discoveries, from exploring ultimate chill to probing the basic mechanics of reactions. Since the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1901, 171 people have shared 107 prizes. Only eight of those prizes […]

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Why all the fuss about neutrinos?

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by Emmanuel Fonseca & Steph Taylor Physics & Astronomy subject editors On October 6, 2015, the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics were announced. Canada’s Arthur Macdonald and Japan’s Takaaki Kajita would receive the award for their contributions to understanding tiny particles called neutrinos. Neutrinos (an Italian word for “little neutral one”) are […]

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Chemistry Nobel 2014 – Seeing smaller than light

by Tyler Irving Chemistry subject editor In my last post, I discussed how chemistry is the key to nanotechnology, a hot new field that’s promising to improve everything from smart phones to health care. I also mentioned that nano-sized particles are smaller than the wavelengths of light, which makes it maddeningly difficult to “see” what’s […]

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