Time travel is possible, but it’s a one-way ticket – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

This week, we’re highlighting one of the most popular posts of the last 10 years! In this 2020 article, former Physics & Astronomy editor Chenoa van den Boogaard explains the science (and some of the science fiction) behind time travel.  By Chenoa van den Boogaard, Physics & Astronomy editor The ability to travel through time, […]

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Scientists look billions of years into the past to learn about our future

By Nada Salem, Physics & Astronomy editor Few events mark the beginning of a new age in astronomy the way that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) did last summer. In July 2022, the first full-colour images from the honeycomb-shaped JWST stunned the world. They captured moments from the infancy of the universe beamed from […]

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Discovering SNOLAB: the cutting edge of astroparticle physics

By Eloise Chakour, Physics & Astronomy editor Editor’s note: this post is the second in a two-part series by Eloise Chakour on Sudbury’s SNOLAB. Check out Part 1 here. SNOLAB’s facilities in Sudbury, Ont. include the world’s deepest, cleanest lab. Researchers at SNOLAB do world-class science, including many experiments searching for dark matter and neutrinos. […]

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Discovering SNOLAB: ten years of underground science

By Eloise Chakour, Physics & Astronomy editor SNOLAB, Canada’s deep underground research laboratory, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Located two kilometres deep in a mine near Sudbury, Ontario, this facility hosts the world’s deepest, cleanest laboratory space. Over the past decade, SNOLAB has been at the forefront of astroparticle physics research and physicists anticipate […]

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Untangling Cosmic Strings

By Eloise Chakour, guest contributor Theoretical physics is often criticized for its lack of observable predictions. However, Canada is at the forefront of research on fascinating objects that exist in the borderlands between theoretical and observational physics: cosmic strings. These theorized objects may provide answers to some of the biggest questions in physics today. The […]

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