Faculty of Science
  • Gold plated solar power:  Giovanni Fanchini ups the efficiency and lowers the cost of solar cells

    Gold plated solar power: Giovanni Fanchini's big idea uses tiny nanoclusters

  • Tanya Harrison research is looking up: the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Three new RSC  Science fellows

    RSC Science fellows named: Gail Atkinson, Brock Fenton and Wayne Hocking

  • Lipson-Baines Awards in Chemistry

    Lipson-Baines Awards in Chemistry: New honor recognizes Graduate students

  • CPSX 10th Annual Distinguished Public Lecture
  • Alumni Awards of Merit 2014-Dr. Ivan Smith Award: Carol-Lynn Chambers, BSc'82, MPA'01
  • Young Alumni Award: Vava Angwenyi, BSc'03
  • A Driving Force
  • The Currency of genes
  • MMASc

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Frances Mackay wins the 2013 CAIMS Dissertation Award

The challenge of modelling colloidal particles in complex fluids resulted in an algorithm to simplify existing models.

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Nature’s Early Warning System: Finding the tipping point from pristine to polluted

“Climate change and increasing human activity have the potential to disrupt the peatlands ecosystem very quickly if we don’t understand their impact.”


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Android mobile hacks

Shuman Ghosemajumder, Shape Security, discusses the vulnerability of e-mail on mobile devices, particularly with g-mail on Android.

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London Community News - Getting the bugs out

io9 - Astronauts Are Everywhere On The Off-Season

SpaceRef - Western University hosts International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, September 6

Huffington Post - Plastiglomerate: The Rock of the Future Made Into Sculpture

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SpaceRef Canada - Canada's Space Program is Gradually Building Space Mission Operations Capability

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Western Media Release - Western students operate Mars rover in partnership with Canadian Space Agency

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