PHAS researchers receive $14 millions from CFI Innovation Fund

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Five projects led by PHAS scientists are among 15 funded at UBC by the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The national investment was announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science on Thursday--more than $554 million in 117 new projects across Canada. "Our government understands that scientists need to have the best labs and tools if they're going to make discoveries that will pave the way to a brighter future for all people." said Duncan. "That's why this funding announcement is so important; it gives scientists and their students the opportunity to further their research in areas where Canada has a competitive advantage."
More than 14 million dollars in funding will be used to advance innovative research in emerging materials, medical imaging, radio astronomy, and exploration of molecular properties.
Funded projects that are led by PHAS researchers include:
Sarah Burke (Faculty of Science, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute$1,200,000
4-probe Scanning Probe Microscope for realizing quantum device concepts based on emerging materials
Gary Hinshaw (Faculty of Science, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment$1,646,918
A Search for Primordial Gravitational Radiation
Takamasa Momose, with Kirk Madison and Valery Milner (Faculty of Science) $2,116,598
CHIROS  - Chirality Research on Origins and Separation
George Sawatzky (Faculty of Science, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute$4,942,756
Quantum Materials Electron Microscopy Centre
Vesna Sossi (Faculty of Medicine, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health) $4,346,250
Hybrid PET/MRI: an integrated approach to the investigation of brain function in health, disease and populations at risk
In addition to these UBC led projects, many members in the department are part CFI funded projects led by other institutions
Colin Gay and Alison Lister
(University of Toronto) $4,800,000
Paul Hickson
(University of Toronto, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics) $387,741
Takamasa Momose, with David Jones and Kirk Madison
Ultracold Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Experiment (The University of Winnipeg) $1,800,000
Kris Sigurdson and Ingrid Stairs
(University of Toronto, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics) $983,074
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