CFI funds astronomy, quantum science research

March 14, 2017

UBC Physics & Astronomy researchers Joshua Folk, Kirk Madison, and Ingrid Stairs received in total a million dollars in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R Evans Leaders Fund. They are among the 27 researchers at UBC funded through this funding opportunity

The recipients were announced last week by Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of New Brunswick. “Investments in Canada’s research infrastructure, like those we are celebrating today, are incredibly important to our nation’s future," said Duncan. "They help us to attract and retain the very best scientists and give Canadian researchers the tools they need to perform excellent cutting-edge research, train the scientists of tomorrow and enable innovative new discoveries that improve our environment, economy and communities.”

Many recipients attended the announcement event at UBC hosted by the Faculty of Applied Science and met with MP Joyce Murray and UBC VP Research Helen Burt (photo below).

The PHAS projects funded are:

Advanced Electron Beam Lithography for Quantum Devices
Joshua Folk. Funding received: $800,000

Pairing Phenomena in Quantum Gases
Kirk Madison. Funding received: $100,000

The Physics of Radio Transients
Ingrid Stairs. Funding received: $100,000

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