Research & Ideas

The Proof Is Out There

In the early 1970s, black holes were just a topic for scientific speculation. Then astrophysist Tom Bolton began pondering the matter

The Music of the Cosmos

Researchers gain their first glimpse of the primordial structures that grew into today's galaxy clusters

Helping the Heart

U of T scientists identify two genes associated with heart function that could lead to new therapies for heart disease

Love Changes All

Battles of the sexes are common in the animal world, especially when it comes to mating

A Gas from the Past

Geochemist discovers gases that may have been present on Earth before the origin of life

The Woodsworker

Peter Schleifenbaum and his one-of-a-kind Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve show that well-managed forests can serve the needs of commercial logging and conservationists. We can have our timber and trees, too

The Meaning of Life?

Scientists have mapped the sequence of our genes – all 35,000 of them. So what now? U of T researchers are at the forefront of what some are calling the New Biology

The Miracle Workers

They are on the cutting edge. And they are doing their work right here. A chronology of medical breakthroughs at U of T over the past 20 years

Resourceful Device

Risk and expense of extensive drilling not required with new energy sourcing device

Superconductor?

In addition to his administrative duties, the new president will continue his research on high-temperature superconductors. To do all that, he may have to be one himself

Light Heavyweights

A team of U of T scientists has won an international fight to control light and make it dance like electrons. A new era in telecommunications and computing is about to enter the ring

Salt-water solution

Isolation of a gene could improve farming productivity in areas of the world where crops are compromised by saline irrigation water