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Student News at U of T
For aspiring U of T physicist, meeting with Nobel Prize winners a rare chance to learn from world's brightest
Patrick Pallagi, a second-year student studying physics at the University of Toronto, has come closer than most to the prestigious Nobel Prize.
The student at St. Michael’s College recently travelled to Lindau, Germany to participate in the 69th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, where about 40 Nobel Prize winners gathered to meet the next generation of scientists between June 30 and July 5.
He was one of just 580 young scientists invited to attend the event.
Evolutionary biologists from the University of Toronto are part of a research team that has identified how herbicide-resistant strains of common waterhemp, an invasive weed, have emerged in fields of soy and corn in southwestern Ontario.
The researchers found that the herbicide resistance – first detected in Ontario in 2010 – spread via two mechanisms: first, pollen and seeds of resistant plants are physically dispersed by wind, water and other means; second, resistance has appeared through the spontaneous emergence of genetic mutations that then spread.
University of Toronto researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.
Hani Naguib, a professor in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and his group specialize in smart materials. One line of their research focuses on electrothermal actuators (ETAs), devices made of specialized polymers that can be programmed to physically respond to electrical or thermal changes.