The Quantum Matter Institute is gearing up to expand with a new building and a new superstar researcher.
Jenny Hoffman left her tenured position at Harvard to join UBC’s physics department and the Quantum Matter Institute as one of the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC).
The CERC program was launched in 2008 by the federal government in an attempt to attract the world’s best researchers to Canadian universities. The program awards $10 million over seven years to each chair and was launched in an attempt to make Canada a worldwide leader in research. There are currently 24 chairs across Canadian universities studying all branches of science. Hoffman joins Matthew Farrer, a medical genetics professor, as UBC’s only other chair.Read more