Five new researchers join Science at York (3)By York University Faculty of Science and Engineering Feb 01, 2013 4:18AM UTC
Matthew Johnson joins the Department of Physics & Astronomy. He also holds an Associate Faculty appointment at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), the hub of theoretical physics in Canada. “In my research, I am always trying to find ways that observations of the universe can inform us about models of theoretical physics, “ says Johnson. “I am delighted to be in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at York, with its strong research programs in Astronomy and Particle Physics, where this feedback between theory and observation is highly valued.”
Johnson’s research focuses on understanding how the fundamental laws of nature can be probed through their imprint on the large scale structure and evolution of the universe as a whole. This new collaboration will facilitate intellectual exchange among faculty and students at both York and PI, to push the boundaries of the current understanding of the cosmos.