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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang

Achim Kempf with the Pope
Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a reverberation or afterglow left from when the universe was about 300,000 years old. It was first discovered in 1964 as a ubiquitous faint noise in radio antennas.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Canada 150 Research Chair joins Department of Applied Mathematics

Anita Layton

Anita Layton has been named Canada 150 Research Chair, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Layton is the chairholder for her work in Mathematical Biology and Medicine.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Applied Math Professor Speaking at Waterloo Innovation Summit

Applied Mathematics professor Joseph Emerson will be an invited speaker at the Waterloo Innovation Summit.This event, to be held in Toronto on March 23, will bring a number of experts together to discuss the potential of AI and quantum computing.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Applied Mathematics Graduate Students Sweep Faculty of Mathematics Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Applied math PhD student Kevin Church and MMath students Laura Chandler and Petar Simidzija won first, second, and third place (in a tie) in the 2018 Three-Minute Thesis Math Faculty Heats held on Wednesday, February 28.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How mathematics is helping to fight cancer

Collaborations between mathematicians, cancer biologists and clinical oncologists enable both rapid cost-effective testing of cancer drug combinations, and deeper understanding of cancer drug resistance. (Shutterstock)

by Mohammad Kohandel

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

Friday, January 12, 2018

SIAG Officers elected for new term

Kirsten Morris has been elected chair of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory for 2018-2019.   This SIAM Activity Group fosters collaboration and interaction among mathematicians, engineers, and other scientists in those areas of research related to the theory of systems and their control.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares

Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

In the study, researchers examined Google searches and geocoded tweets with the help of artificial intelligence and a mathematical model. The resulting data enabled them to analyze public perceptions on the value of getting vaccinated and determine when a population was getting close to a tipping point.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Applied Mathematics faculty member named Canada Research Chair

Jun Liu

Jun Liu

Applied Mathematics faculty member Jun Liu has been named Canada Research Chair, as part of the Government of Canada’s Canada Research Chairs Program.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall Convocation: October 20, 2017

Graduate Matthew Ambacher (centre), along with Michael Waite (left) and Francs Poulin (right)

Graduate Matthew Ambacher (centre), along with Michael Waite (left) and Francs Poulin (right)

Eight graduate degrees in applied mathematics were awarded at the Fall 2017 convocation.

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