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News archive - 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

University of Waterloo Math students compete in iGEM competition

Our UWaterloo iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) team presented their 2013 project at the North American Regional competition on October 5. The competition involved 64 undergraduate teams from across the US and Canada. Their project, on "Retransmittable and Modifiable Intercellular DNA Messaging" won them the prize for Best Poster Presentation in their division and Gold Medal Standing overall. They were also among the teams selected to advance to the World Championship competition at MIT in November.
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Applied Math Graduate students win Presentation Awards at AMMCS-2013

At the international conference AMMCS-2013, which was held at Wilfrid Laurier University, three Applied Mathematics graduate students were recognized for their presentations:
 
First Prize, Contributed Talk: Amenda Chow, Control of the Landau-Lifshitz Equation.
 
First Prize, Poster Presentation: Matt Kloosterman, A Closed NPZ Model with Delayed Nutrient Recycling.
 
Second Prize, Special Session: Krishan Rajaratnam, Orthogonal separation of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation on
Thursday, July 4, 2013

Applied Math professors host global exchange students

Professors Hans De Sterck and Kevin Lamb are hosting international
undergraduate student researchers through the MITACS Globallink program.
 
Professor De Sterck's student, Xu Yuzhi, is from Renmin University and is working on, advanced algorithms for social network analysis with Hadoop/MapReduce.
 
Professor Lamb's student, Aritra Sasmal, is from the Indian Institute
of Technology and is working on a project on internal water waves.
This project was recently written up in the "
Friday, June 14, 2013

Spring Convocation June 14, 2013

Seven of our graduate students were awarded degrees at Spring Convocation:

- Martin Fuhry (MMath)

- Jonathan Murley (MMath)

- Janelle Resch (MMath)

- Boglarka Soos (MMath)

- Killian Miller (PhD)

- Ruibin Qin  (PhD)

- Rahul Rahul (PhD)

For more information please click here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quantum sounds could reveal the shape of the universe

Applied Mathematics Professor and Canada Research Chair Achim Kempf recently published work which develops new tools that may help unify quantum theory and the theory of general relativity. The tools involve calculating the shape of an object just from its sound. Theoretically this could be used to determine the shape of spacetime from the ringing caused by quantum fluctuations. More detail can be found here: http://uwaterloo.ca/stories/quantum-sounds-could-reveal-shape-universe.

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