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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Making waves

Marek Stastna

“Imagine being out on a lake on a windy day and you’re getting pushed around by waves,” says Marek Stastna, an oceanographer and professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. “What you may not realize is that in the interior of the ocean, there are waves one hundred times that size. My passion is to create mathematical models of that type of movement.”

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Last Frontier of Mathematics

Siv Sivaloganathan

“Math and medicine are like the two solitudes,” reflected Professor Siv Sivaloganathan, chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics. “They represent two separate cultures and ways of thinking.” When the two combine into mathematical medicine, the results are nothing short of astonishing.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Crossing disciplines

Sue Ann Campbell

For most of her 26 years as a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Sue Ann Campbell has focused her research on building and analyzing mathematical models within the neural system.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

♪ “Waterloo, knowing my fate is to be with you” ♪

Nicholas Richardson in his convocation gown holding flowers

Nicholas Richardson wanted to experience the full potential of his time at university. A well-rounded student in high school, Richardson performed in musicals, played soccer, and participated on the trivia team. It was important to him to get involved and engaged in a number of activities once he started his studies at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Where water meets math

Lizz Webb standing in front of a waterfall

“My life has always been intertwined with water in one way or another,” realized Lizz Webb, who recently completed her master’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo. As the captain of the swim team in high school, Webb has always loved swimming and lifeguarding, but she never expected to build a career at the intersection of mathematics and ocean sciences.

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