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News for Faculty

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Large class sizes during the coronavirus pandemic are a triple whammy

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Mathematical models can help figure out class sizes and configurations to minimize disruptions and school closures.
Friday, August 28, 2020

New protocol is a huge breakthrough for the future of quantum computers

Joel Wallman

Quantum computers will now have help tackling the central problem in their performance – noise.

Joel Wallman, a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and assistant professor of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo, has developed a protocol that will help deal with the issue of noise in quantum computers so that they can tackle more complex problems.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Study finds reopening schools with too many students in classrooms could result in more COVID-19 cases

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As many kids get ready to go back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study indicates ways to minimize outbreaks and their impact on in-person instruction. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Encouraging men who have sex with men to get tested once a year could reduce the spread of STIs

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Men who have sex with men (GbMSM) and who get tested at least once annually on average could help prevent a rise in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a new study.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Chris Bauch receives funding through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund

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The Ontario government contributed $148,000 for Chris Bauch’s research project, “How to Re-open Ontario's Economy Without Causing a Resurgence of COVID-19”.