Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics

The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics looks to the cosmos to solve the greatest mysteries of the universe. Here, world-class researchers and students come together in an atmosphere of curiosity, creativity and collaboration; exploring our cosmic origin to truly understand the physical processes at work in the Universe. From black holes to cosmology, we aim to understand what lies beyond the Earth. The possibilities for new discovery are limitless.


Watch the livestream of Avery Broderick's lecture.


Learn more about the Gustav Bakos ObservatoryThe Gustav Bakos Observatory houses a twelve-inch telescope, which is located on the roof of the Physics building. The observatory, in operation since 1967, has been used for research on and teaching about visual binary stars.


  1. June 11, 2019Distant planets and the search for life

    Professor Michel Fich speaks to the Royal City Men's Club this Thursday, June 13. 

  2. June 4, 2019Physics Professors present at CAP Congress
    Robert Mann presenting paper

    Professors Robert Mann (pictured above) and Ghazal Geshnizjani presented papers at the Canadian Association for Physics (CAP) Congress on Monday, June 3, 2019.  Robert Mann will also be awarded the 2019 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics, announced earlier this year.

  3. Apr. 23, 2019Will Percival receives Canadian Space Agency Grant

    Prof Will Percival was recently awarded a 2-year grant by the Canadian Space Agency to support his work for the Euclid satellite mission.

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