Tuesday, January 7, 2020

WCA researcher awarded 2019 Buchalter Cosmology Prize

Niayesh Afshordi

 "The strength of gravitational wave "echoes" following the merger of two neutron stars on 17 August 2017. We see a significant signal at frequency of 72 Hz, 1 second after the merger."

Originally published by the Perimeter Institute

The Buchalter Cosmology Prize recognizes “ground-breaking theoretical, observational, or experimental work in cosmology that has the potential to produce a breakthrough advance in our understanding.”

Thursday, September 5, 2019

2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Avery Broderick

Congratulations to Avery Broderick and other team members of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration for winning the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics!  Read more: https://breakthroughprize.org/News/54

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Andrew Reeves, WCA graduate student spends a week at Dunlap Institute

Andrew Reeves with telescope

I just spent the past week at the Dunlap Institute Summer School for Astronomical Instrumentation. Students came from all over the world - five continents in total!

Friday, July 12, 2019

WCA Board Member, Crystal Senko explores quantum research

Exploring a physics lab as an undergraduate student, Crystal Senko didn’t realize she was about to set forth on a future career path in quantum research.

Monday, July 8, 2019

WCA unveils logo

Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics Logo

The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics unveils logo for its new Centre.

We are proud to be launching a new visual identity for the Centre that will help steward future conversations for building a Centre, recruiting talent and providing a unique identify on the global stage.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Professor Mike Hudson appointed to Euclid Consortium Board

Mike Hudson

Prof Mike Hudson was recently appointed as the Canadian member of the Euclid Consortium Board. Euclid is an international mission, led by the European Space Agency, with significant interest from a number of international partners including Canada, and is planned for launch in 2022. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

WCA students present as CASCA 2019

U Waterloo Students at Canadian Astronomical Society in Montreal
Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics students attended the annual mmeting of CASCA (Canadian Astronomical Society), June 18-21.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Farewell to Dr. Chiamaka Okoli

Chiamaka Okoli

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Chiamaka Okoli, a brilliant astrophysicist and former PhD student at our department. Dr. Okoli successfully defended her PhD with the title “Dark Matter and Neutrinos in the Foggy universe” last December. Her PhD convocation at the University of Waterloo was scheduled for last week, on June 13th.

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