News archive - April 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

WCA Postdoc Leads Galaxy Assembly Bias Research

Andrej Obuljen

A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute led by postdoc Andrej Obuljen, have just announced the detection of galaxy assembly bias.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Michael Balogh is awarded the CASCA 2020 Executive Award

Michael Balogh

In alternate years, the CASCA Board has the honour to bestow the Executive Award for Outstanding Service “to an individual who has made sustained contributions in service that have strengthened the Canadian astronomical community and enhanced its impact regionally, nationally and/or internationally.” Dr. Michael Balogh, of the University of Waterloo, is the recipient of the 2020 Executive Award.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Unprecedented glimpse inside quasar unveils black hole at its heart

A distant quasar – a pulsating firestorm burning brighter than a trillion suns, half the universe away from Earth – harbours a supermassive black hole. And we can now see it with unprecedented clarity, thanks to a team of researchers from the global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration.

The EHT team conducted the highest-resolution measurements yet of a quasar called 3C 279, using the same interconnected global array of telescopes they utilized to capture the now-iconic image of a black hole, published in April 2019.

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