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  1. Dec. 5, 2019Making photovoltaic storage systems more financially attractive to homeowners
    PhD graduate Fiodar Kazhamiaka and his co-supervisor Professor Catherine Rosenberg

    Almost daily, scientists release another study documenting the growing influence of human-caused global warming. Driven by ever-increasing amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mostly from coal, oil and natural gas we burn for energy, the Earth’s average surface temperature has risen by almost 1ºC since the late 19thcentury, with much greater increases predicted ahead.

  2. Dec. 3, 2019New math model could lead to more personalized cancer therapies
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    Researchers have found a new way to use math to better treat cancer and prevent its relapse.

    Using the first mathematical model of its kind, researchers at the University of Waterloo found a way to study the interactions between the immune system and different types of cancer cells.

    Using their new model, the researchers found that administering different cancer therapies in a particular sequence could better target cancer stem cells in tumours, potentially leading to more personalized treatments for cancer patients. 

  3. Nov. 28, 2019New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger
    Tip-Tap technology attached to a person's hand.

    Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.

    The device, called Tip-Tap, is inexpensive and battery-free through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to sense when fingertips touch. The device could, therefore, be added to disposable surgical gloves, allowing surgeons to access preoperative planning diagrams in an operating room. 

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  1. Jan. 16, 2020JMM Alumni & Friends Reception
    City of Denver and Rocky Mountains

    If you have a PhD from Waterloo and are planning to attend the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Denver; Stephen M. Watt, Dean, Faculty of Mathematics, invites you to join him on Thursday, January 16 for a networking reception at the Colorado Convention Centre at the Hyatt Regency.

  2. Jan. 22, 2020Postdoc Lunch Series: How to network in academia
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    How to network in academia

    Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research and International, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Math postdocs.

    Learn tips and tricks from our resident experts at the Centre for Career Action about how to use in-person opportunities, online platforms, and social media to maximize your network. 

  3. Feb. 7, 2020Bridges Lecture Series - Opening Space/s
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    Fifty years after the first lunar landing again we find the exploration of space to be inviting.

    Our quest to open new spaces that extend wider and further than ever before promises immense scientific and technological milestones to be met. It is also an occasion to converse about vexing and relatively unexplored socio-political issues which such discoveries entail. Does an expansion into space carve opportunities to improve or, rather, exacerbate our currently polarizing Earth-related physical and social difficulties?

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