News archive - August 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

8 things you need to know about string theory and higher dimensions with Spiro Karigiannis

By the Numbers

Mathematicians and theoretical physicists explore multiple dimensions that go beyond the ones we understand with our common sense.

We can understand the three spatial dimensions as part of our direct lived experience. We can perhaps also understand time as a temporal dimension with some effort, bringing the number of dimensions up to four.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Researchers from applied mathematics bringing new cancer treatments closer to reality

Siv Sivaloganathan

Researchers in applied mathematics are part of a team developing technologies that use acoustic waves to target and destroy cancerous tumours.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Cecilia Cotton and Martin Pei named winners of Faculty of Mathematics 2021 Awards for Distinction in Teaching

Cecilia Cotton and Martin Pei

Cecilia Cotton from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences and Martin Pei from the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization have been named winners of this year’s Awards for Distinction in Teaching from the Faculty of Mathematics.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Top 12 mathematics entrepreneurial spinoffs

By the Numbers

Entrepreneurs are the people who take chances with innovative ideas and business. They make things happen and break new ground.

In the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA. Many of our programs link with entrepreneurship. And numerous startups have grown from the work of our students and professors.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Applied mathematics researchers study unique hydrology of Yucatan Peninsula, informing present-day climate science

Yucatan limestone formations

Researchers in applied mathematics have made new discoveries on the hydrology of the Yucatan Peninsula. The research has implications for historical understandings of the Maya civilization, the archaeology of the Yucatan and for present-day climate science as well.

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