University of Waterloo
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Congratulations to our 2021 graduates. Receiving a Physics degree in normal times is hard enough.
I am grateful to you for your perseverance during this long period of upheaval. Have a great life and career. Do great things and stay in touch.
To the incoming fall class: have a wonderful summer. I look forward to meeting you in the fall when things begin to normalize.
University Research Chair
Chair, Physics & Astronomy
The Physics & Astronomy department encourages an inclusive, tolerant, respectful, and diverse, intellectual environment
What can detectors detect?
We congratulate Laura Henderson, who was awarded the Pearson Medal for her doctoral thesis in Relativistic Quantum Information. Entitled “What can detectors detect?”, Laura’s thesis advanced our understanding of the relationship between quantum information, space, and time in novel ways.
The Dean of Science Award honours Master’s students in the Faculty of Science who demonstrate outstanding performance. Speaking with the latest winner, IQC researcher Ryan Ferguson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, we learned about his award-winning research.
Congratulations on your Dean of Science Award, Ryan. Let’s start off by talking about your Master’s thesis. What did you research?
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.