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Congratulations graduating class of 2019!

On behalf of the Physics & Astronomy faculty and staff, I wish to express our excitement and pride at having taken part in helping you shape your future. Having successfully navigated the rigors of a Physics degree, you can go anywhere and do anything you can dream of.

To the members of our largest graduating class, fare well, return often. You will always be a part of us.

With warm regards

Brian McNamara, Chair

The Physics & Astronomy department encourages an inclusive, tolerant, respectful, and diverse, intellectual environment

  1. May 16, 2019Doctoral student awarded Vanier Scholarship
    Lei Yang

    Lei Yang was awarded a 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This three-year scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies. Up to 166 scholarships are awarded each year, divided evenly between three federal granting agencies.

  2. May 14, 2019Rob Mann awarded the 2019 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics
    Rob Mann

    The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2019 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics is awarded to Robert Mann, University of Waterloo, for his overall accomplishments in teaching, and the promotion of quality teaching both at his institution and through the CAP, which are exemplified by the instigation of an annual Teaching Retreat at the University of Waterloo and the implementation of the CAP's Award for Excellence in High School/CEGEP Physics Teaching.

  3. Mar. 5, 2019Physics alumnus Robert Myers named new director of Perimeter Institute
    Rob Myers

    Last week, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics named Waterloo Science alumnus Robert Myers (BSc Physics - Co-op ‘82) as their new director. He succeeds the previous director, cosomologist Dr. Neil Turok, who held the position since 2008.

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  1. June 20, 2019Violation of an augmented set of Leggett-Garg inequalities and the implementation of a continuous in time velocity measurement

    M.Sc. Thesis Presentation

    Candidate: Shayan-Shawn Majidy

  2. June 26, 2019The Vertex Algebra Vertex

    Ph.D. Thesis Presentation

    Candidate: Miroslav Rapcak

  3. July 3, 2019Engineering Effective Hamiltonians for Magnetic Resonance

    Ph.D. Thesis Presentation

    Candidate: Holger Haas

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