University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Today there are few greater frontiers of discovery than in the field of astrophysics. Using astronomical observations and theoretical reasoning, researchers at the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (WCA) help to unlock the mysteries of the Universe. They solve problems in areas including the origin and fate of the Universe, the nature of dark matter, black hole dynamics and thermodynamics, gravitational waves and gravitational lenses, the properties of stars and interstellar matter, the formation of galaxies, stars and solar systems and the unification of General Relativity and quantum mechanics.
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 promised 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.