Thursday, June 25, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

The dynamics of open quantum systems, i.e., of systems interacting with an environment, forms the basis of numerous active areas of research. One approach to modeling open quantum system is via a Collision Model in which the environment is itself assumed to be composed of many small quantum systems (ancillas) which interact with the target system sequentially. In this seminar I will discuss how to construct a master equation from a collision models discrete-time dynamics. The approach taken generalizes prior methods which take the continuum limit (i.e.

Friday, June 19, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

Quantum information science gives us an effective language to describe physical phenomena in terms of the evolution of information. This information paradigm allows us to bring new solutions to old problems, for example to the task of cooling a physical system. While we usually think of cooling as putting a hot system inside a refrigerator, or making contact with a cold bath that cools through random collisions with cold molecules, we can

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 — 8:00 PM EDT
A visitor observing through a telescope

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, this event has been cancelled

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Back by popular demand! 

Our professors had such a great time in Toronto last year,  they insisted on a second round!

One again we're bringing a little bit of the Faculty of Science to Toronto for some casual academic conversations.  Pull up a chair, have a drink and a few munchies on us, and engage in some spirited discussions with various science faculty members. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT
Gustav Bakos observatory exterior in daylight

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, this event has been cancelled

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT

CANCELLED

Astronomy Seminar Series

Will Kinney, University of Buffalo, SUNY

Recent developments in String Theory center on the idea of the "Swampland", which is defined as the set of low-energy effective theories which do not have any counterpart in a complete theory of quantum gravity. I will provide a pedagogical introduction to the Swampland concept, with a particular focus on implications for cosmology. There may be some snark.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Learn how the University of Waterloo and its alumni improve our lives at the final event in our Health Innovations series.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 6-9 p.m.
Centre for International Governance Innovation | 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo

$15 per person (includes hors d’oeuvres and refreshments).
Guests welcome.

Please register for this event.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT

Phys10 Undergraduate Seminar Series

Miriam Diamond
Department of Physics, University of Toronto

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 6:30 PM EST
A visitor observing through a telescope

Experience the profound surprise of viewing the brilliant evening "star" Venus through our telescope!

  • Presentation at 6:30 PM in PHY 313
  • Telescope viewing at 7:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Chang-Goo Kim, Princeton University

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Gwen Eadie, University of Toronto

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Ramesh Narayan, Harvard University

Friday, February 7, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST

CANCELLED

Astronomy Seminar Series

Brenda Frye, University of Arizona

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 6:30 PM EST
A visitor observing through a telescope

Come and view the observations that literally changed our place in the Universe!

  • Presentation at 6:30 PM in PHY 313
  • Telescope viewing at 7:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Sharon Morsink

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST

Phys10 Undergraduate Seminar Series

Alan Jamison, Department of Physics & Astronomy and IQC
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Arnaud De-Mattia, CEA Saclay

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Jo Dunkley, Princeton University

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 3:30 PM EST

Naman Gupta, Masters student with Prof. David Hawthorn

Introduction to the physics of high-Tc superconductivity
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 — 6:30 PM EST
A visitor observing through a telescope

Escape the mid-winter blahs and explore the dramatic lunar surface at the Observatory!

  • Presentation at 6:30 PM in PHY 313
  • Telescope viewing at 7:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST

Phys10 Undergraduate Seminar Series

Professor Wei Tsen (UW Chemistry/IQC) 

The discovery of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials has led to a new vanguard in condensed matter physics. Not only does dimensionality allow for robust control of the electronic properties of layered materials, novel heterostructures with no traditional analog can further be created by interfacing different 2D species. In this talk, I will give an overview of the 2D materials field, discuss a few recent breakthroughs, and present some of our own results on 2D magnetic systems.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 — 11:30 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Nienke van der Marel, University of British Columbia

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