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Thursday, March 22, 2018

UW researcher named as Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Christine Muschik

Christine Muschik, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and IQC researcher, has been named as an Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Waterloo Science student wins co-op triple crown

Emily Pass looking through a telescope

Astronomy and Physics student, Emily Pass, wins faculty, provincial and national Co-op Student of the Year Awards

A third-year Science undergraduate student has won the National Co-op of the Year Award for developing a data analysis program that rapidly detects objects in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space beyond Neptune.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A new way to use neutrons

Novel neutron interferometry technique is more powerful and practical

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), have developed a neutron interferometry technique that is more powerful, robust and practical than existing techniques, paving the way for advances in imaging, materials science, and fundamental physics and quantum research.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Waterloo Science students reflect on their experience at CERN

Charging Cavaliers and Ambassador of Canada to Switzerland group photo

Last September, Paul McKarris and Marina Robin were part of a group of Canadian students who won the opportunity to test their high school experiment at CERN. Now, first-year Waterloo Science students McKarris and Robin share their experience at the Beamline for Schools Competition.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale

Researchers members of the Budakian lab

A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs

MacLean in the optical photonics lab

Jean-Philippe MacLean works on his quantum optics experiment designed to capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Physicist Ray Laflamme appointed to Order of Canada

Ray Laflamme in the foyer of IQC

Waterloo physicist Raymond Laflamme has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his significant scientific and leadership contributions to the country. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Understanding why the Universal expansion is accelerating

Understanding the observed late-time acceleration of the cosmological expansion is one of the most compelling problems facing physics today. The University of Waterloo's new Distinguished Chair in Astrophysics, Will Percival, is leading an effort to understand why the Universal expansion is accelerating. 

Dr. Percival's paper, Baryon acoustic oscillations: A cosmological ruler, is featured on the cover of Physics Today, December 2017.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Roger Melko’s Group is Pioneering Machine Learning Techniques to Solve Fundamental Problems in Condensed Matter

t-sne Ising

In 2012, a group of University of Toronto researchers led by Geoffrey Hinton sparked a revolution in artificial intelligence that has dramatically changed the world. Their breakthrough came after decades of research designing machine learning algorithms for use in computer vision tasks, such as feature extraction from raw image data.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Tale of Two Supernovae

The Perseus galaxy cluster, located about 240 million light-years away, is shown in this composite of visible light (green and r