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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.