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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waterloo researcher helps make new discoveries about black holes

The extreme gravity of the black hole in M87 distorts the appearance of the jet near the event horizon.

This image, created using computer models, shows how the extreme gravity of the
black hole in M87 distorts the appearance of the jet near the event horizon. Part of the radiation from the jet is

Friday, September 14, 2012

Rohan Jayasundera appointed as Senior Teaching Fellow

The position of Teaching Fellow was created by the Provost to promote, enhance and support teaching excellence and innovation in each of the Faculties. Rather than have a single individual provide our top-down leadership in teaching, we chose to create a team of Fellows, one from each Department and School, led by a Senior Teaching Fellow who will guide efforts to improve teaching and learning in the Faculty of Science.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dr. Melko is awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics

Dr. Roger Melko

for his innovative and deep achievements in developing quantum Monte Carlo methods for quantum information theory and condensed matter physics.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics makes one award per year, recognizing a new researcher for their outstanding contributions. Congratulations, Dr. Melko.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Two Physics & Astronomy faculty members receive performace awards

"Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship," reads a memo by Vice-President Academic and Provost Sallie Ann Keller.

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