News archive - 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A new look at the galaxy-shaping power of black holes

Data from a now-defunct X-ray satellite is providing new insights into the complex tug-of-war between galaxies, the hot plasma that surrounds them, and the giant black holes that lurk in their centres.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Canadian Association of Physicists honours several UWaterloo researchers

The 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress was held June 12 - 17 in Ottawa, Ontario. Awards for outstanding research were presented at the Recognition Gala on June 16.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Computing a secret, unbreakable key

Diagrammatic explanation of QKD security

What once took months by some of the world’s leading mathematicians can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo, paving the way for fast, secure quantum communication.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Waterloo physicist awarded CAP Herzberg Medal for early-career achievement

Dr. Roger Melko is a pioneer and world leader in the modern multidisciplinary field of quantum many-body physics. He has made major contributions to our understanding of strongly interacting condensed-matter systems through large-scale computer simulations.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Changing the colour of single photons in a diamond quantum memory

An artist’s impression of quantum frequency conversion in a diamond quantum memory. (Credit: Dr. Khabat Heshami, NRC)

Researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo as well as the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have, for the first time, converted the colour and bandwidth of ultrafast single photons using a room-temperature quantum memory in diamond.

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