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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

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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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mirror Anomaly in Dirac Semimetals

transition between space-time and anti-spce-time through a "nodal loop" phase

Theoretical Research into Weyl-Dirac Semimetals May Lead to Novel Quantum Devices

Monday, November 13, 2017

Quantum Simulations & Quantum Networks

Rendering a quantum interaction

How can we use quantum technology to tackle problems from high energy physics?

Dr. Christine Muschik recently joined the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the IQC. Her research addresses the question: How can we use quantum technology to tackle problems from high energy physics?

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