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Monday, February 20, 2017

Physics competes in Science’s 3MT heat

group photo of 3MT science heat competitors

The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Powerful Radio Jets Surprising Fuel Source for Star Formation and Supermassive Black Hole

Radio jets from the supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy in the Phoenix Cluster

Astronomers have discovered that powerful radio jets from a supermassive black hole – which normally suppress star formation – are actually stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy’s halo, proving the existence of a powerful feedback mechanism that potentially fuels future star birth.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Machine learning opens new avenues in condensed matter physics research

iStock image - ribbons of binary converging in a pool of light

Two physicists from the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have succeeded in using machine learning to “recognize” phases of matter.

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