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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Raymond Laflamme recognized for ground-breaking contributions to quantum research

Raymond Laflamme

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) have awarded Raymond Laflamme, Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, the 2017 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. The CAP-CRM prize recognizes research excellence in Canada.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Richard Epp and Michael Beazely recognized for Excellence in Science Teaching

Michael Beazely and Richard Epp

Excellence in teaching is both a tradition and a core mission of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science. Each year the Faculty of Science celebrates this dedication and superior teaching calibre by selecting up to two instructors to receive its highest teaching honour: the Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waterloo researchers capture first "image" of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

Dark matter filaments bridge the space between galaxies in this false colour map.

Astrophysicists at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.

The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waterloo joins consortium building the world’s best submillimeter-surveyor telescope

Site of the CCAT-p

A team of Canadian, American, and German scientists announced construction will soon begin on the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p).

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