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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.

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