News archive - 2017

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).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Waterloo Physicist receives funding for state-of-art quantum materials research

Dr. Jan Kycia

Jan Kycia is one of nineteen researchers from the University of Waterloo awarded funding through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), announced today by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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.

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