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Friday, December 7, 2018

Physics alumnus makes 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

30 under 30

From manufacturing and industry, robotics, healthcare and more, eleven of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list, which represents innovative minds from Canada and the United States, stretches across 23 categories for a total of 600 people. Among the group, are two Science a

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hotspot discovery proves Waterloo astrophysicist’s black hole theory

Avery Broderick

The recent detection of flares circling black holes has proven a decade-old theory - co-developed by Waterloo physicist Avery Broderick - about how black holes grow and consume matter.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Donna Strickland wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland, a University of Waterloo professor who helped revolutionize laser physics, has been named a winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.

Strickland, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, shares half the $1.4 million prize with French laser physicist Gérard Mourou. The other half was awarded to U.S. physicist Arthur Ashkin.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Waterloo welcomes five Vanier scholars in Physics and Astronomy

A Physics graduate student exploring quantum optics is one of five Vanier Scholars starting their graduate careers in the University of Waterloo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy this fall.

Friday, June 8, 2018

The role of frequency-shifting in quantum scalability

Physicists at IQC have developed new methods for preventing leakage errors due to cavity modes, an important obstacle in building a scalable quantum computer.

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