News archive - 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Canada Research Chair positions renewed for two Waterloo Physics & Astronomy faculty

Dr. Roger Melko (left) and Dr. Kevin Resch (right)

Two Physics & Astronomy researchers have been reappointed as Canadian Research Chairs (CRC). Kevin Resch and Roger Melko were recognized for their continued achievement with research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

$900K in seed funding supports new quantum projects

Exploring how biological processes use quantum effects and developing new nanowire arrays to detect light at the single photon level are two of 10 projects being funded by more than $900,000 from the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.

The funding program, which will launch its third cycle in this spring, promotes the development of new ideas and applications for quantum devices.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Dr. Bizheva awarded 2018 Seed Fund grant

Dr. Kostadinka Bizheva

This year, the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology launched its first ever Seed Fund program in hopes of driving scientific innovation, growth, and opportunity through the support of collaborative research across UW faculties.

Dr. Kostadinka Bizheva was awarded one of eight Seed Fund grants, and is collaborating with Dr. Marianna Foldvari on another successful research proposal. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

UW researcher named as Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Christine Muschik

Christine Muschik, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and IQC researcher, has been named as an Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Waterloo Science student wins co-op triple crown

Emily Pass looking through a telescope

Astronomy and Physics student, Emily Pass, wins faculty, provincial and national Co-op Student of the Year Awards

A third-year Science undergraduate student has won the National Co-op of the Year Award for developing a data analysis program that rapidly detects objects in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space beyond Neptune.

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