News archive - 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

University issues statement on the Thirty Meter Telescope

Many of us in the Waterloo community are watching with great concern the developments in Hawaii around the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).

The Waterloo physics community has been in dialogue over the last several days with colleagues from around the world. We have heard views expressed on our own campus from students and faculty members. Though many of us have deeply held beliefs about what should happen next, it is our very strong view that it is primarily up to Hawaiians to decide how - or if - they will “share the Mauna”, as eloquently ​expressed ​by master navigator Kalepa Baybayan in July.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Professor Donna Strickland awarded CAE Honorary Fellowship

Donna Strickland

As its highest honour, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) maybestow the title of “Honorary Fellow” on any individual who has made anoutstanding contribution to the profession of engineering in Canada, another country or globally. This honour is bestowed on an individual for contributions well above what is expected for a Fellow of the Academy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Machine Learning: A Revolution in Artificial Intelligence

Roger Melko

There’s a new kind of student in town, and for Waterloo physics professor, Roger Melko, this student has the potential to spark a revolution in the world of quantum computing.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Farewell to Dr. Chiamaka Okoli

Chiamaka Okoli

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Chiamaka Okoli, a brilliant astrophysicist and former PhD student at our department. Dr. Okoli successfully defended her PhD with the title “Dark Matter and Neutrinos in the Foggy universe” last December. Her PhD convocation at the University of Waterloo was scheduled for last week, on June 13th.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Doctoral student awarded Vanier Scholarship

Lei Yang

Lei Yang was awarded a 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This three-year scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies. Up to 166 scholarships are awarded each year, divided evenly between three federal granting agencies.

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