News archive - July 2021

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Artificial Intelligence for fun: A mathematical physics student uses his AI skills to make people laugh

A serious passion for physics was what drew Parshant Utam to study Mathematical Physics at the University of Waterloo. Little did he realize that the University’s entrepreneurial atmosphere would lead him to become a co-founder of viral smartphone app that is pure fun.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Reducing the infinite for quantum communication

IQC researchers have developed a method to simplify the analysis of quantum communication protocols compatible with existing telecommunications infrastructure.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Pearson Medal Winner: Dr. Laura Henderson

What can detectors detect?

We congratulate Laura Henderson, who was awarded the Pearson Medal for her doctoral thesis in Relativistic Quantum Information.  Entitled “What can detectors detect?”, Laura’s thesis advanced our understanding of the relationship between quantum information, space, and time in novel ways.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Shayan Majidy wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Shayan Majidy, a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has earned the prestigious Vanier Scholarship award for his research achievements and his work in quantum computing education.

Monday, July 5, 2021

IQC researcher wins Dean of Science Award

The Dean of Science Award honours Master’s students in the Faculty of Science who demonstrate outstanding performance. Speaking with the latest winner, IQC researcher Ryan Ferguson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, we learned about his award-winning research.

Congratulations on your Dean of Science Award, Ryan. Let’s start off by talking about your Master’s thesis. What did you research?

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