News archive - May 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Waterloo scientists awarded Early Researcher Awards Funding

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Quantum simulations of particle interactions and trapped ions are two Waterloo Science research projects broadening disciplinary horizons and delivering real-world impact. Waterloo scientists Christine Muschnik and Crystal Senko each received funding through the Government of Ontario's 2022 Early Researcher Awards program. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

What comes after quantum?

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Quantum theory, the physics of the very small, helps us to understand nature and our world by explaining and predicting the behaviour of atoms and molecules. Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) are interested in what comes after quantum theory, specifically the possibility of a broader theory that replaces quantum theory as a more complete description of nature.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Finding our galactic centre

A new image from Avery Broderick and the Event Horizon Telescope shows the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

Three years ago, history was made when the first image of a black hole inspired wonder and awe around the world as we glimpsed the shadow of light escaping from the supermassive black hole M87*. Today, history is being made again as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration releases the image of a second black hole — Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) — the one at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Research breakthrough means warp speed ‘Unruh effect’ can finally be tested in lab settings

Spaceship flies through hyperspace in colourful nebula and star field

Discovery advances understanding of theory of relativity and quantum

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