News for Current students

Monday, June 7, 2021

Modeling the mysteries of the universe, closer to home

At first glance, astrophysics may not seem to have much in common with tracking and predicting the spread of a global virus. But to Professor Niayesh Afshordi, the link was clear – even early last year as our collective reaction to COVID-19 played out in real time.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Inaugural Wittek Quantum Prize Awarded to Waterloo and Perimeter PhD Student

February 5, 2021

Xiu-Zhe (Roger) Luo is honoured for his open-source software contributions

Perimeter and University of Waterloo PhD student Xiu-Zhe (Roger) Luo has won the inaugural Wittek Quantum Prize for Open Source Software.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Canadian Association of Physicists honours several UWaterloo researchers

The 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress was held June 12 - 17 in Ottawa, Ontario. Awards for outstanding research were presented at the Recognition Gala on June 16.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Public lecture explains optical principles behind the latest eye-based medical diagnostics

More than 65 members of the local community came to hear Professor Melanie Campbell present her public lecture, “The eye, a window on the brain,” at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener last week.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Waterloo physicists detect single photons without destroying them

A team led by Waterloo physicists has successfully detected the presence of single photons while preserving their quantum states.

Photons in quantum states are used as carriers of information and sent over long distance, for applications like quantum cryptography and teleportation. However, any transmission is inherently lossy – only 50 per cent of photons arrive after travelling 15 kilometres through optical fibre – making it very difficult to know when an individual photon is arriving.

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