News for Current students

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.

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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