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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Partnerships are brought to light at THEMUSEUM

Ian Andrews, Kent Fisher, Jean-Philippe MacLean, Michael Mazurek, Aimee Gunther, Angela Olano, and Sarah Kaiser

Navigate the Mission-Impossible laser maze without breaking any beams, create a doodle to glow in the ultraviolet room, look down, down, down into the Infinity Mirror or race against a beam of light. These activities are all part of the new LIGHT Illuminated exhibit at THEMUSEUM.

Friday, October 30, 2015

A proof-of-concept demonstration beats the best known classical protocol

Professor Norbert Lütkenhaus

Waterloo physicists Norbert Lütkenhaus, Juan Miguel Arrazola and Shihan Sajeed, along with colleagues at University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and the University of Hong Kong, experimentally demonstrated a quantum fingerprinting system that can transmit less information tha

Monday, September 28, 2015

The quantum vacuum takes shape

The concepts of a quantum vacuum and quantum vacuum fluctuations are still not accepted by everyone. However, a group of researchers including Chris Wilson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have found further evidence that the two concepts are a reality. Through experiments conducted at Chalmers University of Technology, the researchers were able to probe the quantum vacuum fluctuations and not only measure their strength, but also map out their shape them.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A twist for control of orbital angular momentum of neutron waves

For the first time, a team of University of Waterloo researchers from the Faculty of Science and Institute Quantum Computing show that a wave property of neutrons, Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM), can be controlled.

This newfound control of neutron OAM states means that researchers can now use neutron OAM beams to see inside materials that optical, x-ray or electron OAM beams can’t penetrate.

This control can help measure the magnetism, for example, in magnetic materials, as well as deeper probes of superconducting and chiral materials.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Transportation Public Lecture brings community together for Science Literacy Week

Transportation public lecture

Physics and Astronomy Professor David Hawthorn demonstrates superconductivity using a miniature levitating train.

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