The main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors of the Physics building will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed.
Administrative offices have been relocated to PHY 345.
Please do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.

In order to properly clean rooms and buildings due to fire damage, the following classes and midterms (listed by subject and number) being held up to June 15 have been temporarily relocated. To see if your course/midterm has been impacted please visit the Registrar's Temporary Relocations page.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Waterloo ceiling breaker Melanie Campbell challenges the status quo

Melanie Campbell

Professor Melanie Campbell discovered her love of physics in the early 1970s, when there were very few women in her undergraduate program and not a single female professor.

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 than the best kn

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.

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