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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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Physicist Raymond Laflamme's Canada Research Chair renewed

Physicist Raymond Laflamme, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and executive director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, saw his CRC renewed for $1.4 million over seven years.

His research on controlling quantum systems using quantum error correction is critical to the development of robust new quantum technologies. Harnessing the power of technologies at the atomic scale requires mechanisms to control these fragile, yet powerful behaviours.

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