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Congratulations to Professor Avery Broderick for being selected as one of the first recipients for the new Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Award!
This award was established by the Faculty of Science’s Associate Dean of Research, alongside the Science Faculty Awards Committee to recognize outstanding research accomplishments by Science’s faculty members. Each year, one tenure-track and two tenured faculty members will be recognized. It is our hope that these awards will significantly increase the research profile of faculty members in Science, and for those who receive them, strengthen subsequent nominations for external research awards.
Professor Avery Broderick from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, one of the two tenured faculty members recognized with this award, studies the nature of gravity, the least understood of the fundamental forces. Broderick hunts for clues to gravity's nature in the vicinity of its most extreme manifestations – black holes. These are encoded on the night sky and revealed by the Event Horizon Telescope, which captures the astrophysical dramas unfolding on gravity's stage.
Congratulations to Professor Avery Broderick!
For other award winners, please visit the Faculty of Science website.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.