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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gravitational wave echoes may confirm Stephen Hawking’s hypothesis of quantum black holes

Black hole

Echoes in gravitational wave signals suggest that the event horizon of a black hole may be more complicated than scientists currently think.

Research from the University of Waterloo reports the first tentative detection of these echoes, caused by a microscopic quantum “fuzz” that surrounds newly formed black holes.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Study finds deforestation is changing animal communication

Howler monkey

Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Waterloo people named to the Order of Canada

Order of Canada medal

Four people with strong links to the University of Waterloo were among the newest appointees to the Order of Canada.

Donna Strickland, a physics and astronomy professor and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was named a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Have you disclosed your IP?

A digital brain

The Electronic IP Disclosure Form is available for researchers to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and should be completed by  March 31, 2020.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Research calls for new measures to treat mental illness and opioid use

Pills and bottle

Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has found.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Toyota Canada helps drive innovation forward with its largest single donation to a Canadian university

Toyota Manufacturing Canada Cambridge plant

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

New partnership to investigate privacy on blockchain

Chain links with code

The University of Waterloo and the Open Application Network (The OAN) are partnering to investigate solutions to the challenge of preserving privacy in the context of Open Applications on blockchain networks.

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