News archive - January 2020

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.

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