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Friday, May 20, 2022

Waterloo scientists awarded Early Researcher Awards Funding

Designing nano electrocatalysts, quantum simulations of particle interactions and trapped ions are three Waterloo Science research projects broadening disciplinary horizons and delivering real-world impact. Waterloo scientists Anna Klinkova, Christine Muschnik and Crystal Senko each received funding through the Government of Ontario's 2022 Early Researcher Awards program. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Donna Strickland inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

Portrait of Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo and Nobel laureate in physics, was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), considered the most prestigious honorary scientific society in the United States.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Finding our galactic centre

A bright orange ring with three very bright spots almost equally spaced along the ring

Three years ago, history was made when the first image of a black hole inspired wonder and awe around the world as we glimpsed the shadow of light escaping from the supermassive black hole M87*. Today, history is being made again as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration releases the image of a second black hole — Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) — the one at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Research breakthrough means warp speed ‘Unruh effect’ can finally be tested in lab settings

artists rendition of a black spacecraft surrounded by beams of light flying into a black hole

A major hurdle for work at the forefront of fundamental physics is the inability to test cutting-edge theories in a laboratory setting. But a recent discovery opens the door for scientists to see ideas in action that were previously only understood in theory or represented in science fiction and advances our understanding of theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Expert Q and A: Treatment options for mild COVID-19

Portrait of Kelly Grindrod

Are COVID-19 drugs recommended for everyone? What are they, and how do they work?

There are four treatment options available for mild cases of COVID-19. 

Kelly Grindrod, a pharmacist and University of Waterloo professor, answers common questions about these medications.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Waterloo research collaboration recognized with $2.8 million Alliance grant from NSERC

Josh Neufeld

As we move towards a greener future, nuclear power is considered a viable energy alternative because it does not produce greenhouse gases. However, its use has created a new problem: how should we safely store radioactive waste?

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

2022 Co-op Student of the Year Award goes to Pharmacy Student Camille Huo

Faculty of Science Co-op Student of the  Year Award Winner Camille Huo

Camille was recognized for her outstanding work term contributions and supporting the vaccination campaign

Friday, April 22, 2022

Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Awards announced for 2022

Andrea Edginton, Anna Klinkova and Rebecca Rooney

Congratulations to Professors Andrea Edginton, Anna Klinkova and Rebecca Rooney for being awarded the 2022 Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Awards!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Philippe Van Cappellen wins prestigious Canadian Geophysical Union Medal

Professor Philippe Van Cappellen from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, has been awarded the J.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Two science students recognized for exceptional teaching

Urja Nandivada and Justin Shmordok

The Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student recognize up to four students from across the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching of all kinds (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer) by registered students.

This year, two of the four winners were from the Faculty of Science.

Urja Nandivada, Physics and Astronomy