News archive - September 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

David Rose named HeforShe Faculty of Science Leader

Professor and Biology Chair David Rose

Dean Bob Lemieux named Professor David Rose (left) the Faculty of Science HeforShe Leader. Rose is also the Chair for the Department of Biology.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A twist for control of orbital angular momentum of neutron waves

For the first time, a team of University of Waterloo researchers from the Faculty of Science and Institute Quantum Computing show that a wave property of neutrons, Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM), can be controlled.

This newfound control of neutron OAM states means that researchers can now use neutron OAM beams to see inside materials that optical, x-ray or electron OAM beams can’t penetrate.

This control can help measure the magnetism, for example, in magnetic materials, as well as deeper probes of superconducting and chiral materials.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Transportation Public Lecture brings community together for Science Literacy Week

Professor Hawthorn demonstrating a miniature levitating train

Physics and Astronomy Professor David Hawthorn demonstrates superconductivity using a miniature levitating train.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Let's Talk Science highlights Waterloo volunteer Zaid Al-Dabbagh

Zaid Al-Dabbagh volunteering at Science Outreach booth

Although Zaid has only been volunteering with Let’s Talk Science in Waterloo for a short time, he is already connecting with new people and inspiring them with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  

Monday, September 21, 2015

Waterloo heads to the international iGEM Giant Jamboree

Waterloo iGEM 2015 team in the lab.

Working in the new, dedicated iGEM lab space are team members (left to right): Peivand Sadat Mousavi, Patrick Diep, James Hawley, Steven ten Holder, Zoe Wu.