News archive - April 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Canada’s support will help Waterloo launch quantum research into space

Thomas Jennewein.

Canada is headed for the quantum space race with a project from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Biology graduate student Samantha Burke finds lakes are getting saltier

Samantha Burke sampling in the field.

Canada’s freshwater lakes are being threatened by the widespread use of road salt, according to a recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

A Boreal lake being sample in the Experimental Lakes Area, Ontario.

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Physicist Raymond Laflamme recognized for ground-breaking contributions to quantum research

Raymond Laflamme headshot

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) have awarded Raymond Laflamme the 2017 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. Laflamme is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

UW scientists join KW March For Science

KW March For Science banner

On Earth Day, thousands of scientists and supporters around the world gathered for the March For Science. Many Waterloo Science students, faculty, staff and administrators participated in the KW March For Science in Uptown Waterloo.