News archive - October 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning physics professor follows her gut

Smiling portrait of Donna Strickland in her lab

Donna Strickland joined the ranks of Marie Curie this week, becoming the third woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. But the Waterloo professor admits she’s not one for deep reflections on her long career.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning physicist helped make lasers ubiquitous

Donna Strickland leans on lab table with laser equipment.

Millions of people undergo what has become routine laser eye surgery. Tools such as laser-based cameras that can create super slow-motion movies of chemical and physical reactions are standard technology in laboratories around the world.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Waterloo professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland.

Photo credit: Peter Lee/Waterloo Region Record

Donna Strickland wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. She is the first woman to win the physics prize since 1963.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Revealing hidden patterns in ecology

Coral reef on the ocean floor.

In an era of invasive species, climate change, and rapid habitat loss, ecological systems may never experience a “stable equilibrium”, according to Kim Cuddington, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Biology.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Biology Prof. Kirsten Müller appointed new Assistant Vice-President, GSPA

Portrait image of Prof. Kirsten Müller

On November 1, 2018, Professor Kirsten Müller will begin her role as the Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. She will join Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and Daniela O’Neill, also Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.