News archive - May 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Vision Scientist Ben Thompson awarded New Zealand's top scientific prize

Collage of headshots of all members on the Neonatal Glucose Studies Team

Professor Ben Thompson is part of an inter-disciplinary research team that won New Zealand’s 2021 Te Pūiaki Putaiao Matua a Te Pirimia Science Prize, for changing international neonatal hypoglycemia practice. The prize is New Zealand's top award for scientific discoveries that have had a significant economic, health, social and/or environmental impact around the world.

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. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Physicists wonder what comes after quantum?

Michael Grabowecky sitting on a concrete bench.

Quantum theory, the physics of the very small, helps us to understand nature and our world by explaining and predicting the behaviour of atoms and molecules. Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) are interested in what comes after quantum theory, specifically the possibility of a broader theory that replaces quantum theory as a more complete description of nature.

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.