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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Tale of Two Supernovae

The Perseus galaxy cluster, located about 240 million light-years away.

The Perseus galaxy cluster, located about 240 million light-years away, is shown in this composite of visible light (green and red) and near-infrared images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Unseen here is a thin, hot, X-ray-emitting gas that fills the cluster. Credit: Robert Lupton and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Consortium.

A single measurement from the former Hitomi X-ray Observatory has revealed the origins of Type 1a supernovae while resolving a decades’ old debate about one of the most important sources of heavy metals in the universe.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic wastewater

Domestic well water monitored with a portable water quality meter prior to sampling for chemical analyses. Photo: John Spoelstra

Waterloo researchers have found that more than 30 per cent of rural groundwater samples collected in the Nottawasaga River Watershed, including those from domestic wells, show evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Waterloo named top comprehensive research university for 10th consecutive year

Exterior University of Waterloo metal sign

The University of Waterloo is the top research university among Canadian comprehensive universities for the tenth year in a row, according to Research Infosource.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Graduate program brings together students from all six Waterloo faculties

Water Collaborative Students sampling on a shoreline.

For one week in September, graduate students in the Collaborative Water Program (CWP) step outside of the classroom and gain hands-on learning experience from local water experts and community members in the Grand River Watershed.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Waterloo chemist recognized by American Chemical Society for advances in chromatography

Janusz Pawliszyn.

The American Chemical Society announced last month that University of Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn will receive the 2018 ACS award in Chromatography, sponsored by MilliporeSigma.