News for Current graduate students

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gravitational wave echoes may confirm Stephen Hawking’s hypothesis of quantum black holes

Artist rendition of gravitational waves

Echoes in gravitational wave signals suggest that the event horizon of a black hole may be more complicated than scientists currently think.

Research from the University of Waterloo reports the first tentative detection of these echoes, caused by a microscopic quantum “fuzz” that surrounds newly formed black holes.

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time, caused by the collision of massive, compact objects in space, such as black holes or neutron stars.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Waterloo researcher awarded 2019 Buchalter Cosmology Prize

Niayesh Afshordi

The Buchalter Cosmology Prize recognizes “ground-breaking theoretical, observational, or experimental work in cosmology that has the potential to produce a breakthrough advance in our understanding.”

Monday, March 4, 2019

Software for the quantum age

Inside view of the Institute for Quantum Computing building

Imagine if we could remove pollution from the atmosphere, not worry about the security of our private information, or design drugs targeted for more effective treatment against disease. Poised to revolutionize society, quantum technologies may help us overcome these real-world problems and other research challenges — and PhD candidate Kristine Boone is helping to pave the way.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Chemistry graduate students awarded Koppel scholarships for academic excellence

Ryan Moreira and Jacob Soley, two doctoral students with Chemistry professor Scott Taylor, were awarded the 2018 Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship for scholastic excellence in biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Biology grads leave no pins standing at Bowling Night

BGSA students watching peers bowl.

The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) hit the lanes last week with a Bowling Night at Bingeman. It was a chance for students to have some fun with both old and new students of this multi-disciplinary department.