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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Science graduate student wins prestigious award for machine learning research

Anna Golubeva writing with chalk on a black board.

Photo credit: Martin Lipman/NSERC

Congratulations to Anna Golubeva, graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, who has been awarded the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctor Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. Read more about Golubeva's award on the University of Waterloo's Office of Research site.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Physics is poetry

John Caranci

Beyond a rewarding career as a physics teacher, John Caranci (BSc ’72) makes his mark through creative writing.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

New quantum sensor could improve cancer treatment

Michael Reimer sitting behind a table of optics

A new quantum sensor developed by Waterloo researchers has proven it can outperform existing technologies and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer treatments.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Physics alumnus Robert Myers named new director of Perimeter Institute

Robert Myers

Last week, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics named Waterloo Science alumnus Robert Myers (BSc Physics - Co-op ‘82) as their new director. He succeeds the previous director, cosomologist Dr. Neil Turok, who held the position since 2008.

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.