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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.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Science welcomes newest class of alumni at 115th Convocation Ceremony

Table of cupcakes in shape of flask for Science and person with barbell for AHS.

Last week, the Faculty of Science welcomed its newest class of alumni at the 115th Convocation ceremony, which included 314 undergraduate, 62 master's, 22 doctoral, 1 Doctor of Optometry and 128 Doctor of Pharmacy students.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

IQC faculty member named Fellow of the American Physical Society

Norbert Lütkenhaus.

Faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his “pioneering theoretical contributions to the fields of quantum secure communications and optical quantum information processing.”

Monday, September 18, 2017

Scalable quantum computers within reach

Quantum circuitry

Quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence, quantum-safe cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems all rely on the power of quantum computing.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Science welcomes 2017 Schulich Leaders

Four new first year students at the University of Waterloo have won Schulich Leader Scholarships, which encourage them to embrace science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines in their future careers.

Among them, Alina Arvisais and Cameron Bardell, both awarded a $80,000 scholarship, will be studying Biochemistry and Physics this fall.