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Friday, May 11, 2018

Canada Research Chair positions renewed for three Waterloo Science faculty

Mark Servos.

Three University of Waterloo researchers in the Faculty of Science have been reappointed as Canadian Research Chairs (CRC). Kevin Resch, Mark Servos and Roger Melko were recognized for their continued achievement with research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five to seven years.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

$900K in seed funding supports new quantum projects

Exploring how biological processes use quantum effects and developing new nanowire arrays to detect light at the single photon level are two of 10 projects being funded by more than $900,000 from the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

IQC faculty member named as Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Christine Muschik, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a researcher in the Insitute for Quantum Computing, has been named as an Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Monday, March 19, 2018

Waterloo Science student wins co-op triple crown

Emily Pass looks into a telescope.

A third-year Science undergraduate student has won the National Co-op of the Year Award for developing a data analysis program that rapidly detects objects in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space beyond Neptune.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A new way to use neutrons

The neutron interferometer set-up beside the neutron beamline at the NIST-NCNR Centre in Maryland.

Novel neutron interferometry technique is more powerful and practical

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), have developed a neutron interferometry technique that is more powerful, robust and practical than existing techniques, paving the way for advances in imaging, materials science, and fundamental physics and quantum research.