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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Physicist Christine Muschik honoured with Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Christine Muschik

Waterloo Assistant Professor Christine Muschik, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), was selected as a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Vancouver alumni event goes to the edge of spacetime

Avery Broderick presents images of black holes to a audience.

Touted to be the event horizon of the year, “Images from the Edge of Spacetime” treated Vancouver alumni to an interactive and fascinating lecture on black holes by Waterloo astrophysics professor Avery Broderick.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Quantum information research pioneer invested into the Order of Canada

Order of Canada recipients group photo

Last week, Waterloo physicist Raymond Laflamme (back row right) was invested into the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Two Science alumni make 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

30 under 30 logo

From manufacturing and industry, robotics, healthcare and more, eleven of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list, which represents innovative minds from Canada and the United States, stretches across 23 categories for a total of 600 people. Among the group, are two Science alumni who are shaking up the areas of music and customer relations. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

A fitting send-off for Waterloo's first Nobel Prize winner

A group photo of attendees with Donna Strickland and the UW President holding a Congratulations Donna banner.

Yesterday, there was a lively, celebratory energy in the air as hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered in the Science Teaching Complex to give Professor Donna Strickland a warm send-off celebration before she heads off to Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize in Physics.