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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs

Jean-Philippe MacLean works on his quantum optics experiment designed to capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photo

Jean-Philippe MacLean works on his quantum optics experiment designed to capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Physicist Ray Laflamme appointed to Order of Canada

Prof. Ray Laflamme

Waterloo physicist Raymond Laflamme has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his significant scientific and leadership contributions to the country. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Practical theorist Christine Muschik joins Waterloo  

Christine Muschik.

Christine Muschik joins the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and as a faculty member in the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Science entrepreneurs to compete at 2017 Fall Velocity Fund Finals

Empty Velocity Fund Final stage with podium

Several science entrepreneurs will be competing for a chance to win funding and workspace at the Fall 2017 Velocity Fund Finals this Thursday.

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.