News for Physics and Astronomy

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Donna Strickland amongst most powerful people in Canada

Donna Strickland

Congratulations to Professor Donna Strickland, who was listed as the 39th most powerful person in Canada, according to Maclean's Magazine's 2021 list.

In a list amongst politicians, activists, business leaders, epidemiologists and public health experts, Donna Strickland stands out as a researcher driven by curiosity. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Event Horizon Telescope team recognized for outstanding group achievement

Professor Avery Broderick standing in front of a poster of the image of black hole M87*

Congratulations to the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team, including Professor Avery Broderick, for being honoured with the Royal Astronomical Society’s Group Award today! This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a large consortium within astronomy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Professor Crystal Senko awarded Canada Research Chair in Trapped Ion Quantum Computing

Professor Crystal Senko looking at her experimental set up

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Professor Crystal Senko from the Faculty of Science for being named a Canada Research Chair (CRC)!

Senko joins 15 other University of Waterloo Science Professors in this distinguished program, and is one of nine professors across Waterloo appointed in 2020.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

NSERC honours Donna Strickland with a new prize for research excellence

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is honouring Canada’s most recent science Nobel laureates by launching prizes in their names that will highlight Canadian research excellence.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Q & A with the experts: The problem with herd immunity and COVID-19

The “herd immunity strategy” has been discussed and largely rejected by scientists as a strategy to combat COVID-19.