News for Future graduate students

Monday, May 31, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Science researchers address key research gaps

strainer with microplastics taken from water body

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Training machine intelligence for quantum control

Advanced simulations may one day be able to help us explore new frontiers in atomic physics, build new materials and discover new drugs. But first, researchers must find the best ways to control these simulations. New research, featured on the September cover of Nature Machine Intelligence, explores machine learning as a method for achieving optimal control.

Friday, October 2, 2020

New Laflamme and Gregson award for women in quantum information science named inaugural winner

Cindy Yang is the winner of the inaugural Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

New specialization prepares grad students for growing quantum industry

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Transformative Quantum Technologies Program (TQT) at the University of Waterloo announce a new Master of Science degree in Physics with a specialization in Quantum Technologies. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Vision science grad student Yara Mohiar places second at Waterloo 3MT competition

Group photo of all 2020 Waterloo 3MT competitors.

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted the first ever virtual University of Waterloo Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Biologist Isabel Hilgendag and vision scientist Yara Mohiar both represented the Faculty of Science. Mohiar won second place, making her the fourth student from the School of Optometry and Vision Science to place/win at the university level competition.