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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.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic wastewater

Domestic well water monitored with a portable water quality meter prior to sampling for chemical analyses. Photo: John Spoelstra

Waterloo researchers have found that more than 30 per cent of rural groundwater samples collected in the Nottawasaga River Watershed, including those from domestic wells, show evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Waterloo named top comprehensive research university for 10th consecutive year

Exterior University of Waterloo metal sign

The University of Waterloo is the top research university among Canadian comprehensive universities for the tenth year in a row, according to Research Infosource.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

IQC faculty member named Fellow of the American Physical Society

Norbert Lütkenhaus.

Faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his “pioneering theoretical contributions to the fields of quantum secure communications and optical quantum information processing.”

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) Renamed Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

CORE

For nearly three decades, the world’s optometry and ophthalmology communities have partnered with the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science on pioneering studies. Beginning in January 2018, the organization will adopt a new name; the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).