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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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.

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.”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Velocity Science companies Suncayr and Qidni Labs win big at 43North

Competition host talks to Andrew Martinko on stage.

The fourth annual 43North startup competition concluded this past weekend, and Velocity Science companies did quite well.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Waterloo chemist recognized by American Chemical Society for advances in chromatography

Janusz Pawliszyn.

The American Chemical Society announced last month that University of Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn will receive the 2018 ACS award in Chromatography, sponsored by MilliporeSigma.