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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Pfizer vs. Moderna and how vaccinating against COVID-19 will work

Kelly Grindrod

Pfizer and Moderna announced in recent days that they have vaccine candidates that are over 90 per cent effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus.

We talk to Professor Kelly Grindrod, Canada’s Pharmacist of the Year and an expert in vaccines, to unpack which vaccine will work, the logistics of distributing them, and how long it will take for Canada and the world to go back to “normal.”

Monday, October 26, 2020

New analysis shows a “wobble” in the ring around a black hole

Black hole image, showing a red and orange circle of light before it has crossed the event horizon

Avery Broderick talks about the latest Event Horizon Telescope work!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Two Waterloo scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

Today, two prominent Waterloo scientists were among the 60 exceptional scientists selected to be Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national academy of sciences. 

Physicist Donna Strickland and Chemist Linda Nazar were both elected for their outstanding contributions to their field and scientific understanding.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Unprecedented glimpse inside quasar unveils black hole at its heart

Timeline of the core of quasar 3C 279 moving over the course of a week

A distant quasar – a pulsating firestorm burning brighter than a trillion suns, half the universe away from Earth – harbours a supermassive black hole. And we can now see it with unprecedented clarity, thanks to a team of researchers from the global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration.

The EHT team conducted the highest-resolution measurements yet of a quasar called 3C 279, using the same interconnected global array of telescopes they utilized to capture the now-iconic image of a black hole, published in April 2019.