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Friday, October 4, 2019

Let’s get Astrophysical

Meteorite in atmosphere

New Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics looks to the cosmos to solve the greatest mysteries of the Universe

By Sam Toman

University Relations

Astrophysicists can mostly agree that something called dark energy is expanding our Universe at an accelerating rate. That discovery was groundbreaking, but that’s only half the puzzle. Two of the top astrophysicists in the game, Waterloo researchers Will Percival and Mike Hudson, have been chipping away at the question of just how fast it’s accelerating for much of their careers.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Waterloo targets dark matter, dark energy and black holes with new astrophysics centre

The University of Waterloo officially launched its astrophysics centre today.

The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (WCA) is being launched to build on the University’s record of success in astrophysics, which includes the creation of the theories tested by the first-ever image of a black hole to be taken. The centre also aims to advance human understanding of phenomena such as dark energy, dark matter and the nature of supermassive black holes.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Abnormal vision in childhood can affect brain function

A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Antidepressants can help treat Alzheimer’s

SSRI binding to string of amyloid beta

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning physics professor follows her gut

Smiling portrait of Donna Strickland in her lab

Donna Strickland joined the ranks of Marie Curie this week, becoming the third woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. But the Waterloo professor admits she’s not one for deep reflections on her long career.