Tuesday, December 6, 2016

U of G Mars Research Making Headlines

U of G’s contribution to current and future Mars missions is highlighted in a Dec. 2 CBC news story. The article looks at how Canadian scientists and inventions have helped in understanding of Mars, and discusses the APXS device on the robotic Mars rovers.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Nano Ontario Conference a Big Success

Congratulations to Professor John Dutcher and the rest of the Organizing Committee (Reggi Vallillee, Kiley Rider, Rachel Baker, Mike Grossutti, Hurmiz Shamana, Erin Shelton, Richard Parg, John Atkinson and Ben Baylis) on running a very successful 2016 Nano Ontario conference at the Guelph Delta Hotel on November 10 and 11. There were over 160 participants from across Ontario, Quebec and the US, with 4 keynote addresses, 9 invited talks, 85 posters and 9 exhibitors. Well done!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Physicists and electrical engineers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nobel Prize in Physics announced with a Waterloo connection

Yesterday the Nobel Prize in Physics was announced with a Waterloo
connection.  It was awarded to Duncan Haldane, Perimeter Institute, Distinguished Visiting Research Chair (and Professor at Princeton), along with DavidThouless (of the University of Washington) and Michael Kosterlitz (of Brown University).

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Putting Einstein’s theory of general relativity to the test

Waterloo astrophysicists will test Einstein’s theory within a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

New magnetic slush model offers new approach to modeling glasses

Waterloo physicist Michel Gingras and post-doctoral fellow Jeffrey Rau have succeeded in describing the mixed frozen and dynamical behaviour of glasses by adapting a theoretical model originally designed to study a class of magnetic materials called spin ices.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Accessing the eye as a window to the brain

A study involving University of Waterloo researchers presented this week at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto highlight a new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer’s disease long before the onset of symptoms.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A new look at the galaxy-shaping power of black holes

Data from a now-defunct X-ray satellite is providing new insights into the complex tug-of-war between galaxies, the hot plasma that surrounds them, and the giant black holes that lurk in their centres.  

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