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The University of Waterloo (commonly referred to as Waterloo, UW, or UWaterloo) is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is on 404 hectares (998 acres) of land adjacent to "Uptown" Waterloo and Waterloo Park. The university offers academic programs administered by six faculties and thirteen faculty-based schools. The university also operates three satellite campuses and four affiliated university colleges. Waterloo is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The University of Waterloo is most famous for its co-operative education (co-op) programs, which allow the students to integrate their education with applicable work experiences. The university operates the largest post-secondary co-operative education program in the world, with over 20,000 undergraduate students in over 140 co-operative education programs.

Canadian researchers achieve first quantum simulation of baryons

“A team of researchers led by Professor Christine Muschik from Physics and Astronomy performed the first-ever simulation of baryons—fundamental quantum particles—on a quantum computer. With their results, the team has taken a step towards more complex quantum simulations …

Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life

“Carbon residue that was once ancient life found encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby While analyzing some of the world’s oldest coloured gemstones, researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life, encased …

Researchers develop real-time lyric generation technology to inspire song writing

“LyricJam, a real-time system that uses artificial intelligence to generate lyric lines for live instrumental music Music artists can find inspiration and new creative directions for their song writing with technology developed by Waterloo researchers. LyricJam, a real-time system that …

Metal catalysts used for environmental sustainability found to degrade and become less effective

“Some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation New research is showing that some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation. Chemists from the University of …

Combining classical and quantum computing opens door to new discoveries

“New computing method opens the door to different algorithms and experiments Researchers have discovered a new and more efficient computing method for pairing the reliability of a classical computer with the strength of a quantum system. This new computing method …

Making her mark in 3D

“Engineering co-op student helps federal experts solve a messy high-tech printing problem Tomographic 3D printing is a revolutionary technology that uses light to create three-dimensional objects. A projector beams light at a rotating vial containing photocurable resin, and within seconds …

Tough, flexible sensor invented for wearable tech

“Researchers have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance. The new technology, developed by engineers at the University of Waterloo, combines silicone rubber with …

Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three

“Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurrence of directly splitting one photon into three. The occurrence, the first of its kind, used the spontaneous parametric down-conversion method (SPDC) in quantum …

3D scanner could increase accuracy of surgery

“Researchers have created a new scanner that can improve everything from surgical procedures to our understanding of landslides. The new scanning technology, created by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo, is able to capture full-field 3D surface-shape data in …

New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger

“Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. The device, called Tip-Tap, is inexpensive and battery-free through the use of …