Will Percival sits in his office next to his children’s telescope at the University of Waterloo on Thursday. He is the new Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Distinguished Chair in Astrophysics. – Mathew McCarthy , Waterloo Region Record
The University of Waterloo has launched a new Centre for Astrophysics which will aim to advance astrophysics research and share its findings outside of the scientific community through public talks and events. The centre, located in UWaterloo’s physics and astronomy department, will be staffed by 13 faculty members and 30 PhD and post-doctoral researchers. “We have specialties in a range of astrophysics, from the analysis of black holes, to distant galaxies in the early universe, through to cosmology — the study of the universe as a whole,” said UWaterloo Director of the Centre for Astrophysics Will Percival.