Will Percival

Will Percival

Professor

Professor Percival's research interests focus on the properties of the Universe on the largest scales.

Niayesh Ashfordi

Niayesh Afshordi

Associate Professor

Dr. Afshordi dabbles in Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Physics of gravity and is obsessed with observational hints that could help address problems in fundamental physics.

Michael Balogh

Michael Balogh

Professor

Professor Balogh's research uses the world’s largest telescopes to study the physical properties of distant galaxies.  Through spectroscopy we can learn about the distances, ages, chemical composition and star formation histories of these galaxies.

Avery Broderick

Avery Broderick

Associate Professor

Dr. Broderick works to explain the fundamental physics of black holes and their observable characteristics. Black holes are sites where strong gravity dominates everything, from the dynamics of orbiting material to the shape of spacetime itself. 

Richard Epp

Richard Epp

Lecturer

Richard is a lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  His research background is in general relativity but his main responsibility is undergraduate teaching and undergraduate student advising.

Michel Fich

Mike Fich

Professor

Dr. Fich is an astronomer specializing in studies of star formation, the interstellar medium, and the structure of galaxies. His recent research activities have focused on “small scale” formation studies of low and intermediate mass stars, circumstellar disks, and the formation of proto-solar systems.

Ghazal Geshnizjani

Ghazal Geshnizjani

Associate Professor

My research has so far included tackling different aspects of theoretical cosmology such as investigating inflationary and bouncing scenarios, models of dark energy, modifications of general relativity, backreaction of metric perturbations, cosmic strings in extra dimensions and initial conditions for quantum fluctuations.

Michael Hudson

Mike Hudson

Professor

Broadly speaking, Professor Hudson's research is in observational and theoretical cosmology, particularly Galaxy Formation, and measuring the properties of dark matter and dark energy through Gravitational Lensing, Cosmic Flows and Large-scale Structure.

Achim Kempf

Achim Kempf

Professor

Hello! Our lab is a theory lab and my group and I are working on basic questions related to information theory, quantum theory, general relativity and cosmology. 

Rob Mann

Robert Mann

Professor

Professor Mann works on gravitation, quantum physics, and the overlap between these two subjects. He is interested in questions that provide us with information about the foundations of physics, particularly those that could be tested by experiment.  

Brian McNamara

Brian McNamara

Professor

Giant black holes weighing upwards of one billion times the mass of the Sun are thought to lurk at the centers of all massive galaxies. Energy released by spin breaking and infalling matter onto such supermassive black holes may be regulating the growth of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. 

James Taylor

James Taylor

Associate Professor

Dr. Taylor is using whatever tools he can, including numerical simulations, astrophysical theory and observational data, to try to figure what dark matter is, where it is, and how it behaves.

Steven Weinstein

Steven Weinstein

Associate Professor

I'm an Associate Professor in the Philosophy department at the University of Waterloo, with a cross-appointment to the Physics department. I'm also an Affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo.

Andrej Obuljen

Andrej Obuljen

WCA Postdoctoral Rep

Andrej Obuljen is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo working with Prof. Will Percival. He has earned his PhD degree at SISSA (Italy).

Kristi Webb with telescope in the background

Kristi Webb

WCA Grad Student Rep

Kristi is a second year PhD student at the University of Waterloo working with Dr. Michael Balogh. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria. Her research interests are in galaxy evolution, and her project focuses on observations of galaxies in different environments.