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    Winter 2022

    Message from the Chair

    The Winter 2022 edition of The Entangler will update you on exciting research developments and accomplishments by our students, faculty, and alumni. Enjoy, and stay well.


    Category: Feature Message from the Chair
  • Firas Mansour standing outdoors in winter

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    Winter 2022

    In memory of Firas Mansour

    An exceptional teacher and colleague, Firas dedicated his professional life to physics education and to the well-being of his students. With a larger than life personality replete with wit and charm, Firas had a passion for physics and physics education. He will be sorely missed.


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  • Brianna Thomas

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    Winter 2022

    Schulich Leader Brianna Thomas joins our Life Physics program

    Brianna Thomas was recognized as a Schulich Leaders Scholars, awarded to encourage the next generation of technology innovators. She was drawn to the Life Physics program and the University of Waterloo's innovative and experiential learning opportunities.


    Category: Feature Rising stars
  • Parshant (second from left) and the Wombo team

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    Winter 2022

    Mathematical Physics student uses Deepfake AI for viral smartphone app

    Mathematical Physics student Parshant Utam co-founded Wombo.ai, the artifical intelligence powered lip-synching smartphone app that has been downloaded over 50 million times. His company has attracted nearly $6 million (US) in seed funding.


    Category: Feature Rising stars
  • Leo Baldwin

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    Winter 2022

    Leo Baldwin

    BSc '85; inventor

    Leo Baldwin is one of those lucky people who has found a way to build a successful career that is centered squarely on his passions, something he encourages and recommends. When asked if he had any advice for an undergraduate today, Leo said “If you are interested in something, add it to your program. Why only study within your program? The best stuff is happening at the interface!”


    Category: Feature Where are they now?
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    Winter 2022

    Award and Research Highlights

    Innovations from faculty and students continued remotely as lockdowns and restrictions continued throughout 2021. Highlights include a Vanier Scholarship, the Pontifical Academy of Science, evidence of a fifth dimension, baryons, and qubits in space.


    Category: Feature New and Noteworthy
  • Professor Melanie Campbell

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    Winter 2022

    Dr. Melanie Campbell

    A Leader in Her Field Balances Research, Teaching and Service

    Professor Melanie Campbell, a Physics professor with a focus on optics, brings a multidisciplinary perspective to the field. She balances teaching and research with a lifelong commitment to service.


    Category: Feature Meet our people
  • Dr. Melanie Campbell sits in her lab with optical equipment behind her

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    Winter 2022

    Newly Discovered Optical Methods Shine Light on the Retina of the Eye and the Brain

    Professor Campbell’s group works in a relatively new research field called biophotonics which applies recent discoveries in optics to the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Her group uses biophotonics to improve both imaging of the eye and the diagnosis of diseases of the eye and brain, including Alzheimer’s disease.


    Category: Feature Recent research
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    Winter 2022

    SIN Bin

    2011, problem 1

    Can you solve it? The Sir Isaac Newton Exam, as we all know and love it, continues to offer challenging problems to high school students around the world. Flex your Physics brains with this problem from a past Sir Isaac Newton Exam!


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