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  • 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.


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  • Mike Fich

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    Winter 2021

    Dr. Michel Fich

    Making a career from your hobbies

    Astronomer Dr. Michel Fich didn't always know that he wanted to study Physics, but always loved problem solving. Today, Dr. Fich's is one of the leading researchers in his field, and his work aims to solve some of the biggest problems facing contemporary Physics.


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  • Alan Jamison

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    Spring 2020

    Introducing Dr. Alan Jamison

    Researching Ultracold Atoms to Learn about Quantum Information

    Dr. Alan Jamison is a new Assistant Professor, who joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing at Waterloo in 2020, following graduate studies at University of Washington and post graduate work at MIT. He did his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and the University of Central Florida. He has a passion for experimental research in atomic physics. Focusing on ultracold atoms and molecules, he explores a broad range of interests within the larger field of quantum simulation. His goal is to realize the potential of molecules and atoms for quantum computing.


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  • Brenda Lee receives the WUSA and OUSA teaching awards

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    Fall 2019

    Introducing Dr. Brenda Lee

    Dr. Brenda Lee, a new continuing lecturer in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has always been passionate about seeing things through a different perspective. Combining her love of Physics and Biomedical Sciences allowed her to pursue Nanobiophysics research and teaching opportunities to share her passion with future generations of students. Learn more about Dr. Lee, her work, and her journey from student to faculty at UofWaterloo.


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  • Donna Strickland

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    Spring 2019

    Donna Strickland

    Science is Borne of Curiosity

    The combination of curiosity and rigorous inquiry will lead to our next great invention.


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  • Raymond Laflamme in his lab

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    Spring 2019

    Raymond Laflamme

    Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis “John von Neumann” Chair in Quantum Information

    The University of Waterloo's newly created Chair in Quantum Information, Prof. Raymond Laflamme, has been the shaping the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo


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  • Will Percival

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    Fall 2018

    Professor Will Percival

    Distinguished Research Chair in Astrophysics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Waterloo

    The University of Waterloo's newly created Distinguished Chair in Astrophysics, Prof. Will Percival, coming from the Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, is leading an effort to understand why the Universal expansion is accelerating.


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  • Christine Muschik

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    Fall 2018

    Christine Muschik

    Christine Muschik joins the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and as a faculty member in the Institute for Quantum Computing.


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  • Dmitry Pushin

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    Fall 2018

    Dmitry Pushin

    Dmitry Pushin's work has been recognized by the American Physical Society as a “Top Ten Physics Newsmakers of 2016”, and 2018 Science Prize of the Neutron Scattering Society of America.


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