Christine Muschik

Christine Muschik recently joined 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.

Muschik’s research specializes in quantum networks and quantum simulations. This includes exploration of the quantum simulation of ‘gauge’ theories, which describe the interactions of fundamental particles like quarks and gluons. She hopes to turn this theory into technology by developing practical simulation concepts that might soon be realized in the lab, shedding light into the area of high-energy physics.

In 2018, Christine was named a Simmons Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The Simons Emmy Noether Fellows Program honours Noether’s legacy by supporting and encouraging early- and mid-career women physicists.

The visiting fellowships, which are held for periods of up to one year, bring talented researchers to Perimeter at a critical stage of their careers, with fellows enjoying uninterrupted research time immersed in Perimeter’s collaborative environment.

Christine studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Her theoretical research in quantum optics earned her the Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels, Barcelona. She then continued her postdoctoral research at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck, Austria, and most recently was a university assistant at the University of Innsbruck’s Institute of Theoretical Physics.