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Serena Perrotta is an Assistant Project Scientist at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics at the University of California San Diego. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Astrophysics from the University of Bologna (Italy) and her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy) in 2016.
Nicolas Cowan is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Planetary Climate at McGill University. His group uses telescopes and models to study the climates of exoplanets. Cowan was previously an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Amherst College, and a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University.
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Come join Women in Physics and Astronomy for a live viewing of the University of Waterloo's International Women's Day High Tea Social. This event will be hosted at the Graduate House (200 University Ave W.) and is a great opportunity to meet fellow physicists and enjoy some delicious snacks!
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Tom Rose is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Waterloo focusing on radio observations of massive galaxies and galaxy clusters. His principal work looks at the shadows of molecular gas clouds cast against the bright active galactic nuclei at the centres of these galaxies. This can tell us about the properties of the gas and how it relates to supermassive black hole accretion.
Andrew Wetzel is an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on galaxy formation, through the use of cosmological zoom-in simulations, in particular, understanding the building blocks and formation history of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Ingrid Stairs obtained her B.Sc. from McGill University and her Ph.D from Princeton studying pulsars, then did postdoctoral work at Jodrell Bank and Green Bank before joining the faculty at UBC. She was promoted to Full Professor there in 2012, and has won the CASCA Peter G. Martin Award for Mid-Career Achievement and the Rutherford Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada.
Zhongxu Zhai is a postdoctral fellow at the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech/IPAC. He obtained his PhD from New York University in 2018. His work focuses on the large-scale structure of galaxies and dark matter halos, and observational tests of standard Lambda-CDM cosmological model.
Peter Behroozi uses computational statistics to study links between dark matter halo assembly, galaxy formation, and the growth of supermassive black holes.
Carolina Cuesta Lazaro is a final year PhD student at Durham University working on Large Scale Structure modelling. She is interested in extracting as much cosmological information as possible from galaxy surveys to constrain General Relativity.
Shantanu Basu is an astrophysicist and Professor at Western University. He is known as an expert in studies of the early stages of star formation and protoplanetary disk formation and evolution.
Enrique Paillas is a postdoctoral fellow at the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics. He obtained his PhD from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2021, where he studied the large-scale structure of the Universe through simulations and observations.
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