University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
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Dr. Laura Fissel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at the University of Toronto. She obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2013. Her research focuses on understanding how stars and planets form out of interstellar gas. I am particularly interested in studying whether the magnetic fields that thread through star-forming regions significantly slow down or halt the gravitational collapse of dense gas.
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The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.