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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.
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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.
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.
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 Office of Indigenous Relations.