Khurshid - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

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Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minors: Pure Mathematics, Astrophysics

Career goal: Theoretical Physicist/Mathematician

Favourite food: Ben and Jerry's ice cream (any flavour) that cools my brain off after a hard-working day

How I get involved: I get involved by being a Science Ambassador as well as PhysClub and let's talk science events.

Why I love my program

Math and physics have always been the most exciting subjects for me. Yet, I often experienced uncertainty about which path to choose: whether specialize solely in one or another. My program allows me to combine both interests and reach a balance between delving into abstract mathematical foundations and their application to describe physical phenomena we are interested in.

Why University of Waterloo?

One of the main reasons I was excited to become a part of the UW is the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) and the possibilities they create to make research more accessible for students. This has encouraged me to apply for a co-op program to potentially get involved in the work of the institutes. Yet, being an international student from Uzbekistan, I was excited to come to Canada to explore the True North as it's described in my favorite novels by Jack London.

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