Michael - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Michael holding a book titled "Real Analysis"Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Astrophysics

Minor: Pure Math

Career goal: Not sure! I am interested in becoming a physicist, but I also might like education or engineering!

Favourite food: Penne pasta with roasted red pepper sauce, Parmesan cheese, and chopped basil

How I get involved:

For the past three terms I have been on the Physics Club executive team as the media officer. During spring 2018 I was also a creative director of the Science Society. I'm also helping to run a program called Physics Interconnected, which matches upper year mentors to first year physics students with the goal of promoting the physics community at UW. Also, I'm on the mathematics and modelling team for IGEM UWaterloo (International Genetically Engineered Machine). I was also an orientation leader this year!

Why I love my program

I really just love physics! Ever since I was a kid I have been into aerospace tech, astronomy, and fundamental physics, so when I got into mathematical physics here I knew I had to take my opportunity to study what I love. The people, the coursework, and the community most of all keep me driven to get my degree and chase my dreams!

Why University of Waterloo?

UWaterloo was interesting to me because it had the Institute for Quantum Computing as well as the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics so close-by. When I was in high school I was really into computer science alongside physics, so the IQC seemed like a natural choice for me. Plus I suppose prestige played a big role - UW is higher ranked and more well regarded than any other university I applied to. Now that I'm on campus, I really enjoy the science community here - it seems like every single person who gets involved with the science societies and other extracurriculars knows each other. The classes are also really fun - compared to classes at universities some of my friends went to they are a lot more in depth.

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