Christine Muschik, assistant professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, has been selected as a 2020-2022 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar.
Muschik will be joining researchers as part of CIFAR’s Quantum Information Program where she will develop new generators of quantum simulators that will advance fundamental particle interactions.
“My research applies quantum technology to problems in particle physics,” says Muschik, also an affiliate at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. “Ultimately, we want to be able to answer deep open questions such as ‘Why is there more matter than anti-matter, and hence, why do we exist?’ To address these problems, we need new methods for so-called gauge theories, which describe the fundamental forces of nature.”
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program supports outstanding early-career researchers through mentorship, a global network, professional skills development, and $100,000 in unrestricted research support for two years.