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I am currently a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, ON.

My adventures in physics started in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, where I studied Mathematical Physics. I then moved to Canada, to pursue an intense Master degree program - the Perimeter Scholars International . Having survived this boot camp, I decided to stay around and pursue a PhD in Quantum Gravity, which is arguably the greatest outstanding problem in Theoretical Physics. One of my biggest motivations is figuring out if there is a scientific framework for answering the question "why is there something, rather than nothing?". In my research, I have both tried to connect to possible experiments through phenomenological models, as well as worked towards rigorously defining a path integral for gravity, through Spin Foam models.

Taking a break from investigating the deep mysteries of our universe, I have spent two summers as an intern at Microsoft Research, working on a prototype of a platform for mathematical collaboration in mixed reality. My hope in moving mathematical work from the two-dimensional blackboards/sheets of paper to 3D will allow us to explore novel structures and learn to interact with math in a more intuitive manner. These stints have had the effect of polluting my purely academic mind with the ideas of applicability of research.

The other area, which I am equally interested in is Neuroscience - particularly understanding the exact mechanisms through which we learn and think creatively. What excites me about this is the potential for augmenting these processes through the use of technology, which could turn currently hopeless problems into approachable ones. In the long term, I hope to work on brain-machine interfaces that allow us a direct connection to greater computing resources as well as collaborative "cloud-thinking" between multiple individuals.

Education

2012 - present         PhD in Theoretical Physics, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

2011 - 2012             M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

2008 - 2011             B.Sc. with Honours in Mathematical Physics, University of Edinburgh

Work Experience

Summer 2015         Microsoft Research Intern, Redmond, WA

Summer 2016         Microsoft Research Intern, Mountain View, CA

Languages

  • Polish      Native
  • English    Fluent
  • German   Infinitesimally basic
  • Chinese   Learning...

Computer Skills

Platforms: Mathematica, MATLAB, LaTeX, Arduino, Unity3D

Languages: C/C++, C#, Java, Python, HTML