Fereshteh Rajabi

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Joint Postdoctoral Researcher - PI/IQC
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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I am Fereshteh Rajabi, a postdoctoral fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) and Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo. I explore quantum effects in the interstellar medium working closely with astrophysicists at PI and quantum optician at the IQC. During my first postdoc at the IQC, I searched for robust quantum simulation protocols that can be implemented in ion trap experiments and are extendable to other quantum simulation platforms. I also worked briefly on superradiance in cold atom systems. I obtained my PhD from the University of Western Ontario Sept. 2016. During my PhD, I studied Dicke's superradiance in astrophysics. I am intrigued by radiation burst phenomena in astronomical media and apply quantum physics to explain radiation flares detected by radio astronomers. I draw connections between quantum optics laboratory experiments and events in astronomical media where some of the most extreme conditions in the Universe can be found.