Last Updated on May 16, 2019

A photograph of Emily Tyhurst from 3/4 view. Emily is a white woman with
short brown hair, and is wearing a pair of black-framed glasses.

I am a PhD Student in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toronto, and at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). My research interests are in computational cosmology (N-body simulations), numerical Picard-Lefshitz theory, and quantum computation. I am supervised by Dr. Ue-Li Pen.

Education and CV

I completed my Bachelor of Science, Combined Honours in Physics and Mathematics at the University of British Columbia in May 2018.

My undergraduate thesis supervisor was Robert Raussendorf. Under his supervision I worked on quantum-foundational studies of contextuality, and a classical computational simulation of Mermin's Square.

Here is a link to my CV.

Here is a link to my work on the Arxiv.


I am currently off teaching to research for the summer.

I have previously been a Teaching Assistant (Practicals Instructor) for PHY 131F - Introduction to Physics at the University of Toronto, and PHY 132W - Introduction to Physics II. I enjoy discussing physics education, and previously was a teaching assistant at the University of British Columbia, using Dr. Natasha Holmes' methods for first year labs.


I am native to the Ontario area. I grew up in Waterloo, and both of my parents are alumni of the University of Waterloo. My interests include creative writing, visual art, and of course, the beautiful world of physics and mathematics. In my spare time I love to draw and write. My favourite mediums are pencil, pen and marker, and mixed media. I tend to write short stories when I have the time.

To relax, I enjoy cooking, and hosting board game nights. When the weather is nice, I enjoy hiking. The header image is from one of many trips I have taken to the Bruce Peninsula backcountry campsites. When the weather is less nice, I enjoy watching films or talking about books with my partners.


Office: MP 1416

Email: etyhurst (at) physics (dot) utoronto (dot) ca

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