Mohamed Shaaban

Doctoral Candidate University of Toronto

About Me

I am a physics doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Before that, I received my BSc (Hons) in Physics and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia. My primary research interests are observational cosmology and instrumentation. I am currently a member of the Balloon Astrophysics Group.

Short Bio

I am native to Alexandria Egypt. Growing up I moved a lot, I have lived in multiple cities across Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Canada, and Germany. I have also had the privilege to visit over 130 cities in over 30 countries trying at least one ice-cream store per city. My favourite place on earth is Vancouver, BC but I am now forced to pretend it is Toronto.

Besides my interest in physics and mathematics, I am passionate about the outdoors. I am a very active individual with a love for sports, especially long-distance running and weightlifting. In my free time, I enjoy reading about mysterious things, especially with regard to psychology, history, computing, philosophy, and finance. I am very involved in leadership development, public speaking, and debate. I am also a foodie who enjoys cooking as well as an avid lover of anime, Japanese animated series.

Contact Info

Office1: ES4150, 22 Ursula Franklin
Office2: MP1312, 60 St George St.
+1 604 783 9505