Shohini Ghose

Dr. Shohini Ghose wanted to be an explorer like Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to go to space. She hasn’t made it to space yet, but she did become an explorer of the quantum world as a physics Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. She examines how quantum physics can transform computing and communication. Shohini aims to create an inclusive physics community in Canada as the Director of the Laurier Centre for Women in Science and as the President (2019-2020) of the Canadian Association of Physicists.  She is the recipient of several honours including a TED Fellowship and selection to the College of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2019, she was among 25 women scientists worldwide featured in a UNESCO exhibit in Paris. She currently holds the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in Ontario. She is a popular speaker and the author of Clues to the Cosmos