Previous Noether Researchers

Meet Perimeter's Emmy Noether Fellows, whose work is supported by the Simons Foundation.


A cosmologist and assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, Sarah applied for a Simons Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowship so she could return to Perimeter, where she had been a postdoctoral fellow. Perimeter arranged to bring Sarah, her daughter, and her husband to Waterloo so she could explore new science, free from her usual teaching demands. “A lot of interesting work here is connected to some of the puzzles we have in cosmology. My absolutely best-case scenarios: I’ll have completely new projects come out of this fellowship.”
See a list of all previous Simons Emmy Noether Visiting Fellows below.

Lauren Hayward Sierens - PSI Fellow


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Named by Maclean’s magazine as a future leader in science, Lauren first came to Perimeter to attend the PSI program, and was so excited about the state-of-the-art numerical techniques being pioneered in Waterloo that she stayed to pursue her PhD in condensed matter. She is now a PSI Fellow: teaching the master's course while also pursuing research. “In many cases, young women don’t have female mentors to encourage and guide them throughout their schooling and their career. I think that Perimeter’s efforts are helping to shape today’s female scientists into mentors for the next generation.”


The thrill of understanding nature propelled Mae from her home in Singapore to the United States for college, to the Fermilab particle accelerator for work experience, and then to Perimeter Institute for her master’s degree – all by the age of 23. The next stop: Stanford, to pursue her PhD in theoretical physics. “I feel physics is a very human endeavour, and it’s going on right now. Not just 300 years ago, or 100 years ago with Einstein, it’s going on right now. That’s pretty exciting.”

Previous SIMONS Emmy Noether Visiting Fellows


  • Bei Zeng, quantum entanglement and quantum information, University of Guelph
  • Céline Boehm, cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics, Durham University
  • Didina Serban, quantum fields and strings, Institut de Physique Théorique - CEA Saclay
  • Gemma De las Cuevas, quantum information and condensed matter, University of Innsbruck
  • Mairi Sakellariadou, cosmology, King’s College London
  • Radja Boughezal, particle physics, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Sumati Surya, quantum gravity, Raman Research Institute 




  • Claudia de Rham, cosmology, Imperial College, London
  • Sara Pasquetti, interface of mathematics and physics, University of Surrey

Emmy Noether Fellows are supported by the Simons Foundation.


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