Shawn Skelton

Pronouns: they/them

Affiliation: MSc. student, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics





Hello! I’m a prairie raised theoretical physicist in the making, most interested in quantum information theory and its applications to gravity and quantum computing. I competed an honor’s degree at the University of Winnipeg, and am currently in Perimeter Scholars International, a ten month master’s degree jointly run by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo. In my non-academic life, you’ll often find me biking, hiking, reading, or criticizing Heidegger.

As a member of the CAP SAC, I’m excited at the chance to connect physics students across Canada. If you have suggestions or questions for us, you’re welcome to reach out!

Favourite Quote: “Not knowing the 2nd law of thermodynamics is like never having read a work of Shakespeare” – C. P. Snow