Muhammad Hamza Waseem is pursuing a DPhil in Physics at the University of Oxford. His studies are funded by a Rhodes Scholarship. His current research revolves around quantum foundations, quantum structures, applied category theory, mathematical linguistics, and magnonics. During his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at UET Lahore, Hamza helped develop the first lab for single photon quantum physics in Pakistan. He also co-authored a book 'Quantum Mechanics in the Single Photon Laboratory' published by the Institute of Physics (IOP), UK.
Keen on public engagement with science, Hamza has helped organise the Lahore Science Mela, the biggest annual science festival in Pakistan. He co-founded Spectra—an online magazine aimed at training popular science writers in Pakistan. For science popularisation, Hamza has been awarded the 2021 Diana Award and was highly commended at the 2021 SEPnet Public Engagement Awards.
In Oxford, Hamza has taught mathematics and physics as a Tutor and Teaching Assistant at Mathematical Institute and Department of Computer Science, and as a Lecturer at Magdalen College. Currently, he is a Research Scientist at Cambridge Quantum and Research Fellow at Global Centre for Advanced Studies, Dublin. He can be contacted at email@example.com.