Rachel Ostic

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Rachel Ostic is a graduate student in the Ultrafast THz Spectroscopy laboratory at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She works on supercontinuum generation, including simulations and experimental measurements, and is involved in the development of ultrafast terahertz detection instruments for high-speed data acquisition. Her other interests include programming and machine learning, and how they can be used to solve problems both inside and outside the lab. She completed her B.Sc. in physics and mathematics at the University of Ottawa, and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of physics as a tutor, teaching assistant, and through science outreach events.


Speeding Up Ultrafast Spectroscopy

A signal-processing algorithm called compressive sensing lets researchers characterize a sample with ultrafast spectroscopy using far fewer measurements than before.  Read More »