While obtaining her Ph.D. in Physics from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics at York University, Alexandra Terrana conducted research in cosmology and gravitation, motivated by the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Using analytical methods and numerical simulations, her work illuminates the best basis for models of our universe on the largest scales. She has also pursued science education research, including student learning effectiveness in online environments.
Professor Terrana has experience in teaching a broad range of Mathematics and Science, and thrives on the challenge to make seemingly complex material accessible and exciting for students. Her focus in the classroom is on students' development of skills to break down and solve problems. Professor Terrana teaches the first-year Formal Analyses Cornerstone and the Physics of the Universe Core Course.