Magdalena Bazalova-Carter

Magdalena Bazalova-Carter
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics
Physics and Astronomy
Office: Elliott 109

BSc (Czech Technical University), PhD (McGill)

Area of expertise

Medical physics


Magdalena received her BSc in Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2003 and her PhD in Medical Physics at McGill University in 2008.

In 2009, she started her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University and three years later she was promoted to an Instructor at the same institution.

Apart from advancing her academic career, Magdalena enjoyed working at the Stanford Hospital as a part-time clinical medical physicist.

Magdalena joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy as an Assistant Professor in July of 2015. 

Magdalena likes science very much and would like to fullfill her long-lasting dream of doing medical physics research in a self-built cabin at a lake in Canada.

Apart from research, Magdalena loves to spend time outdoors: she enjoys rock climbing, ice-climbing, back-country skiing, mountaineering, and biking. She climbed the highest peak of the Americas at 6964 m and crossed western Canada (Vancouver to Winnipeg) on her bicycle. At conferences, you are likely to see her climbing up streets poles, bar walls, or any vertical rock-resembling surfaces.