Jared Wogan

"The best that most of us can hope to achieve in physics is simply to misunderstand at a deeper level." - Wolfgang Pauli

About Me

Student and Aspiring Computer Scientist

I am a Master's student in my first year at Western University, studying covariant loop quantum gravity, with a specialization in scientific computing. I have written a Python package for general relativity, OGRePy, and a research project on wormhole time machines and multiple histories. I am passionate about cryptography and cyber security, data science, high performance computing, and software development. I am currently looking for a co-op position in 2023.


Find the answers for the most frequently asked questions below

What universities have you attended?

I initially attended the University of Guelph for my first 3 semesters of undergrad, before I decided to take a year off and move back home. I am now attending Brock University, with plans to graduate in the spring of 2022. I am now currently enrolled at Western University for my Master's degree.

Why do you enjoy programming?

I have always loved learning; growing up I was always one to ask why and how things worked. To me, programming is a never ending journey of learning new and unique ways to solve problems. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I finally get a program to work, and the excitement of learning a new language or framework. I also love the creativity that comes with programming; I love being able to take an idea and turn it into a reality.

What is your definition of success?

Success. A word that suggests happiness, prosperity, and ultimately the accomplishment of your dreams. To me though, success is much less of a 'thing' than it is a 'journey'; it is about setting concrete goals and working everyday to achieve them, never letting yourself give up if you ever get stuck. The most important part of success is then believing you can achieve whatever you put your mind to!

What have been your favourite subjects within physics?

I have honestly enjoyed all of the subjects I've had the opportunity to learn about thus far; however if I had to choose a couple, Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity have been among my favourites. I've also really enjoyed Scientific Computing projects that I've worked on throughout my undergrad.

What do you plan to do in the future?

I have found a passion for programming, and am currently working on learning the fundamentals of cyber security, data science, and machine learning. I would like to pursue a career in the field of cyber security or data science in the future, to make a difference in the ever changing world of technology.

Do you know how to program?

I consider myself to be proficient in Python, C++, and of course LaTeX, although I do know rudimentary amounts of Javascript, Java, HTML, and Markdown. I am also familiar with Mathematica as well as Maple.