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Physicist Wins Grant to Support Ongoing Research Into Neutrinos

Posted on: Aug. 27, 2019

Associate Professor Mitchell Soderberg is the recipient of a $100,000 grant award from the Office of High-Energy Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy. He and his colleagues will use the award to find new ways to measure the properties of liquid argon, an excellent target for neutrino experiments. (Neutrinos are tiny, elusive particles that hold clues to the origin of the universe.) “Neutrinos come in three types, and, while hurtling through space and matter, often change from type into another. We can understand their behavior by studying the tracks they leave behind in a liquid-argon detector,” Soderberg says.