Where are they now?

Where are they now? Simona Murgia

Jul 27, 2018
In the occasional series, "Where are they now?" we check in with KIPAC alumni: where they are now, how they've fared since their days exploring particle astrophysics and cosmology at the Institute, and how their KIPAC experiences have shaped their journeys. Next up is Simona Murgia, who is now an associate professor of physics and astronomy at UC Irvine. Murgia is another particle physicist-turned astrophysicist who started her post-PhD career at MINOS (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) watching neutrinos change flavor, then migrated to KIPAC in 2007 to look for dark matter using Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope data. Follow along as Murgia talks about transitioning from postdoc to professor, looking for dark matter in some pretty tough places, and outrunning the wasps at the old SLAC cafeteria.

Where are they now? Yvonne Edmonds

Apr 13, 2016
In the series, "Where are they now?" we check in with KIPAC alumni: where they are now, how they've fared since their days exploring particle astrophysics and cosmology at the Institute, and how their KIPAC experiences have shaped their journeys. Next up is Yvonne Edmonds, who spent her time at KIPAC searching for signs of dark matter in the data gathered by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (FGST).
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