A Day at Work23rd April 2018
Most of my time is spent working on my laptop. I analyze the data from MicroBooNE, one of the neutrino experiments here at Fermilab. I am investigating the interactions of neutrinos with the argon nucleus.
Usually, I head to my office, which I share with other colleagues, but sometimes I work from the Fermilab cafeteria. I like to work in a quieter environment.
I always work with music, picking different types of music depending on what I'm working on. I listen to one type when debugging code, another when I'm preparing plots, and another when putting together presentations.
Aside from my research work, I also help organize the Neutrino Seminar Series. These seminars gather every two weeks and are a fascinating opportunity to meet and talk with people involved in neutrino physics. I love to discuss new experiments, their results and the theories in the world of neutrinos. I think it is a great way to refresh myself and get a fuller view of neutrino physics.
I also collaborate on several outreach projects. I work with students who are visiting Fermilab and talking with scientists.
I help organize student events that aim to pull more young minds into the world of science.
The TARGET committee brings in high school students and gives them the opportunity to work on particle physics with Fermilab scientists for several weeks. This is a great opportunity for them to get a feeling for what it's like to be a physicist!
I'm also a member of the NuSTEC collaboration, which brings both theorists and experimentalists from a variety of institutions and experiments together to advance our understanding of neutrino-nucleus scattering. I had the opportunity to join the organizing committee in November of 2017.
I research and work on neutrino science, but I also get to bring people together to share my love for neutrinos and science.