Geralyn “Sam” Zeller
Geralyn “Sam” Zeller

Award citation:

For her contributions to our knowledge of neutrino interactions with matter.

From the BNL Newsroom

On Tuesday, July 20, join Geralyn “Sam” Zeller of Fermilab’s Neutrino Department, who will give the 2010 Sambamurti Memorial Lecture, titled “Expecting the Unexpected: Neutrino Physics at MiniBooNE,” in the Large Seminar Room of the Physics Department, Bldg. 510. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. and the lecture will start at 3:30 p.m. This free talk is open to the public. Visitors to the Lab 16 and older must carry a photo I.D.

During her talk, Zeller will discuss recent results from the ongoing Booster Neutrino Experiment (MiniBooNE) at Fermilab, an experiment designed to investigate the signals of oscillating neutrinos. She will also include a projection for what the future holds. “If history is any indication, we are in store for an exciting ride,” says Zeller.

Zeller earned a Ph.D. in physics from Northwestern University in 2002. She went on to Columbia University as a postdoctoral researcher from 2002 until 2007. She became a research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2007 and continued working there until 2009. She joined Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where she presently works, as an associate scientist in 2009. She has been a member of the MiniBooNE collaboration since 2004.

Paper: Neutrino Physics at MiniBooNE

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