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(Cancelled) Astrophysics Ask Me Anything with Miriam Diamond

Event Details

Date: July 31, 2020

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

This event is cancelled, we will announce future AMA events here and on our social media platforms.

Professor Miriam Diamond will be continuing our Astrophysics Ask Me Anything Friday 31st at 11:00 AM EDT.

Miriam’s research focuses on both low mass-dark matter searches and neutrinos. Her first exposure to particle physics was shortly after high school where she was hired as a data analyst at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory; a project that soon after gained the shared Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics. Miriam obtained her Master’s Degree at Waterloo through the Perimeter Scholars International Program where she pursued further education in high energy physics. For her PhD, Miriam chose to further her understanding of experimental physics and worked with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider to gain hands-on experience with the data being produced. Here Miriam was an on-call expert for the Beam Conditions Monitor in the ATLAS Control Room where they focused on dark photon searches. Her post-doc at SLAC National Accelerator involved shooting a high-energy beam into a fixed tungsten target. Now, Miriam continues to search for Dark Matter as the Principal Investigator at the SuperCDMS direct detection experiment.

Enjoy your coffee with company on Friday 31st  at 11:00 AM EDT at https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldInst/

“Being a physicist is about pursuing our understanding of the universe at its most fundamental level. Now that the cornerstone of the Standard Model has fallen into place with the discovery of the Higgs Boson, it’s time to shed some light on the “dark matter” that makes up approximately a quarter of the universe. This is the greatest treasure hunt ever undertaken!” – Miriam Diamond