Michelson Postdoctoral Prize lectureship talks

The Department of Physics will host Julia Gehrlein, assistant professor of physics at Colorado State University, for a series of lectures this week as the winner of this year’s Michelson Postdoctoral Prize.

Gehrlein’s interests center on the most elusive particles of the universe: neutrinos. She works on developing new models that can answer the open questions of the Standard Model of particle physics and then derives predictions for current and upcoming experiments to probe these models to understand how nature works at the most fundamental level.

Gehrlein will give three talks:

  • Today (Sept. 18) from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Rockefeller Building, Room 221: “To break CP or to not break CP—Hints for new CP violating physics in long baseline neutrino oscillations”
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockefeller Building, Room 221: “Who ordered that? Probing neutrino flavor models with precision neutrino experiments”
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Rockefeller Building, Room 301: “Neutrino windows to new physics”

This year marks the 25th annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship, awarded each year to a junior scholar active in any field of physics.