Dr. Rob Fine

Rob successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, “Measurement of the Medium Energy NuMI Flux Using the Low-ν and High-ν Methods at MINERvA” today. Rumor has it that a bottle of champagne was successfully delivered to Rob at Fermilab in the conference room where he defended over Zoom by his proud advisor, Kevin McFarland.

Rob will be working as a postdoctoral fellow in Sowjanya Gollapinni’s group at Los Alamos on SBND and MicroBooNE.

Dan Ruterbories Awarded Cottrell Fellowship

Dr. Dan Ruterbories has been awarded a Cottrell Fellowship from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement recognizing his work on MINERvA. Dan serves as MINERvA’s analysis coordinator, and studies quasielastic scattering and related processes with the goal of understanding how the nuclear environment affects the energy observed after the neutrino interacts. As part of the Fellowship, Dan will be supported to teach the “self-paced” Physics 113 course in Spring 2021. This course serves students whose background puts them at risk of difficulties in this course required for pre-Med students and life sciences majors, and provides extra support in a “flipped classroom” environment to help them to succeed.