In the Spotlight

May 05, 2022

Emily Tiberi and John Staunton have been named the winners of the 2022 Allan Blaer Outreach and Inclusion Award.

Columbia Physics Graduate students, Emily Tiberi and John Staunton, have been named the winners of the 2022 Allan Blaer Outreach and Inclusion Award for their incredible contributions to in education and public outreach involving underserved communities.  You can read more about their important contributions can be found here.  

Congratulations, Emily and John!  And thank you for your great service.

March 31, 2022

Dr. Kerstin Perez awarded the American Physical Society’s 2021 DPF Early Career Instrumentation Award!

Dr. Kerstin Perez has been awarded the DPF Early Career Instrumentation Award for the development of novel low-cost, large-area lithium-drifted silicon detectors that open sensitivity to rare low-energy cosmic antinuclei as signatures of dark matter annihilation or decay. These detectors can be used for a broad range of applications. The DPF Instrumentation Award is awarded for outstanding accomplishments in particle physics instrumentation that have had significant impact on the field.

March 30, 2022

Kerstin Perez has accepted a Professorship with Columbia Physics

Columbia Physics is pleased to announce that Kerstin Perez has accepted a Professorship with Columbia Physics, and will start her research group at Columbia in July of 2022.

Kerstin’s lab is interested in using cosmic particles to look for beyond the Standard Model physics. In particular, evidence of dark matter interactions.  Her work focuses on opening sensitivity to unexplored cosmic signatures, with impact at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics, and advanced instrumental techniques.