Wright Lab Research Experience for Peruvian Undergraduates

April 15, 2020

As part of the Research Experience for Peruvian Undergraduates (REPU) program, Wright Lab hosted Sergio Oscar Nuñez Silva, a third year physics undergraduate student from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru, during Spring 2020.  Although his 3-month residency at Wright Lab was cut short due to him having to go back home before COVID-19 quarantine began, Sergio spent his time here conducting research in neutrino physics with the Heeger group, estimating the projected sensitivity of the PROSPECT-II experiment in its search for sterile neutrinos.  He is continuing to work remotely from his home in Peru, along with Wright Lab Postdoctoral Associate Pranava Teja Surukuchi, to identify the key parameters for the  PROSPECT-II detector and guide the design of the experiment.

Wright Lab has hosted two other students from REPU in the past.

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