Dave Caudel

Advisor:

Keivan Stassun

Research

Astrophysicists use scintillators to study cosmic events such as quasars and black holes. Improving the energy resolution of such scintillators has the potential to lead to new discoveries or a better understanding of such objects. My research delves into the nonproportionality of these scintillators - one of the last hurdles to improving their energy resolution. Understanding the mechanisms behind nonproportionality may lead to better detectors.

Goals

To work in a national lab as a research physicist.