Elena Long is all spun up over the new target she’s planning for research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Now, she’s gotten others spun over the idea, as well, and she’s been awarded the 2016 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Research Prize to make her research plans a reality.
“I’m very excited: This award is going to help us build the target that we need for doing the program that I want to build,” Long said. “It’s a fantastic stepping stone. I’m very happy to receive this award and hopefully use it to advance our understanding of fundamental nuclear physics.”