EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Fellowship Awards

  • Timothy Hobbs
  • Ruchi Chudasama
  • Ivica Friscic
  • Abdullah Farhat

One graduate student and three postdoctoral research scientists are awarded fellowships to advance the science of an electron-ion collider.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Electron-Ion Collider Center at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (EIC Center at Jefferson Lab) has announced the winners of four fellowships to pursue research over the next year related to a proposed electron-ion collider to be located in the United States. The Center advances and promotes the science program of a future EIC facility.

To enhance its research goals, the EIC Center at Jefferson Lab established one-year fellowships to support the efforts of scientists working toward an EIC. Now in its second year, the program supports one-half of a postdoctoral or graduate student researcher’s time to work on advancing the theory, detector design, experiment design or computing environment in support of a future EIC.

2019 postdoctoral research fellows:
• Ruchi Chudasama, Eotvos Lorand University/University of Kansas, will explore the measurement of luminosity (brightness) of the EIC collider.

• Ivica Friscic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will work on the advanced readout methods for EIC and other experiments.

• Timothy Hobbs, Southern Methodist University, also a 2018 awardee, will study the impact of 1D and 3D quark-gluon structure measurements of the proton and ions at the EIC.

2019 graduate student fellow:

• Abdullah Farhat, Old Dominion University, will study the use of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on EIC data.

Fellows will spend at least half of their time during the duration of the fellowship at Jefferson Lab. The postdoctoral fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend to each fellow’s home institution, and the graduate fellowship provides each graduate fellow’s home institution with an $11,000 stipend. Limited travel support is also available during the fellowship period.

Contact: Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7263, kcarter@jlab.org


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