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Sachdev receives Lederman Fellowship

Kanika Sachdev
Kanika Sachdev at the Snowmass Meeting in Minneapolis in 2013. Physicists were asked which questions they would most like to see answered.
Symmetry Magazine

Research Assistant Kanika Sachdev recently received the Lederman Fellowship in Experimental Physics from Fermilab. The Lederman Fellowship is one of the most distinguished postdoctoral fellowships in experimental particle physics.

Sachdev, who currently works on the NOvA experiment said she is excited because the fellowship is designed to give starting physicists liberty in what research topics they would like to pursue.

Lederman Fellows have a choice in the broad progam of experimental work at Fermilab, which includes research at the LHC, neutrino physics, astroparticle physics, and research at the Intensity Frontier. In recognition of Leon Lederman’s commitment to the teaching of physics at all levels, Fellows are also expected to spend a certain fraction of their time in education and outreach.

Sachdev said she will likely continue her research in the field of neutrino physics when she begins her fellowship in Fall 2015. She also plans to incorporate material on neutrino physics into Fermilab's outreach program.