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Samuel Penders

PAN 464 (lab)
PAN 450 (lab)
pende061 @ • vitae


I am a third-year honors student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics. Originally, I am from Apple Valley, Minnesota, graduating from Eastview High School in 2015.

Summary of Interests
High Energy Physics

About My Work

I currently work as a Research Assistant for the Mu2e Experiment, which searches for physics beyond the standard model by attempting to detect direct muon-to-electron decay for the first time. My role is in research and development of Mu2e electron tracker components. In the past, I worked with the NOvA neutrino experiment group at the University of Minnesota on optimization of data analysis algorithms by using ROOT software.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota, I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in high energy physics.