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Rebekah Pestes Wins the 2020 Scharff-Goldhaber Prize

CNP graduate student, Rebekah Pestes, has been awarded the 2020 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Prize, consisting of $2,500 and a certificate. The award was established in 1992 by Brookhaven Women in Science, a nonprofit organization that supports and encourages the advancement of women in science. The award ceremony will be held online on Thursday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at which Pestes will give a talk about her work, "Investigating Important Considerations for Neutrino Oscillation Experiments." This event is free and open to the public.

The award recognizes substantial promise and accomplishment by female graduate students in physics who are enrolled in the graduate program at Stony Brook University and/or performing their thesis research at Brookhaven Lab, and commemorates the outstanding contributions of the late nuclear physicist Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber. In 1950, Scharff-Goldhaber became the first female Ph.D. physicist appointed to the Brookhaven Lab staff. She was also a founding member of BWIS.

At Virginia Tech, Pestes' works with Prof. Patrick Huber, her research focuses on neutrino phenomenology. She is currently working at Brookhaven National Laboratory with Peter Denton as a part of the DOE's Science Graduate Student Research Program.

Rebekal Pestes

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