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Yi-Hsuan Lin Won Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship

April 7, 2014

Physics graduate student Yi-Hsuan (Cindy) Lin has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for her proposal “Liquid Xenon Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with EXO-200 and nEXO”. Cindy is advised by Assistant Professor Michelle Dolinski.

Cindy is working on the EXO-200 and nEXO experiments as part of the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) Collaboration. The main goal of her project is to build a multipurpose high purity liquid xenon detector laboratory (LXDL) with the capability and flexibility to answer fundamental design questions for the next generation EXO detector. In addition, Cindy will be analyzing data from EXO-200 experiments and detectors.

The highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. This year, NSF received over 14,000 applications and awarded 2,000 fellowships.

Additionally, Mary Cheesey, physics '13, received an NSF GRFP Honorable Mention. Mary is pursuing a PhD in Physics Education at UC Davis.

Congratulations Cindy and Mary!