|Joe Grange worked on the MiniBooNE experiment. He is now at Argonne National Laboratory. Photo courtesy of Joe Grange|
WHICH UNIVERSITY DID YOU ATTEND?
University of Florida
WHO WAS YOUR ADVISOR?
ON WHICH EXPERIMENT DID YOU WORK?
WHAT IS YOUR RESEARCH FOCUS?
I had lots of fun studying neutrino interactions with the MiniBooNE detector. I focused on optimizing the extraction of information from a neutrino-nucleus cross section.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PARTICLE PHYSICS?
The incredible opportunities to study the most fundamental constituents of our natural world and perhaps contribute to significantly advancing that knowledge were far too compelling to pass up.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE OR 10 YEARS?
That’s a great question — I admit I don’t think about it as often as I perhaps should. For the moment, I’m still very much enjoying contributing to the fantastic culture of science at Fermilab.
DURING GRAD SCHOOL, WHAT WAS THE MOST UNUSUAL OR EXCITING THING YOU DID OUTSIDE OF PHYSICS?
After a conference in Asia, I took an opportunity to explore Nepal. While whitewater rafting with people from all over the world was certainly exciting, the exposure to a completely new and wonderful culture was invaluable for perspective.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW?
As a postdoc at Argonne National Lab, I’m working on the realization of the crucial Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab. It’s an honor to be a part of a very small team charged with determining the magnetic field in the g-2 ring to a level of precision unprecedented for a magnet of its size.