Dr. Nicholas Roy MacDonald has just joined us as an Assistant professor. Dr. MacDonald received a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Boston University. He was a postdoctoral researcher and staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany. His research focuses on the study of extragalactic jets. He has been involved in theoretical, observational, and numerical studies of the physics of jet propagation and emission from kilo-parsec to sub-parsec scales.
He is a member of the following scientific collaborations:
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration
Polarimetric Monitoring of AGN at mm-Wavelengths (POLAMI) Program
MPIfR Radio Astronomy/VLBI Group
Boston University Blazar Group
Professor Breese Quinn’s research group at the University of Mississippi is playing key roles on the Muon g-2 experiment. The first results from the Muon g-2 experiment, hosted at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, showed fundamental particles called muons behaving in a way not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. These new results, which have significantly improved their earlier measurements, confirm both the 2021 results and an earlier experiment of the same name performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Combined, these three results show strong evidence that our best theoretical model of the subatomic world is incomplete. One potential explanation would be the existence of undiscovered particles or forces.
For more details see this article in the University of Mississippi News,
this Fermilab video:
and the Fermilab release seminar:
Our graduating class consists of the following 5 undergraduate students:
Our graduating class consists of the following graduate students:
We congratulate our graduating class and wish each of them the best.
Akshay Khadse was selected for a Fall 2023 Graduate School Fellowship. Students in the final stages of the PhD are eligible